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Today's News

  • Que Pasa - Sept. 6, 2013

    SATURDAY SÁBADO
    • The Board of Trustees of the Tecolote Land Grant monthly meeting, 9:15 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 at the Tecolote Community Center. For more information, call Joe I. Herrera at 575-427-1141.
    • Flea market, Saturday, Sept. 7 at the Fraternal Order of Eagles #3815. The women’s auxiliary will be hosting. $10 per table. For information, call Sandra at 429-8937.

  • Jimmy Santiago Baca to speak at Highlands today

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University presents well-known poet and author Jimmy Santiago Baca from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today (Friday) in the theater of the university’s new Student Union Building.

    The free keynote talk is titled “Life Gives Me Too Much Laughter.” A book signing will follow, with a number of Baca’s books available for purchase.

    The student union is at the northwest corner of National Avenue and 8th Street.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Sept. 6, 2013

    The Associated Press

  • Judge upholds license ruling

    The Associated Press

    LOS ALAMOS — A northern New Mexico county became the eighth in the state on Wednesday to clear the way for same-sex couples to be married.

    The Los Alamos County clerk’s office issued a marriage license to a lesbian couple shortly after a state district judge upheld a decision requiring that to happen.

    Janet Newton and Maria Thibodeau were denied a license last week and filed a lawsuit that led to a ruling by District Court Judge Sheri Raphaelson that same-sex couples are entitled to be married in New Mexico.

  • Mora County Notebook: U.S. Sen. Tom Udall visits Mora

    Monday afternoon a large group of the Mora citizens met at the St Gertrude’s Parish Hall to have a round table discussion with U.S. Senator Tom Udall. The meeting was hosted by Collaborative Visions, an organization promoting substantial economic growth for their rural community by bringing everyone to the table to listen to one another and work together.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Sept. 6, 2013

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR
    Saturday
    9 a.m. — Mora Cross Country, Santa Fe
    Sunday
    2 p.m. — Ladies VFW Auxiliary meeting, VFW Hall
    5 p.m. — VFW meeting, VFW Hall
    Monday
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Valley Community Health Services Board meeting, administration building
    Tuesday
    10 a.m. — Mora County Commission meeting, Mora School Board Room
    4:30 p.m. — Mora Mutual Water & Sewage Board meeting, office

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Remembering Petey Stark Salman

    My father’s Webster’s Dictionary (very well worn, obviously carried in his vest pocket around 1915 or so) uses very few words to define a word. I just looked up “grief.”

    This dictionary describes grief in two words: sorrow; misfortune. Yes I am sad as I write this column.

  • Golf fest hailed a success

    Submitted to the Optic

    Golfers from Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Pendaries competed with Las Vegas Women’s Golf Association players in their annual Fiesta De Golf Tournament on Aug. 28 at the Gene Torres Golf Course.

    “A perfect day, the Highlands course in excellent condition and club members’ delicious home-made muffins, breakfast burritos, fruit salad and cookies, a taco buffet lunch along with gift bags and door prizes made for fun-filled companionship,” said Anne Pepper of the LVWGA.

  • LV spikers score solid early victories

    Back-to-back service aces by Jenika Padilla put an exclamation mark on West Las Vegas’ decisive 3-1 volleyball win over St. Michael’s on Tuesday evening at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    It was a good night across the board for Meadow City spikers. Up Highway 518 at Montoya Gym, the Robertson Lady Cardinals found a way to defeat the always tough Mora Rangerettes in a 3-2 nailbiter.

    West Las Vegas 3, St. Mike’s 1

  • Football: Cowboys to visit Hounds

    After posting one of its best records in years, the New Mexico Highlands University football team is looking for more where that came from.

    And it all begins Saturday night at Blackwater Draw and Greyhounds Stadium, where  Eastern New Mexico awaits in the season opener for both schools. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

    Eastern finished 3-7 overall and 2-6 in the Lone Star Conference last season.

    The Cowboys went 8-3 overall and 7-2 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. The first win was a 42-14 tally against the Hounds at Perkins Stadium.