Today's News

  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 9, 2016
  • Just a Thought: Don’t be a minimum benchmark person

    By Rick Kraft

    What is the minimum necessary for you to do to get by in this world? If you sat down with a sheet of paper and wrote out the least you could do to get by in your family, what would it be? What if you wrote down the least effort necessary to keep your job?

  • Another Perspective: House protects K-12 education, public safety

    By Rep. Terry McMillan and Rep. John Zimmerman

    In the last week, New Mexicans witnessed a stark contrast between the Democrats and Republicans in our state. The Legislature convened after being called to do two things in a special session: address the recent spike in violent crime and resolve the budget deficit caused by one of the worst oil and gas crashes we’ve ever seen.

  • Mora sharp shooters bring home brass
  • Mora Senior Lunch Menu — Oct. 9, 2016

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

    Red chile with beef and potatoes, pinto beans, flour tortilla, and pumpkin pie with topping

    Chile dog, baked potato wedges, mixed vegetables and margarine, and orange

    Baked pork chop, rice pilaf, peas and carrots, dinner roll, and gelatin with strawberries


  • Palabras Pinturescas: Great-grandson may get to see fresh deer tracks

    Whenever I get a chance, and when the weather is bearable, I spend a lot of time outdoors. This mountain ranch is so full of places to explore, of both ancient and recent history and of changing biology, which includes weather patterns. I wonder what I will discover next.

    Fortunately our library includes the Field Guide Series by Roger Tory Peterson and these wonderful resource books are dog-eared, well worn treasures that have answered so many of our questions about what we see, hear and even smell here.

  • Dear Teacher - Oct. 9, 2016

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: What are typical problems my child might encounter when she starts kindergarten? And what will her teacher expect her to be able to do? — Worried Mom

  • Dons breeze past Braves

    Marcus Coca’s return for a touchdown brought a merciful end to the West Las Vegas-Santa Fe Indian football game Thursday night with 1:15 still left in the third quarter.

    By clinching an early win with a 59-6 margin, it also eclipsed the Dons’ win total of last season, when they finished 4-6.

    In fact, West’s 5-1 overall record ensures the most victories in a season by the WLV program since 2008, when the Dons went 6-4.

  • HU keeper honored by RMAC

    NMHU Sports Information

    New Mexico Highlands’ Makenna Luster was named Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Goalkeeper of the Week for Oct. 4.

    On Sunday, Oct. 2, the Cowgirls faced the Colorado Christian University Cougars in an RMAC game at Perkins Stadium.

    Within six minutes, the Cougars were attacking the goal and Luster was ready as she made her first save of the game.

  • Elkettes down West in five sets

    Pojoaque Valley won a chess match of a volleyball contest Thursday night, edging West Las Vegas three games to two at Ben Lujan Gym in Jacona.

    The duel was more reminiscent of these longtime volleyball rivals’ greatest clashes. Days earlier, they’d met in the Portales tournament, and the Elkettes had a more convincing win, taking it 3-1.

    But this one was a back-and-forth affair.

    Pojoaque, the No. 3 ranked team in Class 4A according to MaxPreps, coasted to a 25-12 verdict in game one.

    Then West got even, 25-21.