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Today's News

  • Editorial Cartoon - Dec. 2, 2011
  • Nuestra Historia - ‘We have lost our voice’

    Whether Dennis Chavez would win his first bid for the U.S. Senate in 1934, would be determined in Las Vegas. Election results indicated he had lost to incumbent Republican Bronson Cutting by a mere 1,261 votes statewide, and Chavez contested the election only in San Miguel County.    

  • Editorial Roundup - Excerpts from editorials around the nation - Nov. 2, 2011

  • Competing for the crown

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Miss Las Vegas/Miss San Miguel County Pageant will hit the stage once again at 3 p.m. this Saturday at the West Las Vegas High School Cafeteria.

    The pageant is a preliminary of the Miss America Pageant. The theme for the pageant is Jingle Bell Rock.  The phases of competition are interview, talent, swimsuit, evening wear and on-stage question.

    Four  young women will be competing for scholarships and a chance to represent our area at the Miss New Mexico Pageant next June.

  • Hispanic group allowed in NM redistricting

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A Hispanic civil rights group will be allowed to participate in a trial next week to decide the boundaries of New Mexico’s three congressional districts, a state district court judge ruled Wednesday.

    The New Mexico League of United Latin American Citizens, or LULAC, planned to offer a proposal for a Hispanic majority congressional district in southern and west-central New Mexico, but District Court Judge James Hall said the group must meet tight deadlines for a trial starting Monday.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Dec. 2, 2011

    From The Associated Press

    Gov. trims cell phone use
    SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez says her administration expects to save about $320,000 this year by reducing the use of cell phones in state agencies.

    The governor’s office said Wednesday the number of smartphones, such as a BlackBerry, and other wireless devices has been trimmed by 500 through the first nine months of the year. Part of the savings is from pooling wireless plans for multiple users.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Lunch Menu - Dec. 2, 2011

    Community Calendar

    Saturday
    3 p.m.— Mora Rangers Basketball vs. Dulce, junior varsity and varsity, Home
    TBA — Mora Rangerettes Basketball at the Santa Rosa
    Tournament, away
    6:30 p.m. — Memorias de Mora Production by Mora High School students, Elementary Gym
    Sunday
    4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. — Christmas Tree Lighting Festivities, Bank of Mora
    Monday

  • Learning the ancient skill of archery

    The ancient skill of archery has become a favorite hobby for some of the Mora people and the local 4-H program is in full bloom. The school had a period of archery classes taught by the  Game and Fish Department. Now the Mora National Fish Hatchery is offering classes in archery. The hatchery held its first class in archery earlier this month.

  • The work of a ranching woman

    What do you know! A very new book just came my way. I knew a lot about it back in 1995 and then I more or less forgot about it. Now it is published and there will be a meet and greet, a book signing at Tome on the Range imminently, as in 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4. I will be there, for obvious reasons!

  • Mike Mateo Students of the Month