Today's News

  • Mora, WLV, Hobbs prevail

    Two of the three tournament champions from the recent Cowgirl Basketball Camp for prep teams hail from the Las Vegas area.

    NMHU head women’s coach Tiffany Darling said the camp featured 200 games in three days at several venues in town.

    Mora’s Rangerettes took first in the small-school varsity category. West Las Vegas Lady Dons won the JV division. Hobbs Lady Eagles won the large-school varsity competition.

  • North-South baseball in town

    The Class 1A-3A North-South All-Star baseball games are in town this weekend, bringing many of the state’s premier prep sluggers and hurlers from the Class of 2012 to the Meadow City.

    Game one ceremonies begin at 4 p.m. Friday at Brandt Park, home of the nationally ranked New Mexico Highlands University Cowboys. The best-of-three series continues with a doubleheader beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday.

  • Youth soccer sign-up begins

    Submitted to the Optic

    Registration for the fall 2012 season of the Las Vegas Youth Soccer League is now open.

    To register online, parents may go to www.lasvegasyouthsoccer.org or visit Desertgate Internet on Bridge Street during business hours. Registration deadline is July 31.

    The Las Vegas Youth Soccer League is a 100 percent volunteer-run organization and is seeking help in continuing to maintain a quality league. 

  • Go Fish - June 29, 2012

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.
    Clayton Lake: June 22, Mikie Montoya of Clayton caught a 9-pound walleye. He was using a spinner.

  • Mora County Notebook - County, State Land Office sign memorandum

    Mora County Commissioners attended the 76th annual New Mexico  Association of Counties earlier this month in Las Vegas. County Manager Tomas Sanchez was also in attendance.

    It was a busy three days for the commissioners and county managers. and presenters of the workshops. People from all over the state of New Mexico converged on Las Vegas for the gathering of the counties.

  • Palabras Pintorescas - The Mansard style of roofing

    Well, the older I get, the more I realize how many opportunities I’ve missed…mainly, the opportunities to visit with those who were much older than I, and who knew so much local history.

  • Loyola Marymount Graduate
  • New evaluation plan gets support

    The Associated Press

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives on Wednesday cast a strong, if symbolic, vote in favor of widening the scope of professional evaluations for tens of thousands of teachers and principals across the state.

    By a 199-0 tally, representatives approved a compromise amendment to the bill sponsored by Rep. Ryan Aument that balanced many lawmakers’ desire to overhaul the system against concerns over how much weight should be given to students’ achievement and the best way to measure it.

  • Gov. challenges college leaders

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Gov. Susan Martinez challenged leaders of the state’s colleges and universities Monday to develop a plan to fix schools’ remedial programs amid a scathing report faulting the state’s higher education institutions for failing to graduate students.

  • Two injured in shooting

    Two men suffered gunshot wounds following an altercation outside of Ray’s Discount Liquors on Sunday night.

    Court documents filed in the case state that the shooting occurred just before 10 p.m.

    The victim, Jesus Lopez — not the local attorney nor his son — sustained two gunshot wounds to the leg, several broken teeth from a baseball bat attack and two cuts to the lip and head. Police said Lopez is in his mid- to late-20s.