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  • Que Pasa April 15, 2016

    6 p.m. to midnight
    Mora Valley Chamber of Commerce will hold its 2016 fundraiser featuring Carlos Medina y Los Gallos, AJ Martinez, and Eminente at the VFW in Mora. Cost is $25 per person, and $35 a couple, and includes comedy show by Medina, dinner and a dance. This is an all-age event. A live auction will also take place. Tickets are available at Tapetas de Lana in Mora and Mora Valley Ranch Supply. For more information, call 575-455-0237.

    10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Noticias April 15, 2016

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    •Ambercare is looking for exceptional people for volunteers, who are 18 or older, with a capacity for caring to offer their services as a hospice volunteer. Hospice volunteers may read to a patient, take a walk, hold a hand when needed, play games or simply listen and provide companionship. If you would like to volunteer, contact Orlando LeFebre at 505-554-4988.

  • Gallegos second in golf invite

    Robert Gallegos made the most of his chance to play at home Tuesday, shooting a 77 — a state-qualifying leg — in the Robertson Golf Invitational at Gene Torres Golf Course.

    Gallegos’ score was good for second place individually, two strokes behind Jason Parker of Raton.

    As a team, the Robertson boys placed second (339) behind St. Michael’s (330), which had a state-qualifying team score. The Cardinals missed the state-qualifying score by just eight strokes. Taos was third (364).

  • Back-to-back wins in Reno

    Catcher Ryan Casteel went off for three hits in four at-bats plus a walk, scoring twice in Albuquerque’s 8-1 triumph over Reno on Wednesday night at Greater Nevada Field.

    It was the Isotopes’ second win of the series, which was to wrap Thursday afternoon.

    The Topes (3-4) open their home schedule Friday night, kicking off an eight-game homestand.

  • Dons 1st, Lady Cards 2nd

    The West Las Vegas boys and Robertson girls both earned team trophies at the Meadow City Track and Field Invitational held Wednesday at Cardinal Stadium.

    The Dons continued a strong spring by winning the boys’ team championship. St. Michael’s placed second.
    Robertson’s girls claimed second place behind St. Mike’s.

    Conditions were mostly cool with a light breeze. Some rain fell in the early evening. The meet had originally been scheduled for Friday.

  • Four games, four wins

    Four up, four down.

    The Meadow City’s four prep baseball and softball teams — all hosting district opponents at the same time Tuesday afternoon — pulled off a rare simultaneous sweep, improving their positions in the 2-4A chase.

    Robertson baseball 1, Taos 0

    In a 10-inning marathon at Memorial Middle School, it was the Taos Tigers who blinked first.

  • Go Fish April 15, 2016

    APRIL 12

    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.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April 15, 2016

    •Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Tacoma Rainiers, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    •LCC at Clarendon (DH), noon, Clarendon, Texas
    •NMHU at Colorado Christian (DH), noon, Lakewood, Colo.
    •West Las Vegas at Portales, TBA, Portales
    •West Las Vegas Middle School at Taos, 3 p.m., Taos
    •LCC at Frank Phillips (DH), 1 p.m., Borger, Texas
    •West Las Vegas vs. Portales (DH), 3 p.m., WLV Field
    Track and field

  • Madam Mayor - Mere 23 votes give Gurule-Giron victory over Herrera

    City of Las Vegas voters made history on Tuesday, electing Tonita Gurule-Giron as the city’s first female mayor.

    It was one of the closest elections in recent memory, with just 23 votes separating her from her opponent in the mayoral runoff. Results are unofficial until canvassing takes place on Thursday morning.

    Gurule-Giron, 58, garnered 50.52 percent of the vote to former councilman Joseph “Joey” Herrera’s 49.4 percent. She will be replacing Alfonso Ortiz Jr., who has served as mayor since 2010 but opted not to seek re-election.

  • Gurule-Giron prevails in mayor's race

    Councilwoman Tonita Gurule-Giron prevailed in Tuesday's runoff, winning the coveted mayor's seat by 23 votes.

    Gurule-Giron received 1,108 to Joseph "Joey" Herrera's 1,085 votes. Results are unofficial until canvassing takes place later this week.  Pick up a copy of Wednesday's Optic for more on this developing story.