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Today's News

  • Clinton on campaign trail

    By Lisa Lerer and Ken Thomas
    The Associated Press

    NORWALK, Iowa — Hillary Rodham Clinton came to Iowa to give voters an intimate glance of who she’d be as president. What they got instead was a glimpse into the complicated relationship between the current inhabitant of the White House and the woman who hopes to follow in his path.

  • Private attorney to prosecute case

    By Vik Jolly
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — The prosecutor removed by a New Mexico judge from the case of two Albuquerque police officers charged in the shooting death of a homeless man last year has tapped a private attorney to handle the case.

    Randi McGinn has agreed to prosecute officers Dominque Perez and Keith Sandy, who were charged this year with murder in the March 2014 death of James Boyd during an hourslong standoff.

  • Keyboarding returns to curriculum

    By Lisa Leff
    The Associated Press

    SAN PABLO, Calif. — Seven-year-old Ja’Niyah Smith’s first-grade class filed into a computer lab at a suburban San Francisco school recently and as they do every week practiced using mouses to pop bubbles with a cartoon pickle, catch flies with a frog’s tongue and arrange virtual blocks into words.

    The students, their legs dangling off their chairs, fell quiet, the silence broken by an occasional “I did it!”

  • Research day
  • Keyboarding returns to curriculum

    By Lisa Leff
    The Associated Press

    SAN PABLO, Calif. — Seven-year-old Ja’Niyah Smith’s first-grade class filed into a computer lab at a suburban San Francisco school recently and as they do every week practiced using mouses to pop bubbles with a cartoon pickle, catch flies with a frog’s tongue and arrange virtual blocks into words.

    The students, their legs dangling off their chairs, fell quiet, the silence broken by an occasional “I did it!”

  • Dear Teacher - April 17

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: As a mother of a 16-year-old, 10-year-old and a 5-year-old kindergartner, I have seen the changes that have occurred in education in the past 10 years. Children now are to know how to read, write, add and subtract in kindergarten ­— all halfway through kindergarten. This makes me crazy. I have no patience to try to teach these things. Yet I have to help the kindergartner.

  • In Brief - Mora - April 17, 2015

    Las Vegas Optic
    Archery winners announced
    On Saturday, the Mora Youth Hunter Education Club hosted a youth archery tourney at the baseball field at Mora High School. Despite the low turnout at the event, organizer Jack Rains said attendees had a great time learning the art and skills of archery.
    Participants were divided by age group and gender into compound bow or traditional bow competitions.

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - April 17, 2015

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Tuesday
    4 p.m. — Mora High School baseball vs. Cimarron, away
    3 p.m. — Mora High School softball vs. Tucumcari, double header, home
    3:30 p.m. — Mora School Board meeting

    Saturday
    9 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Community-wide clean-up, meet at Southwest Capital Bank or area fire departments. For more information, call Duane at 575-387-2800.

    Thursday
    4 p.m. — Mora High School softball vs. Jemez, away

    SENIOR LUNCH MENU

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Doc: ‘I’ve been dying since 1924’

    The three-part series on the history of cancer caught my eye and I watched the whole six hours of the program with interest, to say the least. I remember my doctor father talking about the early days of his long medical profession, so I dug up an article written about him in 1985. His story almost parallels the story, the devastation of cancer a century ago.

  • McCaffrey photography exhibit reception Saturday

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Highlands University presents an exhibit, Oh, The Places You’ll Go! — Photographs by Joe and Martha McCaffrey, with an artists’ reception from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday in the Kennedy Hall Gallery.