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Today's News

  • Editorial Roundup - Nov. 30, 2012

    The Poughkeepsie (N.Y.) Journal on immigration reform (Nov. 24) — The election results aren’t likely to bring Democrats and Republicans closer together on all the grave issues facing our country, but it may have narrowed the gap on one of them — the undeniable need for sweeping immigration reform.

  • Que Pasa - Nov. 30, 2012

    TODAY HOY
    • Ties that Bind, BFA exhibit by Amanda Medina, will be on display through Dec. 8 at the United World College Kluge Gallery. A reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30.

    SATURDAY SÁBADO
    • Electric Light Parade, 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1. This year’s theme is “A Storybook Christmas.” For more information, call 454-1401 ext. 3277.

  • Noticias - Nov. 30, 2012

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com

  • Mora County Notebook - Artist creates and teaches painting

    Sylvia Ortega, a talented artist, lives in Guadalupita, located in Mora County. Ortega has loved art all her life and has shown it in her beautiful paintings, water colors, oils and acrylic, are the media she has used to express her skill at different times.

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Nov. 30, 2012

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    4 p.m. ­— Rangerette middle school basketball vs. Dulce, home
    5:30 p.m. — Rangerette basketball vs. Tucumcari, home, junior varsity and varsity
    Saturday
    9 a.m. — Mora Middle School wrestling, away, Taos
    Tuesday
    6 p.m. — Mora Rangers basketball vs. Roy, home, junior varsity
    Wednesday
    4 p.m. — Mora Middle School wrestling, away, West Las Vegas
    Thursday
    4 p.m. — Rangerette middle school basketball vs. Dulce, Home

  • Palabras Pintorescas - History in the making

    Yes, that was me you saw roaming through our pasture, following leader dog, Tinta, recently. We continue to investigate and try to figure out what is going on with our almost summertime weather (the very warm temperatures) and the lack of snow in our vast mountain chain. Sometimes I wonder if this is the start of yet another dust bowl. Ken Burns surely did a masterful job portraying the last one recently on PBS channel.

  • NM Lottery Scholarships may become need-based

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — A college scholarship that’s bankrolled by the state lottery may become merit-based or granted on financial need, New Mexico’s Senate majority leader has acknowledged.

    The Albuquerque Journal reports that Sen. Michael Sanchez, D-Belen, told a summit organized by University of New Mexico student leaders that his long-held stance that the scholarship should be available to all New Mexican students, regardless of financial need or academic accomplishments, might have to change.

  • Student donates iPad to class

    The Associated Press

    WILLMAR, Minn.  — A Willmar student worked to win an Apple iPad 2 in a middle school fundraiser this fall. But 12-year-old Annie Schaefbauer didn’t want the tablet computer for herself. Instead, she donated it to her school’s special education department.

    “I’ve always liked to help people,” said Annie, who wants to be a special education teacher. The seventh-grader sometimes works with special education students and knew the special education department at Willmar Middle School needed another iPad.

  • Orediggers a national contender

    One of the tougher men’s basketball teams in the nation — not to mention the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference — will be in town this weekend, and New Mexico Highlands is gunning for an upset.

    Colorado School of Mines (3-1) visits NMHU on Saturday night at the Wilson Complex.

  • Bye bye, Braves - Dons’ second-half surge dooms SF Indian

    SANTA FE — Going from 17 points down to 24 points up, the West Las Vegas boys’ basketball team rivaled the stock market for dramatic shifts in Wednesday night’s 76-52 win at Santa Fe Indian School’s Pueblo Pavilion.

    West (2-0) struggled early and fell behind by a 23-6 count late in the first quarter.

    By halftime, the Dons had begun to climb out of the hole, chopping the deficit to 37-29.