Today's News

  • Little League - April 29, 2011

    The following are scores reported to the Optic by local Little Leagues as of press time.

    La Plaza Majors: Angels 7, Marlins 6
    La Plaza Minors: A’s 3, Cubs 0

    La Plaza Majors: A’s 13, Red Sox 2
    (A’s Brian Gonzales: Two home runs)
    La Plaza Minors: Phillies 4, Giants 2

  • Go Fish - April 29, 2011

    Fishing report, April 26

    COYOTE CREEK: Flow is 0.78 cfs. The water is low and fishing is slow with no pressure. The river was stocked with 560 triploid rainbow trout two weeks ago.

  • DWI prevention
  • Life of an Athlete
  • Elks student of the month

    Submitted to the Optic

    Briana Montaño has been named Elks Student of the Month, as announced by Elks Lodge No. 408.
    She is the daughter of Stacy and Debbie Montaño.

    A senior at West Las Vegas High School, Briana holds a 4.25 GPA and winning Elks Student of the Month as well as Rotary Club student of the month and Miss West Las Vegas.

  • HU students receive praise

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University media arts students received praise during a portfolio review with the New Mexico chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts April 9 in Santa Fe.

    Fourteen New Mexico AIGA members reviewed the Highlands students’ work, including Fred Cisneros, principal for Cisneros Design, a full-service graphic design and branding firm in Santa Fe.

  • Mora County Notebook: Sen. Tom Udall visits Mora Valley

    Mora was included in Senator Tom Udall’s small business and Economic Development Tour  recently. He toured eight New Mexico counties in the first week of the April.

    He visited two projects in the Mora County. He visited La Jicarita Rural Telephone Cooperative and the Mora National Fish Hatchery on Tuesday as they serve as economic development engines for the community.

    La Jicarita manager Michael J.Leyba gave him and his staff a tour of the new telephone cooperative building. The new offices are now up and running serving the constituents of the area.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Lunch Menu - April 29, 2011

    Community Calendar

    1 p.m. - Bake Sale, Senior Citizens Center
    8 a.m. - Clean up Mora Day, meet at parking lot of Bank of Mora to pick up bags etc. Lunch served at noon sponsored by Mora Valley Chamber of Commerce
    6 a.m. - Mora High School Professional Business of America leave for trip to Washington, DC. for national competition.

  • Golden Egg Finder
  • Palabras Pintorescas: Walter and his water theory

    I continue to find interesting and  historical writings and newspaper columns in my family's collection of stuff. My parents were great friends of Walter and Delma Vivian. Walter was the editor of the Optic in 1950, and his wife, Delma was a talented reporter for the paper.