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Today's News

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Nov. 15, 2013

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    2 p.m. to 8 p.m. — Mora Community Leadership Institute, Mora School Board Room
    Saturday
    8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Mora Community Leadership Institute- Mora Schools Board Room
    Wednesday
    5:30 p.m. — 4-H meeting, Helping Hands Inc.

    SENIOR LUNCH MENU

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

  • Palabras Pintorescas: The fights those Christmas catalogs caused

    Oh, my! There must be some mistake. I just got a Christmas catalog in the mail. How dare any business try to buck the trend by sending these catalogs out before Thanksgiving?

    My mother (if she were here) would have a lot to say about this rush to sell toys and more. The big catalogs of yesteryear Montgomery Ward, Sears, Roebuck and Penneys came to our house right after Thanksgiving. Our home post office was at Valmora (the TB sanatorium where we lived) was in the back of our Valmora store. The store was small.

  • Highlands’ Shaw named biology scholar

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The American Society for Microbiology selected New Mexico Highlands biology professor Mary Shaw to participate in the Biology Scholars Program Assessment Residency.

    The National Science Foundation helps fund the Biology Scholars Program, a national leadership initiative to improve undergraduate biology education based on evidence of student learning.

  • In Brief - Education - Nov. 15, 2013

    The Associated Press

    Skandera vows to push law on 3rd-grade reading

    SANTA FE — New Mexico’s top education official says Gov. Susana Martinez won’t stop pushing for legislation to hold back third-graders who can’t read at grade level.
    Public Education secretary Hanna Skandera vowed that she and Martinez will be “back in full force” to push the proposal in 2014. The Legislature has rejected the plan for the past two years.

  • State quests begin

    Preparation for the state volleyball tournament had a decidedly somber tone this week in the Meadow City and beyond.

    As news of the sudden death of West Las Vegas head coach Mary Bustos circulated around the community and beyond, the frivolities of sport took a back seat. At the same time, the state tournament also gathered additional attention from locals and others.

  • In Miami, jobs in jeopardy

    By Steven Wine
    AP Sports Writer

    DAVIE, Fla.  — Last month, Richie Incognito said severe repercussions would be warranted if the Miami Dolphins kept allowing sacks at such an alarming rate.

    “Everybody should be fired,” he said.

    Nobody in Miami is talking about sacks anymore. Firings remain a distinct possibility for very different reasons.

  • NMHU to end season of frustration

    It’s been like a disappointing fishing expedition.

    There’s been a lot of talk about the one that got away.

    New Mexico Highlands’ football team will wrap up its 2013 slate Saturday with a visit to instate rival Western New Mexico in Silver City. Kickoff is set for noon.

    And regardless of the outcome of that game, the Cowboys and head coach Eric Young may still be wondering what might’ve been.

  • Traynham nets 35; Cowgirls move to 2-0

    Sophomore guard Michelle Traynham exploded for 35 points on 11-of-20 shooting, including seven 3-point baskets in 14 attempts Tuesday night, leading New Mexico Highlands past Northern New Mexico College 69-47.

    After the road triumph in Española, the Cowgirls and head coach Tiffany Darling are 2-0 on the young season.

    Traynham narrowly missed a double-double by pulling down eight rebounds. She had two steals and zero turnovers in 26 minutes of action.

  • Six NMHU wrestlers in top four

    By Vincent Nolasco
    NMHU Sports Information

    Six Cowboy grapplers finished among the top four of their weight classes when New Mexico Highlands’ wrestling team competed in the Oklahoma City Open on Nov. 3.

    Highlands head coach Doug Moses brought 20 grapplers (second most in the tournament), and had six wrestle in the Open division and 14 wrestle in the Freshman/Sophomore division.

  • Scherzer, Kershaw cruise to Cy Youngs

    The Associated Press
    NEW YORK — Max Scherzer did most everything on the mound this season — led the majors in wins, started the All-Star game, helped put his team in the playoffs.
    Now, the newly minted AL Cy Young Award winner said he will “wait and see” whether he’s returning to the Detroit Tigers next year.
    Scherzer went 21-3 and was an easy pick Wednesday as the American League’s top pitcher, drawing 28 of 30 first-place votes from members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.