Today's News

  • Mora Senior Lunch Menu — Sept. 18, 2016

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

    Baked chicken, wild rice, carrot raisin salad, biscuit and margarine, and mandarin oranges

    Pork roast, mashed potatoes with gravy, asparagus, bread and margarine, and applesauce

    Beef fajita, pinto beans with green chile, salsa, flour tortilla, oatmeal cookie, and peaches

    Lasagna, green beans, potluck roll and margarine, and spice cake

  • Palabras Pinturescas: Franklin Jones knew state’s finances better than anyone

    I’ve always been a political news junkie of sorts, mostly because I have been exposed to our New Mexico politics in quite a different way here at our isolated mountain guest ranch. I often watch “New Mexico in Focus” on Chanel 5 Friday night. This is a good way to learn more about what goes on in Santa Fe and beyond.

  • System Failure: Optic investigation finds 7 more with deficient education licenses

    By Martín Salazar and Mercy López
    Las Vegas Optic

    Many New Mexico teachers spend decades in the classroom and never quite make it to Level 3, a coveted designation that means more money, greater stature and indicates that the individual successfully toiled away to become a master educator.

    Then there’s Thomas Trujillo.

  • Preserving NM’s heritage

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Highlands University media arts students helped preserve and promote New Mexico’s rich cultural heritage in 2016 by creating museum exhibits, websites, mobile apps, videos and more for cultural institutions across the state.

    The students are paid interns in the university’s one-of-a kind AmeriCorps Cultural Technology program, or ACT. Their projects were center stage at Highlands Sept. 9 for a tech showcase and AmeriCorps graduation ceremony.

  • Records: Mom solicited men to sexually assault daughter, 10

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    The mother of a 10-year-old New Mexico girl who was found dead and dismembered told police she looked for men online and at work to sexually assault her daughter, according to search warrants in the case.

    The documents showed Michelle Martens told police that she had set up encounters with at least three men before the girl was drugged, raped and killed last month.

  • Jail Log - Sept. 16, 2016

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Sept. 7 and Sept. 17:
    Matthew Silva, 34, probation violation: admitted to using alcohol, Adult Probation Office
    Desiree Bapist, 26, abandonment or abuse of a child, resisting, evading or obstructing an officer, concealing identity, speeding, Mora
    Antonio Olivarez, 30, probation violation: admitted to using cocaine and alcohol, Adult Probation Office
    Gloria Young, 36, criminal damage to property, San Miguel Magistrate Court

  • Activist denies posing threat to city officials

    The local woman who bought a gun and reportedly made threats to shoot a city official denies she posed a physical threat.

    “I vehemently deny ever being a physical threat to the city,” said Jae Dennis. “I am, however, a legal and publicity threat to them. Even a speck of critical thinking would be able to do the math.

  • High court clears way for amendments to take effect

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Two constitutional amendments approved by voters in recent years will finally take effect thanks to a ruling by the New Mexico Supreme Court.

    The justices ruled the ballot measures needed only a simple majority to be approved rather than 75 percent of the vote.

    At issue is an amendment allowing school elections to be held in conjunction with other nonpartisan elections and one that would remove language from the constitution that excludes “idiots” and “insane persons” from voting.

  • Weather - Sept. 16, 2016


    HIGH 73° / LOW 48°
    A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 73. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
    6:45 a.m. to 7:06 p.m.


    HIGH 73° / LOW 48°
    A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
    6:45 a.m. to 7:04 p.m.

  • Looking Back - Sept. 16, 2016

    Monday, Sept. 12, 1966 — Not only the incoming freshmen but also the returning upperclassmen will be startled at the difference in the appearance of Highlands University campus. A new million-dollar library, appropriately named for Dr. Thomas C. Donnelly, president of Highlands since 1952, is scheduled for opening by the middle of September. The new three-story building has storage space for 250,000 volumes, according to William Wallace, head librarian.