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Today's News

  • Highlands students and staff help paint buildings

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands students and staff lent a hand again to paint commercial buildings last Saturday as part of MainStreet de Las Vegas’ ongoing Façade Squad project.

    This time, two adjacent building on the 600 block of East Lincoln Street got a much-needed facelift.

  • Ex-campaign staffer indicted

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A former campaign manager for New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez was indicted Thursday on federal charges of hacking the campaign’s email system and obtaining correspondence by the governor, her staff and supporters.

    U.S. Attorney Kenneth Gonzales announced the indictments in Albuquerque against Jamie Estrada of Los Lunas, who briefly served as campaign manager in 2009 as Martinez was starting her bid for governor.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - May 29, 2013

    The Associated Press

    Lease extended for range

    SANTA FE — State Land Commissioner Ray Powell says his office will continue to lease 120 acres of public land in south Albuquerque for a shooting range operated by a local gun club.
    A lease with Zia Rifle and Pistol Club has been extended for five years, and the Land Office will receive $11,000 a year.
    The shooting range is near Kirtland Air Force Base and an Albuquerque police firing range.

  • Mora County Notebook: 26 high school seniors graduate

    Twenty-six people received their diplomas from Mora High School last Friday evening, and they are ready to begin a new chapter in their lives.

    Many will be continuing their education at Luna Community College, New Mexico Highlands University and the University of New Mexico. Some will be entering the service to serve their country in the armed forces. They have all done well to graduate from Mora High School and are wished well in their future endeavors.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - May 29, 2013

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Monday
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Valley Community Health Services Board meeting, administration building
    Tuesday
    Deadline for signing up for Miranda Serna Memorial Basketball Camp after this date cost will be $55
    6 p.m. — Tee-ball A’s vs. Angels, Little League Field, Holman
    6 p.m. — Dodgers vs. Cardinals Field #1, Rockies vs. A’s, Field #2, Holman
    Thursday
    6 p.m. — Tee-ball Angels vs. Pirates, Little League Field, Holman

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Road building and the little taxi

    Surprises come in different ways, I’ve learned. I sometimes remember to watch Antiques Roadshow on Channel  5. About the time I start to think that old piece of junk hiding on the shelf is just that: junk, I see something very similar appraised on that show, and it is usually worth a lot of money.

  • Tech lab opens
  • Armijo students of the month
  • Union Elementary Honor Roll

    Submitted to the Optic

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - May 29, 2013

    THUMBS UP! A CULINARY TREASURE
    It’s official. The state Tourism Department has designated Charlie’s Bakery & Cafe as one of only 27 Culinary Treasures in New Mexico. The recognition likely doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone in Las Vegas who has eaten there. But the designation will likely lead to tourists discovering and falling in love with it. Congratulations to owners Charlie and Elizabeth Sandoval for the well-deserved recognition.

    THUMBS DOWN! EX-JUDGE SHOULD HAVE BEEN UP FRONT