Today's News

  • Roethlisberger out indefinitely

    The Associated Press

    PITTSBURGH — Right arm tucked into a black sling, weary eyes betraying a decided lack of sleep, Ben Roethlisberger tried to stay positive after the worst — and by far the most harrowing — injury of his career.

    The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback believes he can return this season despite spraining his right shoulder and suffering what he called a dislocated rib in Monday night’s overtime win against Kansas City.

  • DreamKillers 2nd in tourney

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Las Vegas-based New Mexico DreamKillers started the new soccer tournament season with another medal finish, placing second at this past weekend’s Gaylord Shepard Soccer Tournament in the U7 Boys Division.

    The New Mexico Rush All-Star team Inferno made up of U7 players from all of Rush’s club teams beat the DreamKillers 4-2 on a frigid, windy day at the New Mexico Soccer Complex.

  • WLV’s Griego to join Grizzlies

    Looking to continue its pipeline of standout athletes from the Meadow City, Adams State University has successfully recruited West Las Vegas’ Gabrielle “Gabby” Griego to join the school’s softball program in 2013-14.

    Griego signed a national letter of intent on Wednesday morning at Gillie Lopez Gym.

  • Lobos rally from 16 down, win midnight game

    ALBUQUERQUE — Tony Snell had 25 points, including a shot-clock-beating 3-pointer with a minute left that helped New Mexico complete an 86-81 comeback win over Davidson early Tuesday.

    De’Mon Brooks scored 22 points for the Wildcats (1-1), who led 50-36 early in the second half.

    The Lobos (1-0) got back into the game in part because of a dominating performance on the boards in the second half. After getting outrebounded in the first half, New Mexico held a 27-7 margin after the break.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Nov. 16, 2012

    • Mora in Class 2A state tournament, TBA, Rio Rancho
    • West Las Vegas in Class 3A state tournament, TBA, Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho

    • NMHU men vs. Iowa Wesleyan, 3 p.m., Alamosa, Colo.
    Cross country
    • NMHU’s Ismael Samano in NCAA Division II national championships, 9 a.m., Joplin, Mo.
    • Class 3A state playoffs: Robertson vs. Portales, 2 p.m., Cardinal Stadium

  • Mora County Notebook - Sullivan chosen as interim superintendent

    The Mora Independent School Board has hired Tom Sullivan as part-time interim superintendent.

    This is Sullivan’s third stint as interim superintendent for New Mexico schools. Since his retirement he has served in different capacities. In November 2011 he was hired as interim superintendent for the Roy School System. He served in the Santa Fe Schools until June, and now he is serving in the Mora Independent Schools.  

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Nov. 16, 2012


    Rangerette Volleyball Team at State Tournament, Albuquerque
    Volleyball State Tournament continues, Albuquerque
    10 a.m. — 156th anniversary St. Gertrude’s Parish Annual Funcion Holy Mass, Processional to Mora School Gym, potluck and activities
    Distribution of Thanksgiving baskets, Mora Sheriff  Department
    6:30 p.m. — Mora 4-H meeting, Helping Hands

  • Palabras Pintorescas - The joy of sharing holiday stories

    That big calendar on the wall notes it is almost time to cook that Thanksgiving dinner. How time flies when one is having fun! I bumped into an old friend just the other day, and our talk turned to the holidays, the foods and traditions we all grew up with.

  • Quilting students donate to CASA

    Submitted to the Optic

    Luna Community College quilting and sewing students will be donating pillows, pillow cases and stuffed animals to children who are with the Court Appointed Special Advocate program in Las Vegas.

    “This is the second year we do this,” said LCC Quilting and Sewing Instructor Lin Chibante. “Last year we gave 18 pillow sets to CASA; our goal is to give them 80 to 100 this year.”

    Chibante said that the reason for the dramatic increase is to ensure that every child receives a pillow set and a stuffed animal.

  • LCC’s Ridgeway shines at conference

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    Rachel Ridgeway is already making a name for herself in the field of science. One day, Ridgeway may become a household name.

    Ridgeway, a 2011 Robertson High graduate, is a physical science major at Luna Community College. Recently, Ridgeway won third place for her poster presentation, entitled “Surfactant Free Emulsion” at the 2012 Annual New Mexico Alliance for Minority Participation Research Conference at New Mexico State University.