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Today's News

  • Que Pasa - March 1, 2013

    TODAY HOY

  • Noticias - March 1, 2013

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

  • WWII veteran Tom Griffin dies at 96

    By Dan Sewell
    The Associated Press

    CINCINNATI — A B-25 bomber navigator in the daring Doolittle’s Raid World War II attack on mainland Japan has died. Maj. Thomas C. “Tom” Griffin was 96, and his death leaves four surviving Raiders.

  • LCC board election is Tuesday

    Editor’s note: The following information was obtained from the San Miguel County Clerk’s office.

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    Four of seven seats on the Luna Board of Trustees  are up for election this year. The election is scheduled to take place this Tuesday.

  • Luna board candidate questionnaires

    Editor’s note: With the Luna Board of Trustees election set for Tuesday, it’s time to brush up on where candidates stand on the issues. The Optic submitted questionnaires to all Luna candidates What follows are their responses.

    District No. 1

    Thomas Jerry Maestas
    (incumbent)
    Age: 54  
    Education:    High school diploma, one year college at Eastern New Mexico University.  four years United Brotherhood of Carpenters Trade School.

  • Palabras Pintorescas - Doc’s sour medical ‘cure’

    In the span of the week I get a call from an acquaintance from long ago, and a call from my daughter. Their requests were similar. They wanted some recipes of different kinds,  recipes that probably  aren’t in print or on the internet now.

    Sherry wants some old recipes that her grandmother had written down in a three-ring binder long ago. She plans to develop a family-style cookbook for my granddaughter who will soon be a newlywed.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - March 1, 2013

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR
    Friday
    6:30 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes host 2 AA District Girls Basketball Tournament championship game, home
    Saturday
    6:30 p.m. — Pecos hosts Boys 2AA district basketball tournament, Championship game
    Monday
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Valley Community Health Services Board

    SENIOR LUNCH MENU
    The lunch menu for the Mora /Wagon Mound Senior Centers with coffee and milk served daily.

  • BPA students do well at state conference

    Mora schools’ students and teachers participated in the State Leadership Conference in Albuquerque recognition, and leadership development. It was held early last week.

    About 430 students, advisers and guests from around the state participated in the conference.

  • DeVries RMAC Coach of the Year

    The program’s head coach since its inception, New Mexico Highlands University’s women’s track and field mentor Bob DeVries was named Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Coach of the Year for the just-concluded indoor track season.

    True to form, DeVries shared the credit with those around him.

  • Team effort lifts RHS boys

    Robertson’s Ryan Tafoya had just picked up his fourth foul and was forced to sit — his Cardinals trailing by five — and West Las Vegas was in the driver’s seat.

    But the rest of the RHS crew stepped up and outscored the Dons 23-6, taking a 60-49 lead, all with Tafoya on the sidelines.

    By the time the Cardinals’ scoring leader returned with 4:56 left in the game, momentum had swung back in the favor of the home team. And there it stayed, as Robertson took a hard-fought 64-59 win on Wednesday at Mike Marr Gym.