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Today's News

  • Serna’s memory honored in hoops camp

    By Richard Tripp
    For the Las Vegas Optic

    Back in 2011, on a November Thursday evening, tragedy struck the community of Mora. It also struck the campus of Oklahoma State University as well as the hearts of many basketball coaches and fans alike.

    While returning from a recruiting trip for the Oklahoma State women’s basketball program, Mora native and assistant coach Miranda Serna and head coach Kurt Budke were killed in a plane crash in Perry County, Ark.

    To say the small community of Mora was in shock would be an understatement.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 12, 2013

    Friday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Taos Blizzard, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Basketball
    • Class 2A-3A North-South girls’ and boys’ basketball games, 6 and 8 p.m., Wilson Complex

    Saturday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Raton Osos, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Football
    • Class 2A-3A North-South football game, 6:30 p.m., Perkins Stadium

    Sunday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. White Sands Pupfish, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park

  • last dance - North-South All-Star games take center stage

    It’s game time for the annual Class 2A-3A North-South All-Star week.

    Some of the top recently graduated senior basketball and football players from around New Mexico will compete in all-star games this weekend on the New Mexico Highlands University campus.

    Friday belongs to hoops, with the girls’ North-South game tipping off around 6 p.m. The boys’ game will follow. Both will take place at the Wilson Complex.

    On Saturday night at 6:30, the North-South football contest kicks off at Perkins Stadium.

  • Salad proves watermelon, feta are better together

    EDITOR’S NOTE: Sara Moulton was executive chef at Gourmet magazine for nearly 25 years, and spent a decade hosting several Food Network shows. She currently stars in public television’s “Sara’s Weeknight Meals” and has written three cookbooks, including “Sara Moulton’s Everyday Family Dinners.”

    By Sara Moulton
    The Associated Press
    Even though fruit and cheese tend to go together like soup and sandwich, the first time I saw watermelon and feta cheese paired up on a menu it struck me as very odd.

  • Mora County Notebook: Remembering ‘Lonesome Dave’

    Gov. David F. Cargo will be greatly missed in our state of New Mexico. He has meant a lot to the people especially those in the small communities.

    His influential and caring concern for the state went far beyond his time as governor. He continued to be involved in the government and the needs of the small communities. In Mora, he was much loved by the people.

    He did so much for them and other small communities while he was governor and continued to show his concern afterwards.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - July 12, 2013

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Saturday
    9 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Second Strategic planning session, Mora School Board Room, lunch and snacks served
    9 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Flea Market, VFW building, sponsored by VFW Auxiliary $10 a space
    9 a.m., 11a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. — Guided tours of  the old First Fort at Fort Union National Monument Celebrating Civil Wars 150th anniversary
    Sunday
    2 p.m. — VFW Auxiliary meeting, VFW building
    5 p.m. — VFW meeting, VFW Building

    SENIOR LUNCH MENU

  • Palabras Pintorescas: The threats of wildland fires

    Isn’t it amazing what a rain shower or two can do for one’s outlook, one’s hope that the monsoons are real? Yes, dull is bright, brown turns to green and layers of dust are now washed off that dry grass our horses and cows had to eat.

  • Campos to retire from Luna

    Amid continued deteriorating relationships with his board, Luna Community College President Pete Campos said on Tuesday that he plans to retire when his current contract expires in one year.

    Campos said he notified Board Chairman Abelino Montoya about his decision Tuesday morning, and an announcement was sent to other board members at about the same time.

  • Poring over Pinocchio lines
  • Worker accused of taking money

    A Wal-Mart employee was arrested and charged late last month with eight counts of misdemeanor embezzlement after he allegedly stole money from the store’s cash registers.

    An arrest warrant affidavit filed in San Miguel County Magistrate Court on June 25 identifies the suspect as 25-year-old Gabriel Montoya, whose  address in court documents is listed as being on the 700 block of Taos Street.