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Today's News

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Nov. 29, 2013

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    1 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes basketball vs. Tucumcari, away, junior varsity and varsity
    5 p.m. — Mora Rangers basketball vs. West Las Vegas, home, junior varsity and varsity
    Saturday
    1 p.m. — Mora Middle School Rangerettes basketball vs. Dulce, away, 7th and 8th
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes basketball vs. Taos,  away, junior varsity and varsity
    Monday
    4:30 p.m. — Mora Middle School Rangerettes basketball, vs. Santa Rosa, away, 7th and 8th

  • Palabras Pintorescas: What’s old is new again

    What is old is new again. So goes the saying rattling around in my brain. I tend to get so interested in local history that I find I forget what I researched and read just a few years ago.

  • Wonderland
  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Nov. 29, 2013

    THUMBS UP! A SPECTACULAR VICTORY
    Who would have thought that Robertson High School’s football team could have defeated St. Michael’s on the Horseman’s own field, no less? Early in the season the Horsemen embarrassed Robertson, defeating the team 50-0. But this past Saturday the Cardinals got their revenge, defeating the No. 1-ranked Horsemen 22-13. Great job Cards, and good luck in Taos this weekend.

    THUMBS UP! WELCOME MOISTURE

  • Editorial Cartoon - Nov. 29, 2013
  • Another Perspective — Number of mills has dwindled

    By John Bartley

    For the Optic

    Back in the day there were several small sawmills in every canyon, village or community, such as Mora, Guadalupe, Ledoux, Monte Aplanado, Sapello Canyon/San Ignacio, Rociada, Maestas Canyon, Gascon, Chacon, Gallinas Canyon and Mineral Hill.

  • Nuestra Historia: The power behind the Donnelly presidency

    By Jesus L. Lopez

    For the Optic

    By 1965 Tom Donnelly had been president of Highlands University 13 years, establishing an impressive record of achievement for the university, including unprecedented physical expansion and capital improvements. Almost without interruption, one building after another rose on the Highlands campus during Donnelly’s administration — as did a close-knit cadre of Donnelly underlings, who were the face of the university.

  • Stirring debut for Dons

    D.J. Bustos scored nine of his game-high 20 points in the first quarter, setting the tone early in West Las Vegas’ 61-38 boys’ basketball win over visiting Santa Fe Indian.

    It was the home opener for the Dons and new head coach David Bustos in his return to the home bench at Gillie Lopez Gym. Bustos previously led West deep into the state tournament.

    Santa Fe Indian looked like a team just starting its season, committing a slew of turnovers both forced and unforced.

  • Nationals qualifiers
  • Cards-Tigers in semifinal

    Only the Taos Tigers stand between Robertson and what would be a stunning return to the Class 3A state championship football game.

    Taos (11-1) hosts Robertson (7-5) at 1 p.m. Saturday in the state semifinals. In the weekend’s other semifinal, Ruidoso hosts Silver on Friday night in a matchup of the No. 2 and No. 3 seeds.