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Today's News

  • Case linked to Richardson back in court

    By Jeri Clausing
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — The allegations against retired state New Mexico District Judge Michael Murphy were startling, even in a state known for its political scandals.

    The judge told a potential judicial candidate she would need to make payments to a Democratic political activist if she wanted a seat on the bench, a report from prosecutors said. The money would then be funneled to former Gov. Bill Richardson, he said.

  • Que Pasa - April 19, 2013

    TODAY HOY
    • Public Forum on “What Happens after the Wildfire?” 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, April 19 at 215 Lora Shields Building on the NMHU campus. All are welcome.
    • University Celebrity College State Talent Competition, 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 19 at Sala de Madrid on the campus of NMHU. Tickets are $10 general admission and $5 for NMHU students.

    SATURDAY SÁBADO

  • Annual seed exchange Saturday at LCC cafeteria

    Submitted to the Optic

    Seed exchanges, events where farmers and gardeners exchange the seeds that they saved during past years, are cropping up all over the country.

    This year, seed exchanges have already been held in Mora and Anton Chico.

  • Economic impact of wildfire forum today at NMHU

    Submitted to the Optic

    New Mexico Highlands University will present a free public forum today on the economic impact of wildfire.

    The forum, “What Happens After the Wildfire? Economic Impacts of Wildfire and Post-Fire Flooding,” will be in Room 215 of the Lora Shields Building, 806 National Ave. Light refreshments will be served. The forum will be 9 a.m. to noon.

    The New Mexico Forest and Watershed Restoration Institute is sponsoring the forum along with the Gallinas Partnership and Highlands University.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - April 19, 2013

    THUMBS DOWN! TERRORIST ATTACK COWARDLY

  • Editorial Cartoon - April 19, 2013
  • Nuestra Historia: Tiny Martinez’s Revista Norteña

    Most of the three dozen or more newspapers published here since 1869 were short-lived and circulated during the time Las Vegas was New Mexico’s premier city, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and even the few that ran more than a decade did not survive beyond 1930. Since that time the Optic alone has endured, and though periodicals of one sort or another have emerged from time to time, they have been both momentary and inconsequential — with two notable exceptions.

  • Our Watershed: Alliance turns vision into action

    Editor’s note: This is the eighth and final column in a series that has been running over several consecutive Fridays. It is written by members of the Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance, which seeks to foster land stewardship in the Gallinas, Sapello and Tecolote watersheds.

  • Mora County Notebook: Pacheco elected state director of association

    Alegra Pacheco, daughter of Paul and Judy Pacheco and granddaughter of Manuel and Genevieve Alcon and the late Fermin and Mary Pacheco has been elected the National Propane Gas Association state director.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - April 19, 2013

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Saturday
    Noon – St. Gertrude’s Credit Union Annual Meeting, Helping Hands Inc.
    6 p.m. — Mora Valley Chamber of Commerce Banquet, VFW Hall
    Sunday
    11 a.m. — Confirmation, St. Gertrude’s Church
    Monday
    3 p.m. — Rangers Baseball-vs.Monte Del Sol- Home
    Tuesday
    3 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes softball vs. Tucumcari, home, junior varsity and varsity
    Wednesday
    11 a.m. — ECHO Food Distribution, Helping Hands Inc.
    Thursday