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Today's News

  • Mora County Notebook - 4-H youth do well at county fair

    The Mora /San Miguel 4-H’ers did well at the San Miguel / Mora County Fair last week. They showed lambs, goats, hogs, steers, rabbits and chickens. They took part in the Ranch Rodeo events and the horse show. After a year of good work ethic they came home with pride in the fact that they did very well with their showing. The youth who took part and made a superior showing were:

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - August 17, 2012

    Senior Lunch Menu

    The lunch menu for Mora/Wagon Mound Senior Centers with coffee and milk served daily

    Monday, Aug. 20 — Spaghetti and sauce, broccoli with cheese sauce, garlic bread, and peaches
    Tuesday, Aug. 21 — Hot ham sandwiches, lima beans, California vegetables, and chocolate chip cookies
    Wednesday, Aug. 22 —Taco salad, Mexicorn, saltine crackers, and mixed fruit
    Thursday, Aug. 23 — Santa Fe chicken, rice, broccoli with cheese, buttered carrots, and pineapple upside- down cake

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  • Palabras Pintorescas - Taking trips to unknown lands

    I know there are different schools of thought when it comes to travel — taking a trip into unknown lands. Some just strike out on their own, often with a guidebook in hand, and discover the new area, country or whatever by themselves. I come from a very different school. My family always thought one should go on a tour with a guide who has the knowledge to enlighten and build a base of knowledge for the area.

    Then you, the traveler, can decide whether you want to see and learn more about wherever you are.

  • Music from Angel Fire concert next week at Ilfeld Auditorium

    Submitted to the Optic

    This summer, celebrate the power of music through the 29th Season of Music from Angel Fire, the Festival that brings exquisite chamber music to the magnificent mountains of Northern New Mexico.

  • Ravel works to be featured at Raton theater

    Submitted to the Optic

    Music from Angel Fire will present a free concert entitled “The Rejected Masterpiece,” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 21 in Shuler Theater in Raton.

    The all-too-human professors at the Paris Conservatory made an infamous mistake when they rejected Ravel’s attempt at winning the Prix du Rome with his submission of the first movement of his glorious String Quartet.

  • In Brief - Election 2012 - August 17, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    Ad links Romney to Ryan budget
    WASHINGTON — A new television ad from President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign is linking Republican rival Mitt Romney to the education cuts in a budget plan by GOP running mate Paul Ryan.
    The ad doesn’t name Ryan. But it criticizes Romney for backing plans to cut college aid for nearly 10 million students, which is what the White House says would happen under Ryan’s budget.

  • Romney camp seizes comment

    By Matthew Daly
    The Associated Press

    DANVILLE, Va. — Vice President Joe Biden told voters in southern Virginia on Tuesday that Republican Mitt Romney wanted to put them “back in chains,” sparking outrage from the GOP campaign.

    Addressing a crowd that included hundreds of black people, Biden said Romney wants to get rid of new Wall Street regulations Obama signed into law after the 2008 financial collapse.

    “Unchain Wall Street,” Biden said. “They’re going to put y’all back in chains.”

  • In Ryan, Obama sees twofold target

    By Ben Feller and Ken Thomas
    The Associated Press

    DES MOINES, Iowa  — In his run for a second term, President Barack Obama had an opponent before he had an opponent: House Republicans. They shellacked him in the midterm elections, blocked much of his legislative agenda and pushed economic views that are wildly different from his.

    Mitt Romney put a campaign face on all that for Obama: Paul Ryan.

  • A satisfying summer salad

    By Alison Ladman
    For The Associated Press

    Salads can be a great way to pile on the vegetables, not to mention serve as a fine canvas for showing off summer's bounty.

    But sometimes — OK, a lot of times — eating a plate full of greens can be a bit boring. Then there are the toppings. Too often, we are tempted to pile on fatty toppings like cheese, bacon, seeds and nuts, or rich dressings, all in an attempt to amplify the flavor.