Today's News

  • Just a Thought - Why I am where I am today?

    I appreciate the University of Southern California not accepting Gary Elliot as a graduate student in 1976. It has made all the difference in my life. Gary has no idea of his impact on me and I have no idea where Gary is today. What? Let me dive into today’s column and see where it leads.

  • Another Perspective: House Republicans to address New Mexico’s challenges

    As a member of the State Legislature and Speaker of the House, I carry a great responsibility entrusted to me by the people of New Mexico to work on laws that will improve our state. I am honored to have this opportunity to listen to New Mexicans and work hard on their behalf.

  • Another Perspective: State needs to reform antiquated bail provisions

    On recommendation of the New Mexico Supreme Court, a bipartisan group of legislators has introduced Senate Joint Resolution 1, which would allow voters to decide whether to reform antiquated bail provisions in our state constitution.

    urrently, the constitution guarantees the right to get out of jail before trial for virtually all defendants, no matter how dangerous, if they can get their hands on enough money to post bond or if they can make payment arrangements with a bail bondsman.

  • Dear Teacher - Jan. 31, 2016

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: My children in grades three and five never write anything but school assignments. Is there any way to entice them to write more? — Concerned

    Answer: You are lucky that your children still pick up a pencil or pen to do their homework. In many schools that have gone totally paperless, children only use their computers for any form of written communication. When you talk about writing, you are talking about fine motor skills that are harder to learn and require more practice to develop than other motor skills.

  • East students to visit Shakespeare exhibit

    By Mercy López
    Las Vegas Optic

    Shakespeare is one of the authors most people will read in their lifetime. A lucky 50 Memorial Middle School students will soon have the opportunity to see Shakespeare’s First Folio as it tours the nation.

    After considerable discussion, the East Las Vegas School Board recently approved a request to cover expenses for MMS students to visit the New Mexico Museum in Santa Fe.

  • Mississippi teacher honored for 40-years in education field

    By Alex Swatson
    The Vicksburg Post

    VICKSBURG, Miss.  — For more than 40 years, Gwendolyn Yates affected lives in a positive manner as an educator.

    Her saying “great teachers beget great teachers” is her way of giving back to former instructors who set her down a path of educational service.

    Yates was awarded with the 2015 NAACP Community Service Award on Dec. 27. She was nominated by Walter Sheriff and John Shorter, president of the local chapter presented her with the award at Standfield New Life Christian Church.

  • A Heap of Snow Hits Mora
  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu — Jan. 31, 2016

    9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    The New Mexico Environment Department Drinking Water Bureau and Rural Community Assistance Corporation are offering free training for water system board members in your area! The training will focus on board responsibilities and management. The training will take place at St. Gertrude’s Parish Hall. Contact Laura Dubin at 505-819-8511 or Ldubin@rcac.org to register.

    4 p.m.
    The Rangers of Mora Middle School will take on the Questa for this away game in Questa.


  • Palabras Pinturescas: For best results, keep all ingredients at room temp.

    Speaking of miracles, watch out, Art (my friend and fellow columnist) because you may be chased by the salad dressing police! The possibility of a Miracle Whip---ing is not out of the question I’d say.

  • Looking Back - Jan. 31, 2016

    Tuesday, Feb. 1, 1966 — George Lincoln Rockwell, head of the American Nazi Party, came to the Highlands University campus in Las Vegas Monday night at the invitation of the Student Senate. He came and saw -- but he surely did little conquering, although he was afforded a generally courteous and good humored reception. No untoward incidents of any kind took place as about 700 students and faculty members filled University Hall to the brim.