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Today's News

  • Editorial Cartoon - Nov. 15, 2013
  • Nuestra Historia: It was a rocky start for one Las Vegas

    When the first officials of the consolidated city gathered in 1970 for their inaugural meeting following the March 3 election, the new City Council was evenly divided. Four had been elected from the “all Chicano” slate, and four from the slate headed by new Mayor Fidel “Chief” Gonzales — resulting in an acrimonious and inauspicious beginning.

  • Another Perspective — Who has the silver bullet?

    By Feliz Alderete

    For the Optic

    Editor’s note: This is part one of two. The second installment will run in Monday’s edition.

    How important is public education and how does it affect our lives? Those two questions can be easily answered by going to the local market and interacting with a store clerk, calling a service provider with a problem on a bill, or getting information over the telephone about a service.

  • NMHU Music Department concerts today and Sunday

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Highlands University Jazz Ensemble presents a concert at 7 p.m. today (Friday) and the Madrigal Choir presents a concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday.

    Both Department of Music concerts will be in Ilfeld Auditorium at 900.

    The Jazz Ensemble will perform pieces like Brass Machine, Eleanor Rigby, My Funny Valentine, Things Ain’t What They Used to Be, Joy Spring, and Bluesette.

    Edward Harrington, music technology and education professor, directs the Jazz Ensemble.

  • Que Pasa - Nov. 15, 2013

    TODAY HOY
    • The city of Las Vegas Utilities Department will stop providing effluent reuse water for residential customers beginning at 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15. For more information, call Vanessa Marquez at 426-3319.
    • New Mexico Highlands University’s Jazz Ensemble concert, 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15 at Ilfeld Auditorium. Tickets are $5 and NMHU students are free with valid ID.

    SATURDAY SÁBADO

  • Exchange signups very low

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Fewer than 200 New Mexicans signed up for health insurance plans through a troubled federal online marketplace during its first month of operation, the Obama administration reported Wednesday.

    The announcement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services confirmed the disappointing enrollment that New Mexico officials had expected because of computer glitches that hampered the start of the federal health insurance exchange.

  • Gov seeks funds to recruit nurses

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez proposed Wednesday that New Mexico launch an advertising campaign to aggressively recruit nursing professionals from other states to help deal with a shortage of primary care providers.

  • Mora County Notebook: VFW and Auxiliary honor veterans

    On Saturday evening the VFW and Auxiliary Mora Post 1131 honored the veterans by holding a dinner, dance and program, at the VFW Building.

    The evening began with a social hour and dinner.

    When the program started, Master of Ceremonies, Adjutant Betty Griego introduced Senior Vice Commander Cip Torres and he led the Pledge of Allegiance, Melvin Vigil, Chaplain, then led the group in the meal prayer. The guests were then welcomed and the staff introduced and all were invited to eat.

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

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    2 p.m. to 8 p.m. — Mora Community Leadership Institute, Mora School Board Room
    Saturday
    8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Mora Community Leadership Institute- Mora Schools Board Room
    Wednesday
    5:30 p.m. — 4-H meeting, Helping Hands Inc.

    SENIOR LUNCH MENU

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

  • Palabras Pintorescas: The fights those Christmas catalogs caused

    Oh, my! There must be some mistake. I just got a Christmas catalog in the mail. How dare any business try to buck the trend by sending these catalogs out before Thanksgiving?

    My mother (if she were here) would have a lot to say about this rush to sell toys and more. The big catalogs of yesteryear Montgomery Ward, Sears, Roebuck and Penneys came to our house right after Thanksgiving. Our home post office was at Valmora (the TB sanatorium where we lived) was in the back of our Valmora store. The store was small.