Today's News

  • Dear Teacher - Feb. 7, 2015

    By Marge Eberts
    and Peggy Gisler

    Question: My son is in a history class where so much of the teaching seems to come from technology. Does so much technology belong in the classroom? — Worried

    Answer: Digital technology plays a major role in many of today’s classrooms. However, even though students are on their computers, iPads, iPhones and other devices finding new information, the debate still continues over whether technology can or should partially or entirely replace the face-to-face interaction of teachers and students.

  • Students of the month - Feb. 7, 2015
  • Five graduates return to coach high school speech team

    By Malena Ward
    Kearney Hub

    LEXINGTON, Neb. — Five graduates of Lexington High School are coaching the school’s speech team, the same team they once competed on together.

  • Remembering one-room schools

    By Eric Negley
    LNP newspapes

    MILLERSVILLE, Pa. — Gladys Mohler vividly remembers her first school.

    When she set off for class in the fall of 1932, the Excelsior School was just over the fence from her parents’ farm in Manor Township.

    Her dog would follow her to the little brick schoolhouse.

    “The teacher would let her come in and lie down by my desk,” Mohler reminisces.

    The one-room school let her hear the older students’ lessons, which helped Mohler learn enough to skip the second grade.

  • Dangerous Commute
  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Feb. 7. 2015

    4 p.m.
    The Rangers of Mora Middle School will take on  Questa at home.

    4 p.m.
    The Rangers of Mora Middle School will take on Valley in Ribera.

    3:30 p.m.
    The Rangers and Rangerettes of Mora High School will face the Peñasco Panthers during these away games.

    4 p.m.
    The Rangers of Mora Middle School will face the Peñasco Panthers at home.

    10 a.m.

  • Palabras Pinturescas: H.U. fraternities, sororities added life and fun to campus

    I just read Art Trujillo’s Column where he asks if anybody remembers Jan Black, the Highlands University candidate for homecoming queen, way back in 1953. I  know this dates me, but I knew her. I was a senior at Highlands in 1954 when Jan entered the freshman class there.

    I have to begin with a bit of history from that era. Senior girls lived upstairs in the West Wing of Kennedy Hall. Freshmen lived across the way in the east wing.

  • Looking Back Feb. 7, 2015

    Friday, Feb. 4, 1966 — A big black cat, shipped from Fort Lee, N.J., to make its home here with the family it owns, Mr. and Mrs. William J. Bowman and children, who have moved here to make their home, arrived in Las Vegas with a stowaway, a tiny white mouse, in its shipping crate. The black cat, shipped air freight to Albuquerque in a wooden crate with air holes in it, was transferred to a truck in the Duke City and then shipped on to Las Vegas. It is not known when or where the stowaway mouse joined the black cat.

  • Celebrating their success
  • Weather Feb. 7, 2016


    HIGH 49° / LOW 21°

    Sunny, with a high near 49. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the morning. Sunday night — mostly clear, with a low around 21.

    6:56 a.m. to 5:34 p.m



    HIGH 51° / LOW 26°

    Sunny, with a high near 51. Monday night — mostly clear, with a low around 26.

    6:55 a.m. to 5:35 p.m.