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Today's News

  • Mora County Notebook - Center receives most-improved award

    The Mora Senior Center recently received an award for being the most improved center in the state of New Mexico.

    They were presented with a plaque to commemorate the award. The award was presented by Jenny Martinez, director of the Area Agency for the Aging and Tim Arner, director of North Central New Mexico Economic Development. The reports were prompt and well done.

    The number of clients has grown. Wal-Mart has donated money to increase the home deliveries. They now deliver more than 40 home delivered meals every day,  which has doubled since last year.

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Feb. 7, 2014

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    TBA — Mora Middle School Rangers, Taos Tournament, seventh and eighth
     
    Saturday
    1 p.m. — Mora Rangers vs. Peñasco, away, junior varsity and varsity
    1 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes vs. Peñasco, away, junior varsity and varsity
    Sunday
    2 p.m. — VFW Ladies Auxiliary, VFW Building
    5 p.m. — VFW meeting, VFW Building
    Tuesday
    10 a.m. — Mora County Commission meeting, Mora School Board Room

  • LCC’s Martinez honored at State Capitol

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    Luna Community College’s Montana Martinez was among 40 students statewide who were honored at the State Capitol recently after earning a spot on the All-State Academic Team.

    Martinez, a 2011 West Las Vegas High graduate, earned a tuition scholarship to a four-year New Mexico University of her choice.

  • Students of the Month - Feb. 7, 2014
  • Scholarships available for FFA students

    Submitted to the Optic

    Following a successful initial campaign in 2013, Tractor Supply Company has announced the second annual Growing Scholars program in partnership with the National FFA Foundation.

    Last year, Tractor Supply customers donated $362,324, resulting in 284 scholarships awarded to FFA members in their pursuit of a college degree.

  • WLV’s Najar free to play — for now

    Like basketball players tipping the ball in to get a game under way, West Las Vegas and Cody Najar is hoping this isn’t merely a false start that must go back to center court.

    Najar, a senior forward, learned on Tuesday that he will be allowed to continue playing at least for the time being.

    Fourth District Judge Matt Sandoval extended a temporary restraining order against the New Mexico Activities Association, the statewide entity that governs extracurricular activities.

  • Cowboy wrestlers take one in Texas

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    PLAINVIEW, Texas — After falling in a 15-3 hole, the Cowboys won the next five matches as New Mexico Highlands University (5-4) knocked off Wayland Baptist (2-9) for the second time this season, this time by a 24-21 score Tuesday night.

  • Rivalry Week, Part Two
  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 7, 2014

    Friday
    Baseball
    • LCC at Eastern Arizona (DH), Thatcher, Ariz.
    • NMHU vs. Lubbock Christian, 1 p.m., Brandt Park
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men at Adams State, 5 and 7 p.m., Alamosa, Colo.
    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • Memorial, WLV Middle School boys at Taos, TBA, Taos
    Softball
    • NMHU vs. Hawaii-Hilo, 7 p.m., Las Vegas, Nev.
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at UNM, TBA, Albuquerque

    Saturday
    Baseball

  • Cops: DUI driver had kid

    A Las Vegas woman is facing a felony child abuse charge for allegedly driving drunk with her 8-year-old son last week.

    State police arrested Barbara M. Menchaca, 25, of the 700 block of Jackson Street, on the night of Jan. 30 after she crashed her vehicle on NM 63 in Rowe.

    When the officer arrived at the scene he encountered Menchaca, who was speaking with her young son.