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Today's News

  • Mora County Notebook - Mora-Colfax Head Start seeks applications

    A lot of good things go on in the Mora/Colfax Head Start in Holman. They are recruiting students for the remainder of this school year and have applications ready for parents to signup for next year.

    Pauline Espinoza of the Head Start said, ”The Mora/Colfax Head Start Program is still looking for your little sweet hearts to come and join our other children in the Head Start class rooms.”

    They will be recruiting and assisting families with “Enrollment Applications” starting in April.

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - April 4, 2014

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Saturday
    TBA — Mora Track Team at Santa Fe Indian School Invitational, away
    11 a.m. — Mora Rangerettes softball vs. Tucumcari, doubleheader, home
    1 p.m. — Mora Rangers baseball vs. Peñasco, home
    Sunday
    1 p.m. — Seed Exchange, pot luck picnic, Tapetes de Lana and St. Gertrude’s Community Room bring seeds to exchange
    Tuesday
    4 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes softball vs McCurdy, away
    4 p.m. — Mora Rangers baseball vs. Pecos, away

  • Palabras Pintorescas - The impacts of Dr. Alan Thal, Ralph Hanks

    Yes, there are times when I pick up the Optic and suddenly get my chain jerked, as they say.  Mora County has just lost two incredible individuals, Dr. Alan Thal and Ralph Hanks.

  • Robertson stumps Pojoaque

    It wasn’t Robertson’s finest offensive exhibition, but the Cardinals scored a solid victory nonetheless in their district opener Tuesday against Pojoaque Valley.

    The Redbirds (9-4) won a pitchers’ duel by a 4-1 count amid windy conditions at dusty Whorton Field.

    “We didn’t hit the ball particularly well,” said RHS head coach Kenneth Sandoval.

    “The dust and wind affected us, but I won’t put it all on that.”

  • Benefit run honors late Pecos native

    Area residents are invited to take part in the fourth annual Amanda Lynne Byrne Memorial Run and Walk set for 8 a.m. Saturday, April 12, at Pecos High School.

    The event, which benefits a scholarship fund for Pecos High School seniors, is held in tribute to Byrne, a Rowe native killed in a January 2011 accident.

    A 10-kilometer run, a 5K run, a 5K walk and a quarter-mile kids’ run will all be open to competitors. Entry fee is $20 for the adult events.

    “This is a good way to honor Amanda,” said Pecos cross country coach Victor Ortiz.

  • LV fitness winners announced

    Area resident Debbie Martinez is not only in better shape in time for the summer, she’s also the grand champion of the City of Las Vegas’ recent 2014 Fitness Challenge.

    Martinez led all competitors in the Challenge, which measured weight loss from Feb. 2 through March 14, according to a news release from the Abe Montoya Recreation Center.

  • Final Four teams have history in prime time

    The Associated Press

    The invitation to this year’s Final Four seemed to have specific rules: No upstarts or Cinderellas. Big boys only.

    Yes, we’re well aware that Kentucky was a No. 8 seed and UConn was a 7. But c’mon. These are two power programs with storied histories, each with a championship under their belt within the past four seasons.

    Following a string of NCAA tournaments with mid-major party crashers, the Final Four is going back to the big time with Florida and Wisconsin joining the Wildcats and Huskies in North Texas.

  • Youth Soccer - April 4

    The following are this coming weekend’s scheduled Las Vegas Youth Soccer League matches:

    U6 DIVISION
    All U6 matches are played at 8:45 a.m. Saturdays at Commerce Street Park.
    Peru vs. Chile, Field 1
    Russia vs. Mexico, Field 2
    USA vs. Italy, Field 3
    Croatia vs. Greece, Field 4

    U8 DIVISION
    All U8 matches are played at 9:30 a.m. Saturdays at Commerce Street Park.
    Spain vs. Belgium, Field 1
    Switzerland vs. Portugal, Field 2
    Colombia vs. Germany, Field 3

  • Go Fish - April 4

    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. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    Fishing report, April 1:
    Charette Lakes: Trout fishing was rated as sporadic but there were a few good-sized trout caught by anglers using Power Bait and marshmallows.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April 4, 2014

    Friday
    Baseball
    • LCC vs. New Mexico Junior College (DH), noon, Rodriguez Park
    • NMHU vs. Regis, 3 p.m., Brandt Park
    • West Las Vegas JV vs. Robertson (DH), 3 p.m., WLV field
    Softball
    • LCC at Odessa (DH), noon, Odessa, Texas
    • West Las Vegas vs. Ruidoso (DH), 3 p.m., WLV field
    • West Las Vegas JV at Rio Rancho tourney, Rio Rancho
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at Air Force, Colorado Springs
    • Robertson, West Las Vegas at Santa Fe Indian, 3 p.m., Santa Fe