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  • Lady Dons let one get by

    West Las Vegas was held to two points over the last four minutes and change of regulation Tuesday night, and Raton came up with the big shots needed to steal a 57-53 upset in the District 2-3A girls’ basketball tournament.

    The third-seeded Lady Dons led most of the evening — by as many as 12 points — and enjoyed a 51-46 edge midway through the fourth quarter, following a Jaymee Quintana basket off a Celeste Trujillo assist.

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  • NMHU contingent conquers Mount Taylor quadrathlon

    Submitted to the Optic

    New Mexico Highlands University was well represented at the prestigious 29th Annual Mount Taylor Winter Quadrathlon this past Saturday in Grants.

    Drawing more than 400 contestants, the challenging 43-mile round-trip race is from downtown Grants to the summit of 11,103-foot Mt. Taylor and back. It includes 26 miles biking, 10 miles running, 5 miles skiing, and 2 miles snowshoeing.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 24, 2012

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • LCC at Trinidad State JC (DH), 12:30 p.m., Trinidad, Colo.
    Basketball
    • District 2-3A tournament final: Robertson boys at Taos, 7 p.m., Taos
    • District 2-2A tournament final: Mora boys vs. Santa Fe Prep, 6:30 p.m., Montoya Gym
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at RMAC Indoor Championships, Kearney, Neb.

    SATURDAY
    Baseball
    • LCC at Trinidad State JC (DH), 12:30 p.m., Trinidad, Colo.

  • FYI - Sports - Feb. 24, 2012

    This is the last week of registration for Las Vegas Youth Soccer League spring 2012 season. Registration will be held through Feb. 25 only, waiting list basis. Absolutely no late registrations will be accepted. To register, visit the league Web site http://clubs.bluesombrero.com/Default.aspx?alias=clubs.bluesombrero.com%... for online registration or stop by Desert Gate Internet on Bridge Street in Las Vegas.

  • Administration seeks rules

    By Anick Jesdanun
    AP Technology Writer

    NEW YORK  — The Obama administration is calling for stronger privacy protections for consumers as mobile gadgets, Internet services and other tools are able to do a better job of tracking what you do and where you go.

  • Child critical after shooting

    The Associated Press

    SEATTLE — Police say an 8-year-old girl critically wounded by a gunshot at her elementary school near Seattle apparently was shot accidentally.

    Bremerton, Wash., police Lt. Peter Fisher says a gun brought to the school Wednesday discharged while still in a third-grade boy’s backpack. Fisher says the bullet hit the nearby girl.

  • Love triangle leads to murder-suicide

    By Don Thompson
    The Associated Press

    SACRAMENTO — A 73-year-old gunman entangled in a love triangle shot and killed the treasurer of a remote-controlled airplane club who police said was having an affair with the estranged wife of the attacker.

    Before turning the gun on himself Tuesday, Robert Gully chased the woman from a parking lot into the lobby of a building where the club was meeting.

    He fired multiple times but failed to hit her, Sacramento police Sgt. Andrew Pettit said.

  • Mora County Notebook - Local restaurant has new owners

    Last Monday was the first day for the reopening of the Cowboy Kitchen. It turned out to be a very busy day with people anxious to see the newly remodeled facility and meet the new owners. There were a few weeks of remodeling and planning. In the remodeled restaurant there is new pine paneling on the walls and a new coat of colorful paint. There are two new owners who have bought the business from Johnny and Phyllis Martinez and Gary Martinez, their son. Gary and his folks and the new owners were instrumental in remodeling the facility.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Feb. 24, 2012

    Community Calendar

    Friday
    6:30 p.m. — Mora Rangers basketball District Tournament vs. TBA, home

    Saturday
    6:30 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes basketball District Tournament vs. TBA, home