Today's News

  • Business school gets new computers

    Submitted to the Optic

    Luna Community College School of Business Students and instructors are working on 16 new computers, thanks to a collaborative effort from department staff, administration and the fiscal department.

  • Dear Teacher - Feb. 13

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: This year, my daughter, a high-school sophomore, has really studied for tests. She re-reads the material and then reviews several nights before the test. Unfortunately, the new material doesn’t stick, so she rarely gets better than a low B grade on tests. It seems to me that she is doing everything that she can to prepare for tests. Do you have any suggestions that might help her get better grades? — Studying a Lot

  • High school students soar in N.H.

    By Rik Stevens
    The Associated Press

    NEWPORT, N.H.— On a crisp February night at the rim of the forest behind New Hampshire’s Newport High School, Ruby Spitz perches on long, wide skis at the edge of a steep ramp, 65 feet above the ground and peering down at a snowy, brightly lit landing hill.

  • Putting Mora County on the map
  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Feb. 13, 2015


    4 p.m. —  Mora High School Rangerettes and Rangers basketball vs. Escalante, junior varsity and varsity, home

    No school - President’s Day

    4 p.m. —  Mora High School Rangerettes and Rangers basketball vs. McCurdy, junior varsity and varsity, home
    5:30 p.m. — Middle and high school parent advisory committee meeting

    4 p.m. —  Mora Middle School Rangers basketball vs. Taos, away

  • Palabras Pintorescas: A sweet, gooey and chocolatey Valentine’s treat

    Yes, I’ve told this story before, but it so appropriate for Valentine’s Day that I thought it should be repeated. This is our favorite Valentine, made by our two little boys a long time ago.

    Our boys, Carl and John, rode the school bus to Sapello every day. They were home by mid-afternoon and always had chores to do (a blessing when one lives on the ranch, but they did not think so.)

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Feb. 13, 2015


  • Editorial cartoons - Feb. 13, 2015
  • Another Perspective - Court system not funded adequately

    By Barbara Vigil

    Our courts require additional resources to meet the justice needs of New Mexico’s citizens. Each day, courts address the aftermath of strained social and economic conditions, including crime, child and domestic abuse, and broken family and business relationships.

    Our independent court system also supports economic growth and investment by enforcing contracts and resolving business and property disputes. And it does all of this with less than 3 percent of the state’s overall budget.

  • Just a Thought - Will you be my valentine, now and forever?

    By Rick Kraft

    The elderly couple was driving down the country road in their old pickup truck when they saw a young couple in a shiny new pickup coming toward them from the other direction. The young man was driving and the young lady was sitting right next to him, almost in his lap. He had his left hand on the steering wheel and his right arm was behind her neck resting on her shoulder. She was looking at her man with adoration, giving him all of the attention that any young lady could possibly give.