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  • Mora County Notebook - The beauty of the valley

    Mora County goes from high mountains to rolling plains.

    Every season brings scenes of beauty and thrills.

    A sunrise and sunset that show beautiful colorful clouds is seen often. When the snow covers the ground and clings to the trees it brings people out with their cameras to share with friend in photo albums, Facebook and just to share from the modern cameras.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - March 22, 2013

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    Mora high school baseball tournament at Monte del Sol, away
    Saturday
    Mora high school baseball tournament continues at Monte Del Sol
    9 a.m. — Seed Exchange, seedlings for sale, other displays, entertainment, potluck, movie showing “Genetic Seed Roulette,” Tapetes de Lana meeting room
    10 a.m. — Mora track and field, Laguna Acoma, away
    11 a.m. — Mora Rangerettes softball game vs. West Las Vegas, home
    Sunday

  • Palabras Pintorescas - Enjoying the great outdoors safely

    When scanning the skies, following the resident red tail hawk, I always have to pull out the binoculars and check out Gascon Point. The snow pack will provide some much needed runoff. But there should be deep drifts everywhere and sadly, I don’t see many.  But ... we still have time for a big snow storm or two.

    Speaking of our wilderness, I discovered an old pamphlet put out by the southwest region of our U.S. Forest Service. The 10 “Wilderness use Hints” are timely, even if the publication is aged.

  • Greyhounds edge Cowboys

    Eastern New Mexico won its fourth game in six tries this season against New Mexico Highlands on Tuesday evening, pulling out a 6-4 decision in Portales.

    NMHU is 14-8 overall; ENMU improved to 12-10.

    Down 6-3 going into the ninth inning, Highlands looked to rally but generated just one run against the pitching of Greyhounds closer Ryan Pruitt, who picked up the save.   

  • Highlands grapplers academic honorees

    Three New Mexico Highlands wrestlers are among the 2012-13 NCAA Division II All-Academic Wrestling Teams announced at the recent NCAA Division II National Championships in Birmingham, Ala.

    The NMHU wrestlers selected are Easton Hargrave, a human performance and sport major with a 3.57 grade point average; Igor Gomzin, an accounting major with a 3.88 GPA; and Justin Rockhill, a forestry major with a 3.26 GPA.

    All three wrestlers will be returning to the team next season.

  • Youth Soccer - March 22, 2013

    Las Vegas Optic
    Las Vegas Youth Soccer League’s spring season commences this weekend with a full lineup of matches. The spring season resumes play from the fall and runs weekly through May 18-19.
    This weekend’s matchups are as follows:

    U6 Division
    Matches played Saturday, March 23, at Commerce Street fields
    Fire vs. Earthquakes, 8:30 a.m., Field 1
    Dynamo vs. Rapids, 8:30 a.m., Field 2
    Crew vs. Sounders, 8:30 a.m., Field 3
    Chivas vs. United, 8:30 a.m., Field 4

    U8 Division

  • Crespin fights next weekend

    Las Vegas professional boxer Amanda Crespin is scheduled to be back in the ring next weekend.

    Crespin fights as part of Chavez Promotions’ “Warehouse Rumble III,” on Friday, March 29, at Albuquerque’s Wool Warehouse.

    Doors open at 6 p.m., and first bell will ring at 7.

    Crespin (7-4-1, two wins by knockout) will go six rounds with rival featherweight Nohime Dennison (4-2-2). Dennison defeated Crespin in two previous encounters.

  • March Madness - Bracketology: It’s academic!

    By Eddie Pells
    AP National Writer

    Professor Michael Magazine is upending the logical world of math with a good dose of March Madness.

    Magazine teaches a new class called Bracketology at University of Cincinnati, the home of the 10th-seeded Bearcats, where 33 business students are spending the semester trying to make sense out of what can feel nonsensical at times — the art of filling out an NCAA tournament bracket.

  • Go Fish - March 22, 2013

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    FISHING REPORT, March 19:
    Cimarron River: Water flow near Cimarron on Monday was 7.8 cfs. We had no report from anglers.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March 22, 2013

    Friday
    Baseball
    • NMHU at Colorado Mesa, 6 p.m., Grand Junction, Colo.
    • St. Mike’s Invite: Robertson vs. TBA, Santa Fe
    • Aztec Invite: West Las Vegas vs. TBA, Aztec
    Basketball
    • Eleventh annual B.J. Gonzales Tournament, 6 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    Softball
    • LCC at Clarendon (DH), 1 p.m., Clarendon, Texas
    • St. Mike’s Invite: Robertson vs. TBA; West Las Vegas vs. TBA, Santa Fe
    Tennis
    • Robertson at Carlsbad Invite, 7:30 a.m., Carlsbad