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Today's News

  • NMHU spikers sweep Mustangs

    The Highlands Cowgirl volleyball team earned its ninth win of the season in a 25-9, 25-22, 25-9 win over the Mustangs of the University of the Southwest on Wednesday at the Wilson Complex.

    The Cowgirls handed the Mustangs their 19th loss of the season in a mere 65 minutes. Highlands had 38 kills and hit .370, hitting over .400 in the first and third sets (.444 and .550).

    Junior Ashley Nugent led Highlands with nine kills and two blocks; sophomore Sheila Olaechea notched 16 digs and two aces.

  • YABL sign-ups starting

    Las Vegas Optic

    The City of Las Vegas announces its Young American Basketball League registration periods and a YABL volunteer coaches meeting on the upcoming calendar.

    • For girls’ YABL  (third and fourth grade division and fifth through seventh division), as well as the co-ed kindergarten through second grade division, the registration deadline is Monday, Nov. 7.
    Entry fee is $40.

    A mandatory player evaluation session will take place Tuesday, Nov. 8, at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center.

  • Vatos win High Desert Classic

    Submitted to the Optic


    Thirty-five members strong, the NMHU Rugby Club Vatos (11-3-1) won the College Division of the 40th Annual High Desert Classic Rugby Tournament this past weekend in Albuquerque.

    On Saturday, the Vatos easily won their pool by defeating New Mexico State  34-10 and Northern Arizona University 19-7 to advance to the semifinals.

  • Go Fish - Oct. 21, 2011

    FISHING REPORT, OCT. 18
    This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish, 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.

    COYOTE CREEK: Flow is .63 cfs. Fishing is fair for trout in the beaver ponds downstream from camp areas.

  • Looking Ahead - Oct. 21, 2011

    FRIDAY
    Cross country
    • Robertson at Los Alamos, 3 p.m., Los Alamos
    • West Las Vegas at Valley, 3 p.m., Albuquerque
    Football
    • Robertson at Raton, 7 p.m., Raton
    • West Las Vegas at Taos, 7 p.m., Taos
    • Wagon Mound-Roy-Mosquero at Clovis Christian, 4 p.m., Clovis
    Soccer
    • NMHU women at Mesa State, 7 p.m., Grand Junction, Colo.
    Volleyball
    • NMHU vs. Adams State, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex

  • Varela restores convertible

    Luna Community College

    Earl Varela has a lot of patience.

    Back in 1995 after he graduated from high school Varela came across a 1988 Ford Mustang Convertible GT. It had one major problem — no motor. Perhaps two major problems — the body of the car needed work.

  • In Brief - Education - Oct. 21, 2011

    From The Associated Press

    UNM grad rate has gone up
    ALBUQUERQUE — The University of New Mexico is crediting an increase in its graduation rates to its decision to hire more student advisers.

    The Albuquerque Journal reports that the university’s six-year graduation rates rose about a half percent this year and 1.5 percent in 2010.

    Still, the university’s new 45.1 percent six-year graduation rate for full-time students remains well below the national six-year average of 55.1 percent.

  • Mora County Notebook: Gathering stories of the Mora Valley

    Mora High School is starting a story gathering project under the guidance of Theaterwork of Santa Fe. The project is called “Memorias de Mora.”

  • Mora Community Calendar and Lunch Menu - Oct. 21, 2011

    Community Calendar

    Friday
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Rangerette volleyball at Santa Fe Prep, junior varsity and varsity
    Saturday
    11:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. — Ranger Talk, Fort Union National Monument
    5 p.m. — Mora Rangerette volleyball vs. Logan, Parents’ Night
    7 p.m. — Mora Ranger football at Questa, varsity
    Sunday
    11:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. — Ranger Talk, Fort Union National Monument
    Monday

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Hat on for our wonderful state

    I have never been a salesperson, and I probably never will try to sell anything I come in contact with. However, there is one exception to that rule of mine. Ask me about my wonderful state, New Mexico, and I can always get on a “promote New Mexico” bandwagon.