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Today's News

  • Forestry professor receives award

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The Southwestern Section of the Society of American Foresters tapped a Highlands University professor for his Outstanding Contribution to Forestry Award.

    Forestry professor David Hacker earned the recognition.

  • Mora Senior Lunch Menu — June 5, 2016

    lunch menu for the Mora/Wagon Mound Senior Centers, with coffee and milk served daily.

    MONDAY
    Barbecue chicken, creamy coleslaw, green beans, wheat roll with margarine, and chocolate pudding with topping

    TUESDAY
    Sweet and sour pork, oriental vegetables, carrots, fruit cocktail, peanut butter cookie, and gelatin with topping

    WEDNESDAY
    Meatloaf, garlic mashed potatoes, broccoli and cauliflower with cheese, dinner roll with margarine, cantaloupe, and yogurt

    THURSDAY
    Center closed for training

  • Mora native, Roybal-Mack, receives Pettijohn Award

    Mora native Antonia Roybal-Mack is the recipient of the Henrietta Pettijohn Award for her involvement in her community.
    The New Mexico Women’s Bar Association named her to this yearly honor in late April.

    Roybal-Mack was honored by some 250 family and friends. She also was honored by various judges who came to share stories of how Roybal-Mack assisted others by buying clothes for kids who were trapped in a bad living arrangement.

  • Laura M. Shields: Brilliant professor, researcher

    A great source of daily news for me is the weekly morning news broadcast on KFUN  Radio with Joseph Baca behind the microphone. Once in a while I can add to a story he talks about, mainly because I have lived here so long.

    A very recent item in his talk show was about the beautiful front, the facade of the Coronado Theatre in Las Vegas.

    I am confident the face of this building is still there, just covered up with a fake, a new front. A highlight of my growing up here was being able to attend Saturday afternoon matinee movies with my best friend, Joanie.

  • Vatos aim for repeat

    NMHU University Relations

    The Highlands University Vatos rugby club is looking to defend its 2015 national title this weekend in Philadelphia at the 2016 national tournament, with the university hosting a welcome back celebration June 6 at 3 p.m. in the Student Union Builiding.

    The community is invited to the celebration that includes music and light refreshments. The Student Union is at 800 National Ave.

    The Vatos will square off in the National Small College Rugby Organization national sevens cThampionship, where teams of seven players compete.

  • Kirk giving back to north

    Dunking basketballs to the roar of partisan crowds in The Pit.

    Rubbing shoulders and trading locker room talk with the likes of LeBron James.

    Going to Europe — and earning MVP honors for an Italian pro team.

    If Alex Kirk has a bucket list, he’s well on his way to filling that sucker out.

    But the former University of New Mexico star, who had a year with the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers and the Canton Charge before signing to play ball professionally in Europe, still says there’s no place like home.

  • Isotopes drop two

    Las Vegas Optic

    Albuquerque wasn’t able to overcome the 4-0 head start they’d given Fresno and wound up on the short end of a 4-3 defeat Thursday night at Isotopes Park.

    The visiting Grizzlies completed a doubleheader sweep after having won 6-2 earlier in the evening.

    Fresno ace Brady Rodgers (4-3) was exemplary in that contest, going six innings and holding the Isotopes to one hit and no walks while striking out eight.

    Rafael Ynoa went 2 for 3 with a double and two RBI in game two for Albuquerque (23-31).

  • Warriors take Game 1

    The Associated Press

    OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry realizes every last man on the bench can mean so much to winning a championship.

    As he and Klay Thompson endured rare off nights that even featured Curry tossing his mouthpiece in frustration, the MVP’s “Strength In Numbers” supporting cast made all the timely shots and all the difference for the defending champions in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

  • Narrow miss for state cop

    Las Vegas Optic

    A state police vehicle burst into flames early Saturday morning after a semi tractor trailer collided with a pickup on Interstate 25 just north of Las Vegas, forcing the truck to slam into the patrol car.

    Patrolman Roslyn Vigil was outside of her vehicle when the crash occurred, and she escaped injury, as did the driver of the semi, 56-year-old Mark Griego of Los Lunas. State police report that the driver of the pickup sustained minor injuries and was transported to Alta Vista Regional Hospital for treatment.

  • Rec center to close for repairs

    The Abelino Montoya Recreation Center will shut down on July 1 so that crews can move forward with extensive repairs to the building’s swimming pool area.

    The recreation center’s pool has been closed since May of 2014 when winds ripped off a portion of the building’s roof.

    ince then, city officials have been trying to figure out how to cover the cost of the work needed at the rec center, which as of last August was estimated at $3.6 million.