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Today's News

  • Mora County Notebook - As the winds blow in Chacon

    The strong winds recently blew a barn down and scattered the parts all over. It is now just a pile of rubble as all of the pieces have been gathered up and put in a pile by some of the family.

    They did not want the boards to destroy other property as they blew around in the strong winds.

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

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    State Basketball Tournaments continue
    Saturday
    10 a.m. — Sangre de Cristo Stock Growers meeting, Mora School Board Room
    Sunday
    2 p.m. — VFW Ladies Auxiliary meeting, VFW Building
    5 p.m. — VFW meeting, VFW Building
    Tuesday
    10 a.m. — Mora County Commissioners meeting, Mora School Board Room
    Wednesday
    6 p.m. — Monthly Chamber of Commerce meeting,  CHET Fire Department, Cleveland

    SENIOR LUNCH MENU

  • Palabras Pintorescas - Magnetic fields affecting weather patterns

    My 1910 Webster’s Dictionary defines weather as “a state of the atmosphere.” I’d have to say that at the moment, we are in  a heck of a state in this present atmosphere. We have experienced two of the driest months on record here at the Gascon reporting weather station, with no relief in sight.

  • State basketball tips off this weekend

    It’s nice to be playing at home for the first round of the state basketball tournaments, as will be the case for West Las Vegas’ boys and girls, Robertson’s girls and Mora’s girls this weekend.

    But the ultimate goal is to be miles away in the depths of the world-famous Pit by the time the finals play out March 14-15.

    FRIDAY
    West Las Vegas Lady Dons are the No. 5 seed in Class 3A girls’ hoops. West (19-8) will host No. 12 Thoreau (17-9) at 7 p.m. Friday at Gillie Lopez Gym. The teams have not met this season.

  • Romero signs with NMMI

    Once the summer rolls around, David Romero will have time to fully focus on the next step in his education and tennis career — a trek to Roswell and New Mexico Military Institute.

    For now, his sights are set on making a run at the state championship in Class 3A boys’ singles. And, of course, graduating from Robertson High School.

    Romero teamed with cousin Amadeo Lopez to pursue the state title in boys’ doubles last spring, and the two cousins came away with that championship trophy.

  • LV junior wrestlers rock mats

    Submitted to the Optic

    Eight local grapplers brought home medals from the New Mexico Junior Wrestling State Tournaments this past month.

    Las Vegas Junior Wrestling took wrestlers to District the first week of February and to the NMJW State Championships that  wrapped up Feb. 9 in Moriarty.

    “We are proud to say that we came home with two junior state champions, two third place, two fourth place, one fifth, one sixth,” the local club said through a news release.

  • Luna teams pick up wins; softball home at last

    Luna Community College

    The Luna Community College softball team got back to its winning ways on Saturday after beating Trinidad State 9-4. The game was played in Trinidad, Colo.

    The win puts the Lady Rough Riders at 4-7 on the year.

    They will begin their conference season at home this Friday and Saturday as they take on Western Texas College. Two doubleheaders are scheduled for each day beginning at noon.

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  • All China - Highlands’ Smith named Defensive Player of Year

    NMHU Sports Information

    In a vote by the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference head coaches, senior China Smith has been named the 2013-14 Co-Defensive Player of the Year as well as First Team All-Conference, announced the RMAC offices Wednesday.

    Senior Alyssa Lopez became an All-Conference honoree for the third time when she was named to the Third Team for the season.

  • Lobos ground Falcons, set up showdown with Aztecs

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Seniors Cameron Bairstow and Kendall Williams put on a show in their final home game for No. 21 New Mexico, combining for 34 points Wednesday night to lead the Lobos to an 80-52 victory over Air Force.

    Bairstow finished with 21 points and seven rebounds and Williams had 13 points for New Mexico (24-5, 15-2 Mountain West).

    Leading 27-20, the Lobos closed the first half on a 7-0 run capped by a buzzer-beating dunk from Alex Kirk on an inbounds play for a 34-20 lead.

  • Go Fish - March 7

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    Fishing report, March 4:
    Charette Lakes: Opened for the season March 1.