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Today's News

  • Editorial Roundup - Jan. 11, 2013

    The Northwest Herald, Crystal Lake, Ill., on a healthy 2013 (Jan. 5) — Have you resolved this year to cut down on calories? Eat more vegetables?
    Maybe you plan to start an exercise regimen, join a health club or move the laundry off that treadmill and climb back on it.
    You might have resolved to butt out your last smoke, or do your last dip.
    Making resolutions is the easy part.
    Keeping them can be another matter altogether.
    But if you’ve made one that will make you a healthier person this year, do all you can to keep it.

  • Robertson hoops teams go 0-for-2 at St. Mike’s

    Banged up or not, slow start or not, the St. Michael’s basketball teams successfully defended their home court this week against visiting Robertson.

    On Tuesday night, the Lady Horsemen (7-9) held on for a 57-48 win against the Lady Cardinals (6-5).

    The key may have been the opening quarter, controlled by St. Mike’s to the tune of a 19-3 score.

    Erica Herrera, a Robertson point guard, starred with 11 points.

    Christiana Gabaldon led St. Mike’s with a game-high 14.

  • Lobos nip Rebels to open MWC

    Optic staff and wire reports

    Los Alamos native Alex Kirk scored 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead No. 25 New Mexico to a 65-60 win over No. 24 UNLV on Wednesday night in the Mountain West Conference opener for both teams.

    Justin Hawkins hit a three-pointer with 3:25 left to cap a 7-0 UNLV run that gave it a 58-56 lead. Then New Mexico (14-2, 1-0) took over, closing the game on a 9-2 run.

  • Two NMHU players in NFLPA bowl

    Two New Mexico Highlands University senior football players will have a chance to showcase their skills on a major stage as they pursue dreams of playing in the NFL.

    Jordan Campbell, a 6-0, 230-pound middle linebacker from Corona, Calif., has agreed to play in the NFL Players Association Collegiate Bowl on Jan. 19, the NFLPA announced.

    Campbell will join Highlands teammate Abdul Kanneh, a 6-0, 170-pound cornerback from London who had already accepted an offer to play in the game.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 11, 2013

    Friday
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men at Fort Lewis, 6 and 8 p.m., Durango, Colo.
    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) vs. Pecos, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas boys at Portales Shootout, TBA, Portales
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B) at Lovington, 5 p.m., Lovington
    Wrestling
    • NMHU vs. Adams State, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex

    Saturday
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men at Adams State, 6 and 8 p.m., Alamosa, Colo.

  • Hall doors stay closed this time

    The Associated Press

  • Mora County Notebook - Roybal receives education doctorate

    Mora native Anita Roybal recently held a celebration to honor her educational achievement. Roybal, the wife of Deacon Eloy C. Roybal, received her doctorate in education from the New Mexico State University. Recently, Roybal was honored at a celebration organized by her husband and their family.  

    All nine of her children and 12 grandchildren were there. They came from Los Angeles, Indiana, Colorado and all over the state to honor their mother and grandmother.

  • Mora County Senior Lunch Menu - Jan. 11, 2013

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR
    Saturday
    1 p.m. — Mora Rangers vs. Escalante, away, junior varsity and varsity
    1 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes vs. Escalante
    Sunday
    Noon — District 5 VFW meeting, VFW Post 1131, Mora
    3 p.m. — VFW Ladies Auxiliary, VFW
    5 p.m. — VFW –Regular Meeting, VFW
    Monday
    4 p.m. — Mora Middle School Rangers vs. Memorial Middle School, home
    Tuesday
    4 p.m. — Mora Middle School Rangers vs. Questa, home
    Thursday

  • Palabras Pintorescas - Stopping Nancy in her horseshoe tracks

    The very large windows in my house give me a vantage point. I can really just watch the world go by, and by some standards that might be judged as a big waste of time.

    One day last week I watched our now retired Betsy mare do her darndest to rearrange a particular small area of her pasture so she could roll in comfort. She pawed the snow and underlying grass in a circle, spinning and turning until she thought she had it about right. She used her right front hoof for this. Then she carefully lay down in this circle and rolled and rolled.

  • Area man shot in face

    A 32-year-old Las Vegas man was arrested Monday on a charge of attempted murder after police say he fired a shotgun into a residence, striking a victim in the head and chest area.

    Paul Martinez, who lives on the 900 block of E. Prince Street, told police the shotgun went off accidentally, though the victim and another witness told authorities that he had been harassing them.

    Martinez was booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center. Magistrate Chris Najar set his bond at $100,000 cash.