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Today's News

  • Sister Segale on path for sainthood

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press
    ALBUQUERQUE — The Archdiocese of Santa Fe announced Wednesday it is exploring sainthood for an Italian-born nun who challenged Billy the Kid, calmed angry mobs and helped open New Mexico territory hospitals and schools.
    Archbishop Michael Sheehan said he has received permission from the Vatican to open the “Sainthood Cause” for Sister Blandina Segale, an educator and social worker who worked in Ohio, Colorado and New Mexico.

  • U. S. advancing to second round

    By Ronald Blum
    AP Sports Writer
    RECIFE, Brazil — The United States reached the knockout stage of consecutive World Cups for the first time, just not the way the Americans wanted.
    Germany beat the U.S. 1-0 Thursday in soggy Recife on Thomas Mueller’s 55th-minute goal to win Group G, but the Americans held onto second place when Portugal defeated Ghana 2-1 in a game played simultaneously in Brasilia.

  • Mora County Notebook - Pacheco, Olivas attend law camp

    Editor’s Note: A version of this law camp article was published last week. We are running an updated version of it because last week’s article contained several errors.

    Amiree Olivas and Krystah Pacheco will return to school in the fall with a remarkable experience to talk about. Earlier this month the two Lazaro Garcia (Mora) Middle School students attended a five-day law camp at the University of New Mexico. The two have since returned to their respective homes full of excitement and thrilled to have experienced the camp.

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - June 27, 2014

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    4 p.m to 6 p.m. — Fourth Annual Customer Appreciation Day, La Jicarita Rural Telephone Cooperative
    Saturday
    9 a.m. — Annual meeting Mora San Miguel Electrical Cooperative, Joseph Montoya Gym, Mora            

    SENIOR LUNCH MENU

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

  • Palabras Pintorescas: What is next with our crazy weather?

    The middle of June did not come and go quietly here in our mountains. The rains, even brief showers have left this area brilliant green, with our mountain grasses high and already starting to head out. I continue to wonder: what is next with our crazy weather?

  • KNMX wins station of the year for the seventh time

    Submitted to the Optic
    Las Vegas based radio stations KNMX, KMDZ and KBQL continue to raise the bar in broadcasting, leaving the New Mexico Broadcasters Association’s 2014 awards gala with seven Golden Mike Broadcasting Awards.
    One of the honors names KNMX-AM as Station of the Year for the seventh time, an unprecedented accomplishment in local broadcasting. Each of the seven winning pieces was produced by Jacob Garcia.

  • 10th Annual Synergy Fest today and Saturday

    Submitted to the Optic
    The 10th Anniversary Synergy Fest will be held today (Friday) and Saturday at the Gene Torres Golf Course. This two-day collaboration features family-friendly fun activities, sustainable energy and ecology education, plus a rich variety of live entertainment, including more than 10 bands. The music lineup showcases both New Mexico favorites and national acts. Choice local vendors will be serving gourmet food and craft brews, and admission is free.  

  • Que Pasa - June 27, 2014

    TODAY
    HOY
    • 10th Annual Synergy Fest, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, June 27 and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 28 at the Gene Torres Golf Course. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.synergyfest.com.

    SATURDAY
    SÁBADO

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - June 27, 2014

    THUMBS UP! AREA SEARCH AND RESCUE VOLUNTEERS

  • Editorial Cartoons - June 27, 2014