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Today's News

  • Small-school state meet this weekend

    The two-weekend run of state track and field championships commences Friday in Albuquerque.

    This weekend it’s the small schools’ turn in the spotlight, with Class 1A and 2A athletes — including a number from Mora and Pecos — vying for state titles.

    Next weekend, May 11-12, it’ll be the state meet for Class 3A through 5A. Both meets are at the Great Friends of UNM Track and Field Stadium.

  • Bodemeister early fave in Derby

    By Beth Harris
    AP Racing Writer

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.  — Bob Baffert sure looks to be on a winning streak lately — and that applies not only to his horses but to his health as well.

    The trainer certainly had good fortune in the Kentucky Derby draw where his Bodemeister was made the early 4-1 favorite after landing a good post position for Saturday's race.

    It's the third time Baffert has had the morning-line favorite; the first two didn't work out.

  • LVCS 5th grade hoops tourney finishes Friday

    The 11th annual Las Vegas City Schools Fifth-Grade Basketball Tournament is due to wrap up a three-day run Friday morning at Memorial Middle School Gym.

    Both boys’ and girls’ championship games will be Friday morning, said organizer and coach Mark Herrera.

    Coach Henry Sanchez first started this annual event when he was head boys’ basketball coach at Robertson.

  • Go Fish - May 4, 2012

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.
     
    CATCHES OF THE WEEK:
    Clayton Lake: April 24, Mikey Montoya of Clayton caught a 7.5-pound walleye. He was using a jig.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 4, 2012

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • NMHU at Colorado Christian (DH), noon, Lakewood, Colo.
    • Class 3A state tournament first-round games, TBA, campus sites
    Softball
    • Class 3A state tournament first-round games, TBA, campus sites
    Tennis
    • Class 1A-3A state team tournaments: girls’ singles 9 and 10:30 a.m., girls’ doubles 10:30 a.m. and noon.; boys’ singles 1:30 and 3 p.m., boys’ doubles, 3 and 4:30 p.m.; Albuquerque Academy
    Track and field

  • Mora County Notebook - A successful health fair and banquet

    The Mora Health Fair was held last Thursday in the Mora High School gym. There were many tables set up to let the public be aware of the many areas of health care that are available to them. Each table had an abundance of literature and “goodies” that included pens, pencils, key chains, bags, note pads and even fly swatters and more. They had their logo or theme on them as part of marketing their health care services.

    There were a couple of areas set up so that the people could get their vital signs taken. Advice was given where it was needed.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - May 4, 2012

    Community Calendar

    Friday
    8:30 a.m. to Noon — Dia de la Cultura, Martinez Gym
    9 a.m. — Mora Track team at State Track meet, UNM, Albuquerque
    Saturday
    9 a.m. — State Track meet continues, UNM, Albuquerque
    Monday
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Valley Community Health Services board meeting, MVCHS-Administration building
    Tuesday
    10 a.m. — Mora County Commissioners meeting, Mora School Board Room

  • Palabras Pintorescas - Neighbors’ Olympic quality dressage horse

    Probably one of the most exciting events in a girl’s life is the day she gets her own horse. I’ve been there and done that, more than once. The lessons learned by both horse and rider will last a lifetime, and now a recent story in the Albuquerque Journal brought back another set of horse memories for me.

  • 2 injured in Friday crash

    State police say alcohol was involved in a Friday morning crash that left the alleged drunk driver with a fractured left arm and other injuries and the driver he wrecked into with severe head trauma.

  • Officers vote no-confidence in HU chief

    The officers of the New Mexico Highlands University police and security department have carried through on their threat, voting no-confidence in Chief Donato Sena last week.

    Eight people were eligible to vote, and six of them voted no-confidence while the two others didn’t vote. The officers are also in the process of forming a union.