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Today's News

  • 100-year-old woman receives her high school diploma

    The Associated Press
    HAYWARD, Calif. — A 100-year-old Northern California woman is getting her high school diploma some eight decades after she dropped out.
    Hayward High School in the San Francisco Bay Area awarded Mildred Principe her diploma during a ceremony at the school on Wednesday that included a limousine ride, orchestra music and a cake in her honor.

  • Timofeeva named HU professor of the year

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University
    New Mexico Highlands chemistry professor Tatiana Timofeeva was named professor of the year for 2013-14 at the 16th Annual Student Leadership Recognition Banquet April 9.
    Several chemistry students and professors nominated Timofeeva for the honor. The Office of Campus Life coordinates the recognition event, and a committee of faculty, staff and students selected Timofeeva from other nominees.

  • Mora County Notebook - 75 kids take part in Easter egg hunt

    On Saturday, the Guadalupita Volunteer Firemen Auxiliary hosted an egg hunt and event for the family.  It was well attended and a great success. There were 75 children who took part in the egg hunt. There were many prizes donated by different merchant and individuals.

    Inside Betty Richardson and a group of women manned the silent auction, bake sale and gave out the prizes. Outside James Daring and his crew took care of the food service serving hot dogs, nachos and drinks.

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - April 25, 2014

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Saturday
    10 a.m. — Mora Rangers baseball vs. SF Prep, doubleheader, away
    10 a.m. — Mora Rangerettes softball vs. McCurdy, away
    Monday
    4 p.m. — Mora Rangers baseball vs. Pecos, home
    Tuesday
    4 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes Softball vs. Pecos, home
    Wednesday
    11 a.m. — ECHO food distribution, Helping Hands Inc.
    4 p.m. — Mora Rangers baseball vs. McCurdy, home
    Thursday

  • Palabras Pintorescas - Writer composes a dissertation upon roast pig

    My mind can wander, change the subject at the drop of a hat, as they say. One thing leads to another, and suddenly the conversation changes, reverts to yet another experience, a visit to old times once again.

    Case in point: My neighbor and I have a visit about pork, as in bacon, ham, sausage, etc. Seems as how bacon has doubled in price in just the last month. Apparently a virus is killing baby pigs by the thousands, therefore our traditional breakfast bacon will be a luxury item... not good new for a lot of us. I suspect lard will also become pricey.

  • Editorial Cartoon - April 25, 2014
  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - April 25, 2014

    THUMBS UP! DRUMMING UP EXCITEMENT FOR SCIENCE
    New Mexico Highlands University biology professor Carol Linder recently gave fourth- and fifth-grade students at Mike Mateo Sena Elementary a tour of her lab and provided them with a lesson on DNA. Getting young students excited about science and math is critical to our nation’s future, and we’re happy to see Highlands faculty doing their part.

    THUMBS UP! LATEST BHI PHASE

  • Editorial Roundup - April 25, 2014

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    Houston Chronicle on the demographic changes occurring in Texas and the importance of improving education conditions for black and brown kids (April 18):
    Texas is changing: Improving education conditions for black and brown kids is key to a bright future

  • East owns rematch

    Pitching problems tripped up West Las Vegas on Tuesday afternoon, and visiting Robertson capitalized on it — on both the baseball and softball diamonds at the WLV complex.

    So after having split doubleheaders with their crosstown rivals earlier this spring, the Robertson Cardinals and Lady Cardinals secured wins in the regular-season East-West series.

  • Highlands wrestler is new All-American

    By Vincent Nolasco
    NMHU Sports Information

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Easton Hargrave was the shining New Mexico Highlands University wrestler this past weekend at the U.S. Open Greco. Hargrave earned Greco-Roman All-American status.

    Three Cowboy wrestlers competed at the Asics U.S. Open Greco and the FILA Junior Nationals.