Today's News

  • Plane debris heading to France

    By Greg Keller and Sylvie Corbet
    The Associated Press

    PARIS — A sea-crusted wing part washed up on an island in the western Indian Ocean may be the first trace of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 since it vanished nearly a year and a half ago, and a tragic but finally solid clue to one of aviation’s most perplexing and expensive mysteries.

    Malaysia’s prime minister said Thursday the debris found on the French island of Reunion will be sent for investigation to the French city of Toulouse, the center for European aviation.

  • In Brief - News - July 31, 2015

    The Associated Press
    Balderas’ office firings OK

    ALBUQUERQUE — A judge has recommended a state board dismiss appeals by 20 former employees of the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office seeking to get their jobs back.
    An administrative law judge recently ruled Attorney General Hector Balderas had the authority to fire the workers and recommended that the State Personnel Office allow the firings to stand.
    Balderas fired the workers when he took office last January.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - May 31, 2015


  • Editorial cartoon - July 31, 2015
  • Another perspective - Success for all ... or some

    By Sam Minner

  • Just a Thought - Change in system equals change in results

    By Rick Kraft

    Insanity has been defined as “doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” This quote has been attributed to several famous people, including Albert Einstein and Ben Franklin.

    It amazes me how often we don’t get this concept. We think if we stay the same way long enough, the world around us will change for the better. Then we get frustrated when it doesn’t. We fail to recognize that the same actions equal the same results.

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - July 31, 2015


    3 to 6 p.m. —  Mora Valley Farmers Market is held from 3 to 6 p.m. in the parking lot of Southwest Capital Bank in Mora. For more information about the market, call Betsy at 505-220-1845.


    The lunch menu for the Mora /Wagon Mound Senior Centers, with coffee and milk served daily.

    Monday — Beef enchilada, salad with dressing, pinto beans, Spanish rice, salsa and orange

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Kroening was a tough cowboy

    I  have discovered becoming a senior citizen isn’t all that bad. So many things pop up around here, and almost every event begins with “Do you remember...” Yes, very often I can answer, “Yes, I do.”

    I suspect this Cowboys Reunion Optic will carry a story about Cowboys and cowgirls from way back — as in the 1950s or earlier.

  • NMHU athletic director, SID leave school

    Another change of leadership at New Mexico Highlands University’s athletic department has marked an offseason that already has seen change in the form of new coaches beginning work in a couple of major programs.

    After scarcely a year at the helm, Jeff Falkner has left the NMHU athletic director’s position to accept the equivalent post at California State-Dominguez Hills, a Division II institution in Carson, Calif.

    He was to start that job on Monday, according to CSUDH officials.

  • State finalists