Today's News

  • Mora County Notebook - Rains places at Rocky Mountain National Rendezvous competition

    Submitted to the Optic

    DonDiego Rains, 10, of Holman, placed in various competitions at the Rocky Mountain National Rendezvous in Colorado, which he attended with his father in July.  

    Rendezvous is a recreation of the fur trade era where everything in sight must be of a pre-1840 style. Clothing is of the period, tents are canvas and cooking is over wood. All vehicles must be out of camp by Saturday evening and stay out until the following Saturday afternoon. No plastic, nylon, aluminum, electricity or propane are permitted.

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Sept. 19, 2014


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

    TBA — Mora cross country at Pecos

    4 p.m. — Mora middle school volleyball vs. Memorial Middle School, away

    5:30 p.m. — Mora volleyball vs. Robertson, junior varsity and varsity, away

    5:30 p.m. — Mora volleyball vs. Santa Fe Prep, junior varsity and varsity, home

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Have you read any good books lately?

    It is never easy to say goodbye to an old friend, and this time it is a very old friend. That huge, beloved Ponderosa Pine tree next to the road and just down from our yard died this spring.

  • Senior Center fun
  • In Brief - New Mexico - Sept. 19, 2014

    The Associated Press

  • School supplies donation

    Submitted to the Optic

    The students and staff of Mike “Mateo” Sena Elementary in Sapello got a special treat last late month. The residents and guests of Pendaries RV Resort donated plenty of school supplies.

    In late August, several residents of the resort came to present hand-made backpacks, containing additional supplies, to the students.

  • Dear Teacher - Sept. 19

    By Margie Eberts
    and Peggy Gisler
    Special to the Optic
    Question: We’re back to the same old frantic rush every morning to get the children out the door in time for school. We make up morning schedules, but we never follow them for more than a few days. Is there any way we can make mornings more peaceful? — Rushing Around

  • Patron commits $7.5M to UWC

    By Jennifer Rowland

    UWC-USA patron Shelby M.C. Davis, one of the leading supporters of international education in the United States, is committing another $7.5 million to United World College, building on his past generosity as the school’s largest donor. Of this total, he will give $1 million a year for the next five years to increase his support of scholarships for Americans to attend UWC schools. The balance of Davis’ gift will support second year Davis-Mahindra International Scholars at each eligible UWC school.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Sept. 19, 2014

    Las Vegas police suspect three juveniles of breaking into the Las Vegas Senior Center,  two West Las Vegas schools and vehicles earlier this month. The buildings were then vandalized, resulting in more than $1,000 in damage. The cases are being handed over to the Juvenile Probation Office. Let’s hope that those responsible are held accountable and that they learn that it’s not OK to break into a building and vandalize it.

  • Editorial cartoon - Sept. 19, 2014