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Today's News

  • Mora County Notebook: Residents receive Medals of Valor

    The Mora County Commission meeting last Tuesday was the scene of a special presentation of Medals of Valor and good citizenship, given by Lucas Duran and a representative from the Ledoux, Monte Aplanado, El Carmen Fire Department. Those receiving the awards were: Cindy Aragon, Angelica Aragon, Marcos Mondragon and Alonzo Aragon.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - March 23, 2012

    Community Calendar

    Saturday
    9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Mora Democracy School committee “on-line” Democracy School, learn how communities can stop corporations from developing within their counties, catered lunch, Tapetes de Lana in Mora

    Monday
    6 p.m. — Mora School Democracy meeting and educational forum, potluck dinner followed by meeting, Tapetes de Lana in Mora

    Wednesday
    11 a.m. — ECHO Food distribution, Helping Hands Inc.

  • Palabras Pintorescas - The great lessons of the skating pond

    Well, what do you know ... I have now written about 300 columns, plus or minus, and I thought I could paint a word picture of sorts. That was before I was invited to our Rio Gallinas Charter School to share some history with their fifth- and sixth- grade students. They can paint great word pictures, too!

  • Los Niños PTA going strong

    By Frank Splendoria
    Submitted to the Optic

    Some 40 people were there last September, teachers, students, parents, and the school principal. The Los Niños PTA meeting was managed well, but most notable was the active interchange between parents and the principal, David Baca.

    Parents made known their expectations and concerns, and the administration did the same. Both “educated” each other, and left the meeting with an understanding of common goals and actions to be taken.

  • LCC’s O’Brien earns certification

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    Luna Community College’s Culinary Arts instructor chef Adrienne O’Brien recently completed requirements to become a Certified Culinary Educator.

    O’Brien is part of a small group of individuals from New Mexico with this type of certification.

  • In Brief - Education - March 23, 2012

    Optic and Associated Press Reports

    Applications being accepted

    The Viles Scholarship Foundation is accepting scholarship applications for the 2012-2013 academic school year. The Viles Foundation awarded more than $85,000 in scholarship assistance for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    The qualifications for the Viles Scholarship are:

  • State launches 2nd city probe

    The state Occupational Health and Safety Bureau is once again investigating the city of Las Vegas for possible worker safety violations.

  • ‘Pinnacle of our career’

    Abe Garcia will realize one of his lifelong dreams on Saturday.

    Garcia, along with Karliz DeMarco and Salif Mahamane, will open for the Grammy winning band Ozomatli that evening. The concert starts at 8 p.m. this Saturday at New Mexico Highlands University’s Ilfeld Auditorium.

  • Local man arrested on pot charges

    Las Vegas Optic

    The heavy use of air fresheners inside a vehicle tipped state police off that something wasn’t right when they conducted a traffic stop over the weekend.
    Documents filed in San Miguel Magistrate Court state that the heavy air freshener was an attempt to mask the smell of close to two pounds of marijuana inside the vehicle.

  • Bridge Street makeover