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Today's News

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  • Maestas wins top NMSU spot

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    David Maestas, a 2009 graduate of West Las Vegas High School and former resident of Las Vegas, was recently elected president of the Associated Students of New Mexico State University, the student government of New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.

  • Students recognized at banquet

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    New Mexico Highlands University honored numerous outstanding students and faculty at the 15th annual Student Leadership Recognition Banquet April 3.
    The Office of Campus life organizes the event each year.
    Margaret Gonzales, director of campus life said, “the Student Leadership Banquet is a great opportunity to recognize students, clubs, faculty and staff for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the university.”

    Student of the Year

  • Outstanding students at Union

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    Union Elementary Second Nine Weeks Honor Roll
    Ms. Lujan — Second Grade:
    A-Honor Roll:  Jose Griego
    B-Honor Roll:  Eloy Aragon, Klahree Gallegos, Leann Gallegos, Justine Garza, Jordan Martinez, Jacelyn Morgan, Anjoli Romero, Romayne Sandoval, Elijah Torres-Salazar, Jordyn Zaldivar
    Perfect Attendance:  Jose Griego
    Outstanding Character:  Justine Garza
    Ms. Conway — Third Grade:
    A-Honor Roll:  Jayden Herrera

  • Mora County Notebook: Birthday tradition continues for Garcia

    On Wednesday morning a large group of friends of Lazaro Garcia gathered at Hatcha’s for his birthday breakfast. This has been a tradition for more than 30 years with the exception of last year when the whole community gathered to help him celebrate his 100th  birthday.

    Now that he is 101, he has continued the traditional celebration with breakfast with his friends. It began more than three decades ago with a few men who gathered at Almanzar’s Café in Cleveland.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - April 26, 2013

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    3 p.m. — Mora Rangeretters softball vs. McCurdy, away
    Saturday
    7:30 a.m. — Mora County Clean Up Day, start Southwest Capital Bank parking lot, gloves and bags will be provided and lunch will be provided for the workers
    1 p.m. — Mora Rangers baseball vs. Santa Fe Prep, home
    TBA — Mora Track and Field at NRG Tournament
    Sunday
    Noon to 2 p.m. — Spaghetti Dinner, VFW Hall, $6 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Objects that make a point

    A long time ago I was involved in a bunch of civic- minded organizations and became a sort-of ambassador and representative of Mora County. I attended a meeting of the Association of Counties and each of us was given a small plastic bag with “treasures enclosed.” I found that bag recently, just in time to share its message with my grandson.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - April 26, 2013

    THUMBS UP! Quick thinking prevents train wreck, literally

  • Editorial Cartoon - April 26, 2013
  • Nuestra Historia: Junio Lopez and the Alpha News

    Our tale of two cities, presently focusing on the history of Las Vegas newspapers, will culminate in later columns with the merger of East and West Las Vegas in 1970. Consolidation of the twin cities is closely interwoven, however, with the Alpha News and its publisher, Junio Lopez — acknowledged by his contemporaries and historians alike as the father of consolidation.