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Today's News

  • Que Pasa - Sept. 21, 2012

    TODAY HOY
    • Energy Concepts Solar will hold a free Solar Financing Workshop from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21 at Charlie’s Spic and Span. The workshop will focus on how people can finance solar upgrades for their homes. To RSVP and for more information, email ben@eccsolar.com or call  454-0614 ext.1.

  • Wagon Mound school building dedicated

    Submitted by the Optic

    The Wagon Mound School community gathered earlier this month to witness the naming and dedication of the Wagon Mound Public School Administration building in honor of two long-time educators, Zack and Eloisa Montoya.

  • Mora County Notebook - The life and work of one of Mora’s patriots

    Amadeo Padilla was a well-known Mora barber. His shop still stands across the street from Pacheco Oil and Gas in downtown Mora. It is the red building with a tree growing in front of it now. For years it was the place to go to get your hair cut and have a nice chat with Padilla while he worked. Many people did not know about his background but he was well-known  for his skill in making men look neat and well-trimmed.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Sept. 21, 2012

    Community Calendar
    Saturday
    9 a.m. to 2 p.m. — First Fort tours, 150th anniversary of Civil War, Fort Union National Monument
    10 a.m. — Mora Cross Country, Pecos, away
    Monday
    5 p.m. — Mora 7th and 8th volleyball vs. Memorial Middle school, home
    Tuesday
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Rangerette volleyball vs. Santa Fe Indian School, home, junior varsity and varsity
    Thursday
    4 p.m. — Mora 7th and 8th volleyball vs. Dulce, away

  • Palabras Pintorescas - Cramming a visit into a day in proper fashion

    A recent advice column that I read in some publication (I read all sorts of stuff!) addresses the proper way one is supposed to be and do as an overnight houseguest.

    The writer of that column may have had my very recent houseguests as her models when she wrote the column.

  • West High School graduate completes cadet basic training

    Submitted to the Optic

    WEST POINT, N.Y. — Cadet Corey Archibeque, son of Ben Archibeque and Mary Jo Archibeque, has completed Cadet Basic Training at the U.S. Military Academy.

    Archibeque entered West Point on July 2 and has completed six weeks of Cadet Basic Training.

  • In Brief - Education - Sept. 21, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    Students protest abortion poster
    ALBUQUERQUE — An anti-abortion poster depicting a fetus in an American Indian headdress has sparked a protest at the University of New Mexico.

  • Highlands receives $300K grant

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University was awarded a $300,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture grant that will fund a new geospatial technology lab for advanced map making.

    Highlands will be the first university in the state to provide this kind of facility for classroom instruction and research.

    Geospatial technology includes a wide variety of mapping applications including 3-D terrain modeling,  geographic information systems, or GIS, and high-precision global positioning.

  • Vatos play on

    To fellow members of the Vatos rugby club, Alani Tuineau Sione was more than a teammate.

    He was a brother.

    As can be expected, Sione’s death in a rollover accident Saturday on Interstate 25 near Santa Fe has shaken the tight-knit club to its core.

    Sione and other members of the club as well as other family members — including several young children — were returning from a rugby road trip when the crash took place.

  • Cowgirls drop Zias in four

    Former Rio Rancho star Darian Mullen connected on 18 kills while hitting .279 and added 11 digs in leading New Mexico Highlands past Eastern New Mexico three sets to one on Tuesday night at the Wilson Complex.

    It was Highlands’ home debut under new head coach Bryan Crawford, and the Cowgirls plan to stick around a while. They’ve got home matches with Western State and Adams State scheduled for Friday and Saturday evenings.