.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Pitchers star as Highlands teams begin seasons

    New Mexico Highlands University

    Pitchers for New Mexico Highlands University’s baseball and softball teams are in the spotlight as the Cowboys and Cowgirls opened their seasons in road tournaments this past weekend.

    Greg Fowler, a senior from Bakersfield, Calif., was named National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Regional Pitcher of the Week after his performance against Tarleton State University on Feb. 10.

  • Lobos stun No. 13 Aztecs

    By Bernie Wilson
    AP Sports Writer

    SAN DIEGO — The New Mexico Lobos came into No. 13 San Diego State’s loud, crazy arena and made a bold statement of their own.

    Kendall Williams scored 21 points and Drew Gordon had 17 points and 17 rebounds as the Lobos stunned the Aztecs 77-67 on Wednesday night to move into sole possession of first place in the Mountain West Conference.

    “We needed momentum and we needed a proving game, and this is a pretty good proving game for us,” New Mexico coach Steve Alford said.

  • NMHU teams to host ‘Pink Out’

    New Mexico Highlands University’s athletic department is doing its part to spread awareness about the fight against breast cancer. Friday night’s basketball doubleheader featuring the Cowboys and Cowgirls against Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference opponent Regis will carry the “Pink Out” theme. Fans are asked to join in by wearing pink to the games.

    Tipoff is 6 p.m. for the women and 8 for the men at the Wilson Complex. NMHU hosts Metro State on Saturday.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 17, 2012

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • NMHU at University of the Southwest and Eastern New Mexico, TBA, Hobbs
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men vs. Regis, 6 and 8 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • West Las Vegas girls vs. Taos (A,B,C), 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    Softball
    • LCC at Midland tournament, TBA, Midland, Texas
    • NMHU vs. Eastern New Mexico (DH), Canyon, Texas
    Wrestling
    • State tournaments, TBA, Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho

  • Jail Log - Feb. 17, 2012

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center by area law enforcement between Feb. 7 and Feb. 13:

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Feb. 17, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    Navajo president to sign bill
    FARMINGTON — Navajo President Ben Shelly is set to sign a new law aimed at protecting vulnerable adults from discrimination, abuse and neglect.

    The Farmington Daily Times reports that Shelly is scheduled to sign the Vulnerable Adult Protection Act on Thursday at the Navajo Nation Sports Center in Window Rock, Ariz.

  • Mora County Notebook: Mora native gets recognized at legislature

    Manuel Montoya, a Mora native and graduate of Mora High School has received yet another honor. He had graduated with a double doctorate from Emory University and has come back to New Mexico to be a professor at UNM and serve the people here.

    Recently at the state legislature’s UNM Day Manuel along with a few other faculty were recognized on the floor of the house and senate for their distinctive work at UNM.

    UNM President David Schmidly praised Montoya at the event.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Feb. 17, 2012

    Community Calendar

    Saturday
    2 p.m. — Mora Rangers and Rangerettes basketball vs. Peñasco, junior varsity and varsity
    Monday
    10 a.m. — La Jicarita Rural Telephone Cooperative board meeting, board room
    4 p.m. — Middle School Rangers basketball vs. West Las Vegas, 7th & 8th

    Senior Lunch Menu

    The lunch menu for the Mora /Wagon Mound Senior Centers with milk and coffee served daily.

  • Palabras Pintorescas - Discovering treasures and people

    We all have a chapter or two in our lives that could be titled “People I have known,” more specifically, people who we remember for some specific reasons. My list is a long and fun one in this category, and a recent event brought back many long ago memories.

    I discovered a treasure of sorts way back in a closet, a full rather strange treasure for most people. I have a half-full bottle of Guisano Rajo Mezcal — complete with the traditional worm in the bottle — that was given us here at the guest ranch by Peter Hurd in the late 1960’s.

  • June deadline for applications

    Submitted to the Optic

    MANA del Norte is accepting scholarship applications for the 2012 – 2013 academic year. Applicants must be a resident of one of the following northern New Mexico counties:  Rio Arriba, Taos, Los Alamos, Mora, Santa Fe, or San Miguel. This year, 5 – $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to selected recipients. “Since inception in 1989, MANA del Norte has awarded more than $125,000 to residents of Northern New Mexico,” said Dolores E. Roybal, president of MANA del Norte.