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Today's News

  • Noticias - April 5, 2013

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com

    • David, Julian and Joey Martinez of Sheridan lost their home and all of their belongings recently to a structure fire. A donation account has been opened at the State Employees Credit Union for the family. They are also accepting donations of clothing and household items. Any assistance is greatly appreciated. For more information or to drop off donations, contact Jesus at 505-920-8659

  • Mora County Notebook: Students participate in spelling bees

    Lazaro Garcia Middle School students recently entered two spelling bees.

    After much study and practice the Mora County Spelling Bee was held in Wagon Mound on Jan. 15. There was a total of 19 participants from Mora and Wagon Mound.

    The first place winner was Dennis Escovedo of Guadalupita. Second place went to JetLeah Gallegos of Mora. Third place went to Shantelle Romero of Wagon Mound.

  • Mora SENIOR LUNCH MENU

    Centers with coffee and milk served daily.

    Monday — Sour cream enchilada, Spanish rice, green beans with green chili, salsa, oatmeal cookies and fruit cocktail

    Tuesday — Steak, spinach, Parmesan potatoes rounds, wheat roll with margarine and lemon bar

    Wednesday — Italian pork chops, broccoli with cheese, wheat roll with margarine, mixed vegetables, cottage cheese and peaches

    Thursday — Baked chicken, corn, asparagus, wheat roll with margarine and pumpkin spice cookies

  • Mora COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    3 p.m. — Mora Rangers baseball-vs.Penasco-Home

    Saturday
    10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Little League Registration, Allsups, last chance for registration

    Monday
    4 p.m. — Mora Rangersttes softball vs. McCurdy, home

    Tuesday
    10 a.m. — Mora County Commission meeting, board room
    3 p.m. — Mora Rangers baseball vs. Pecos, home

    Wednesday
    3 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes softball vs. East Mountain, away

  • Book brings back old rodeo memories

    Ranching and rodeos (they go together) are in my blood. My Oklahoma-born uncle was a bronco rider and quite a calf roper in his day. Pat Romero’s new book,  “Cowboy Reunions in Las Vegas New Mexico,” is timely and brings back so many memories for me. It has also led to some dreams, ideas about rodeos in Las Vegas.

  • Several area athletes all-state in hoops

    Pecos’ Johnny Vigil and Aaron Lujan have been named to the Class 2A boys’ basketball all-state second team by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association.

    Wagon Mound’s Eric Olguin was honored with selection to the Class B boys’ all-state first team; Trojan teammate Jose Aguilar was tabbed to the second team.

    Mora’s Chantel Rivera was chosen for the Class 2A girls’ second team.

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  • Isotopes have plenty of major league talent on board

    ALBUQUERQUE — Life for an Albuquerque Isotope — or for any minor league baseball player for that matter — is all about upheaval.

    The Isotopes that won their division in 2012 with an 80-64 record and contributed to a good showing by the parent Los Angeles Dodgers (86-76, second in the NL West) aren’t exactly the same club that takes the field this week for the beginning of the Pacific Coast League season.

  • Merged leagues; distinct schedules

    In a quiet merger conducted this past winter, the Meadow City’s two Little Leagues chose to combine their boards into one.

    The change may not seem apparent to fans who turn out for the games, which begin for Las Vegas Little League with opening ceremonies this Saturday at Keyes Park. (Games run from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., with a one-hour break at 10 a.m. for the ceremonies themselves.)

    La Plaza Little League’s opening day is slated for late April.
    Both leagues will maintain distinct schedules and operate under their existing charters.

  • WLV Invite
  • Looking Ahead - Sports April 5, 2013

    Friday
    Baseball
    • LCC at New Mexico JC (DH), noon, Hobbs
    • NMHU at Regis, 3 p.m., Denver
    Softball
    • LCC vs. Odessa (DH), 1 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • Robertson, West Las Vegas at Portales tourney, TBA
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at Air Force/Tailwind Invite, Colorado Springs/Albuquerque

    Saturday
    Baseball
    • LCC at New Mexico JC (DH), noon, Hobbs
    • NMHU at Regis (DH), noon, Denver
    • West Las Vegas vs. Robertson (DH), 11 a.m., WLV field