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Today's News

  • For The Donald, it’s about America’s ego — and his own

    By Nancy Benac
    The Associated Press

    Donald Trump once owned up to the force driving him in life: ego.

    “Almost every deal I have ever done has been at least partly for my ego,” the billionaire declared in a 1995 New York Times piece titled, “What My Ego Wants, My Ego Gets.”

  • For The Donald, it’s about America’s ego — and his own

    By Nancy Benac
    The Associated Press

    Donald Trump once owned up to the force driving him in life: ego.

    “Almost every deal I have ever done has been at least partly for my ego,” the billionaire declared in a 1995 New York Times piece titled, “What My Ego Wants, My Ego Gets.”

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 17, 2016
  • Editorial Cartoon - July 17, 2016
  • Editorial:A great investment

    More people are vising our state than ever before. Statistics compiled by the state tourism department show that 33.4 million trips were taken in New Mexico in 2015, 700,000 more trips than in 2014.

    So why should we care?

    Tourism is a vital part of New Mexico’s economy. When tourists come to our state, they rent rooms at area hotels and motels. They eat at local restaurants and shop at our stores. And they fuel up their vehicles at our service stations.

  • Just a Thought: Some random thoughts in difficult times

    Those who protect us should not have to be protected. When law enforcement is protecting the rights of others to assemble, they should not become targets. The issue isn’t whether law enforcement agrees or not with the views of those they are protecting. The issue is they should not become victims for protecting freedoms of others that comes with being in America.

  • Editorial Roundup - July 17, 2016

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    The Dallas Morning News on President Obama’s remarks at a police memorial in Dallas (July 13):

    Dallas’ response in the days since five of our police officers were murdered demonstrates that our city can help show America how to heal its divisions over race and ease tensions over police violence.

    That was the message President Barack Obama delivered Tuesday, and we couldn’t agree more.

  • Mora Middle school student attends UNM Law Camp

    Submitted to the Optic

    Diego Aragon, an incoming seventh grader at Mora Middle School, recently attended the University of New Mexico Law Camp.

    The program is a one-week camp sponsored by the New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association, State Bar of New Mexico, UNM College Enrichment and Outreach Program, ENLACE, and several law firms in New Mexico and other financial contributors.

  • Mora Senior Lunch Menu — July 17, 2016

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

    MONDAY
    Green chile chicken enchiladas, pinto beans, calabazitas, spinach salad with dressing, crackers, and gelatin with fruit

    TUESDAY
    Meatballs, steamed rice, oriental vegetables, wheat roll with margarine, and apricots

    WEDNESDAY
    Chicken pot pie, green beans with mushrooms, salad, dinner roll, and fruit salad

    THURSDAY
    Summer picnic - center closed

  • Palabras Pinturescas : The best ride is bareback

    My whole life has centered around horses, horses of many shapes, sizes, colors, temperaments and gaits. There is nothing like the luxury of riding an American saddle horse or a Tennessee walking horse in either their fast, smooth as a rocking chair gait.

    We raised both here at the ranch and at Valmora. My mother was an expert horsewoman who could make these fancy steppers glide through their beautiful gaits.