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Today's News

  • Walk-a-Thon
  • NMHU concert on Sunday

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Highlands University Wind Ensemble and the Roadrunner Brass Quintet will present a concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6 in Ilfeld Auditorium.

    Selections for the concert will include compositions by George Frideric Handel, Gustav Holst and Jules Massenet as well as traditional Spanish pieces.

    The Wind Ensemble is composed of Highlands University students and musicians from the Las Vegas area.  Edward Harrington, music professor and band director, conducts the Wind Ensemble.

  • In Brief - Education - Nov. 4, 2011

    The Associated Press

    Tenured faculty walk off jobs
    ST. LOUIS — Tenured educators and those on track to become so walked off their jobs Thursday at Southern Illinois University, pressing administrators of the 20,000-student school to find temporary replacements for the striking workers in hopes of keeping classes unimpeded.

  • Students of the Month
  • Pecos High School honor roll

    Submitted to the Optic
    Pecos High School 1st nine weeks — Honor Roll (3.5-4.0)
    12th Grade
    Brittany Gallegos, Kristen Herrera, Paulina Lujan, Everett Montaño, Antonio Varela, Vidalia Vigil
    11th Grade
    Kalah  Arellanes, Levi Carrillo, Steven Flores, Alma Lucero, Diamond Montaño, Ashley Tapia,
     Andrew Trujillo, Danae Varela
    10th Grade
    Julissa Archuleta, Katelyn Flores, Nicolette Gonzales, Mariah Ortega, Angelica Ortiz, Leonard Tapia
    9th Grade

  • Mora Community Calendar and Lunch Menu - Nov. 4, 2011

    Community Calendar

    Saturday
    9 a.m. — Basic Archery class, public invited, Mora National Fish Hatchery
    9 a.m.— Mora cross country at state meet, Rio Rancho, varsity boys and girls
    7 p.m — Mora Rangerette volleyball district meet - Mora hosting
    Monday
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Valley Community Health Services Advisory Board meeting, Administration Building MVCHS

  • Mora County Notebook: Haunted house and so much more

    Halloween was well celebrated in Mora last weekend.

    There was the haunted house on Sunday. The Little League players, board members and parents went all out to make a spooky haunted house at the elementary gym. The lobby was even spooky with a witch at the popcorn machine and a ticket taker beside her.

  • Palabras Pintorescas: The swirling golden curtain of the fall

    No matter how much things may change, some things just seem to stay the same. As I write this at the late date for change of seasons topics, I wonder what comes next in out crazy weather cycles.

  • Ditch the dinner rolls and do easy fennel biscuits

    By Alison Ladman
    For The Associated Press

    Dinner rolls are dandy, but for ease biscuits are best.

    We created this simple biscuit recipe to let the flavors of crushed fennel seeds and fresh chives shine. They are delicious warm from the oven and are perfect for sopping up excess gravy and mashed potatoes.

  • Chocolate and pumpkin pie together at last

    By Alison Ladman
    For The Associated Press

    No longer must you choose between your favorite dessert (chocolate) and the traditional choice (pumpkin pie) on Thanksgiving. We have combined these two into a perfectly rich and chocolaty treat that honors tradition while satisfying your real cravings.

    This simple pie also can be dressed up. Whipped cream is an obvious choice, as are chocolate or vanilla ice cream. Take it even further with a drizzle of warm chocolate sauce, warm maple syrup, or warmed pumpkin butter.