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Today's News

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Jan. 27, 2012

    Community Calendar

    Friday
    5:30 p.m.— Mora Rangerettes basketball vs. Santa Fe Prep, home, junior varsity and varsity
    Saturday
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Rangers basketball vs. Mesa Vista, away, junior varsity and varsity
    2 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes basketball vs. Mesa Vista, away, junior varsity and varsity
    Monday
    5 p.m. — Middle School Rangers basketball vs.  Peñasco, away

  • Palabras Pintorescas - The lovely photos of the past

    Surprise of surprises for me, when I turn to page 52 in New Mexico Magazine and discover a photograph of my parents, the Gellenthiens, in the Feb. 2012 issue. This is yet another very good issue of the magazine in that the photography alone is spectacular.

  • Freshman participates in All-State band

    Submitted to the Optic

    Robertson High School’s Luisa Pacheco participated in the  2012 All-State Concert Band week earlier this month  at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, N.M.

  • State polls: Rangers, Panthers 5-6

    They’ve been close rivals all season — no surprise here — so it’s appropriate that the Mora and Pecos boys’ basketball teams are ranked closely in this week’s New Mexico High School Coaches Association poll for Class 2A boys’ hoops.

    The Rangers and head coach James Branch are ranked fifth in the poll, and coach Clyde Sanchez’s Panthers are right behind them at sixth.

  • Comeback kids

    Tuesday was Jose “Majic” Medina’s birthday, and his West Las Vegas girls’ basketball team’s present was a 59-48 comeback victory over Socorro.

    It’s not clear whether someone also gave Medina a bottle of Maalox to go with it.

    Socorro looked like a team intent on playing spoiler early on, rolling to a 14-2 advantage and staying in front almost the entire first half.

    With some of his usual floor leaders having a quiet game, Medina mixed things up by turning to his younger players.

  • NMHU hopes to pack the gym

    With both men’s and women’s teams hovering around the .500 mark, battling for winning records and vying for a place in the postseason, New Mexico Highlands women’s head basketball coach Tiffany Darling is calling out for fan support.

    Darling is inviting area fans to pack the Wilson Complex for this weekend’s homestand with Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference opponents Colorado State-Pueblo and Colorado-Colorado Springs.

    Highlands hosts doubleheaders beginning at 6 p.m. both Friday and Saturday.

  • LVLL sign-up Tuesday

    Las Vegas Little League will be holding early registration for this coming season for one more day — this coming Tuesday, Jan. 31.

    Those who sign up on or before Tuesday’s 5-7 p.m. session at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center will be charged a reduced $45 fee per child.

    Those registering after that will pay $55.

    Three copies of proof of residency and a state-issued birth certificate are being requested by the league.

  • Solo may be a no-go

    The Associated Press

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia  — Hope Solo has an ailing leg, the result of some extra work she was putting in to get back into playing shape after “Dancing With the Stars.”

    The timing isn’t the greatest. The U.S. women’s soccer team is about to play the game that determines whether it goes to the Olympics.

    “We have to make a decision whether she is 100 percent to go or not,” coach Pia Sundhage said Wednesday. “And if she isn’t, we have a tremendous backup goalkeeper.”

  • U.S. Olympic team looking for leader

    By Eddie Pells
    AP National Writer

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Michael Phelps. Missy Franklin. Jordyn Wieber. Ryan Lochte.

    Any of those athletes could be the defining face of the U.S. Olympic team in the run-up to the London Games. So far, though, none stands alone as “The One To Watch” — at least not according to people who make a living out of watching the Olympics.

  • Staying neutral