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Today's News

  • RHS wrestlers make waves with 4th place in Classic

    Placing seven wrestlers in the top six — including four top-four medalists — the Robertson wrestling team earned one of its best-ever tournament finishes this past weekend at the Joe Vivian Classic at Albuquerque’s Cibola High School.

    “We took fourth as a team and that was huge,” said RHS head coach Richard Martinez. “Every wrestler had wins and contributed points.”

  • Sustainable home tour Saturday

    By Lloyd Goding
    For the Optic

    Sustainable Las Vegas will be holding their their Annual Sustainable Homes Tour (formerly Solar Homes Tour) on Saturday, Jan. 22. The goal for the tour is to show people real-life examples of utilizing solar energy, and “sustainability” more generally.  These examples range from very low- to higher-tech: drying clothes on clotheslines, growing plants, passive solar heating and cooling, active solar water heating, photovoltaic (solar electric) installations, rainwater catcheent, and water and energy efficiency.

  • Que Pasa - Jan. 21, 2011

    SATURDAY SÁBADO

  • Mora County Notebook: Commission gets update on Mora Complex

    The year started with two meetings. The first one on Tuesday, Jan. 4, was an organizational and community input meeting that was reported on in last week’s Optic besides electing officers and listening to public input they adopted the open meeting resolution which specified public notice requirements for meetings.

  • Palabras Pintorescas: The adventures of grandma and Lem in Mexico

    Over the long haul, January really isn’t one of our best months in these parts. A recent travel section of the Albuquerque Journal brought back found memories of a change-of-scene trip I took a few years ago with my new just-graduated from college grandson, Lem.

  • Woman pleads guilty to felony thefts

    A Mora County woman has pleaded guilty to six felony counts after admitting to a series of thefts at her place of employment.

    Antoinette Sanchez, 34, pleaded guilty to three counts of fraud and three counts of embezzlement, all third-degree felonies, according to a news release from District Attorney Richard Flores. She was sentenced to five years probation, he stated.

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  • Highlands has closed print shop

    The print shop at Highlands University has closed.

    Highlands President Jim Fries told the Board of Regents at its regular meeting last week that recent efforts to turn the operations around have been unsuccessful.

    “We have been running the print shop here on campus as an auxiliary enterprise, and we’ve been losing money. We have spent significant time over the last couple of months working with the print shop trying to make some changes that would turn that around. That was not successful,” Fries said.

  • Water quality study completed in Mora

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A group of Mora County residents opposed to natural gas drilling has completed a baseline water quality study of domestic wells, saying the data will help track possible contamination from fluids used in natural gas drilling and production.

    A leader of the group, Kathleen Dudley, said it provides a defensible set of documents to demonstrate there are no drilling-related chemicals in area wells.

  • Governor battles tax hikes as lawmakers return to work

    By Barry Massey
    Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The Legislature convenes Tuesday with Republican Gov. Susana Martinez already battling with educational groups over budget cuts and tax increases.

    Martinez planned to reiterate her opposition to tax increases during her first State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate.