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Today's News

  • Que Pasa - Aug. 16, 2013

    TODAY HOY
    • Operation Christmas Child Collections, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 16 at the local Wal-Mart. Worldwide Christmas Project to Collect Shoe Box Gifts for Hurting Children Through Operation Christmas Child, locals are joining people across the U.S. to fill empty shoe boxes with toys, school supplies and necessity items for impoverished children around the world. Anyone can participate in Operation Christmas Child. For more information, or to find the nearest drop-off site, call 505-930-0146 or visit www.SamaritansPurse.org/OCC.

  • Digital era threatens future of drive-ins

    By Mitch Stacy
    Associated Press

    LANCASTER, Ohio — Through 80 summers, drive-in theaters have managed to remain a part of the American fabric, surviving technological advances and changing tastes that put thousands out of business.

    Now the industry says a good chunk of the 350 or so left could be forced to turn out the lights because they can’t afford to adapt to the digital age.

  • Montoya new Mora County Manager

    Rebecca Montoya started her county manger position in early July and spared no time in taking care of business. She began to work on the problems that are facing the county immediately.

    Montoya has had many and varied experiences and a long history of service to the different communities and programs that she has been in charge of.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Aug. 16, 2013

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Sunday
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Sangre de Cristo Stock Growers annual meeting, Sierra Bonita
    Wednesday
    6:30 p.m. — Mora 4-H meeting, Helping Hands Inc.

    SENIOR LUNCH MENU

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Longtime friends pay a visit to Camp Davis

    It can’t get any better than this! That is just one of the remarks I’ve heard about our July weather here. I have measured 12.19 inches of rain in July. That might be a record for July here. The transformation from desert to lush, green and blooming mountains is unbelievable.
    Long-time friends from Dallas have just left after a fun week’s visit with me. David was a camper at Camp Davis when he was a kid, and his parents stayed with us that last week of camp when they came to pick him up.

  • Taking a BLT from sandwich to grilled pizza

    EDITOR’S NOTE: Elizabeth Karmel is a grilling and Southern foods expert and executive chef at Hill Country Barbecue Market restaurants in New York and Washington, as well as Hill Country Chicken in New York. She is the author of three cookbooks, including “Soaked, Slathered and Seasoned.”
    By Elizabeth Karmel
    The Associated Press
    BLT sandwiches are synonymous with summer. And the only thing better than a BLT sandwich is a grilled BLT pizza!

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Aug. 16, 2013

    THUMBS UP! MOODY’S REAFFIRMS CITY’S RATING
    Las Vegas’ credit rating, according to Moody’s Investor Service, isn’t at all bleak. The credit rating company announced that it would reaffirm the city’s A1 rating for improvement revenue bonds issued last year. That’s good news for Las Vegas.

    THUMBS DOWN! FLOODING HITS VEGAS

  • Nuestra Historia: Old Town off-limits to Camp Luna G.I.s in WWII

    In “Camp Luna, a Proud Tradition,” we recounted the history of the military training site, and today’s column relates only to a brief period in Camp Luna’s past, as we continue to explain the state of affairs in and between East and West Las Vegas before consolidation. (For Camp Luna’s history, see Nuestra Historia, Dec. 16, 2011.)

  • Editorial Cartoon - Aug. 16, 2013
  • Another Perspective — Majestic animals deserve better

    At the risk of sounding ridiculous, I’m still going to throw this out there for Optic readers to ponder. Regarding the controversy of the horse slaughter house in New Mexico, I can’t help but wonder which side has the better reasoning; both sides appear to make sense, but I can’t get past the idea of slaughtering horses.