Today's News

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - May 3, 2013


    10 a.m. — Mora Rangers baseball vs. Monte Vista at Ft. Marcy
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Community Health Services Board meeting, administration building
    3 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes softball vs. Jemez, home, junior varsity and varsity
    6 p.m. — Little League opening ceremonies, Little League field, Holman
    6 p.m. — Tee-ball Angels vs. Pirates
    6 p.m. — Little League, Field #1 Dodgers vs. Rockies Field #2 Cardinals vs. A’s

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Saddle up, cowgirl

    Once in a while I run into a photograph that makes me stop and stare, then burst out laughing. That surely is the case this time. Imagine having that old box camera ready to shoot just as the action takes place. I’d say that photographer should have been given an award of some kind.

    Yes that is my mother, Alice Gellenthien, helping a lady mount a horse. The lady (I don’t know who she is) was probably short, possibly “portly” as my mother would say, and was probably visiting from a far away place, such as Chicago.

  • LCC’s Ridgeway named scholar

    Submitted to the Optic

    Rachel Ridgeway, a student at Luna Community College, has been named a 2013 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Silver Scholar. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation sponsors the Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team program by recognizing 50 Gold, 50 Silver and 50 Bronze Scholars, and providing nearly $200,000 in scholarships annually. Each Silver Scholar receives a $1,250 scholarship and a special medallion.

  • Local connection - Several area students awarded prestigious LANL scholarships

    Submitted to the Optic

    Eight San Miguel County students have won scholarships from the Los Alamos National Laboratory Employees’ Scholarship Fund. The fund awarded $411,500 to 73 students in Northern New Mexico to realize their dreams of attending college.

    Winning $10,000 awards:

  • In Brief - Education - May 3, 2013

    The Associated Press

  • Computer glitches derail school tests

    By Tom Coyne and Tom LoBianco
    The Associated Press
    INDIANAPOLIS — School districts across several states are rescheduling high-stakes tests that judge student proficiency and even determine teachers’ pay because of technical problems involving the test administrators’ computer systems.
    Thousands of students in Indiana, Oklahoma and Minnesota have been kicked offline while taking tests in recent weeks, postponing the testing schools planned for months and raising concerns about whether the glitches will affect scores.

  • Montaño signs with Highlands

    With all the events she’s been competing in — and excelling in — over the last several years, Robertson’s Kristen Montaño has given her supporters plenty to watch during track and field meets.

    Look for her to continue doing so next year — as a member of the New Mexico Highlands women’s track and field program.

  • Breakout day for Pecos at NRG

    “Everyone really brought it,” Pecos track and field coach Leroy Barela said of his athletes’ effort in this past weekend’s Northern Rio Grande Invitational held in Ojo Caliente.

    The Lady Panthers won the girls’ meet, racking up 96 team points to beat Dulce (75) and Penasco (61). And the Panthers were a runner-up on the boys’ side despite missing five of their leading scorers. Escalante won the boys’ title with 123 points; Pecos had 87 and Penasco 69.

  • Camp pays tribute to Miranda Serna

    A couple years after her untimely death, basketball hero Miranda Serna is still dishing out assists.

    The summer youth basketball camp that bears her name was so popular in its inaugural season that it reached its registration capacity of 65 within eight days.

    “It’s not only the way we’ve run the camp,” said Aaron Chavez, one of the camp’s coordinators and a cousin of Serna’s. “It’s also that people really respected Miranda.”

  • ‘Topes win in 10th

    A two-run bomb by Tim Federowicz lifted the Isotopes to a 6-4 win in the 10th inning of their Wednesday home game with Memphis.

    Albuquerque improved to 15-11 and won its third straight over the Redbirds.

    Federowicz finished 3 for 4 with two doubles and four RBI. Elian Herrera also homered.

    Friday through Monday, the Isotopes host New Orleans.