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Today's News

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - April 11, 2014

    THUMBS UP! ANOTHER STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
    We were remiss last week in our failure to congratulate the Pecos High School cheer squad for capturing its third consecutive State Spirit Competition title on March 29 at the Pit. The squad and its coaches, Jessica and Michael Flores Jr., put in lots of hard work and time, and it’s great to see those investments paying off.

    THUMBS UP! BUSINESS SCHOOL REACCREDITED

  • Editorial Cartoon - April 11, 2014
  • Nuestra Historia - Luis María Cabeza de Baca claimed Las Vegas

    By Jesus L. Lopez

    For the Optic

    Sometime in 1820, Luis María Cabeza de Baca traveled from his home in Peña Blanca to Santa Fe, and then to San Miguel del Bado. Don Luis, as he was known, was apparently looking to expand the already large land holdings he owned in Peña Blanca, which is located in Sandoval County, west of La Bajada. In San Miguel he heard about lush and expansive pasture lands located along a river to the northeast, and he joined eight others from San Miguel in filing an application for a grant of those verdant vegas.

  • Editorial Roundup - April 11, 2014

    Compiled by The Associated Press
    The Free Press of Mankato on the Supreme Court’s recent campaign finance decision (April 4):
    The U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down limits on aggregate campaign contributions for individual donors likely left many voters disheartened that once again their influence in representative democracy was further eroded.
    The ruling makes it easy to conclude that money talks in our constitutional democracy and the Supreme Court just gave wealthy donors a megaphone.
    We hope voters and non-voters see it differently.

  • Mora County Notebook - Mora group hosts annual seed exchange

    The Mora Grows Seed Library hosted its second annual seed exchange and first seed saving class on April 6 in Mora. The event was sponsored by Los de Mora Local Growers Cooperative and Collaborative Visions. The Seed Broadcast van was parked outside the building with its seed collection and recording equipment eager to record the local seed stories.

    Seed exchange and a pot luck lunch opened the day, followed by seed-saving techniques. Different presenters brought much life by addressing issues gardeners and farmers face today.

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - April 11, 2014

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Saturday
    TBA  — Mora Track at Ft. Sumner, away
    4:30 p.m.  — Mora Rangers baseball vs. Santa Fe Prep,  home
    10 a.m. to noon ­— Auditions for actors for play “Boarding House, St. Gertrude’s office, call Sherry Hedland at  575-387-2083 for more information
    Sunday
    2 p.m. — VFW Ladies Auxiliary meeting, VFW Building
    5 p.m.  — VFW meeting, VFW Building
    Monday

  • Palabras Pintorescas - Santuario de Chimayo evokes poetic memories

    “In Flanders Field the Poppies grow, between the crosses row on row.” I remember when I had to learn, to recite that poem in grade school so long ago. I now have a new twist on that old poetic line.

    “In El Santuario de Chimayo the crosses blow on fences row on row.” Sweet Brother Bill’s oldest son Shane spent some time here recently and he (my nephew) and I did  a tour of Northern New Mexico, just for fun.

  • Key home games Saturday for LV sluggers

    District baseball and softball rolls on this weekend with key home games for both Robertson and West Las Vegas on Saturday.

    The Cardinals and Lady Cardinals play host to Raton, while the Dons and Lady Dons entertain Taos. First pitch for all four doubleheaders is set for 11 a.m.

    Robertson baseball lost a strong non-district test at St. Michael’s by a 4-2 count on Wednesday in Santa Fe.

    West Las Vegas baseball is coming off an 8-0 shutout loss at Raton on Tuesday.

    The Lady Dons came up shy in a 10-0 defeat, also Tuesday at Raton.

  • Isotopes off to good start

    Brian Cavazos-Galvez is back.

    The Albuquerque native and graduate of Manzano High and UNM, who has family ties to the Las Vegas area, has rejoined the Albuquerque Isotopes for the start of the 2014 season.

    Cavazos-Galvez played with the club a couple years ago but spent 2013 with the Dodgers’ Double-A outfit in Chattanooga, Tenn.

  • Luna splits with NMJC

    The Luna Community College baseball team took two games from conference foe New Mexico Junior College over the weekend.

    After winning the first game 6-2 on Friday, the Rough Riders were downed 13-0.

    On Saturday, the Rough Riders lost the first game 5-1 before bouncing back to win the final game of the series 9-8.

    The Rough Riders are 12-23 overall and 8-12 in conference play.

    The squad is scheduled to take on Western Texas College in Snyder, Texas, on Friday and Saturday.

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