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Today's News

  • Cowgirl hoopsters win Alaska opener

    The Cowgirls must think Alaska is pretty cool so far.
    The New Mexico Highlands University women’s basketball team started the 2010-11 season on an up note, beating the University of Alaska-Fairbanks Nanooks 55-50.


    This marks the second season in a row under head coach Tiffany Darling that the Cowgirls start off the season 1-0.


    The Cowgirls are playing four games in the land of snow and ice. Late Wednesday, they were to take on the University of Alaska-Fairbanks for the second time in as many nights.

  • Williams, Gonzales honored

    Two New Mexico Highlands football players have been named to the All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference teams.


    Cowboy wide receiver  and return man Kevon Williams was named to the All-RMAC First Team as a returner and to the All-RMAC Second Team as a receiver. Vicente Gonzales nabbed his second All-RMAC honor with a third-team selection as a punter.

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  • Don’t be blind in supporting our troops

    Civilians often don’t realize that each ribbon worn on the uniform of military men and women means something.


    I wore the Marine Corps Combat Action ribbon, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with frame, Vietnamese Campaign Medal with give stars, Navy Expeditionary Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, Navy Unit Commendation, Good Conduct Medal (five awards), National Defense Medal, and Sea Service Deployment Ribbon.

  • Work from daylight to dark

    Will Rogers said long ago that even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. How right he was, and as I review the past month, there is no way I or anyone could just sit there because there has been so much to do in our big area. Yes, it is time to say thank you in so many ways for all of the nonprofits, the community organizations that work tirelessly year-round helping out so many in so many ways.

  • New banner at VFW post

    The Mora Valley Chamber of Commerce, at the suggestion of Bertha Cassidy, coordinator, has donated a beautiful banner to the VFW Post 1131.


    As people drive into Mora on N.M. Highway 518, they will be faced with a welcome and the statement that we honor our veterans and troops. The banner says, “Mora remembers the veterans and supports the troops.”


    At an unveiling ceremony on Nov. 12, the banner came into full view of an admiring audience of town people and veterans.

  • Noticias-Nov. 19, 2010

    Submit your calendar items and notices to dgiuliani@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • Calvary Chapel Las Vegas, 2310 Seventh St., is taking part in Operation Christmas Child, in which people send shoebox gifts to more than 8 million children in 100 countries suffering from natural disaster, war, disease, famine and poverty. Fill shoeboxes with school supplies, toys, necessity items, hard candy and letters of encouragement. Step-by-step shoebox packing instructions are available at www.samaritanspurse.org. For more information on the program, call the local chapel at 617-0546.

  • Que Pasa-Nov. 19, 2010

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    • Leadership Education Advancing Democracy and Diversity will be presenting at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, at United World College’s Kluge Auditorium. It an innovative program developed by members of the Interfaith Alliance and a dedicated group of volunteers who have acted as founders, curriculum planners, teachers and workshop leaders since 2005. Workshops will run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, in the auditorium. For more information, call 454-4227.

  • Study: Too reliant on government

    San Miguel County is far too dependent on government employment, a new report says.

    “While, by most standards, these are good jobs, the problem is that the county has little history of private job creation and may find it difficult to respond to what are almost certainly very different economic conditions in the future,” wrote Jeffrey Mitchell of the University of New Mexico’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research.

    Las Vegas’ biggest employers are the state hospital and Highlands University.

  • Mora sheriff crashes squad car

    Mora County Sheriff Roy Cordova has quit his other job as a Valencia County sheriff’s deputy after crashing his squad car and then refusing to take a breath-alcohol test, an Albuquerque TV station reported.

    Cordova, who was hired in September in Valencia County, has continued to collect his full paycheck in Mora County, even though he has been working part time.

    KRQE reported Monday that Cordova, who lost his bid for re-election, hit a guardrail while on patrol Sunday. The crash caused minimal damage.