Today's News

  • Battling Mother Nature
  • Palabras Pinturescas: Longing for return of Montezuma pond

    I am always happy to hear from my readers and they often share interesting stories with me. A reader asked me recently about the availability of that so- much-fun sport, ice-skating at the skating pond just north of Montezuma. Yes, folks, we used to have a fabulous skating pond up there.

    The loss of this treasure (to many of us) is very real. The last and bottom dam on the Gallinas River is that canyon was large by many standards. The big cliff just to the south of the dam shaded it. This ideal location provided all the necessary elements to freeze thick, clear ice.

  • Mora Senior Lunch Menu — Feb. 12, 2017

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

    Brunkswick stew, garden salad with dressing, squash, crackers
    and pineapple upside-down cake

    Roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, wheat roll
    and margarine and white cake

    Glazed ham, baked sweet potato, buttered
    asparagus, wheat roll, and pineapple upside-down cake


  • Students of the month - Feb. 12, 2017
  • Teacher didn’t consider himself a history buff in school

    By Lara Bricker
    The Portsmouth Herald

    BRENTWOOD, N.H. — Scott Fowler didn’t consider himself a history buff when he was in high school.

    That all changed when he started teaching fifth grade at Swasey Central School eight years ago. Since then, Fowler has embraced teaching the American Revolution, complete with bringing historical reenactors to the school and having students take on an actual role in the Revolution.

  • Dear Teacher - Feb. 12, 2017

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: I want to take the new SAT this spring. I know that it has really been changed. Where can I find help so I can do well on this test? — Test Taker

  • Date with history

    Unofficially, West Las Vegas senior D.J. Bustos already achieved a New Mexico state high school basketball career scoring record a few games back.

    But because of 58 points from his eighth grade season that were unable to be independently verified, Bustos’ official date with history had to be put on hold.

    Entering the weekend, Bustos was 13 points from tying the record, 14 from making it his own, with several regular-season games and one last postseason remaining in his prep career.

  • Panthers put trap on Raton

    Pecos limited Raton to 10 second-half points, showing defensive mettle to go with offensive prowess in an 80-36 win Thursday night at Sanchez Gym.

    The Panthers, No. 1 in Class 3A boys’ basketball, have won 21 straight and are 21-1 overall and 6-0 in District 2-3A this winter under Ira Harge Jr.

    Mario Archuleta (16 points), Carlos Cordova (13) and Joshua DeHerrera (12) reached double figures for Pecos.

    The Tigers were led by Jonathan Cabriales (12) and Dustin Segura (9).

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 12, 2017

    • LCC at Western Oklahoma, TBA, Altus, Okla.
    • NMHU at Fort Hays State (DH), noon, Hays, Kans.
    • LCC at Lamar Junior College (DH), noon, Midland, Texas

    • Mora girls (A,B) vs. Questa, 4 p.m., Montoya Gym
    • West Las Vegas boys (C) and girls (C) vs. Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., WLVMS gym
    • Memorial Middle School boys vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., MMS gym


  • City launches online bill pay

    City of Las Vegas utility customers who have long been frustrated at not having the ability to pay their bills online can celebrate.

    The contractor working with the city to make that happen has promised that online bill pay will be available through a link on the city’s website beginning today (Friday), said city spokesman Lee Einer. The city will accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.

    But utility customers who opt to take advantage of that option will end up paying $2.50 more per transaction for the convenience.