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Today's News

  • Ben Lujan tourney, Thursday through Saturday at Pojoaque

    Schedules for the annual Ben Lujan Tournament (boys' and girls' basketball), which run Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 14-16, at Ben Lujan Gymnasium in Jacona:

    Ben Lujan Tournament (boys)

    THURSDAY

    Pecos vs. Monte del Sol, 10:30 a.m.
    Mora vs. Bernalillo, 1:30
    Peñasco vs. Santa Fe Indian, 4:30
    Pojoaque Valley vs. Desert Academy, 7:30

  • State hopefuls collide at Capital

    Returning to The Jungle (AKA Edward Ortiz Gymnasium) for the second time in four days, the Robertson wrestling team lost its first dual meet of the young season 51-24 to host Capital

    Both programs figure to be in the mix for state titles in late February — Robertson in 4A and Capital in 5A — but on Wednesday evening, the Jaguars looked the more mat-ready.

  • Redbirds pick up first hoops win

    T.J. Trujillo made the game-tying free throw with 1:23 left, then completed an old-fashioned three-point play to regain control for good, and Robertson edged Valencia 49-47 for its first boys’ basketball win of the season.

    The win came in Tuesday night’s Cardinals home opener at Mike Marr Gym.

    While the return of leading scorer Arjay Ortiz was a boon to the Robertson lineup, it was also a special night for freshman guard Caleb “Lubby” Marrujo.

  • County appoints two new P & Z commissioners

    San Miguel County has two new Planning and Zoning  Commissioners.

    Kenny Lujan and Harold Garcia were approved as the District 4 and District 5 commissioners for planning and zoning by the County Commission at its regular meeting Tuesday.

  • Cardinal hoopsters pick up first win

    T.J. Trujillo made the game-tying free throw with 1:23 left, then completed an old-fashioned three-point play to regain control for good, and Robertson edged Valencia 49-47 for its first boys' basketball win of the season.

    The win came in Tuesday night's Cardinals home opener at Mike Marr Gym.

    Coach Manuel Romero's team is 1-4 as it readies for a tough road game Thursday at Capital.

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    Also Tuesday, West Las Vegas' girls fell short in their upset bid at top-rated Portales, 62-42.

    See the Optic print and online editions this week for more.

  • A fair-ly festive weekend

    Theresa Wesner photos

    ‘Tis the season for holiday arts and craft fairs, and last weekend featured several in San Miguel and Mora counties. 

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  • Chess and robots

    They were focused. Two groups of students at West Las Vegas Middle School anticipate their next move. Mind you, it wasn’t the high stakes game of life at this point.

    One group concentrated on mastering its opponents in chess; while the other set attempted to key in the correct steps in their smart phones to maneuver a robot car forward, back, or to turn. 

  • Wildlife: Raptors the centerpiece of presentation

    Submitted to the Optic

    As a part of the Las Vegas New Mexico National Wildlife Refuge’s celebration of the annual fall migration, Lori Paras, Director of the Santa Fe Raptor Center presented three of her charges — a Great Horned Owl, a Barn Owl and Swainson’s Hawk and a discussion of each and their benefit to us as humans in an event held last month. 

  • New Mexico In Brief, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017

    The Associated Press

    Cutural Affairs seeks funding

  • Correction

    An infant being held by Santa Claus in a Page 1 photo of the Dec. 6, 2017 Optic was misidentified.

    The child’s correct name is David Baca.

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