Today's News

  • Another Perspective - What’s 50 percent of 20?

    “OK, so what’s 50 percent of 20?” My students looked around at one another, wrestling with what was intended as a gift riddle, clueless.

  • Parents Weekend slated for Highlands University

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Parents of New Mexico Highlands University students will have the opportunity to get a taste of campus life during Parents Weekend this Saturday and Sunday.

    “This is going to be an informative, fun and festive weekend for parents,” said Yvette Wilkes, housing director. “First, they’ll learn about academic expectations and all the support services we offer students on campus. Then, the parents will get to relax and enjoy some of the social aspects of campus with their student.”  

  • Dalan Abreu receives Michael Marr scholarship

    Dalan Abreu, a 2012 Las Vegas Robertson High School graduate, has been selected as the recipient of the 31st Annual Michael William Marr Memorial Scholarship. The Marr Scholarship has been awarded annually since the 1981-82 school year to a Robertson student athlete who excelled academically and participated in the football program.

    An outstanding scholar athlete and a leader on and off the field, Abreu participated in four sports and received many awards, including All- District and All-State honors in football and basketball. He served as football team captain.

  • Que Pasa - Sept. 21, 2012

    • Energy Concepts Solar will hold a free Solar Financing Workshop from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21 at Charlie’s Spic and Span. The workshop will focus on how people can finance solar upgrades for their homes. To RSVP and for more information, email ben@eccsolar.com or call  454-0614 ext.1.

  • Wagon Mound school building dedicated

    Submitted by the Optic

    The Wagon Mound School community gathered earlier this month to witness the naming and dedication of the Wagon Mound Public School Administration building in honor of two long-time educators, Zack and Eloisa Montoya.

  • Mora County Notebook - The life and work of one of Mora’s patriots

    Amadeo Padilla was a well-known Mora barber. His shop still stands across the street from Pacheco Oil and Gas in downtown Mora. It is the red building with a tree growing in front of it now. For years it was the place to go to get your hair cut and have a nice chat with Padilla while he worked. Many people did not know about his background but he was well-known  for his skill in making men look neat and well-trimmed.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Sept. 21, 2012

    Community Calendar
    9 a.m. to 2 p.m. — First Fort tours, 150th anniversary of Civil War, Fort Union National Monument
    10 a.m. — Mora Cross Country, Pecos, away
    5 p.m. — Mora 7th and 8th volleyball vs. Memorial Middle school, home
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Rangerette volleyball vs. Santa Fe Indian School, home, junior varsity and varsity
    4 p.m. — Mora 7th and 8th volleyball vs. Dulce, away

  • Palabras Pintorescas - Cramming a visit into a day in proper fashion

    A recent advice column that I read in some publication (I read all sorts of stuff!) addresses the proper way one is supposed to be and do as an overnight houseguest.

    The writer of that column may have had my very recent houseguests as her models when she wrote the column.

  • West High School graduate completes cadet basic training

    Submitted to the Optic

    WEST POINT, N.Y. — Cadet Corey Archibeque, son of Ben Archibeque and Mary Jo Archibeque, has completed Cadet Basic Training at the U.S. Military Academy.

    Archibeque entered West Point on July 2 and has completed six weeks of Cadet Basic Training.

  • In Brief - Education - Sept. 21, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    Students protest abortion poster
    ALBUQUERQUE — An anti-abortion poster depicting a fetus in an American Indian headdress has sparked a protest at the University of New Mexico.