Today's News

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Sept. 14, 2012

    Community Calendar

    Friday and Saturday
    TBA — Seventh and eighth grade Rangerette volleyball tournament, Tucumcari
    10 a.m. — Mora cross country, Taos, away
    1 p.m. — Rangerette volleyball vs. Taos, junior varsity, varsity, away
    4 p.m. — Seventh and eighth grade Rangerette volleyball vs. Santa Fe Prep, home
    5 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes vs. Springer, junior varsity, away

  • Palabras Pintorescas - Where did our summer go?

    Nope, I don’t know where our summer went, either. Seems like only yesterday I was planting containers of spindly flowers and a few zucchini seeds, because that’s what we have always done both when I was a kid at Valmora and here on the ranch.

    My parents were too busy to work a garden, and I don’t think my doctor father knew a carrot plant from a squash plant. Furthermore, he really didn’t want to know, either. He thrived on good German foods, and he loved both sauerkraut and pickles of almost any kind.

  • Rate hike moving forward

    A divided City Council voted Monday to move forward with Councilman Joey Herrera’s proposal to raise water rates by enough to generate $20.2 million in revenue bonds for major capital improvements.

    Mayor Alfonso Ortiz joined with Herrera and Councilman Vince Howell to give the OK to publish the proposed rate hike, a move that sets the stage for a public hearing and final council vote on the increase later this month. Councilors Tonita Gurule-Giron and David Romero voted against the increase, with Gurule-Giron saying it’s still too high.

  • Remembering 9/11
  • Students punished for East-West brawl

    A dispute between high school students from East and West escalated into a brawl involving nearly a dozen of them at the shooting range two weeks ago.

    The brawl left some students, including football players, with minor injuries and some facing disciplinary action. Dozens of other students apparently flocked to the shooting range to see the fight.

    School officials from both districts say the fight was sparked by a social media internet website.

  • Group hoping to unite area entities

    There’s no question that government entities and community organizations in San Miguel County have a reputation for not working well together, but a recently formed group is trying to change all that in an effort to push economic development forward.

  • University Celebrity
  • Event explores history of Black Berets

    Submitted to the Optic
    An event scheduled for Thursday on the New Mexico Highlands University campus will provide area residents with the opportunity to learn more about the Chicano Movement in New Mexico.  

  • Looking Back - News - Sept. 12, 2012

    In 1962

    Wednesday, Sept. 12 — Firemen battled a fire at a house on 1311 Chavez Street and the adjacent house for over an hour today. The fire was reported just before 11:30 and was across the street from the Old Presbyterian Church. The blaze did extensive damage to the houses occupied by Jose Gallegos and family.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Sept. 12, 2012

    Ain’t Got No Frijoles Blues Festival

    The Ain’t Got No Frijoles Blues Festival begins this Friday with a dance from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Plaza Hotel ballroom. The Saturday concert will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Plaza Park Gazebo. Admission for the dance is $8, but the Saturday concert is free. For more information, call 454-6771.