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Today's News

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - August 10, 2012

    Community Calendar

    Saturday
    10 a.m. — Sangre de Cristo Livestock Growers Association, Mora School Board Room
    Noon — District 5 meeting of VFW Auxiliary, VFW Building
    7:45 p.m to 10 p.m. — Every 45 minutes, Candlelight Tours, Fort Union National Monument
    Sunday
    5:00 p.m — VFW Meeting, VFW Hall
    Monday
    7:45 a.m. — Mora Independent School teachers report for work
    Tuesday

  • Palabras Pintorescas - Meat processing plant to help area ranchers

    Back in the old days of not-so-long-ago I could plan a whole afternoon of strictly quiet and pleasant time working on and researching my next column. That was because it was raining and I was housebound, for lack of a better term. No such rainy afternoons are in the immediate forecast, which is surely not good.

  • Local midwife receives award

    Submitted to the Optic

    Local certified nurse midwife Connie Jimenez Trujillo was recently selected as an honoree of the New Mexico Business Weekly’s 40 Under Forty awards.

    The Business Weekly honors young professionals “who are climbing the charts in their industries and making an impact on the New Mexican community.”     

  • Students awarded scholarships

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Three New Mexico Highlands University graduate students received scholarships from the Las Vegas branch of the American Association of University Women.

    Rima Ralff was awarded a $1,000 scholarship. Janelle Cassidy and Rhonda Trujillo each received $500 scholarships.

  • Jail Log - August 10, 2012

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center July 30-Aug. 6:
    Joseph Higgins, 34, Department of Corrections hold
    Lonnie Lucero, 45, probation violation: three day sanction
    Ormando Pino, 33, Department of Corrections hold
    Ronnie Barela, 46, Department of Corrections Hold
    Valentin Hernandez, 55, aggravated driving while intoxicated, traffic offense
    Michael Madrid, 34, battery on a household member, criminal damage to property

  • In Brief - News - August 10, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    Border changes proposed
    ALBUQUERQUE — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is eyeing a plan to extend the border zone in New Mexico by 30 miles to allow some Mexican nationals to visit deeper into the U.S.
    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced Wednesday the proposed changes to extend the border zone in New Mexico up to 55 miles, from the current 25 mile restriction, for “border crossing card” holders.

  • Two arrested in audit case

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The current chief operating officer and a former controller at the New Mexico Finance Authority were arrested Wednesday for state securities violations related to a fake financial audit that was distributed to investors earlier this year.

    New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department’s Securities Division announced the arrests Wednesday of Chief Operating Officer John Duff and former controller Greg Campbell, who left the agency in June.

  • Corn that is rich and creamy

    By Sara Moulton
    For The Associated Press

    There are few foods as simple, delicious and complete as fresh seasonal corn on the cob. When it’s really fresh, I’ll even eat it raw. No boiling, no butter, no salt. It’s perfectly sweet and tender right off the stalk.

  • Sweet and heat: The savory side of fruit salad

    The Associated Press

    Great taste often comes down to contrast.

    It’s why we pair tender and crunchy textures, sweet and sour flavors, and hot and cold temperatures (think hot fudge sauce over vanilla ice cream). In a way, these contrasts amplify the flavors of the dish, making the food much more than a simple sum of the parts.

    And it’s a technique well suited to healthy eating. Because by playing with contrasts, you are able to coax so much more from otherwise simple ingredients.

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