Today's News

  • Romero outlines district goals

    Mora Schools is moving in the right direction, according to Mora School superintendent Dora Romero. Romero was awarded an additional year in her contract during a board meeting a few weeks ago.

  • Mora grad joins scholars organization

    Submitted to the Optic

    Mariah Elizabeth Romero of Holman accepted membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars  recently.
    Romero, a 2015 graduate of Mora High School, is currently a student at New Mexico State University.

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - March 27, 2015


    TBA —  Mora High School baseball at Clayton Tournament, away

    TBA —  Mora High School baseball at Clayton Tournament, away
    TBA —  Mora High School track at West Las Vegas, away

    4 p.m. —  Mora High School baseball vs. Peñasco, away

    12:30 p.m. —  Mora schools early release
    1 to 6 p.m. —  Mora schools parent open house


  • Palabras Pintorescas: CWriter has a compulsive book-buying gene

    Oh, My... what a fun party that was! In case you missed it, Tito and Mary Chavez celebrated 30 busy, fun and full years of being in Las Vegas very recently. Tito’s creative jewelery and Mary’s keen eye when it comes to showing off very good art is so obvious when one walks into their shop on our Bridge Street here. And as I write this, Tito is working on a very special project for me. He has vision far beyond mine when it comes to creativity!

  • Dons spank Spartans

    Jeremy Fernandez made the Spartans remember him.

    The West Las Vegas pitcher held visiting Bernalillo to a single hit and struck out five in a complete-game 5-2 victory Tuesday evening.

    Fernandez had help behind him. The Dons defense turned four double plays to take Spartan runners off the diamond.

    “Defense was on fire ... and worked like a team,” said WLV head coach Ryan Gabaldon.

    Brian Gonzales (3 for 3, two RBI), Santiago Mondragon (two RBI) and Andy Gabaldon (1 for 1, two walks, two runs) helped provide run support.

  • North All-Stars: 7 from area

    Fresh off their run to the Class 4A state championship game, West Las Vegas’ Martin “Tino” Castellano and Andres

    Gallegos have been selected to help represent the North in the 2015 Class 3A-4A boys’ basketball all-star game.

    The game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 6, at Volcano Vista High in Albuquerque.

    The Dons were a state runner-up this winter under head coach David Bustos, and Castellano and Gallegos both played key roles in helping them get there.

  • Bobby was LV’s super fan

    If Bobby Garcia — who died this week — wasn’t THE No. 1 sports fan in Las Vegas, he certainly was on a short list of the biggest the Meadow City has ever seen.

    Known simply as “Bobby” to most, here was a guy who loved nothing better than to talk sports, any and all, with whomever would indulge him a few minutes. It inevitably impressed me, on those occasions when I would do so, just how knowledgeable he was about the games and the players.

  • Cowgirls favored in RMAC outdoor track

    Submitted to the Optic

    COLORADO SPRINGS — The New Mexico Highlands  women’s track and field team is the favorite to win the RMAC outdoor title, according to a poll of league coaches released Wednesday.

    In addition, senior Salcia Slack was selected as the Preseason Women’s Track and Field Athlete of the Year.

  • Luna eyes booster club

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    The Luna Community College Athletic Department is looking to start a booster club. The goal is to raise funds and raise positive awareness to the athletic department and the college.

  • HU’s Brink honored by league

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    New Mexico Highlands senior softball pitcher Jessica Brink was named the RMAC Pitcher of the Week.

    The selection was announced Tuesday after a vote by the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference’s sports information directors

    “I am thrilled she was named RMAC pitcher of the week. Jessica pitched great in game one and came in game two to secure the win for us. She had seven strikeouts and kept us in the game all day,” head coach Karin Gadberry said.