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Today's News

  • HU media arts students create exhibit for museum

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University media arts students developed the bulk of a new cutting-edge multimedia exhibit, “Emergence: A New View of Life’s Origins,” for the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science.

    The grand opening for the permanent museum exhibit is June 30 in Albuquerque.

  • Robertson FFA claims several state titles

    By Sarah Goetsch
    RHS FFA Reporter

    Members of the Robertson High School FFA excelled in several categories at the recent New Mexico State Career Development Events, held at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.

    There were more than 1,900 FFA members from across the state that competed in the CDE’s this year. Students’ competitive teams claimed a state championship, several seconds, and many individuals received honors and recognition for placing within the top ten in their prestigious competitions.

  • Students of the Month

    Submitted to the Optic

    Troy Estrada has been named Elks Student of the Month; it was announced by Elks Lodge No. 408.

  • Mora County Notebook: Mora County has lots of college graduates

    Once again Mora has shown the intelligence, ambition and work ethic of its young people as they work to gain advanced education in colleges and universities.

    This week, seven students from Mora received their master’s degrees at New Mexico Highlands University. Nathan Espinoza received a master’s of business administration, Marvina K. Sanchez in guidance and counseling, Shan Marie Sanchez in curriculum instruction, Dayle Adkins in social work, Loric Lucero in social work, and Sandra L. Romero in social work.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Lunch Menu - May 20, 2011

    Community Calendar

    Sunday, May 22
    11 a.m. - Graduation Mass, St Gertrude’s Church

    Tuesday, May 24

    6 p.m. - Spring Band Concert, Mora School gym
    6 p.m. - T-ball - Rangers vs. Mariners, Little League Field #1 - Angels vs. Rangers, Field # 2 - Rockies vs. Broncos, Little League Fields in Holman
    6:45 p.m. - T-Ball –Yankees vs. Pirates, Little League Fields in Holman-

    Thursday, May 26

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Old sayings and dichos in various contexts

    “That’s a lot of baloney.” Yes, we do have some strange sayings in our English language dichos, don’t we? I heard a friend say that very phrase recently, and true to form, I do know what a lot of baloney is, in another context.

  • LV woman vying for fitness title

    A sea of rippling muscles, etched-in details showcased by tanning and skimpy posing suits, will be on display this Saturday at the Fitness New Mexico and Musclemania Championships, a bodybuilding competition at Hard Rock Casino in Albuquerque.

    Las Vegas’ Stephanie Trujillo-Gonzales will be among the competitors vying for prizes — and showing off the hard-won efforts of months of religious pre-contest dieting and daily workouts with free weights, machines and cardiovascular training.

  • Aiming for the fence
  • NMHU slugger honored in region

    New Mexico Highlands outfielder Clay Mohr has been named to the 2011 Rawlings American Baseball Coaches Association NCAA Division II Central Region Second Team.

    The honor was announced Wednesday.

    Mohr finished the season with a .387 batting average. Mohr connected for 12 doubles, five triples and three home runs over the course of the season.

  • State, district honors for area athletes

    A number of Las Vegas-area athletes have been recognized with their selection to all-district, all-state and North-South All-Star teams for baseball and softball.

    CLASS 3A BASEBALL

    West Las Vegas seniors Nicholas Aragon and Corey Archibeque have been named to the Class 3A North baseball team.

    The North-South All-Star baseball game will be played June 10-11 in Socorro. Selection to the North-South teams is limited to top players from that year’s graduating high school class.