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Today's News

  • Americans show Olympic mettle

    The Associated Press

    LONDON — Now that Kobe Bryant, strangely missing, has finally joined the fun, the U.S. appears complete.

    Oh, there are some major defensive flaws, but that hardly matters to this suped-up, American-manufactured scoring machine that goes from zero to 100 points in seconds.

    Overpowering and dominant in a way not seen since the 1992 Dream Team, the Americans are now two wins from a second straight Olympic gold medal.
    Argentina awaits.

    “We’re ready,” Carmelo Anthony said.

  • Kerri and Misty rule beach again

    LONDON — For 11 years, they have been Kerri and Misty, the most recognizable faces in Olympic beach volleyball and a team that dominated the sport.

    No one could beat them in the Summer Games.

    And no one will get another chance.

  • Highlighting the Extraordinary

    For Ira Harge Jr., the wheels started turning when he and fiancee Lisa Lujan were sitting courtside at a Monte del Sol basketball game.

    Omar Ndiaye, a player on the school’s junior varsity, caught Harge’s attention for the way he handled the ball. As it turns out, Ndiaye has been playing with one hand, lacking the use of his right hand, but managed to emerge as a standout guard for the Dragons.

    The encounter made Harge think.

    So, too, did his meeting Dulce’s Kyle Howe, who has overcome a seizure disorder to compete in athletics.

  • ‘Coop’ clinic hailed a success

    An estimated 68 area youngsters participated in the recent Coop Life Skills clinic at Robertson’s Mike Marr Gym.

    “Everyone left satisfied,” said Arturo Padilla Jr., who helped facilitate the two-day camp that included basketball instruction and life lessons as presented by Michael Cooper Jr. and his staff.

    Fifteen kids were sponsored by Collins Dental, which purchased passes for those kids who would not otherwise be able to attend. Those passes were given away on KFUN radio Thursday morning before the camp.  

  • Isotopes sweep in twinbill vs. Padres

    Threes were wild Wedensday night for Elian Herrera of the Albuquerque Isotopes.

    Herrera hit 3 for 3 with three runs batted in and three runs scored to lead the Isotopes to a 7-2 victory in game two of a doubleheader with Tucson at Isotopes Park.

    The home team led just 3-2 going into the bottom of the sixth. That’s when Josh Bard looped a one-out double to center. Then Osvaldo Martinez drew a walk. Matt Angle singled to load the bases for Herrera, batting in the leadoff position.

  • Go Fish - August 10, 2012

    FISHING REPORT,
    AUG. 7

    Cimarron River: Trout fishing was good using BWOs, brassies, copper John Barrs, tricos, small gold Panther Martins, salmon eggs and worms. Water flow below Eagle Nest Lake as of Monday was 36 cfs. Fishing at the Gravel Pit lakes was fair using salmon eggs. A few trout were also taken on spinners fished above the grass lines.

  • Local lawyer representing Hershey Company

    Early last month, Cyrus Martinez began serving The Hershey Company in Hershey, Penn., as its council, labor and employment attorney.

    Susan M. Angele, vice president and global deputy general council says that Martinez will provide legal advice, training and manage litigation with respect to labor and employment matters, including discrimination law, employee safety and employment policies and practices and union related matters.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - August 10, 2012

    Community Calendar

    Saturday
    10 a.m. — Sangre de Cristo Livestock Growers Association, Mora School Board Room
    Noon — District 5 meeting of VFW Auxiliary, VFW Building
    7:45 p.m to 10 p.m. — Every 45 minutes, Candlelight Tours, Fort Union National Monument
    Sunday
    5:00 p.m — VFW Meeting, VFW Hall
    Monday
    7:45 a.m. — Mora Independent School teachers report for work
    Tuesday

  • Palabras Pintorescas - Meat processing plant to help area ranchers

    Back in the old days of not-so-long-ago I could plan a whole afternoon of strictly quiet and pleasant time working on and researching my next column. That was because it was raining and I was housebound, for lack of a better term. No such rainy afternoons are in the immediate forecast, which is surely not good.

  • Local midwife receives award

    Submitted to the Optic

    Local certified nurse midwife Connie Jimenez Trujillo was recently selected as an honoree of the New Mexico Business Weekly’s 40 Under Forty awards.

    The Business Weekly honors young professionals “who are climbing the charts in their industries and making an impact on the New Mexican community.”