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Today's News

  • Cardinal scholars to further education

    This year’s Cardinal Scholars from Robertson High School’s graduating class are: Katherine Elizabeth Houdek, Victoria Lucia Gomez, Jalen Martinez, Sonya Lane, Victoria Jauregui, Sierra Rose Zamora, Rebecca Trujillo, Julia Maile Hoogerhuies, Ashley Jaramillo and Tori Gallegos. They all plan to attend an institute of higher education.

    Houdek is the daughter of Jeffrey and Lacy Houdek. She plans to attend the University of New Mexico to major in political science.

  • Giron graduates at top of West class

    Rikki Giron ended her high school  years as top of her graduating class at West Las Vegas High School. She overall grade point average was 4.16 making her valedictorian of this year’s class.

    She was followed closely by Anna Finck with a GPA of 4.1. Finck served as this  year’s class salutatorian.

    Rounding out the top ten are Gregory Medina-Romero, Renee Baca, Alma Garcia, Regina Torrez, Ashley Lovato, Manuel Lucero, Keith Salazar and Christopher Cavazos.

  • LCC’s Garcia going for the gold

    Submitted to the Optic

    Monica Garcia preparing herself to do well at SkillsUSA in Kansas City next week.

    Garcia says that the first thing she notices when she meets someone is their smile. It’s only right that Garcia will be competing in dental assisting at the Skills USA competition in Kansas City from June 23 to June 29. She is the lone student representing Luna Community College.

  • In Brief - Education - June 21, 2013

    The Associated Press

    Tuition freeze part of budget

    ST. PAUL, Minn.  — The Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system has approved a budget that freezes tuition.
    MnSCU’s (MINN’-skews) $1.9 billion budget uses a state funding boost to hold next year’s tuition to this year’s rate. Fees will stay nearly flat.

  • Schools get approval to be dissolved

    By David Eggert
    The Associated Press
    LANSING, Mich. — The state’s school superintendent and treasurer could dissolve a deficit-ridden district and send the students to nearby schools under legislation narrowly approved Wednesday by a divided Michigan Senate.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - June 21, 2013

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Tuesday
    6 p.m. — Tee-ball, A’s vs. Angels, Little League Field-Holman
    6 p.m. — Rockies vs. A’s, Field #1, Cardinals vs. Dodgers, Field #1, Holman
    Thursday
    6 p.m. — Closing Ceremonies Little League Field, Holman
    6 p.m. — Tee-ball, Angels vs. Pirates, Little League Field, Holman
    6 p.m. — A’s vs. Cardinals, Field #1, Rockies vs. Dodgers, Field #2, Holman
    Friday

  • Mora County Notebook: Summerfest raises money for theater

    The VFW Building and grounds was a busy place on Saturday as people set up their booths for the many people who came to enjoy the day visiting with friends and neighbors and shopping and playing games. Mora Summerfest was truly a family affair.

    There were two food booths where people bought food and many booths with cookies, pies, tortillas and even watermelon. There were  six games with prizes for winners that were popular. They included balloon bust, ring toss and so forth.

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Elizabeth Rogers’ book is a good piece of art

    I have an old, intricately designed and sewed patchwork quilt. I have worked many a jigsaw puzzle, and I have admired many beautiful mosaics in many different places. It takes talent to line up all of those pieces into a real work of art.
    Such is the case with a very new book about Las Vegas. “Learning Las Vegas, Portrait of a Northern New Mexico Place” by Elizabeth Barlow Rogers is an unbelievably good piece of journalism.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - June 21, 2013

    THUMBS DOWN! OVERREACTING

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 21, 2013