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Today's News

  • Go Fish - Oct. 21, 2011

    FISHING REPORT, OCT. 18
    This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    COYOTE CREEK: Flow is .63 cfs. Fishing is fair for trout in the beaver ponds downstream from camp areas.

  • Looking Ahead - Oct. 21, 2011

    FRIDAY
    Cross country
    • Robertson at Los Alamos, 3 p.m., Los Alamos
    • West Las Vegas at Valley, 3 p.m., Albuquerque
    Football
    • Robertson at Raton, 7 p.m., Raton
    • West Las Vegas at Taos, 7 p.m., Taos
    • Wagon Mound-Roy-Mosquero at Clovis Christian, 4 p.m., Clovis
    Soccer
    • NMHU women at Mesa State, 7 p.m., Grand Junction, Colo.
    Volleyball
    • NMHU vs. Adams State, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex

  • Varela restores convertible

    Luna Community College

    Earl Varela has a lot of patience.

    Back in 1995 after he graduated from high school Varela came across a 1988 Ford Mustang Convertible GT. It had one major problem — no motor. Perhaps two major problems — the body of the car needed work.

  • In Brief - Education - Oct. 21, 2011

    From The Associated Press

    UNM grad rate has gone up
    ALBUQUERQUE — The University of New Mexico is crediting an increase in its graduation rates to its decision to hire more student advisers.

    The Albuquerque Journal reports that the university’s six-year graduation rates rose about a half percent this year and 1.5 percent in 2010.

    Still, the university’s new 45.1 percent six-year graduation rate for full-time students remains well below the national six-year average of 55.1 percent.

  • Mora County Notebook: Gathering stories of the Mora Valley

    Mora High School is starting a story gathering project under the guidance of Theaterwork of Santa Fe. The project is called “Memorias de Mora.”

  • Mora Community Calendar and Lunch Menu - Oct. 21, 2011

    Community Calendar

    Friday
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Rangerette volleyball at Santa Fe Prep, junior varsity and varsity
    Saturday
    11:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. — Ranger Talk, Fort Union National Monument
    5 p.m. — Mora Rangerette volleyball vs. Logan, Parents’ Night
    7 p.m. — Mora Ranger football at Questa, varsity
    Sunday
    11:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. — Ranger Talk, Fort Union National Monument
    Monday

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Hat on for our wonderful state

    I have never been a salesperson, and I probably never will try to sell anything I come in contact with. However, there is one exception to that rule of mine. Ask me about my wonderful state, New Mexico, and I can always get on a “promote New Mexico” bandwagon.

  • Business rival feud escalates

    The owner of Rocky Road Gravel contends that a business rival attacked him over a city job, striking him in the face with a two-by-four earlier this month.

    Not so, says Miguel Melendez, owner of Sangre de Cristo Gravel, who contends that it was Oren Mathews who was the aggressor. Melendez contends that Mathews threatened to kill him and that Mathews hit him in the head with a two-by-four several times.

  • Wells crucial to city water system

    Editor’s note: Today, the Optic continues its series on the city’s water problems. The series will run each Wednesday through Nov. 2.

    The year was 1981, and a lack of precipitation over the previous year was forcing PNM to pump four of its wells at Taylor Well Field for about half of the roughly two million gallons of water a day Las Vegas was using at the time.

  • Mom who fled facing new charges

    The bitter custody dispute between a Serafina woman and the father of her two children has taken another turn.

    Rebecca Montoya, who is awaiting trial on two counts of custodial interference, now stands accused of aggravated stalking and four counts of filing a false report.