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  • In Brief - New Mexico News - June 21, 2013

    The Associated Press

    Body pulled from lake

    ALBUQUERQUE — A body pulled from Lake Michigan has been identified as that of a University of Chicago student from Albuquerque.
    The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said that 20-year-old Austin Hudson-LaPore was recovered from the lake early Wednesday by Chicago police after the body was spotted by a fisherman. The third-year student was last seen around 8:30 p.m. on June 12 at his apartment near the university’s campus.

  • Successful fund raising
  • Fracking fuels water fights

    By Garance Burke
    The Associated Press

    SAN FRANCISCO — The latest domestic energy boom is sweeping through some of the nation’s driest pockets, drawing millions of gallons of water to unlock oil and gas reserves from beneath the Earth’s surface.

    Hydraulic fracturing, or the drilling technique commonly known as fracking, has been used for decades to blast huge volumes of water, fine sand and chemicals into the ground to crack open valuable shale formations.

  • Perfect attendance awards
  • Cardinal scholars to further education

    This year’s Cardinal Scholars from Robertson High School’s graduating class are: Katherine Elizabeth Houdek, Victoria Lucia Gomez, Jalen Martinez, Sonya Lane, Victoria Jauregui, Sierra Rose Zamora, Rebecca Trujillo, Julia Maile Hoogerhuies, Ashley Jaramillo and Tori Gallegos. They all plan to attend an institute of higher education.

    Houdek is the daughter of Jeffrey and Lacy Houdek. She plans to attend the University of New Mexico to major in political science.

  • Giron graduates at top of West class

    Rikki Giron ended her high school  years as top of her graduating class at West Las Vegas High School. She overall grade point average was 4.16 making her valedictorian of this year’s class.

    She was followed closely by Anna Finck with a GPA of 4.1. Finck served as this  year’s class salutatorian.

    Rounding out the top ten are Gregory Medina-Romero, Renee Baca, Alma Garcia, Regina Torrez, Ashley Lovato, Manuel Lucero, Keith Salazar and Christopher Cavazos.

  • LCC’s Garcia going for the gold

    Submitted to the Optic

    Monica Garcia preparing herself to do well at SkillsUSA in Kansas City next week.

    Garcia says that the first thing she notices when she meets someone is their smile. It’s only right that Garcia will be competing in dental assisting at the Skills USA competition in Kansas City from June 23 to June 29. She is the lone student representing Luna Community College.

  • In Brief - Education - June 21, 2013

    The Associated Press

    Tuition freeze part of budget

    ST. PAUL, Minn.  — The Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system has approved a budget that freezes tuition.
    MnSCU’s (MINN’-skews) $1.9 billion budget uses a state funding boost to hold next year’s tuition to this year’s rate. Fees will stay nearly flat.

  • Schools get approval to be dissolved

    By David Eggert
    The Associated Press
    LANSING, Mich. — The state’s school superintendent and treasurer could dissolve a deficit-ridden district and send the students to nearby schools under legislation narrowly approved Wednesday by a divided Michigan Senate.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - June 21, 2013

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Tuesday
    6 p.m. — Tee-ball, A’s vs. Angels, Little League Field-Holman
    6 p.m. — Rockies vs. A’s, Field #1, Cardinals vs. Dodgers, Field #1, Holman
    Thursday
    6 p.m. — Closing Ceremonies Little League Field, Holman
    6 p.m. — Tee-ball, Angels vs. Pirates, Little League Field, Holman
    6 p.m. — A’s vs. Cardinals, Field #1, Rockies vs. Dodgers, Field #2, Holman
    Friday