Today's News

  • Memorias de Mora project off to a flying start

    By Renee Moody
    Mora High School

    The Memorias De Mora Theater Project took wings on Saturday as the production of “Roots and Wings: A Call for Stories” was performed at the Joseph M. Montoya Gym. Under the direction of David Olson of Theaterwork Santa Fe, Mora High School students acted out an ensemble piece based on interviews collected by students at the high school.

    Not only were the stories the basis of the play, but will be the building blocks for a more extended piece slated to reach the stage in late June.

  • Palabras Pintorescas: The tales of the Chicago window decor

    Oh, my ... the memories come flooding back when I see the little children pressing their noses on to the incredibly fancy Christmas windows at the big stores in Chicago and New York, among many places. Sweet brother Bill and I had that very special treat for many years when we were little.

  • Report: Concerns raised earlier

    Two city of Las Vegas employees raised red flags about the ill-fated sewer and effluent line project prior to the May 18 trench collapse that killed two city workers, but those concerns were largely ignored, a state Occupational Health and Safety Bureau investigation has found.

  • 100 and counting

    Elizabeth Eubanks hit a huge milestone in her life on Nov. 30 — she turned 100. The intelligent and gentle soul was born in 1911 in Kansas to her late parents Roy and Mable Gardner, participants in the Oklahoma Land Rush of 1893.

    “Everyone I met has been nice,” Eubanks said during a recent interview in her Las Vegas home. “I stopped counting my birthdays.”

  • Battle over cell tower brewing

    A recently installed 60-foot cell tower on private property in Mora County’s Chacon Valley has area residents crying foul and the owner of the property threatening to go to court to force La Jicarita Telephone Cooperative to remove it.

  • Entire state hit by arctic blast

    By Russell Contreras
    Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico continued Tuesday to deal with the aftermath of a severe winter blast as more schools closed and the southern part of the state saw closed highways and weather related car pileups.

    Motorists sought emergency shelter overnight as state officials closed both directions of Interstate 40 from Albuquerque to Gallup — part of the historic Route 66 — after blowing snow caused near-zero visibility.

  • Looking Back - Dec. 7, 2011

    In 1911

    Tuesday, Dec. 5 — B.S. Davidson, who preferred charges of kidnapping against his wife, Mrs. Davidson, who was taken into custody yesterday afternoon on train No. 1 at the direction of Sheriff Jack Spain of Oklahoma City, arrived this morning from Oklahoma City to make explanations. The charges, he told a representative of the Optic today, were a mistake. Though no divorce proceedings have been begun the couple have not been living together for the past 18 months, and the child has been in the custody of Mrs. Davidson.

  • Looking Ahead - Dec. 7, 2011

    LCC Holiday Fair is Saturday

    Luna Community College Holiday Fair will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Rough Rider Grill (LCC Cafeteria), The LCC Holiday Fair will feature vendors and is a great venue for last-minute shoppers.

  • Weather - Dec. 7, 2011

    Sunny, with a high near 41. Northwest wind 5-10 mph becoming south. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 14. West wind 5-10 mph.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 39. West wind around 5 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 16.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 37. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 18.

    Sunny, with a high near 43. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 19.

  • Trial starts in redistricting case

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The political tilt of New Mexico’s three congressional districts will be influenced for the rest of the decade by the outcome of a trial that started Monday.

    It will be up to state District Judge James Hall to decide how to revise congressional district boundaries.

    Democrats currently hold two of the state’s congressional seats.

    Groups of Republicans, Democrats and minority voters are recommending options to the judge to consider in drawing new district boundaries.