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Today's News

  • Youth racquetball camp slated for June 4 at rec

    The City of Las Vegas recreation department is sponsoring a junior racquetball camp for youngsters ages 8-15 on June 4 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center.

    Cost for the camp is $15. Registration forms are available at the rec center and are due by Friday, May 27.

    “We are pleased to have Ron Maestas as the head instructor for the camp. Mr. Maestas is a four-time national racquetball champion and a retired NMHU instructor,” said Misty Ward, coordinator. “Come join the fun and learn the game!”

  • Go Fish - May 6, 2011

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish and The Fish Phone, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports May 6, 2011

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • NMHU vs. Colorado Christian (DH), noon, Brandt Park
    • State high school tournaments begin, teams, sites and times TBA
    • Las Vegas Little League games, 5 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, 5 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, 5 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, 5 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Tennis

  • FYI - Sports

    City of Las Vegas presents Spring Road Running: Spring Running is a fun program designed to teach the basics of running. Recreation staff will provide instruction which includes stretching exercises, running techniques, running games, timed races and cool down techniques. This five-week program will let you kick up your heels and shake off the winter cobwebs. Participants will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. through May 26 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center.

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  • High Achiever
  • LCC tops SkillsUSA

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    Luna Community College students Crystal Rae Martinez and Earl Varela brought home gold medals from the state SkillsUSA competition held in Albuquerque last month.

    Martinez, a senior cosmetology student from Las Vegas, wowed the judges depicting the cast of the heavy rock group KISS on the nails of her model Victoria Perea. Martinez competed in nail care.

  • West student third in contest

    Submitted to the Optic

    Three New Mexico high school students will go to college with a little extra money in their pockets and some legal writing experience for their resumes as winners in the James T. Sperling High School Essay Contest, offered by the State Bar of New Mexico and sponsored by the Modrall Sperling Roehl Harris and Sisk law firm since 1997.

    This year’s topic was Symbolism and Freedom of Religion, which asked students to address personal freedoms in the school environment. A record 224 entries were received.

  • HU prof’s sculpture at festival

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University fine arts professor David Lobdell’s fire sculpture was featured on April 30 at the Beltane Fire Festival on Calton Hill in the heart of Edinburgh, Scotland.

    The Beltane Fire Society established its modern Beltane Fire Festival in 1988. The society selected Lobdell’s fire sculpture proposal for inclusion in the festival that attracts 12,000 people each year.

  • Mora County Notebook: Mora County has annual clean-up

    Last Friday’s windstorm left lots of trash for the annual clean-up crew. Making the Mora Chamber of Commerce annual Clean-up Day a great success.

    People stopped at the parking lot to pick up bags and safety vests. The volunteers then picked up trash and cleaned the main highway right-of- way and some side roads.

    Those who could not work on Saturday planned to pick up trash on Sunday but could not do so because of the snowstorm that passed through town.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Lunch Menu - May 6, 2011

    Community Calendar

    Friday
    9 a.m. - State Track and Field meet, Albuquerque

    Saturday
    State Track and Field meet continues, Albuquerque

    Sunday
    Happy Mothers’ Day

    Tuesday

    10 a.m. - Mora County Commission meeting, Mora School Board Room