Today's News

  • Que Pasa - Nov. 21, 2014

    • The Tri-county Farmers Market will be opening a Winter Market from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 22 at Mallette’s Farm Supply store on Highway. 518. For more information, call 426-1468.


  • In Brief - New Mexico - Nov. 21, 2014

    The Associated Press

  • Audit slams county office

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — The Bernalillo County treasurer’s office is being accused of violating state law, making risky investments and giving preferential treatment to some brokers, according to a special audit released Wednesday.

    The review made public by state Auditor Hector Balderas’ office questions whether more than $900 million in investment purchases were in the best interest of New Mexico’s most populous county.

  • OB-GYN suspended over claims

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — A New Mexico obstetrician and gynecologist has been suspended following an investigation into claims that he had sex with patients, drank on the job and left patients giving birth “unattended.”

    The New Mexico Medical Board voted last week to suspend Christopher S. Driskill from practicing medicine and said he posed a danger to public safety, the Albuquerque Journal reported.

    The Hobbs doctor is slated to become president of the New Mexico Medical Society in May.

  • Tips to grill your turkey and trimmings

    From StatePoint

    Thanksgiving can mean too many cooks in the kitchen, so consider taking some prep outside. While grilling is usually associated with summer, more Americans are recognizing its year-round potential.

    In fact, 80 percent of North American households own a grill or smoker and 60 percent use it year-round, according to recent statistics from the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association. It’s no surprise that many Thanksgiving recipes can be reinvented outdoors.

  • Dorie Greenspan demystifies the cut holiday cookie

    By Dorie Greespan
    The Associated Press

    Around the world, it’s time for holiday cookies: German springerles rolled out with patterned rolling pins; Dutch speculoos as tall as St. Nick and as intricately detailed as a stained glass window; internationally beloved gingerbread men, women, children and pets; and, of course, the icon of American holiday baking, the butter cookie, a cookie so satisfying we crave it all year long.

  • Keeping the joy in whole-grain holiday baking

    By Melissa D’Arabian
    The Associated Press

    When I was 5, my mom invited a bunch of my kindergarten girlfriends and their moms over for cookies, cocoa and caroling to celebrate the holidays. That tradition turned into an annual holiday ritual, and I grew up equating the holiday season with massive amounts of baking, particularly cookies.

  • 4-H club hosts annual banquet

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Mora Rough Riders 4-H club gathered last Saturday at the Mora VFW to end their year with an annual banquet. As a youth development program, the 4-H organization can be found in almost every school community. By supporting youth from elementary school through high school with programs and hands-on activities, the 4-H club is designed to engage them in science, citizenship and healthy living.

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Nov. 17, 2014


    2 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes basketball vs. Raton, junior varsity and varsity, home

    4 p.m. — Mora Middle School Rangerettes basketball vs. West Las Vegas, seventh and eighth, home

    TBA —  CASSM meeting at Mora Elementary School, Chompers the Mastadon with Dr. Kate Zeigler, a paleontologist at Highlands University, and Sarah Brown of the forestry department.

    12:30 p.m. — Mora Schools early release

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Praises for old ‘Victorian Gazette’

    It is fun to have new folks move into our area. I know from having guests here at the ranch for so many years, that all who come seem to be curious about this big area of New Mexico.

    It is no secret. When both individuals and tour groups come our way, they ask questions, walk our streets, read our signs and want more information. One good source of local and regional information is our Citizen’s Committee for Historic Preservation.