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Today's News

  • Torres and Lujan crowned

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Miss Las Vegas’ Outstanding Teen Pageant was held on Sunday, March 25 at the West Las Vegas High School Cafeteria.  

    Gabrielle Torres was crowned Miss Las Vegas’ Outstanding Teen 2012 and Savannah Lujan was named first runner-up.  

    Lujan was also crowned Miss Photogenic for raising the most money in the photogenic competition.

  • Que Pasa - March 30, 2012

    TODAY HOY
    • The Abe Montoya Recreation Center is now taking team registrations for the Spring 2012 Co-Ed volleyball league. Games will be played on Wednesdays only and begin, April 4, and will continue until May 9. A single-elimination tournament will follow. League is considered noncompetitive fun league class. Team registrations will be taken through March 30. Team fee is $150. Contact Misty Williams at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center at 426-1739.

  • Mora County Notebook - Mora cheer squad does well in competition

    The Mora varsity cheerleading squad performed well at the state spirit competition at the Santa Ana Star Center in Bernalillo on March 23 and 24.

    The cheerleaders were able to compete at the state competition because of their showing in other competitions during the season. At these competitions they took the first place spot twice and one third place.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - March 30, 2012

    Community Calendar

    Friday
    3 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes Softball vs. Pecos, away
    3:30 p.m. — Mora Rangers Baseball vs Peñasco, away
    Saturday
    10 a.m. — Mora track, Cimarron, away
    2 p.m. — Community egg hunt, Mora Sheriff’s Department
    10 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Registration for Little League Russell’s Parking lot
    Monday
    4 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes softball vs. McCurdy, away

  • Palabras Pintorescas - The snow storms of days gone by

    Where oh where have the big snow of yester year gone? The ranch has recorded 81 inches here so far this year, which is much better than last year, but our annual average is 120 inches, so we have a way to go. We still  have time for a big storm or two, and the high mountains do have enough snow to keep our streams running longer than last year. The acequia watchers monitor this constantly.

  • Spring Cleaning

    Submitted to the Optic

    Spring is starting off great; for Las Vegas, the town is humming with people everywhere. But, best of all, the citizens of Las Vegas joined with groups from all over to help Keep Las Vegas Beautiful by picking up all the loose windblown litter.

  • Spanish Spelling Bee Winners
  • Armijo Students of the Month
  • In Brief - Education - March 30, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    No-contest plea for ex-teacher

    LOS LUNAS — A former Belen teacher has pleaded no contest to two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor after authorities say he tried to lure a 15-year-old girl into having alcoholic drinks with him.

    The Albuquerque Journal reports 42-year-old Manuel G. Martinez III pleaded to the charges Tuesday.

    Los Lunas police arrested Martinez last March after police used a teenage girl’s phone to send text messages to Martinez.

  • LCC student receives scholarship

    Luna Community College criminal justice student Shannon Krause is one of  50 community college students from the United States, Canada and Guam named 2012 New Century Scholars — receiving a total of $100,000 in scholarships.   The New Century Scholars Program is sponsored by The Coca-Cola Foundation, Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, Phi Theta Kappa, and American Association of Community Colleges.