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Today's News

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - May 17, 2013

    The Associated Press

    Mom chases down abductor
    ALBUQUERQUE — A mother whose 4-year-old was being abducted chased the suspect down and crashed her vehicle into his car, triggering a manhunt, Albuquerque police said Thursday.
    The young girl was playing in her yard at an apartment complex in Albuquerque’s North Valley when a group of teenagers saw the kidnapping and ran to alert the girl’s mother.

  • Auditors fault regulators

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico needs to strengthen its regulatory oversight of a billion-dollar gambling industry that includes horse racing tracks and casinos operated by Indian tribes, legislative auditors recommended Wednesday.

    A report by staff of the Legislative Finance Committee said the New Mexico Racing Commission and the state Gaming Control Board are understaffed and hampered by limited regulatory powers.

  • Judge delays ruling in Chavez case

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    BERNALILLO — A judge in the case of a former Albuquerque police officer accused of killing his wife on Wednesday rescinded on oral ruling to seal all new pretrial motions and said he will rule next week on whether to unseal other documents sought by media outlets.

  • Youth Soccer - May 17, 2013

    Las Vegas Youth Soccer League’s upcoming matches are as follows.

    U6 DIVISION
    Matches to be played 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Commerce Street park.
    Chivas vs. United, Field 1; Crew vs. Sounders, Field 2; Dynamo vs. Rapids, Field 3; Earthquakes vs. Fire, Field 4

    U8 DIVISION
    Matches to be played 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Commerce Street park.
    Hot Spurs vs. Galaxy-Mora, Field 1; Manchester City vs. Juventus, Field 2; Barcelona vs. Real Madrid, Field 4

    U10 DIVISION

  • Little League - May 17, 2013

    In another display of interleague cooperation this season, Las Vegas Little League and La Plaza Little League will have several interleague softball games on the schedule.
    The first of the games came Wednesday night at Rodriguez Park, and more are planned May 22 and 29 and June 3 and 5.

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    Las Vegas Little League’s upcoming games are as follows. All LVLL games are played at Keyes Park.

    MAJORS DIVISION
    Friday games: Red Sox vs. Orioles, 5:30 p.m.; Reds vs. Cardinals, 7:30 p.m.

  • Mora County Notebook: Music department performs concerts

    The Mora Schools Music Department presented two concerts last week.

    On Tuesday evening,  the mariachi concert was held with 29 participants and Joaquin Maestas-Manuel directing.

    On Wednesday evening, the bands of the Mora Schools held another concert.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - May 17, 2013

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Sunday
    11 a.m. — Graduates Baccalaureate Mass
    Tuesday
    6 p.m. — Tee-ball, Pirates vs. A’s Little League Field, Holman
    6 p.m. — Little League, Cardinals vs. Rockies, Field #1, Holman, Dodgers vs. A’s, Field #2
    Wednesday
    11 a.m. — ECHO Food Distribution, Helping Hands Inc.
    Thursday
    6 p.m. — Tee-ball, A’s vs. Angels, Little League Field,  Holman

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Noodles bring up Chinatown memories

    I discovered a can of Chow Mein noodles in the dark of my pantry recently. My mother always kept them on hand, should some unexpected guests arrive around the next meal here on the ranch. With some cooked meat, (beef or chicken) some vegetables or some soy sauce, she could whip up a sweet and sour Chinese lunch that anyone would enjoy.

  • Que Pasa - May 17, 2013

    TODAY HOY
    • Vida Encantada Celebrates Nursing Home week, 10 a.m. on Friday, May 17, car show and at 2 p.m. 1950s Sock Hop. For more information, call Joy Shrum at Vida Encantada Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at 425-9362
    • The local New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Service office at 917 Douglas Ave. will be closed on Friday, May 17 for annual training. Regular business hours will resume on Monday, May 20.

  • Annual Bike Rodeo for kids Saturday

    Submitted to the Optic

    The 22nd annual Kiwanis Bike Safety Rodeo is set for 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.  Saturday at the parking lot of the Wilson Gym Complex at Highlands University.