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Today's News

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 6, 2011

    FRIDAY
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men vs. Fort Lewis, 6 and 8 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • West Las Vegas girls vs. Lovington (A,B), 5 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    Wrestling
    • West Las Vegas at St. Michael’s Invitational, noon, Santa Fe

  • Maybe these bowls aren’t such a bad thing

    Some random thoughts about the world of sports as we move from 2011 to 2012:

    • Bowl mania
    For a long time, I have been a proponent of scrapping NCAA Division I’s bowl “system” in favor of a national playoff.

    Every other major sport has a playoff tournament to decide its national champion, and the argument that it would drag out the football season too long is a feeble one. The Division I-AA and II and III football teams hold playoffs every season with no discernible problems.

  • Mora County Notebook: Mora Eagles have successful season

    The Mora Eagles YAFL team had a very successful season. The team members are in either third or fourth grade. In all the games they had seven wins and a sole defeat came from  a much larger Santa Fe team.  

    The dedicated team earned its championship at the 2011 YAFL Las Vegas League.

    They have played four different teams in the league and made a good showing as seen in the statistics.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Lunch Menu - Jan. 6, 2012

    Community Calendar

    Friday
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes basketball vs. McCurdy, home, varsity
    Saturday
    3 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes basketball vs. Dulce, home, junior varsity and varsity
    TBA – End of NRG tournament
    Sunday
    2:30 p.m.— VFW Auxiliary meeting, location TBA
    5 p.m. — VFW meeting, VFW Hall
    Monday

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Celebrating the Centennial and mom’s birthday

    It is time to celebrate and in a big way. Our beloved New Mexico is 100 years old toady. There will be many celebrations, all over the state, for the entire year. 2012 is a very big year in our history.

  • In Brief - Education - Jan. 6, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    Frank named new UNM president

    ALBUQUERQUE — The provost for Ohio’s Kent State University was named Wednesday as the University of New Mexico’s new president.

    The UNM Board of Regents voted unanimously to select UNM graduate Robert G. Frank as the school’s 21st president over four other finalists after a brief special meeting. The selection comes after a six-month search and concerns over rising salaries for New Mexico college presidents.

  • Conservation club busy with community projects

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    One of New Mexico Highlands’ newest and fastest-growing student clubs is making a positive impact on the university’s campus and the surrounding community.

    The new Conservation Club, formed this fall, is turning environmental concerns into action on projects, working with groups like the Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance.

  • Exhibit features centuries of N.M. maps

    By Kathaleen Roberts
    Albuquerque Journal

    SANTA FE — From the earliest Spanish explorers to Texas tourists, New Mexico was made for maps.

    Visitors to “Between the Lines: Culture and Cartography on the Road to Statehood” can trace the state’s route from territory to vacation destination at the Governor’s Gallery beginning this week.

  • Higher ‘sin tax’ on booze pushed

    When the state Legislature convenes later this month, Ray Collins will be there pushing legislation he hopes will curb the state’s drunk driving epidemic.

    Among the legislation he is pushing this year is a significant increase in the so-called sin tax on alcohol purchases. Both the city of Las Vegas and San Miguel County have voiced their support for the proposed legislation.

  • Public worker retirements spike in N.M.

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The number of retiring New Mexico public-sector employees has spiked in the past two years but officials can’t pinpoint a reason for the increased.

    State officials and union leaders say an aging workforce and budget cuts that have caused workers’ take-home pay to be trimmed, as well as more stringent return-to-work laws could be among the factors at work, the Albuquerque Journal reported.