Today's News

  • ‘Beasties’ rise in prep rankings

    Several area teams are ranked in the most recent of various statewide polls.

    Robertson girls’ soccer is tied with St. Michael’s for fourth in the Class 1A-3A ranks, according to New Mexico Soccer.com. The Lady Cardinals are 11-2 overall under first-year coach Ian Williamson.

    Hope Christian is No. 1, followed by Sandia Prep and Socorro, with RHS and St. Mike’s rounding out the top five.

  • Youth Football - Oct. 5, 2012

    The following is this coming weekend’s schedule of Las Vegas Young American Football League games, coordinated through the Las Vegas Recreation Department.

    Junior Division: 49ers vs. Dolphins, 9 a.m. Sunday, Cardinal Stadium

    Senior Division: Cowboys vs. Lions, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Cardinal Stadium

  • Youth Soccer - Oct. 5, 2012

    The following is this coming weekend’s schedule of Las Vegas Youth Soccer League matches.

    U6: Galaxy vs. Chivas, Rapids vs. Fire, Sounders vs. Earthquakes, United vs. Dynamo, all at 8:45 a.m. Saturday at Commerce Street Park; Crew have bye week
    U8: Hot Spurs vs. AC Milan, Juventus vs. Bayern, Manchester City vs Barcelona, Mora vs. Real Madrid, all at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Commerce Street Park

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 5, 2012

    • West Las Vegas vs. Laguna-Acoma, 7 p.m., Herrera Complex
    • NMHU women vs. Fort Lewis, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    • NMHU at Metro State, 7 p.m., Denver
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) at Bernalillo, 3 p.m., Bernalillo
    • Memorial Middle School vs. Valley, 4 p.m., TBA

    • NMHU alumni home run derby, etc., TBA, Brandt Park
    Cross country
    • NMHU at Oklahoma Panhandle State, 10 a.m., Goodwell, Okla.

  • Sapello resident, mother of four, receives scholarship

    By Billie Blair
    LANL Foundation

    Sheila Montoya of Sapello juggles a family including her husband and four children, classes at Luna Community College and clinicals in Las Vegas and Santa Fe to pursue her dream of becoming a registered nurse.

    Her life is “crazy,” she says, but “good crazy.” During a weekend of planning for her daughter and son’s birthday party, homework from Luna and readying for Sunday Mass at Immaculate Conception Parish, she took time to reflect on the path she has chosen to achieve a lifelong dream.

  • In Brief - Education - Oct. 5, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    Couture to get salary, $454,000
    ALBUQUERQUE — Departing New Mexico State University President Barbara Couture will be paid nearly $454,000 when she leaves her post in January.
    That’s on top of the salary she’ll earn while on paid administrative from now until she officially leaves at the end of the year. At an annual salary of $392,700, she’ll earn about $100,000 for the next three months leave.

  • Nora Lopez celebrates 80th birthday

    Chacon is a very good place to live. Many people there make it to 80 years and beyond.

    Nora Lopez is one of them.

    Her children and grand children held a surprise birthday party for her on her 80th birthday last week.

    The family and many friends and neighbors from Chacon and Mora gathered at the VFW hall to honor her with the big celebration. She was happily surprised as she was escorted into the building and found that they had completely fooled her on the reason for the ride to Mora.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Oct. 5, 2012

    Community Calendar
    10 am. — Mora cross country, Santa Fe Indian School
    1 p.m. — Mora Rangerette volleyball vs. Dulce, away junior and varsity
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Rangerette volleyball vs. Santa Fe Prep, home, junior varsity and varsity
    10 a.m. — Mora County Commission meeting, Wagon Mound
    4:30 p.m. — Mora Mutual Water and Sewage Board, MW&S office

  • Palabras Pintorescas - Gathering ‘Palabras Pintorescas’ for future columns

    The calendar says it is fall. That means it should be getting cold, and the winds (and hopefully, storms) of winter should not be far behind. Many of us are securing a stack of firewood, often between baling the last of the hay fields that produced just average yields this year.

  • Refuge will be a research ‘mecca’

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar lauded New Mexico Highlands University for its environmental research at the Wind River Ranch during the dedication of the property as the new Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge last Thursday.

    “This place will become a mecca for environmental education and research in New Mexico and the U.S. through Highlands University and other partnerships,” Salazar said. “Today we are taking a very significant step in creating the 21st century conservation agenda.”