Today's News

  • Volunteers remove 3,200 pounds of trash

    Submitted to the Optic

    Last Saturday, The Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance teamed up with Habitat for Humanity and the Conservation Club of Highlands University to organize a spring Gallinas River Clean-Up. With the help of many volunteers and other contributing clubs and individuals, the clean-up removed more than 3,200 pounds of trash from the Gallinas River.

    Donuts, coffee, bagels, fruit, trash bags, T-shirts, gloves, trash removal service, and cash for gift-certificates were all donated.

  • HU alumni partner with Yale

    Submitted to the Optic

    New Mexico Highlands University is the first U.S. college with which Yale University alumni consultants have formed a partnership.

    Prior to the recent meeting at the Las Vegas campus, Yale Global Alumni Leadership Exchange had concentrated its work of simulating alumni engagement outside the country. It is now turning its attention to smaller colleges and universities within the country.

  • Students win scholarships

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Four New Mexico Highlands University business students received scholarships from Bloomberg Businessweek for writing outstanding business case studies.

    The scholarships were funded through Bloomberg Businessweek’s B-School Connection Program with a match from the Highlands University Foundation.  

    Elena Martínez, a dual-credit student from Las Vegas, won the $600 gold scholarship.

  • Garcia wins top spot for research

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands biology student Marcus García won first place for his research at the Western Alliance to Expand Student Opportunities annual conference in Tempe, Ariz.
    García, a 24-year-old Las Vegas native, will graduate Saturday with a bachelor’s degree in biology and a minor in chemistry.

  • In Brief - Education - May 10, 2013

    From The Associated Press

    Compacts in the works for schools

    SANTA FE — Santa Fe’s public school system is moving to set new performance goals and transparency standards and for its four charter schools, a move that’s surprised some of the schools’ operators.
    The planned compacts would be customized for each school and be used in the process of renewing charters for the schools in 2015.

  • Mora County Notebook: Mora native opens new practice

    Another Mora native has a doctorate.

    Dr. Kathleen A. Romero, AuD., CCC-A recently announced that she is opening her new practice in Albuquerque.

    She has worked in Albuquerque with the Hearing Health Center five years. She has now opened her own business,” Audiology Associates “on 415 Cedar SE in Albuquerque.

    Romero says that she is honored and excited to have the opportunity to continue serving those with hearing loss and their families. She and her staff offer their services in both Spanish and English.  

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - May 10, 2013


    9 a.m. — State Track and Field Tournament, UNM Track Field
    9 a.m. — State Track and Field Tournament continued
    5 p.m. — Mora VFW meeting, VFW Hall
    6 p.m. — Tee-ball A’s vs. Angels, Little League field, Holman
    6 p.m — Little League Rockies vs. A’s Field # 1, Dodgers vs. Cardinals, Field #2, Holman
    8:30 a.m. — Dia de la Cultura, Mora elementary gym

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Life is never simple on a ranch

    No two days are ever the same on a ranch. Just about the time I think my life and all that goes with it is slow and calm, my bubble gets busted once again.

    Such is the case recently when the clouds built up over our mountains, the temperature dropped like a rock, and before we know it, we had a snow storm of sorts surrounding us.

    Now our cows are not dummies, because most of them have babies (calves in ranching terms), they decided they’d better spend the following cold and snowy night in, under our sheds.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - May 10, 2013


  • Editorial Cartoon - May 10, 2013