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Today's News

  • Puerto Rico to close 184 public schools

    By Danica Coto
    The Associated Press

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico is closing 184 public schools in a move expected to save millions of dollars amid a deep economic crisis that has sparked an exodus to the U.S. mainland in the past decade, officials said Friday.

    An estimated 27,000 students will be moved elsewhere when their schools close at the end of May, Education Department spokeswoman Yolanda Rosaly told The Associated Press.

  • Students excel in competition
  • College signing day
  • Mora Senior Lunch Menu — May 7, 2017

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

    MONDAY
    Lemon baked chicken, rice, cucumber salad with dressing, beets, and spice cake

    TUESDAY
    Hamburger mac, green beans, corn, apricots, and peanut butter cookie

    WEDNESDAY
    Stuffed bell pepper, baked beans, carrots,
    biscuit, and fruit cocktail

    THURSDAY
    Pork stir fry, salad with dressing, wheat roll with margarine, and apple cobbler

    FRIDAY

  • Palabras Pinturescas: Bed of straw comes alive for these children

    Just about the time I think I have heard it all, as they say, yet another story pops up. We here at Gascon don’t farm or ranch like the big agricultural businesses do, but we like to keep up with what is going on in this business.The Furrow is a farm and ranch magazine that promotes John Deere farm equipment and its spring edition just came in the mail.

  • District champs!
  • WLV forum May 9

    West Las Vegas athletic coordinator Richard Tripp will host the WLV Parent/Fan/AD Forum, at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, at the Gillie Lopez Gym.

    The purpose of the forum is to air and listen to concerns and thoughts of parents and fans at West.

    The only topic that will not be discussed is the hiring and firing of coaches. Organization of a coaches/parents committee will be discussed.
     

  • Obstacle course - Race to take place Sunday at Perkins Stadium

    Obstacle course racing has arrived in the Meadow City.

    New Mexico Highlands University will host its first such event at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 7, beginning at Perkins Stadium.

    The course will be three miles long, and the race is open to the public. Entry fees are $15 general public, $5 students. Highlands students and employees with valid ID will be admitted for no charge.

    Registration on site will be open from 8 to 9:30 a.m., followed by instructions at 9:45.

  • Outlaws take the trophy
  • Go Fish - May 7, 2017

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. For future weekly reports, see weekend editions of the Optic.

    Catch of the week, Pecos River: Lucas Duran, 3, of Pecos, caught a 14-inch rainbow trout April 26. He was fishing with his dad near Terrero and using salmon eggs.

    Fishing report, May 2