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Today's News

  • MMS girls wrap successful fall

    Submited to the Optic

    The Memorial Middle School seventh grade girls’ basketball team completed its season with a couple of road wins at Raton and Mora.

    Defense and balanced scoring have been the Lady Cardinals’ trademark all season and this last weekend was no exception. The seventh graders defeated the Lady Tigers 47 to 4.

  • Looking Ahead - Dec. 28, 2011

    WEDNESDAY
    Basketball
    • NMHU men vs. Northern New Mexico, 9 p.m., TBA
    • Stu Clark Tournament: Moriarty vs. Silver, 1 p.m., Capital vs. St. Pius X, 3 p.m., Bernalillo vs. West Las Vegas, 6 p.m., Portales vs. Robertson, 8 p.m.; Wilson Complex
    • Robertson girls at Goddard tournament, TBA, Roswell

    THURSDAY
    Basketball
    • Stu Clark Tournament: consolation bracket play, teams TBA, 1 and 3 p.m.; semifinals, teams TBA, 6 and 8 p.m., Wilson Complex

  • A Sara Harris Christmas

    If you think you go all out on your holiday decorating chances are you haven’t seen Sara Harris’ house during the Christmas season.

    The Victorian home on Fifth Street she and her husband, Jay, live in is transformed into a virtual Christmas wonderland this time of year, complete with Santas, villages, angels, an heirloom nativity scene and more than a dozen meticulously decorated trees, each one with its own theme.

  • Revered mayor’s charity soldiers on

    For a brief moment after the unexpected death of Henry O. Sanchez in September, Macario Gonzales and several others wondered whether the charity the former mayor started would continue.

    The charity, called Love Thy Neighbor, helps people who are struggling heat their homes during the winter by giving them wood and money to pay their bills.

  • Hanukkah goblins make Vegas debut

    In keeping with the season, the  Las Vegas Jewish Community, Inc. provided the community with a delightful rendition of Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins, a play by Mary Byers, based on the story by Eric Kimmel. The presentation  was held at the Newman Center Thursday.
    The tale is based on the exploits of Hershel of Ostropol, a Jewish ethnic hero of the prankster mode who lived in what is today the Ukraine during the late 18th century.

  • An early Xmas gift: Congress OKs tax cuts

    By Andrew Taylor
    The Associated Press

  • FYI - News - Dec. 25, 2011

    The San Miguel County Safe-Ride-Home Service is extending its hours. Additional days of operation will include Dec. 26 through Dec. 31 from 8 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. New Year’s Eve hours will be 6 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Services are provided from any liquor establishment to your home. Call 505-429-0336.

  • Sunrise ... Sunset Dec. 25, 2011

    7:08 a.m. to 4:54 p.m.

  • Weather -Dec. 25, 2011

    Sunday
    Sunny, with a high near 41. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 21.

    Monday
    Sunny, with a high near 46. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 23.

    Tuesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 48. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 24.

    Wednesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 52. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 26.

  • Looking ahead - Dec. 25, 2011

    The 58th Annual Stu Clark Tournament opens Wednesday at Wilson Complex with four games scheduled, including West vs. Bernalillo at 6 p.m. and Robertson vs. Portales, at 8 p.m. The tournament wraps up Friday.