Today's News

  • Graduations, health fair keep valley busy

    Spring is here and all of the great activities that go with it are in full swing. It is a happy, exciting time especially at the Mora Schools.

    Last Tuesday, there was the Annual Health and Transitional Fair at the Joseph Montoya Gym. Many people from the community and the school attended the fair. The Mora/Colfax Head Start Program, Mora Valley Community Health Services, Mora Valley Health Council and School Based Health Centers sponsored the event.

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - May 16, 2014


    9:30 a.m. — Kindergarten graduation, Elementary Gym
    11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Customer Appreciation Day at Mora Valley Ranch Supply, hot dogs and refreshments
    2 p.m. — VFW Auxiliary meeting, VFW Building
    6 p.m. — T-Ball Cubs vs. A’s, Little League Field, Holman
    6:45 p.m. — T-Ball Angels vs. Orioles, Little League Field

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Barker’s ‘Cowboy’s Christmas Prayer’ a favorite

    A recent letter to the editor in the New Mexican (the Santa Fe daily paper) by Georgia Snead caught my eye. I have known Georgia and her family for a very long time and yes, she is closely related to our famed writers, S. Omar and Elliot Barker. She wonders why Omar Barker was left out of a collection written by Walter Skold, titled “Reviving Dead Poets.”

  • Que Pasa - May 16, 2014

    • Private Landowners Workshop at Pritzlaff Ranch on Saturday, May 17. There will be federal, state, and non-governmental agencies attending the workshop to provide information on conservation easements tax incentives, riparian land management, restoration projects, private landowner’s rights, sustainable thinning of trees and many more conservation programs. The workshop will begin at the Ranch Headquarters at 10 a.m. For more information, contact Debbie Pike 425-3581.

  • Private landowners workshop Saturday at Pritzlaff Ranch

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Pritzlaff Ranch is a 3,300-acre spread located north of Las Vegas. The ranch has been managed with wildlife conservation as its groundwork through the Biophilia Foundation. This foundation is premised on the belief that through private landowner’s efforts to restore and protect natural resources our countries lands will become healthy and sustainable ecosystems.

  • ‘A sacred place of healing and hope’

    By Jonathan Lemire and Jennifer Peltz
    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK — President Barack Obama praised the new Sept. 11 museum on Thursday as “a sacred place of healing and of hope” that captures both the story and the spirit of heroism and helpfulness that followed the attacks.

  • CHAMPIONS! Robertson girls’ tennis finishes year on top

    Having won state as a player a few years back, Roman Fulgenzi got to experience the championship glory from a coach’s perspective this past week.

    Robertson’s girls’ tennis team rose to the occasion in capturing the program’s second Class 1A-3A state championship, the first having come in 2011 under the direction of Juan Carlos Fulgenzi, who also helped his younger brother coach this group. In doing so, the Lady Cardinals upset No. 1 seed Bosque, which had swept Taos and Hope Christian en route to the final.

  • Quintana 4th in state golf tourney

    West Las Vegas’ Joedy Quintana finished fourth in the state golf tournament for Class 1A-3A girls on Tuesday after making a strong surge on the second day of the event, held at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.

    Quintana tied for fourth with a two-day total of 160. She was in eighth place at the end of the day Monday, having shot an 82. But she came back with a round of 78 — the fourth-best overall on Tuesday — to tie Mia Salome of Socorro for fourth place in the tourney.

  • Train Robbers make return

    They’re ba-aa-ack.

    Las Vegas Train Robbers opened their second season on the road this past week with a series at Alpine, Texas. And the team plays the first of a four-night set Sunday at Roswell.

    The Robbers are one of the younger teams in the Pecos League, a semiprofessional baseball organization that includes teams in New Mexico, southern Colorado, Texas and — new in 2014 — eastern Arizona.

  • Little League - May 16

    The following are upcoming scheduled Las Vegas Little League games. All LVLL games are held at Keyes Park on Grand Avenue.

    Friday, May 16: Orioles vs. Cardinals, 4 p.m.; Mets vs. Reds, 6 p.m.; Yankees vs. Angels, 8 p.m.
    Monday, May 19: Angels vs. Mets, 4 p.m.; Cardinals vs. Yankees, 6 p.m.; Reds vs. Red Sox, 8 p.m.

    Friday, May 16: Owlz vs. Bats, 6:15 p.m.; Rattlers vs. Rivercats, 7:45 p.m.
    Monday, May 19: Bats vs. Red Wings, 5:15 p.m.; Paw Sox vs. Rivercats, 7:45 p.m.