Today's News

  • Students of the Month
  • Pecos High School honor roll

    Submitted to the Optic
    Pecos High School 1st nine weeks — Honor Roll (3.5-4.0)
    12th Grade
    Brittany Gallegos, Kristen Herrera, Paulina Lujan, Everett Montaño, Antonio Varela, Vidalia Vigil
    11th Grade
    Kalah  Arellanes, Levi Carrillo, Steven Flores, Alma Lucero, Diamond Montaño, Ashley Tapia,
     Andrew Trujillo, Danae Varela
    10th Grade
    Julissa Archuleta, Katelyn Flores, Nicolette Gonzales, Mariah Ortega, Angelica Ortiz, Leonard Tapia
    9th Grade

  • Mora Community Calendar and Lunch Menu - Nov. 4, 2011

    Community Calendar

    9 a.m. — Basic Archery class, public invited, Mora National Fish Hatchery
    9 a.m.— Mora cross country at state meet, Rio Rancho, varsity boys and girls
    7 p.m — Mora Rangerette volleyball district meet - Mora hosting
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Valley Community Health Services Advisory Board meeting, Administration Building MVCHS

  • Mora County Notebook: Haunted house and so much more

    Halloween was well celebrated in Mora last weekend.

    There was the haunted house on Sunday. The Little League players, board members and parents went all out to make a spooky haunted house at the elementary gym. The lobby was even spooky with a witch at the popcorn machine and a ticket taker beside her.

  • Palabras Pintorescas: The swirling golden curtain of the fall

    No matter how much things may change, some things just seem to stay the same. As I write this at the late date for change of seasons topics, I wonder what comes next in out crazy weather cycles.

  • Ditch the dinner rolls and do easy fennel biscuits

    By Alison Ladman
    For The Associated Press

    Dinner rolls are dandy, but for ease biscuits are best.

    We created this simple biscuit recipe to let the flavors of crushed fennel seeds and fresh chives shine. They are delicious warm from the oven and are perfect for sopping up excess gravy and mashed potatoes.

  • Chocolate and pumpkin pie together at last

    By Alison Ladman
    For The Associated Press

    No longer must you choose between your favorite dessert (chocolate) and the traditional choice (pumpkin pie) on Thanksgiving. We have combined these two into a perfectly rich and chocolaty treat that honors tradition while satisfying your real cravings.

    This simple pie also can be dressed up. Whipped cream is an obvious choice, as are chocolate or vanilla ice cream. Take it even further with a drizzle of warm chocolate sauce, warm maple syrup, or warmed pumpkin butter.

  • Scarce water fuels conflict

    Editor’s note: Today, the Optic concludes its six-part series on the city’s water problems.

    Les Montoya still remembers the letter he received from the Office of the State Engineer about 25 years ago demanding that the city of Las Vegas limit the amount of water it was taking from the Gallinas River to 2,600 acre feet per year.

    The problem was that the city was using about 3,100 acre feet of water at the time.

  • Ex-CYFD worker gets probation

    The former Children, Youth and Families Department case worker arrested in August for hosting an out-of-control, underage drinking party at her home pleaded guilty Monday to a single count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, a fourth-degree felony.

    Justina Romero, 29, appeared before District Judge Matthew Sandoval.

    She was sentenced to 18 months of probation, in accordance with the plea deal she reached with prosecutors.

  • A New Vision

    Loretta Abreu-Martin had a vision when she returned home to Las Vegas after being hired as the recreation director at the city’s Abe Montoya Recreation Center.

    The Meadow City native lived in Maine for several years, but soon found herself back home, bringing with her a vision.

    “I wanted to start a true recreation department,” Abreu-Martin said during a recent interview.

    Since taking the reins at the recreation center Martin has implemented several programs.