Today's News

  • Weather - March 15, 2013

    Sunny, with a high near 78. Breezy, with a west wind 10-15 mph, increasing to 20-25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 39. Northwest wind 15-20 mph, decreasing to 5-10 mph after midnight.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. Northwest wind 5-15 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 38.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. Windy. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 35. Breezy.

  • Correction - March 15, 2013

    A story in Wednesday’s Optic quoted San Miguel County Detention Center Warden Patrick Snedeker saying that inmate Katalina Leyba was Pamela Leyba’s niece. Katalina Leyba’s sister, Tanya Leyba, said that her sister and Pamela Leyba are not related.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - March 15, 2013

    THUMBS DOWN! TAINTED SMACK. San Miguel County Detention Center officials say some contaminated heroin is on the streets these days, and it led to the death of one person and serious illnesses for three others — all current or former inmates at the jail. The jail officials suspect the heroin has been tainted with bath salts.

  • Editorial Cartoon - March 15, 2013
  • Nuestra Historia - Martinez and Veeder outfoxed HU opponents

    As the 13th session of the Territorial legislature opened in January 1893, education was foremost on the minds of many New Mexicans.

  • Our Watershed - The people of the Gallinas Canyon

    Editor’s note: This is the third in a series running over several consecutive Fridays. It is written by members of the Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance, which seeks to foster land stewardship in the Gallinas, Sapello and Tecolote watersheds.

    Although it has changed through the years, a deep relationship with the land has been felt by the residents and visitors of the Gallinas Canyon. The stories are rich and varied, with many of them rooted in the land, water, fish and wildlife that have been so important to those with a history in the Gallinas Watershed.

  • Good times ahead
  • Que Pasa - March 15, 2013

    • Rough Rider Motorcyle Rally Dance, 8 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, March 16 at Plaza Hotel Ballroom. The dance will feature local band Fire and Rain. The raffle drawing for a 2012 883 Superlow Harley Davidson will take place during the dance. Tickets for the dance are $10 single and $15 couples. Raffle tickets are $10 each.


  • Mora County Notebook - Director of non-profit speaks to club

    Anita Marie Moss, the director of the non-profit UpCycle program was the speaker for the last Mora Mountain Mamas meeting held at Pizza Pro in Mora. Moss brought samples of the garments made by the women in the organization.

    She told the group about the program that is helping the women in the area create unique fashions in a home industry. This green program saves the environment in the fact that discarded clothing that would be filling the landfill is put to use to help the women make extra money.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - March 15, 2013


    Important dates to keep in mind:
    Saturday, March 23 – Seed exchange and sale of seedlings
    Mora Little League Registration-
    10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Sunday March 24, Allsup’s
    1 p.m. to 6 p.m. — Thursday, April 4, Mora Elementary School during Open House
    10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Saturday, April 6, Allsup’s
    There will be no registrations accepted after April 6. Registration and medical forms will be available on registration days and at the Mora County Courthouse.