Today's News

  • Another Perspective: Finding the right credit solution for your business

    By Ben White

    Submitted to the Optic

    About one in three business owners say they use their own funds or personal credit for their business, according to a recent Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index survey. Yet as a business seeks to grow, obtaining business credit is essential and can help finance purchases, build a credit history, supplement cash flow and preserve savings.

  • Editorial Roundup - Nov. 28, 2014

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    The Portland (Maine) Press Herald on “social pressuring,” (Nov. 18):

    Americans treasure free speech and the ability to share their opinions, but we understand that our vote is private. When we step up to fill in our ballot, sometimes behind a red, white and blue curtain, we do so knowing that our choice is ours alone, and who we voted for is nobody’s business unless we want to tell them.

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Nov. 28, 2014

    Noon —  Mora Middle School Rangerettes basketball vs. Dulce, home
    2 p.m. —  Mora High School Rangerettes basketball vs. Taos, home
    4 p.m. —  Mora Middle School Rangerettes basketball vs. Santa Rosa, home

    4 p.m. —   Mora High School Rangerettes basketball vs. Pecos, away
    4 p.m. —   Mora High School Rangers basketball vs. Pecos, away


  • Mora County Notebook - Organizations working to improve park

    Morphy Lake State Park is usually booming during the summer months, but in the winter it is quiet, as ducks can be seen gently floating across the calm chilly water.

    For numerous Mora County farmers the park means a way to store water that will be used to irrigate their fields during the growing season. The winter months are crucial to the farmers as the moisture is needed in the spring and summer.

    But there is a slight problem.

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Moberg garage could fix just about anything

    I have an audience of one as I write this column on Nov. 17. It is 10:30 in the morning and it has warmed up to 32 degrees. It was 1 degree at 8 this morning and there are 7 to 8 inches of snow on the ground. The snow has finally melted off the deck railing and because it is iron it is obviously the only warm perch around here at the moment.

    My visitor is a very cold mourning dove. Her feathers are fluffed out to the maximum, and she is watching the houseflies that have suddenly come alive and are crawling up the picture windows here.

  • Chamber gets city contract

    Nearly a year after the city ceased funding the Las Vegas San Miguel Chamber of Commerce, the City Council has thrown the organization a new lifeline.

    Councilors voted unanimously last week to approve a seven- month, $35,000 contract for the struggling organization, but in order to receive that funding, the chamber will need to provide several deliverables, including working to recruit 100 new members.

  • A Cardinal apology

    Las Vegas City Schools Superintendent Ruben Cordova issued an apology Tuesday for inappropriate behavior by some members of the Robertson High School football team after their shocking loss to Hatch Valley on Saturday.  

    Unsportsmanlike conduct penalties were called against the Cardinals in the final seconds of the game. After the 20-16 playoff loss to Hatch Valley, several players walked off the field without shaking hands with Hatch players, and several hit their helmets against the wall. The game was played at Cardinal Stadium.

  • HU student found dead in dorm

    A New Mexico Highlands University officer conducting a welfare check found a student dead inside her room at Kennedy Hall Monday evening.

    The university identified the deceased woman as Paige Martinez, a 52-year-old Media Arts student. State police, which has jurisdiction on university campuses, was called in to investigate. While the death was initially deemed suspicious, state police released a statement Tuesday saying that foul play is not suspected in the death.

  • Ferguson businesses torched in protests

    By Jim Salter and David A. Lieb
    The Associated Press

    FERGUSON, Mo. — Smoke billowed from burned-out buildings and sidewalks were strewn with broken glass Tuesday after Ferguson erupted over a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer in the killing of unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brown.

  • Looking Back - Nov. 26, 2014

    In 1964
    Wednesday, Nov. 25 — Maurice Hoffman was elected president of the Las Vegas Shrine Club at the club’s regular monthly meeting at the Home Cafe. Hoffman succeeds Cap Parkinson as president. Other officers elected were Marion Wiggins of Wagon Mound to replace Hoffman as president and E.E. “Pete” Gardner as secretary-treasurer to replace the late Frank Weddington. The new officers take office Jan. 1.