Today's News

  • Que Pasa - Feb. 14, 2014


  • For the love of music
  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Feb. 14, 2014


    6 p.m. — Dinner Theater, reservations only, VFW building
    2 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes  vs. Santa Fe Prep, home, junior varsity and varsity
    2 p.m. — Mora Rangers vs. Santa Fe Prep, home, junior varsity and varsity
    Free weekend at Fort union National Monument
    4 p.m. — Mora Rangers vs. Pecos, away, junior varsity and varsity
    4 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes vs. Pecos, away, junior varsity and varsity

  • Palabras Pintorescas - My time as a Highlands ambassador

    Our boss and editor at the Optic discovered a picture of me taken just 39 years ago here. Question was: What was the event; why was the picture taken?

    I didn’t have a very good answer for him, other than I knew I was presented with an award by Reuben Valdez, the alumni director and public information director at Highlands University so long ago.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Feb. 14, 2014

    After more than a century in business, Parisian Cleaners is closing its doors for good, and that’s sad news for our community. Owner Charlie Vigil, who began working at the dry-cleaning business 62 years ago, says he has been losing roughly $1,000 a month for the last six months. Besides, he’s 84 years old and says it’s time for him to retire. We hate to see the business close, but there’s no question that Mr. Vigil deserves to rest now.


  • Editorial Cartoon - Feb. 14, 2014
  • Nuestra Historia - Court rules for regents, but Graham pulls out

    By Jesus L. Lopez

    The Optic’s banner headline on July 23, 1970, was “Highlands Board of Regents Vindicated,” followed by an AP wire story reporting that Supreme Court Justice Paul Tackett had dismissed the civil action brought against the regents by District Attorney Tiny Martinez, for their hiring of Charles Graham as university president.

  • Editorial Roundup - Feb. 14, 2014

    The (Freeport) Journal-Standard on investing in education early and seeing the rewards (Feb. 10):
    Early education is an investment in the future, an investment that has been shown to reap dividends by study after study.

  • Wolves handle Cowboys 32-3

    Igor Gomzin’s last wrestling match at the Wilson Complex ended with the Russian’s arm raised in victory.

    Gomzin was the lone grappler from host New Mexico Highlands to break through Wednesday night in a 32-3 dual-meet loss to Colorado State-Pueblo.

    In the 184-pound weight class, with the meet’s outcome not in doubt, Gomzin carved out a 6-2 decision against Augie DeSantis.

  • WLV, Taos to square off for title

    West Las Vegas got so far in front of Raton in such a short time on Wednesday night, it was like the Dons were speedskating on an ice track in Sochi rather than simply trotting up and down the hardwood of Gillie Lopez Gym.

    The Dons (16-6 overall, 6-0 District 2-3A) scored the first 16 points of the evening and retained a double-digit advantage the rest of the way in an 86-31 romp.