Today's News

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - March 20, 2015


    3 p.m. —  Mora High School baseball vs. Peñasco, doubleheader, home
    TBA —  DWI prevention specialist visit to Mora Elementary School

    TBA —  NMSU college visit for high school seniors
    TBA — SBA exams, all Mora Schools

    TBA —  CASSM presentation by Kate Zeigler, a geologist at Highlands University, on hydrogeology, Mora Elementary

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Contact lens in deep carpet causes frantic search

    Happy surprises are always welcome at my house, and I just had a wonderful surprise and visit with one of the kids/girls that worked for us a long time ago. The afternoon was spent with “Do you remember when...?” When our summer business, the dude ranch here, was running full time.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - March 20, 2015

    They may not have come home with a state title, but the West Las Vegas Dons have nothing to be embarrassed about. The Dons played well in the state championship game on Saturday, at one point coming within five points of Hope Christian, which won its third consecutive state title. The Dons had an incredible season under head basketball coach David Bustos, finishing their season with 24 wins and just six losses. This is the first time the Dons have made it to the state title game since 2008.

  • Editorial cartoon - March 20, 2015
  • Another perspective - Sunshine lights the way for good government

    By Gregory P. Williams

    Sunshine Week is March 15-21, 2015. This national initiative is designed to bring better awareness to the importance of open government. Here at home, the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government  is also celebrating its 25th anniversary as the only organization in our state solely dedicated to protecting your right to know. Our mission is to make sure that our public officials comply with our state’s sunshine laws ­— the Inspection of Public Records Act and the Open Meetings Act.

  • Another perspective - Griego explains his resignation

    Editor’s note: The following statement was prepared by Phil Griego the day he resigned his Senate seat.

    By Phil Griego

    I have informed my colleagues in the New Mexico Senate that, effective today, I am resigning my elected position as state senator in District 39.

    It is not something I ever anticipated — even 24 hours ago — and it is a painful decision.

  • Another perspective - Legislative budget is sound, responsible

    The $6.2 billion state budget approved by the Legislature is a responsible spending plan that emphasizes the need for quality education, child well-being and safety and public safety, even in the face of flat state revenue.

  • Four homers, one inning

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    In something rarely seen in sports, the Luna Community College Lady Rough Riders softball team hit four consecutive home runs in one inning.

    The back-to-back-to-back-to back home runs came in a 27-4 loss to Howard College on Monday. It was the last of a four-game home series.

    Howard is currently No. 2 in the Western Junior College Athletic Conference.

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  • Junior wrestlers finish season

    Submitted to the Optic

    Continuing a strong tradition as well as one of the primary feeders to this year’s state champion Robertson Cardinals, the Las Vegas Junior Wrestling program has wrapped another busy season.