Today's News

  • MORA COMMUNITY CALENDAR/Lunch menu - Nov. 14, 14


    3 p.m. to 6 p.m. — Farmers Market, Southwest Capital Bank parking lot
    TBA. —  Mora cross country at the state meet, Rio Rancho
    5 p.m. —  Mora County Commission meeting, Mora Schools
    4 p.m. — Mora Middle School Rangerettes basketball, seventh and eighth, home
    TBA —  Mora volleyball at state tournament, varsity, continues through Saturday, Nov. 15


  • Where the bad bugs find their targets

    And now Gascon Point has a dusting of snow, which will probably be gone in a day or two, and thankfully there are no “vote for me” election ads in the various media outlets. This includes radio, television, and newspapers, plus signs in some really strange places. Many of us voted early, and no, none of use voted often as some might surmise. And I do continue to remind my family and friends of the importance of voting. Just visit a foreign country for a week or two and one will understand. Voting is a privilege.

  • Cowboys finish with league champs

    Perhaps the biggest challenge of the season for New Mexico Highlands’ football team is on tap this weekend when the Cowboys visit Colorado State-Pueblo.

    Entering the game with a record of 3-7 overall and 3-5 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Highlands will be playing its season finale. For the ThunderWolves (9-1, 7-1), it’ll be just a prelude to another national playoff run.

  • HU baseball’s Hunt tapped to succeed Jones

    NMHU Sports Information

    Shannon Hunt is the new head baseball coach at New Mexico Highlands University, Athletic Director Jeff Falkner announced this past week.

    Hunt is in his second stint and third season with Highlands and served as the associate head baseball coach in both the 2005 and 2014 seasons.

  • State playoffs to kick off

    Robertson will be one of four Class 4A football teams who’ll get to sit out the first round of the state playoffs and wait for the outcome of this weekend’s games.

    The Cardinals are the defending state champions and No. 1 seed, having wrapped up an undefeated regular season (and District 2-4A title) with a 10-0 record. Coach Leroy Gonzalez’s team will host a quarterfinal against the winner of Friday night’s Hatch Valley-New Mexico Military contest.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Nov. 14, 2014

    • NMHU men at Tarleton State, 6 p.m., Stephenville, Texas
    • Memorial Middle School girls at Los Alamos tournament, TBA, Los Alamos
    • Class 4A state tournament quarterfinals and semifinals, TBA, Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho
    • Class 2A state tournament quarterfinals and semifinals, TBA, Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho

    • NMHU men vs. Texas A&M-Commerce, 1 p.m., Stephenville, Texas

  • Mid-school hoops
  • HU and National Hispanic Cultural Center join forces

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Highlands University and the National Hispanic Cultural Center formalized a partnership that will bring the center’s traveling exhibits and programming to the university’s main campus. In turn, the university’s faculty will present cultural research in Albuquerque through museum installations and multimedia presentations at the Cultural Center.

  • Dear Teacher - Nov. 14

    By Marge Eberts
    and Peggy  Gisler

    Question: While my children do all right in math in elementary school, they usually get just B’s. I wonder if you have some tips that might help them get A grades. — Seeking Help

    Answer: What you do to sharpen your children’s math skills will depend on what grade they are in school. Since your children are already receiving good grades, slight tweaks could result in even better grades.

  • Sesame Street marks 45th birthday

    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK — You don’t get to be the longest-running children’s show in U.S. TV history by doing the same thing over and over. So even though parents who grew up watching “Sesame Street” can still see old favorites like Big Bird, things on the street have changed since the show debuted 45 years ago on Nov. 10, 1969.