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Today's News

  • Little League - May 13, 2011

    The following are scores reported to the Optic by local Little Leagues as of press time.

    WEDNESDAY, MAY 4
    LVLL softball: Lady Devils 16, Longhorns 13

    THURSDAY, May 5
    La Plaza Majors: Cubs 14, Angels 7
    La Plaza Minors: Angels 4, Marlins 3

    FRIDAY, May 6
    La Plaza Majors: Red Sox 12, Angels 7
    La Plaza Minors: Red Sox 3, White Sox 1

    MONDAY, May 9
    La Plaza Majors: A’s 20, Marlins 0 (A’s Gonzales: homered over center field fence)

  • Go Fish - May 13, 2011

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish and The Fish Phone, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

  • Mora County Notebook: Wagon Mound celebrates Earth Day

    An Earth Day activity took place in Wagon Mound as the soil was prepared and a garden planted by the youth in Jaylyn Maestas and Lousia Maestas classes with the help of Sophia Martinez of the Concerned Citizens of Wagon Mound and of Mora County and Jennifer Bellin.   

    Another special time of garden activity took place on Cinco de Mayo while traditional Spanish music was played and songs were sung in celebration of Cinco de Mayo.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Lunch Menu - May 13, 2011

    Community Calendar

    Friday
    8:30 a.m. - Dia de la Cultura, Mora Elementary
    Saturday
    10 a.m. - Stock Growers meeting, Mora School Board Room                                      
    Sunday
    2 p.m. - Gunmanship Practice, Augustine Romero Ranch      

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Which came first? Our kids knew

    Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Our kids knew the answer to that early on. Most ranches have chickens for many reasons, starting with the really fresh eggs for breakfast, then followed by super good fried chicken for dinner, all collected from the nearby chicken coop.

  • Defense claims accuser had porn

    A new twist has emerged in the high-profile Jay Quintana case — allegations that his alleged victim may have been accessing child pornography on her laptop computer.

    The allegation, made in court filings by defense attorney Thomas Clark, has caused quite a stir, prompting motions to seal the court documents containing the allegation.

    The defense is fighting to be allowed to introduce the evidence during Quintana’s trial, arguing that it raises questions about the alleged victim’s credibility and mental state.

  • Outdoor recreation show set for June

    The Sunrise Kiwanis Club of Las Vegas is launching an Outdoor Recreation Show this summer to showcase northern New Mexico, and it’s hoping to make it an annual event.

    The organization is currently recruiting exhibitors for the June 18 show, which will be held at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center.

  • Four promoted to commander

    Four Las Vegas police veterans were promoted to the rank of commander on Monday, solidifying the city police department’s command structure.

    Mack Allingham, Robert Gutierrez, Kenneth Jenkins and Juan Montaño each will oversee a division within the city police department, though specific details are still being worked out, said Las Vegas Police Chief Christian Montaño, who is not related to Juan Montaño.

  • Water sale approved by commission

    The state Game and Fish Commission has signed off on a deal to sell water to the city of Las Vegas to help get it through the current drought.

    The commission approved the sale last week, City Manager Timothy Dodge said, adding that the city would get about 125 acre feet of water and would pay no more that $25,000 for it.

    The money would come from the city’s water purchase fund, essentially money set aside from water customer revenues. Mayor Alfonso Ortiz stressed that the agreement only covers water for this year.

  • Looking Back

    In 1911

    May 15 —Giving as his reasons his age, which is 62 years, and his membersip in the E. Romero volunteer fire department, A.T. Rogers, sr., this morning asked judge Clarence J. Roberts to excuse him from service on the petit jury for the May term of the district court for San Miguel County. The request was granted. Mr. Rogers is the father of Will Rogers who likely will be tried at this term of the court for the kidnaping of his little nephew Waldo Rogers, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Rogers.