Today's News

  • Georgia students rally for teacher who talks about faith

    The Associated Press

    CANTON, Ga. — Students at a public high school outside Atlanta are rallying behind a teacher who says he’s standing up for his Christian beliefs and what he views as his right to talk about Jesus in the classroom.

    Hundreds of students poured into hallways at Sequoyah High School Tuesday, holding signs and chanting in support of history teacher John Osborne.

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Sept. 12, 2014


    3 p.m. to 6 p.m. — Farmers Market, Southwest Capital Bank parking lot
    7:30 p.m. — Mora Community Theatre production of “Little Red and the Riding Hoods,” by Jen McVetty, Mora Gym

    5 p.m. — Mora middle school volleyball vs. West Las Vegas, home
    TBA — Mora cross country at Taos
    7:30 p.m. — Mora Community Theatre production of “Little Red and the Riding Hoods,” by Jen McVetty, Mora Gym


  • Another adventure: Finding a cutting knife in hay

    “It is like trying to find a needle in a haystack” now has a new meaning for me.

    Son John is cutting almost waist-high hay in a 10-acre patch, a field just below my house. Suddenly he has a job for me.

    He has lost a cutting knife of the mower, and it has to be found before it punctures a tractor tire. All I need to find it is a magnet and possibly a pitchfork.

  • Little Red and the Riding Hoods

    Mora residents are up for a special treat this weekend. The Mora Community Theatre group will present “Little Red and the Riding Hoods” for three shows starting tonight (Friday).

    The show contains Mora area residents of all ages. The production is a spin on the classic story; just think wilder.

    The show is under the direction of Connie Krusemark and Sandi Robles. Peggy Meeks is serving as stage manager.

  • Valencia handles Lady Dons

    Valencia (3-2) held on for a 3-1 volleyball victory over West Las Vegas (2-2) on Tuesday night at Gillie Lopez Gym.
    Scores were 25-20, 25-21, 31-33, and 25-23 in favor of the Class 5A Jaguars.

  • Streak ends - RHS girls hadn’t allowed a goal

    Visiting Belen brought Robertson’s four-match winning streak (not to mention its 26-0 scoring tear) to an end in girls’ soccer action Tuesday afternoon at RHS Field.

    But it took most of the match and a good effort from a strong Class 5A program to do it.

    Belen’s Alexis Begay struck twice — once in each half — in a 2-1 final tally.

  • Lumberjacks loom large

    As a nationally ranked NCAA Division I Football Championship Series school, Northern Arizona certainly counts as one of the toughest opponents of the fall for New Mexico Highlands.

  • Youth Soccer - Sept. 12

    The following are Las Vegas Youth Soccer League matches scheduled for this coming weekend.

  • West LV honors Coca, Estrada

    Submitted to the Optic

    Moises Coca and Desiree Estrada are the first recipients of West Las Vegas’ new monthly honors for student-athletes.

    Coca, a 3.10 GPA student in addition to a top senior cross country runner, plans on seeking a degree in Criminal Justice and join the New Mexico State Police, after graduation. “This award means the school acknowledges the hard work that I have been putting in the classroom and after school, the sports I participate in.”

  • Moreno leads Cowgirl volleyball past Zias

    NMHU Sports Information

    The New Mexico Highlands women’s volleyball team finished this past weekend on a high note when it knocked off instate rival Eastern New Mexico in four sets, 25-21, 20-25, 25-13, 25-20. This followed a straight-set loss to Truman State, 25-13, 25-20, 25-18.