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  • Que Pasa - May 4, 2015

    • The Mora/Colfax Head Start, Mora Valley Community Health Services, School Based Health Center and Mora County DWI/Health Council‘s Annual Transition/Health Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5 at the Joseph Montoya Gym on the campus of Mora Independent Schools.


  • Editorial cartoon - May 4, 2015
  • Time to mend rift

    Mora County dodged a bullet last month with the settlement of two federal lawsuits filed over the county’s Community Water Rights and Local Self-Government Ordinance, which attempted to ban all oil and gas drilling in the county.

    A federal judge struck down that ordinance in January after determining that it violated the plaintiffs’ constitutional rights and conflicted with state law. But one of the issues left unresolved was whether Mora County would be forced to pay thousands of dollars in legal fees incurred by the plaintiffs in bringing the lawsuit.

  • Dispatch New Mexico - A most interesting man of consequence

    He was a short and stocky man, loud in life and with a laugh to beat all hell. As far as I’m concerned, he’s the most interesting man I’ve ever known.

    Unfortunately, I lost touch with him years ago, so to protect his privacy I’ll only call him Dean in this writing. I wouldn’t want to make him mad, as he was also the toughest man I’ve ever known.

  • Banner day for RHS

    Saturday was a banner day for Robertson High School, as teams in boys’ and girls’ tennis, baseball and softball all hoisted district championships before appreciative home crowds.

    Robertson swept boys’ and girls’ team titles as well as individual medals in boys’ and girls’ singles and doubles tennis, setting the stage for what could be one of the best finishes in the history of a storied program.

  • End of trail for Highlands

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    New Mexico Highlands’ softball season came to an end Thursday at the hands of the Thunderwolves as the Cowgirls (22-28) lost to Colorado State-Pueblo 4-1 in the second round of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Tournament.

  • ‘Money’ gets richer after decision

    The Associated Press

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. —  The pressure of a $180 million payday never got to Floyd Mayweather Jr., even if the richest fight ever wasn’t the best.

    Using his reach and his jab Saturday night, Mayweather frustrated Manny Pacquiao, piling up enough points to win a unanimous decision in their welterweight title bout. Mayweather remained unbeaten in 48 fights, cementing his legacy as the best of his generation.

  • Luna softball stays alive

    Luna Community College lost its opening game in the 2015 Western Junior College Athletic Conference softball playoffs but bounced back to win its second game.

    Luna lost 10-1 against No. 3 nationally ranked Midland on Friday in Lubbock, Texas.

    The Lady Rough Riders (13-23) defeated Western Texas 7-1 on Saturday to stay alive in the Region 5 West tourney.

  • Mora baseball battling in district

    With young players playing a major role, the Mora baseball team finds itself in a dogfight in its district standings.

    The Rangers split with McCurdy this past week but the win came in a district game, while the loss did not.

    In the 10-0 defeat, Mora committed nine errors and allowed nine unearned runs. Eighth grader Kenny Martinez hit 2 for 3 and Emmerick Martinez was tagged with the pitching loss.

    But in game two, Mora scored a 13-9 win and improved its district standing.