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  • Gold Medalists
  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 23, 2012

    • Men’s city league tournament games: Big Joe’s Cartel vs. V Town Sluggers-Yo Momma winner, 6 p.m.; Hackers vs. Hitmen, 7 p.m.; Tecolote-Balls Deep winner vs. TBA, 8 p.m.; city complex

    • Men’s city league tournament games: Hackers-Hitmen loser vs. TBA, 6 p.m.; championship: Hackers-Hitmen winner vs. TBA, 7 p.m.; championship “if” game, 8 p.m., city complex


  • FYI - Sports - July 23, 2012

  • Rifle wound sidelines judge

    Mora Magistrate John Sanchez was rushed to Alta Vista Regional Hospital earlier this month after he accidentally shot himself with a 30-30 caliber rifle.

    Sanchez, who was bleeding heavily, was quickly stabilized and then flown to a trauma center in Albuquerque on July 2.

    As of Wednesday the judge remained out on medical leave. Las Vegas Magistrate Judges Philip Romero and Chris Najar and Santa Rosa Magistrate James Moncayo have been handling his caseload since.

  • Looking Back - July 20, 2012

    In 1962

    Tuesday, July 24 — New Mexico Highlands University’s enrollment has more than doubled in the past decade and is expected to double again in the next few years, President Thomas C. Donnelly told members of the Legislative Finance Committee meeting on the campus yesterday. In 1962 enrollment jumped over 17 percent, he pointed out, with an increase of  more than 10 percent expected in September. The 1962 summer enrollment jumped 18 percent over the preceding year.

  • Looking Ahead - News - July 20, 2012

    Mora Fiesta is this weekend

    The Mora Fiesta kicks off at 4:30 p.m. today, July 20, with a Mass and procession starting at Santa Gertrudis Church. The fiesta, which features several bands, a parade and even a rodeo ends on Sunday. For a complete schedule, see Page C6.

  • HU cop: Lives are in jeopardy

    The New Mexico Highlands University campus was flooded with visitors this past Friday and Saturday because of the North-South high school All-star games.

    Despite the hundreds, perhaps even thousands, of extra people on campus for the event, the university had just one officer on duty during the 4 p.m.-to-midnight shifts on those days, one Highlands police officer contends.

  • Center aims to help local veterans

    By Brett J. Phelps
    Las Vegas Optic

    Today many armed forces veterans struggle to obtain rightfully deserved benefits and services.

    Fortunately, Victor Cordova is helping to ease that struggle for veterans in the Las Vegas area.

  • Virus outbreak affecting livestock

    Las Vegas Optic Staff

    People planning to take part in this weekend’s Mora Fiesta rodeo or who hope to ride a horse in the parade will likely be in for a disappointment if they fail to get a certificate from a veterinarian certifying that their livestock is in good health.

    An outbreak of Vesicular Stomatitis — a virus with symptoms that mimic hoof and mouth disease — has hit New Mexico, prompting the state veterinarian to impose rules in hopes of minimizing the spread of the disease.

  • Fiesta Royalty