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Today's News

  • 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.

  • With school starting, let’s all drive safely

    What prompts me to tell this story was my personal experience and the safety of our children as school is about to start.
    Many years ago, when I was learning to drive I ran a yellow light. Some of us would say no big deal; there is no traffic coming or everybody does it. Well, the law is the law, and we must be obedient to the authorities. They are there to protect us and to abide by the law; if not there are consequences.

  • RMAC alumni in NFL camps

    By Kaleb Center
    Rocky Mountain
    Athletic Conference

    Training camps in the National Football League are now in full swing, and the Arena Bowl kicks off this weekend, signaling the end of the AFL season. Let’s take another look at how former RMAC student-athletes are doing. Seven players started NFL training camps recently. Five of those are rookies attempting to earn an opening day roster spot, and two veterans look to establish prominent roles on their respective teams. Below is the latest on how the RMAC is faring at the next level.

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