Today's News

  • Just a Thought: Some random thoughts in difficult times

    Those who protect us should not have to be protected. When law enforcement is protecting the rights of others to assemble, they should not become targets. The issue isn’t whether law enforcement agrees or not with the views of those they are protecting. The issue is they should not become victims for protecting freedoms of others that comes with being in America.

  • Editorial Roundup - July 17, 2016

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    The Dallas Morning News on President Obama’s remarks at a police memorial in Dallas (July 13):

    Dallas’ response in the days since five of our police officers were murdered demonstrates that our city can help show America how to heal its divisions over race and ease tensions over police violence.

    That was the message President Barack Obama delivered Tuesday, and we couldn’t agree more.

  • Mora Middle school student attends UNM Law Camp

    Submitted to the Optic

    Diego Aragon, an incoming seventh grader at Mora Middle School, recently attended the University of New Mexico Law Camp.

    The program is a one-week camp sponsored by the New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association, State Bar of New Mexico, UNM College Enrichment and Outreach Program, ENLACE, and several law firms in New Mexico and other financial contributors.

  • Mora Senior Lunch Menu — July 17, 2016

    The lunch menu for the Mora /Wagon Mound Senior Centers, with coffee and milk served daily.

    Green chile chicken enchiladas, pinto beans, calabazitas, spinach salad with dressing, crackers, and gelatin with fruit

    Meatballs, steamed rice, oriental vegetables, wheat roll with margarine, and apricots

    Chicken pot pie, green beans with mushrooms, salad, dinner roll, and fruit salad

    Summer picnic - center closed

  • Palabras Pinturescas : The best ride is bareback

    My whole life has centered around horses, horses of many shapes, sizes, colors, temperaments and gaits. There is nothing like the luxury of riding an American saddle horse or a Tennessee walking horse in either their fast, smooth as a rocking chair gait.

    We raised both here at the ranch and at Valmora. My mother was an expert horsewoman who could make these fancy steppers glide through their beautiful gaits.

  • Dear Teacher - June 17, 2016

    By Marge Eberts
    and Peggy Gisler

    Question: My son who will be a senior in high school next year only has a part-time job. Since he has a lot of free time, I have been urging him to start applying to colleges now. He says that he still has plenty of time, as deadlines are quite far away. What can I say to convince him to get busy on his applications? — Need a Message

  • ‘Ghostbusters’ takes aim at misogyny and scores

    Editor’s Note: The film Ghostbusters is showing locally at Indigo Theatre. For movie times, see page 2.

    By Jake Coyle
    AP Film Writer

    he easy, electric chemistry of the four leads in Paul Feig’s “Ghostbusters” acts like a firewall against the supernatural and the adolescent, alike, in this spirited reboot of the 1984 original.

  • Looking Back - July 17, 2016

    Tuesday, July 12, 1966 — (Optic editorial) The decision by the Board of Regents of New Mexico Highlands University to rename the Arts and Education Building in honor of Dr. Quincy Guy Burris is high but earned  tribute to a man who has spent 28 years with the school. Dr. Burris has been instrumental in the continued growth in quantity and quality at the university. It is fitting that such a building be named after such a man.

  • Weather - July 17, 2016


    HIGH 93° / LOW 61°

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Sunday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 61.

    5:58 a.m. to 8:15 p.m



    HIGH 91° / LOW 58°

    Partly sunny, with a high near 91. Monday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 58.

    5:59 a.m. to 8:15 p.m


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