Today's News

  • Youths do well at target challenge

    Submitted to the Optic

    Mora Youth Hunter Education Challenge traveled to Los Alamos to compete in the Northern New Mexico Youth Clay Target Challenge. Participants shot one round each of trap, bunker trap and 5 stand. Medals were awarded for 5 stand and for best aggregate in each class.

    Macario Sanchez tied for second place in boys 13 to 15 five stand, but after the shoot-off had to settle for third. He also took third in boys 13 to 15 aggregate. Leonardo Aragon got second for boys 12 and under in both five stand and aggregate.

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Oct. 24, 2014


    3 p.m. to 6 p.m. — Farmers Market, Southwest Capital Bank parking lot

    TBA — CASSM - This month’s activities are eyeball dissections and owl pellet dissection, Mora Elementary

    1 p.m. — Mora volleyball vs. Escalante, junior varsity and varsity, away

    5 p.m. — Mora volleyball vs. Peñasco, junior varsity and varsity, away

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  • Palabras Pintorescas: Doctor father wasn’t a big fan of fruitcake

    Like it or not, Art Trujillo — it is that time of year! Yes! It is time for all good cooks to make fruitcake. Of course they have to be made in October to be ready ripe, juicy-fruity (with a little help from some rum or brandy) for Christmas gift giving.

    I will admit this amazing event almost got past me.

  • Program recognized nationally

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Excelencia in Education named the Highlands University Achieving in Research, Math and Science Center as one of the top college programs in the nation for increasing graduation rates among Hispanic students.

  • Teen shares love of languages

    By Lillian Schrock
    Casper Star-Tribune

    CASPER, Wyo.  — Danny Villalobos walks into a small square classroom lined with windows on one side.
    Through them, he can see a group of teenage girls, lounging on couches and laughing. He shifts his gaze to a group of five children seated before him. They’re sprawled out in padded chairs around an oak table.

    “Hi, kids!” he says.

    The kids, ranging in ages 6 to 13, stand and bow.

  • Beijing students cheer Zuckerberg

    By Didi Tang
    The Associated Press

    BEIJING — China may ban Facebook, but not its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg. The young billionaire delighted an audience of students at a prestigious Beijing university this week with a 30-minute chat in his recently learned Mandarin Chinese.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Oct. 24, 2014


  • Editorial cartoon - Oct. 24, 2014
  • Editorial Roundup - Oct. 24, 2014

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    The Journal Record  on bias (Oct. 20):
    Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to take up several cases about same-sex marriage. The justices let stand rulings that say states have no basis to deny marriage to gay couples.
    Anyone who has followed the debate could predict what opponents would say in response. Mary Fallin’s statement was typical:

  • Lady Dons end Pojo streak

    No opponent has been a thorn in the side of the West Las Vegas volleyball program quite like Pojoaque Valley has.
    Seemingly every time the Lady Dons have assembled a potent lineup with legitimate state title aspirations and potential, the district rival Elkettes have held the trump card.

    Pojoaque has been just plain tough for everyone to handle, winning a string of district championships and multiple state titles — including the last five in a row, dating to 2009.