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Today's News

  • Jail Log - April 12, 2013

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between April 2 and April 7:
    From April 2 to April 7
    Andrea Gallegos, 27, Back from 60-day evaluation,
    Anthony Cordova, 46, Failure to pay fines
    Nick Montoya, 46, Driving on Suspended Revoked License
    Tiffany Baca, 24, Positive UA
    Martin Maestas, 36, Trafficking a controlled substance to wit: heroin, trafficking a controlled substance to wit: methemohetamine, Possession of drug

  • North Korea delivers new round of war rhetoric

    By Jean H. Lee
    The Associated Press
    PYONGYANG, North Korea  — North Korea delivered a fresh round of rhetoric Thursday with claims it had “powerful striking means” on standby, hinting at a missile launch, while Seoul and Washington speculated that it is preparing to test a medium-range missile during upcoming national celebrations.

  • Musica Americana concert set for Sunday at Highlands

    Submitted to the Optic
    The New Mexico Highlands University Concert Choir will present a Music Americana concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday in Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave.
    The concert choir will perform favorites like a Gershwin Songbook by George and Ira Gershwin, God Bless America by Irving Berlin, America the Beautiful by Joseph Joubert, Joyful, Joyful by Mervyn Warren, a medley of songs including Beautiful Dreamer by Stephen Foster, Swingin’ With the Saints, a traditional spiritual, and more.

  • Que Pasa - April 12, 2013

    TODAY HOY
    • Ride to Pride Dinner Event for Veterans, fallen heros and their families, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 12 at the Civic Center. Free of charge, but must have an invitation. For tickets or for more information, contact Ride to pride at 454-9738.
    • Las Vegas Youth Mariachi Conference Concert, 7 p.m. on Friday, April 12 at Memorial Middle School. Tickets are $10 adults and $5 for students and seniors.

  • Don Cecilio Elementary students excel

    Submitted to the Optic
    Don Cecilio Martinez Second Nine Weeks Honor Roll
    Ms. Ulibarri — Kindergarten, Dual Language:
    Honor Roll: Amarette Duran, Marissa Esquibel, Analysa Ortega-Gallegos, Marquez Espinoza, Flora Lopez, Amiyah Lucero, Isaiah Lujan, Davae Marquez, Haley Martinez, Kalea Martinez, Kimberly Martinez, David Santos Mello, Denika Montoya, Aubriana Ortiz, Angelica Pacheco, Jeremiah Pytell, Tony Rubin, Marianna Saiz, Jose Sandoval, Kaylee Trujillo, Kayla Yee
    Perfect attendance: Marquez Espinoza, David Santos, Mellos,

  • Students of the month - April 12, 2013
  • Mora County Notebook: Romero organizes Memorial Wall dedication

    The Memorial Wall for the Mora Independent school was dedicated last  Thursday; a dedication ceremony hadn’t been held for eight years. Xavier Romero, Student Activities Coordinator, was asked to coordinate the dedication.
    Romero worked long and hard with the cooperation of the administration to put the program together.
    He also served as master of ceremonies and gave the main speech.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - April 12, 2013

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Saturday
    10 a.m. — Mora track and field, Santa Fe
    11 a.m. — Mora Rangerettes softball vs. West Las Vegas, home
    10 a.m. — Sangre Cristo Stock Growers meeting, Mora Schools Board Room
    Sunday
    Noon — Annual Meeting of Rincones Presbyterian  Credit Union Tilford Memorial Building, Chacon
    2:30 p.m. — VFW Ladies Auxiliary, VFW Hall
    5 p.m. — VFW meeting, VFW Hall
    Tuesday

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Where’s a genie when I need her?

    Oh, what I’d give to find that bottle that supposedly has a genie trapped inside. I’d free her, and ask her to take me back in time. Yes, way back because there are folks I’d like to meet and things I’d like to see.

    Case in point: I found a very old newspaper clipping in an aged family book not long ago. I don’t know which newspaper printed this story but I do know it is in Wisconsin. The headline says “Brown Indian relics given to state society.”

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - April 12, 2013

    THUMBS UP! $11.5 MILLION HEADED OUR WAY
    Gov. Susana Martinez signed a capital outlay bill that sets aside $11.5 million for projects in San Miguel and Mora counties. The money will help pay for things like the planning and design of the city of Las Vegas Bradner Dam and finishing phase one of the Mora County complex. A major side benefit is the construction jobs that will be created by these projects.

    THUMBS DOWN! SO LONG, ESTELLA’S