Today's News

  • Que Pasa - May 3, 2013

    • Yard Sale, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, May 3 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 4 at 1213 Sixth Street. There will be a variety of household items, books, appliances, clothing, CDs and more. This is a fundraiser for Rotary Club.
    • Tressa Jones’ post baccalaureate fine arts exhibit, until May 11 at the Ray Drew Gallery at the Donnelly Library on the NMHU campus. Artist reception takes place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, May 3 with an artist’s talk at 5 p.m. All are welcome. Contact Jones at 413-575-9651.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - May 3, 2013


  • Editorial Cartoon - May 3, 2013
  • Nuestra Historia: . . . back to the Optic, since Kistler

    By Jesus L. Lopez

    For the Optic

    We found him.

    When we began this series about Las Vegas newspapers, we noted with disappointment that no photograph existed of Russell A. Kistler, the Optic’s founder. We have since discovered Kistler’s long-lost picture, and thank Ray John de Aragon for making it available and allowing us to run the photo with today’s column.

  • Another Perspective - Economic impact issues of oil and gas

    By Kate Daniel

    For the Optic

  • Job hunting
  • 3 accused of helping bomber

    By Allen G. Breed and Denise Lavoie
    The Associated Press

    BOSTON — Just hours before one of the Boston Marathon suspects and his brother allegedly gunned down a campus police officer, authorities say he exchanged a series of text messages with a friend who’d become suspicious after seeing what looked like a familiar face being flashed on television.

    Dias Kadyrbayev, a student at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, texted his college buddy Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, saying he looked like one of the bombing suspects.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - May 3, 2013

    The Associated Press

    Martinez plans review of laws

    SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez says she’s forming a group to recommend improvements in New Mexico’s child abuse laws.
    The Republican governor, who is a former prosecutor, made the announcement Wednesday to mark the end of Child Abuse Prevention Month.

  • Mora County Notebook: Chamber holds annual banquet and clean-up

    The Mora Chamber of Commerce held its seventh annual banquet on April 20 at the VFW Hall. It was well attended.

    The main speaker for this year’s banquet was Dora Dominguez of the New Mexico Economic Development Department.

    In addition to Dominguez’s presentation, there was a silent auction with a representation of the work and art of the members. Donations were also made by chamber merchants.

    During the banquet, awards were presented to deserving citizens of the community. New members and new businesses were also recognized.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - May 3, 2013


    10 a.m. — Mora Rangers baseball vs. Monte Vista at Ft. Marcy
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Community Health Services Board meeting, administration building
    3 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes softball vs. Jemez, home, junior varsity and varsity
    6 p.m. — Little League opening ceremonies, Little League field, Holman
    6 p.m. — Tee-ball Angels vs. Pirates
    6 p.m. — Little League, Field #1 Dodgers vs. Rockies Field #2 Cardinals vs. A’s