Today's News

  • 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
  • Nuestra Historia: Optic was mum during Magee spectacle

    The Optic’s fourth owner, H. W. (Hub) Kane, was from Chicago and came to New Mexico as an engineer following WWI, working in water conservation and irrigation in the Raton area. Apparently finding journalism more alluring than the profession he had trained for at the University of Kansas, Kane left engineering to become a reporter and editor for the Raton Range, and later the Springer Times.

  • Oil and Gas Issues - Financial impact to property owners

    By Percyne Gardner

  • Little League - May 10, 2013

    Las Vegas Little League’s upcoming games are as follows. All LVLL games are played at Keyes Park.

    Friday games: Yankees vs. Cardinals, 5:30 p.m.; Red Sox vs. Angels, 7:30 p.m.
    Monday games: Orioles vs. Yankees, 5:30 p.m.; Angels vs. Reds, 7:30 p.m.

    Monday games: Rivercats vs. Sandgnats, 6:15 p.m.; Paw Sox vs. Red Wings, 7:45 p.m.

    Friday game: Jayhawks vs. Razorbacks, 5:15 p.m.
    Monday game: Wildcats vs. Bulldogs, 5:15 p.m.

  • Youth Soccer - May 10, 2013

    Las Vegas Youth Soccer League’s upcoming matches are as follows.

    Matches to be played 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Commerce Street park.
    Dynamo vs. United, Field 1; Crew vs. Chivas, Field 2; Earthquakes vs. Sounders, Field 3; Fire vs. Rapids, Field 4

    Matches to be played 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Commerce Street park.
    Manchester City vs. Galaxy-Mora, Field 1; Barcelona vs. AC Milan, Field 3; Juventus vs. Real Madrid, Field 4