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Today's News

  • Nuestra Historia - Charles Ilfeld built business empire

    The most well known of the early Jewish settlers of Las Vegas was Charles Ilfeld, who came here in 1867, when he was only 20. He had arrived in Santa Fe two years earlier, emigrating from Homburg vor der Hohe, a town in Germany near Frankfurt, then part of the Prussian Empire. According to Ilfeld family history, Charles arrived in Santa Fe with only $5 in his pocket.      

  • Orgullo del Norte - Connecting our herencia with our heroes

    “Spontaneous combustion of grassroots politics is the future.”
    — Dick Morris

    Mexico won its independence from Spain in 1821. Now that Mexico had control of the church, it began to call back all missionaries from El Norte. This move left just a handful of priests to hold mass throughout the many villages. Most rural villages went up to a year without seeing a priest from the Catholic church.

  • Top students
  • HU student heading for France

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University geology graduate student Rhonda Trujillo will conduct field research this summer on extinct volcanoes in the Chaine des Puys mountains of south-central France through Highlands’ exchange program with Blaise Pascal University.

  • Parents making a difference
  • HU media arts students create exhibit for museum

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University media arts students developed the bulk of a new cutting-edge multimedia exhibit, “Emergence: A New View of Life’s Origins,” for the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science.

    The grand opening for the permanent museum exhibit is June 30 in Albuquerque.

  • Robertson FFA claims several state titles

    By Sarah Goetsch
    RHS FFA Reporter

    Members of the Robertson High School FFA excelled in several categories at the recent New Mexico State Career Development Events, held at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.

    There were more than 1,900 FFA members from across the state that competed in the CDE’s this year. Students’ competitive teams claimed a state championship, several seconds, and many individuals received honors and recognition for placing within the top ten in their prestigious competitions.

  • Students of the Month

    Submitted to the Optic

    Troy Estrada has been named Elks Student of the Month; it was announced by Elks Lodge No. 408.

  • Mora County Notebook: Mora County has lots of college graduates

    Once again Mora has shown the intelligence, ambition and work ethic of its young people as they work to gain advanced education in colleges and universities.

    This week, seven students from Mora received their master’s degrees at New Mexico Highlands University. Nathan Espinoza received a master’s of business administration, Marvina K. Sanchez in guidance and counseling, Shan Marie Sanchez in curriculum instruction, Dayle Adkins in social work, Loric Lucero in social work, and Sandra L. Romero in social work.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Lunch Menu - May 20, 2011

    Community Calendar

    Sunday, May 22
    11 a.m. - Graduation Mass, St Gertrude’s Church

    Tuesday, May 24

    6 p.m. - Spring Band Concert, Mora School gym
    6 p.m. - T-ball - Rangers vs. Mariners, Little League Field #1 - Angels vs. Rangers, Field # 2 - Rockies vs. Broncos, Little League Fields in Holman
    6:45 p.m. - T-Ball –Yankees vs. Pirates, Little League Fields in Holman-

    Thursday, May 26