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Today's News

  • Sides mum as NHL talks continue

    The Associated Press
    NEW YORK — Negotiations between the NHL and the locked-out players’ association ended after nearly six hours Wednesday. Just as they did a night earlier, the sides agreed to get right back to the bargaining table.
    Representatives for the owners and players were to resume talks Thursday, marking the third straight day they will meet face-to-face. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly and union special counsel Steve Fehr also met alone Saturday when in-person talks restarted for the first time since Oct. 18.

  • Highlands wrestlers place in Oklahoma debut event

    The New Mexico Highlands University wrestling team had its best showing to date in the Oklahoma City Open this past weekend.

    It was the season debut for Highlands and head coach Doug Moses, and with six Cowboy grapplers placing in the tournament, it marked the school’s most successful entry in that particular event.

    The tourney, which featured some top NCAA Division I talent, was hosted by Oklahoma City University this past Sunday.

  • Marquee matchup

    Thursday’s Robertson-Socorro match in the Class 1A-3A girls’ state soccer quarterfinals featured a number of the state’s statistical leaders.

    Robertson (18-2) and Socorro (18-3) entered as the No. 4 and No. 5 seeds, respectively, and a spot in Friday morning’s semifinal round was on the line. (See Monday’s Optic for results.)

    Friday’s winners play in the championship match at 9:30 a.m. Saturday on Field 2 of the Albuquerque Public Schools Soccer Complex.

  • Colts players go bald to honor their coach

    By Michael Marot
    AP Sports Writer
    INDIANAPOLIS — Andrew Luck has joined the shaved squad, too.
    Nearly three dozen players on the Indianapolis Colts have shaved their heads in a show of support for head coach Chuck Pagano, who is undergoing treatment for a form of leukemia.
    Luck became a new member of the no-hair club Wednesday morning.

  • Rockies name Weiss new manager

    The Associated Press

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Nov. 9, 2012

    Friday
    Basketball
    • NMHU men at Lubbock Christian, 7 p.m., Lubbock, Texas
    • NMHU women at St. Edward’s, 5:30 p.m., Austin, Texas
    Football
    • Vegas Bowl: West Las Vegas vs. Robertson, 3 p.m., Herrera Complex
    Soccer
    • Class 1A-3A state tournament: Semifinals TBA, 10 a.m., APS Soccer Complex, Albuquerque
    Volleyball
    • NMHU vs. Fort Lewis, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • District 2-3A tournament: West Las Vegas-Robertson winner at Raton, 7 p.m., Raton

  • Mora County Notebook - Crocheted caps given to cancer patients

    The Crochet Ole Ladies of the Mora Senior Citizens spent weeks crocheting colorful caps to give to cancer patients. There is an array of different happy colors and styles. On Nov. 1 the group traveled to the Taos Hospital to present the caps to the Marketing and Communication Coordinator, Maria Meadowcroft. The caps are to be used as they are needed for cancer patients.

    The club is a part of the Mora Senior Center program with Carol  Westbrook as the instructor.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Nov. 9, 2012

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    5 p.m. to 6 p.m. — Posting the Colors Flag Dedication, Mora Valley Community Health Services
    Saturday
    10 a.m. — Mora Cross Country at State Meet, Rio Rancho
    10 a.m. — Sangre de Cristo Stock Grower meeting, Board Room Mora School Administration Building
    Add day — Fort Union and the National Park Service will honor all military veterans and their families on Veterans’ Day weekend by waiving the entrance fee and military and family members.
    Sunday

  • Palabras Pintorescas - Shy boy becomes kids’ big brother

    Hopefully the housefly invasion here will soon peak. The window on my back porch is covered, crawling with black flies. I have a remedy that seems to work. I put a few drops of dish soap in a shiny pan, fill it with water and put it on the windowsill. This contraption attracts the flies that  die quickly when they fly into it. Someone said the soap blocks their air vents. Our resident magpies love this dead fly collection when I dispose of it.

  • Students of the Month