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Today's News

  • Guerin, Baklini win silver

    Submitted to the Las Vegas Optic

    Juliana Guerin of Las Vegas and doubles partner Susan Baklini of Albuquerque took home the silver medal in the girls’ 16 doubles age division at the USTA New Mexico Junior Championships held  April 9-11 in Albuquerque at the Tanoan Country Club.

    The duo took on the No. 1 seeds Paloma Gomez and Chloe Lee in the first round and bypassed them with an 8-6 victory.  Next Guerin and Baklini faced the Phoenix team of Hailey Rochin and Nicole Whinery and toppled them in an exciting match on center court 8-4.

  • LV Elite off to 3-1 start

    The Las Vegas Elite 9-10 club baseball team is on a three-game tear since dropping its opener.

    The Elite went 2-0 in Rio Rancho this past weekend, taking down the Dodgers of Albuquerque 19-1 and then the Estancia Bears 11-1.

    Las Vegas scored 13 runs  in the first inning to build a fat cushion in a game that would be called after three innings.

    Starter James Archuleta retired the first three batters. Caleb Marrujo pitched the next two innings, allowing one run.

  • Go Fish

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by the 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.
     

  • HU awarded grant to study climate change at refuge

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University was awarded a $50,000 grant to research paleoclimate changes of the Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge, the first study of its kind in northeast New Mexico.

    The grant was awarded from the National Science Foundation’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, EPSCoR, which focuses on global climate change.
    Paleoclimatology is the scientific study of climate change through geologic analysis of past ages.

  • Spanish Spelling Bee Wizards
  • Mora County Notebook: Mora students enjoy new archery program

    Mora School students have been enjoying a new National Archery School Program sponsored by the New Mexico Game and Fish Department. 

    Tyson Sanders of the New Mexico Game and Fish Department has been teaching Mora students how to use the bow and arrow in archery for sport and hunting.

    Jeannie Abeyta, Mora High School physical education teacher and coach, is also teaching archery. She has gone through training to be certified as a teacher of archery.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Lunch Menu

    Community Calendar

    Friday
    1 p.m.to 2:30 p.m. - Bake sale at the Senior Citizen’s Center
     

    Saturday
    Wagon Mound Pee Wee Basketball Tournament
    Wagon Mound at the State Chess Meet
    9:30 a.m. - Mora Track and Field at Fort Sumner
    Noon - St.Gertrudes Credit Union Annual Meeting, Helping Hands Inc.
    5:30 p.m. - Mora Chamber of Commerce annual banquet, VFW Hall

  • Wagon Mound students heading to conference

    Submitted to the Optic

    The school publications staff at Wagon Mound High School will be attending the Journalism Education Association and the National Scholastic Press Association’s spring convention.

    This year Wagon Mound’s school publications staff members are Corey Muniz, Amber Maestas, Charlene Trujillo and Darlene Trujillo.

    Muniz, Maestas and Darlene Trujillo are all in the 11th grade. Charlene Trujillo is a 10th-grader. Their advisor is Eddie Lujan.

  • Palabras Pintorescas: The Christmas gift that got a warm Valmora welcome

    We’ve heard of guns and roses, and in my family it actually is guns and a Christmas tree. Yet another box of very old files from my father’s collection brings back another memory from long ago.

  • Two homicides, two days

    Two Las Vegas men have each been charged with an open count of murder in the beating death of another man on Sunday.

    Richard Vigil, 47, who lives on the 600 block of Jackson, and John Brito, 44, whose address is listed as Dee Bibb Industrial Park,  are also charged with aggravated battery, tampering with evidence and three counts of conspiracy.

    The victim was Joseph H. Hernandez, 45, who lived in an apartment at 614 East Jackson.