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Today's News

  • Nuestra Historia - El Distrito de las Escuelas - the Jesuits

    By Jesus L. Lopez

  • Editorial Roundup - Aug. 22, 2014

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    The Journal Record on True paths to peace (Aug. 18):
    Journalists, like most folks, can suffer from self-centeredness. When something happens to one of us, we think that automatically makes it news.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - Aug. 22, 2014

    The Associated Press
     

  • Lawyers claim ‘vendetta’

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Lawyers for the indicted Rio Arriba Country sheriff are accusing the federal prosecutor of misconduct, saying he has a vendetta against their client and threatened him with arrest during a heated May meeting over U.S. Forest Service patrols in northern New Mexico.

  • Watrous Day full of fun for the whole family

    Watrous was booming on Saturday for Watrous Day at the village park. Several  hundred attended the celebration which included a free barbecue of beans, meat, and bread served around noon, along with music by Quemoso, and a horseshoe tournament.

    The event was started several years ago by a group of people including Johnny Duran, Richard Garcia, Nappy Duran. On Saturday, the attendees ranged from 88-year-old Jose Lopez to Kendan Coca, 10 months.

  • Mora County Senior Lunch Menu - Aug 22, 2014

    SENIOR LUNCH MENU

    The lunch menu for the Mora /Wagon Mound Senior Centers with coffee and milk served daily.

    Monday — Hamburger steak, brown gravy with mushrooms, mashed potatoes, green beans with onions, wheat roll with margarine, and pineapple chunks
    Tuesday — Fidelos con carne, salad and dressing, mixed vegetables, flour tortilla, and orange-pineapple mix
    Wednesday — Chicken fettuccini

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Have you read any good books lately?

    The tourists must love Las Vegas. Between music in Plaza Park (free, believe it or not) to a regal concert organ recital in Our Lady of Sorrows Church. The summer weekends have been busy, fun and entertaining for young, old and in between.

    And have you read any good books lately? I was a asked by a group of Mora neighbor gals to list recent books about our history here in northern New Mexico. I would need a whole page to list my general likes, choices here in the Optic.

  • Back to the classroom
  • NMSU director to step down

    The Associated Press

    LAS CRUCES — New Mexico State announced Wednesday that Athletics Director McKinley Boston will step down at the end of the year.

    In a statement, the university said Boston’s contract would be extended until Dec. 31 and then a replacement will be named.

    The move came after New Mexico State University President Garrey Carruthers finished a performance review of Boston, but he declined to comment on the review.

    However, Carruthers said he expects more from the top athletic post when it comes to fundraising.

  • Kickoff 2014

    No longer in the shadows, the Robertson High football program has emerged as the team to beat on the Class 4A gridiron this fall.

    This time last year, most pundits had the Cardinals pencilled in as an also-ran behind St. Michael’s, Silver and Lovington.