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Today's News

  • Redbird netters eye district crowns

    Robertson tennis is back in a familiar position, contending for another couple of district championships this weekend in Taos.

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    On the boys’ side, Cardinals garnered the top two singles seeds and the No. 1 doubles seed by virtue of their performance in this past weekend’s pre-district tourney held at Robertson.

    Emilio Gomez and David Romero III lead RHS in the singles fray.

    Nick Newman and Henry Robertson are the Cards’ leading doubles combo.

  • Pendaries gives back: free greens on Friday

    Area golf enthusiasts, rejoice.

    Pendaries Golf Course is serving up free greens fees on Friday, April 29, for those golfers who rent carts.

    Pendaries golf pro Larry Webb said the offer is part of Pendaries’ attempt to give back to the community in recognition of its support of the course.

    Pendaries is located in Rociada northwest of Las Vegas and west of Sapello off N.M. 518.

  • Little League - April 29, 2011

    The following are scores reported to the Optic by local Little Leagues as of press time.

    THURSDAY, APRIL 21
    La Plaza Majors: Angels 7, Marlins 6
    La Plaza Minors: A’s 3, Cubs 0

    FRIDAY, APRIL 22
    La Plaza Majors: A’s 13, Red Sox 2
    (A’s Brian Gonzales: Two home runs)
    La Plaza Minors: Phillies 4, Giants 2

  • Go Fish - April 29, 2011

    Fishing report, April 26

    COYOTE CREEK: Flow is 0.78 cfs. The water is low and fishing is slow with no pressure. The river was stocked with 560 triploid rainbow trout two weeks ago.

  • DWI prevention
  • Life of an Athlete
  • Elks student of the month

    Submitted to the Optic

    Briana Montaño has been named Elks Student of the Month, as announced by Elks Lodge No. 408.
    She is the daughter of Stacy and Debbie Montaño.

    A senior at West Las Vegas High School, Briana holds a 4.25 GPA and winning Elks Student of the Month as well as Rotary Club student of the month and Miss West Las Vegas.

  • HU students receive praise

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University media arts students received praise during a portfolio review with the New Mexico chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts April 9 in Santa Fe.

    Fourteen New Mexico AIGA members reviewed the Highlands students’ work, including Fred Cisneros, principal for Cisneros Design, a full-service graphic design and branding firm in Santa Fe.

  • Mora County Notebook: Sen. Tom Udall visits Mora Valley

    Mora was included in Senator Tom Udall’s small business and Economic Development Tour  recently. He toured eight New Mexico counties in the first week of the April.

    He visited two projects in the Mora County. He visited La Jicarita Rural Telephone Cooperative and the Mora National Fish Hatchery on Tuesday as they serve as economic development engines for the community.

    La Jicarita manager Michael J.Leyba gave him and his staff a tour of the new telephone cooperative building. The new offices are now up and running serving the constituents of the area.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Lunch Menu - April 29, 2011

    Community Calendar

    Friday
    1 p.m. - Bake Sale, Senior Citizens Center
    Saturday
    8 a.m. - Clean up Mora Day, meet at parking lot of Bank of Mora to pick up bags etc. Lunch served at noon sponsored by Mora Valley Chamber of Commerce
    Sunday
    6 a.m. - Mora High School Professional Business of America leave for trip to Washington, DC. for national competition.
    Tuesday