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Today's News

  • Riders take 2 of 3 vs. Trinidad State

    Luna Community College

    The Luna Community College Rough Riders are not only battling teams, they are taking the season series from them.

    Over the weekend, the Rough Riders won two of three over Trinidad State Junior College and are now 12-19 on the year.

    The Rough Riders have won four out of six games with Trinidad State on the year.

  • Coaches get boot for roles in bounties

    By Howard Fendrich
    AP Pro Football Writer
    Meting out unprecedented punishment for a crush-for-cash bounty system that targeted key opposing players, the NFL suspended New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton without pay for next season and indefinitely banned the team’s former defensive coordinator, Gregg Williams.

  • Go Fish - March 23, 2012

    FISHING REPORT,
    MARCH 20
    This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish, 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.

    CATCHES OF THE WEEK:
     
    Navajo Lake: March 14, Spencer Schreiber of Duranglers caught and released a 41-inch, 21-pound northern pike. He was using a big fly.

  • Sweet 16 loaded with big-league schools

    By John Marshall
    AP Basketball Writer

    Now it’s time for the big dogs to take over the NCAA tournament.

    Fourteen of the 16 teams remaining in the bracket are from major conferences, leaving scrappy Ohio and Xavier as the only mid-majors with a shot at following up on what Butler and Virginia Commonwealth did a year ago.

    Good news, even for you underdog fans, is that the resumes of the 14 big-school programs include 93 Final Four appearances and 33 national titles.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March 23, 2012

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • LCC at Phoenix College (DH), noon, Phoenix
    • NMHU at Colorado State-Pueblo, 3 p.m., Pueblo, Colo.
    • Robertson-West Las Vegas Round Robin (also features Tucumcari, Portales), TBA, MMS and WLV fields
    Softball
    • LCC vs. West Texas (DH), 1 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • West Las Vegas at St. Michael’s Invitational, TBA, Santa Fe
    Tennis
    • Robertson at Carlsbad Invite, 7:30 a.m., Carlsbad

  • Mora County Notebook: Residents receive Medals of Valor

    The Mora County Commission meeting last Tuesday was the scene of a special presentation of Medals of Valor and good citizenship, given by Lucas Duran and a representative from the Ledoux, Monte Aplanado, El Carmen Fire Department. Those receiving the awards were: Cindy Aragon, Angelica Aragon, Marcos Mondragon and Alonzo Aragon.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - March 23, 2012

    Community Calendar

    Saturday
    9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Mora Democracy School committee “on-line” Democracy School, learn how communities can stop corporations from developing within their counties, catered lunch, Tapetes de Lana in Mora

    Monday
    6 p.m. — Mora School Democracy meeting and educational forum, potluck dinner followed by meeting, Tapetes de Lana in Mora

    Wednesday
    11 a.m. — ECHO Food distribution, Helping Hands Inc.

  • Palabras Pintorescas - The great lessons of the skating pond

    Well, what do you know ... I have now written about 300 columns, plus or minus, and I thought I could paint a word picture of sorts. That was before I was invited to our Rio Gallinas Charter School to share some history with their fifth- and sixth- grade students. They can paint great word pictures, too!

  • Los Niños PTA going strong

    By Frank Splendoria
    Submitted to the Optic

    Some 40 people were there last September, teachers, students, parents, and the school principal. The Los Niños PTA meeting was managed well, but most notable was the active interchange between parents and the principal, David Baca.

    Parents made known their expectations and concerns, and the administration did the same. Both “educated” each other, and left the meeting with an understanding of common goals and actions to be taken.

  • LCC’s O’Brien earns certification

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    Luna Community College’s Culinary Arts instructor chef Adrienne O’Brien recently completed requirements to become a Certified Culinary Educator.

    O’Brien is part of a small group of individuals from New Mexico with this type of certification.