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Today's News

  • Nuestra Historia: Otero resigns, students begin protests

    On May 19, 1970, Joe L. Otero stormed out of a Board of Regents meeting at La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe, having failed to convince his fellow regents to name John Aragon as president of Highlands University. After he left, the three remaining regents named Charles Graham of Wisconsin as university president.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Jan. 3, 2014

    THUMBS UP! A GREAT TRADITION

  • Editorial Cartoon - Jan. 3, 2014
  • Saving the Organ Mountains

    I have been to many national parks in the United States and have seen the wildlife and beautiful landscapes they offer.

    If it weren’t for these places, many plant and animal species would be endangered. For instance, the existence of Yellowstone National Park saves wolves, which then protects the circle of life in the park by keeping down elk and deer which threaten aspen trees.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Jan. 3, 2014

    The Caledonian Record of St. Johnsbury, (Vt.), Dec. 21, 2013:
    Six months ago former NSA contractor Edward Snowden revealed to Americans that their government had them under constant, blanket surveillance. Since then, intelligence hardliners have dutifully maintained that spying on everyone is necessary toward keeping the nation safe from terrorists.

  • Texting, dialing increase risk

    By Marilynn Marchione
    Chief Medical Writer
    A sophisticated, real-world study confirms that dialing, texting or reaching for a cellphone while driving raises the risk of a crash or near-miss, especially for younger drivers. But the research also produced a surprise: Simply talking on the phone did not prove dangerous, as it has in other studies.

    This one did not distinguish between handheld and hands-free devices — a major weakness.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Jan. 3, 2014

    The Associated Press

    ‘Tapia’ film to make debut
    ALBUQUERQUE — A documentary on the rise and fall of world champion boxer Johnny Tapia will make its Albuquerque debut next month.
    “Tapia” is scheduled to be shown Feb. 13 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.
    The film premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival in June and was shown at the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival in October, where it won the Grand Jury Award for best documentary.

  • Caretaker: Child’s death avoidable

    From the Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — The family that helped raise a 9-year-old Albuquerque boy who died after police say his biological mother kicked him repeatedly claims the child’s death could have been prevented.

    Police found Omaree Varela unresponsive in his family’s home Friday. His mother, Synthia Varela-Casaus, 38, was arrested after telling police she got angry and kicked him. She’s facing a charge of child abuse resulting in death. It wasn’t clear if she had a lawyer yet.

  • Mora County Notebook: Party honors UNM grad Angelica Abeyta

    A graduation party honoring Angelica Abeyta was held on Saturday at the VFW Hall. A large group of friends and family attended to congratulate Angelica and to wish her well.

    They enjoyed dinner, visiting and dancing to the music of the Quemoso band.

    The hall was decorated with Christmas and University of New Mexico colors. The family had made copies of Angelica’s graduation photos and attached them to glass tiles and then put decorations around them, for the centerpieces of each table.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Jan. 3, 2013

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday and Saturday
    TBA — Mora Rangers, NRG Tournament, Pojoaque, varsity
    TBA — Mora Rangerettes, NRG Tournament, Pojoaque, varsity
    TBA — Mora Rangerettes, Wagon Mound Tournament, junior varsity
    Tuesday
    4 p.m. — Mora Middle School Rangers vs. West Las Vegas, home, seventh and eighth
    Wednesday
    4 p.m. — Mora Middle School Rangers vs. Pecos, away, seventh and eighth
    Thursday
    3 p.m. — Mora Rangers vs. Clayton, away, junior varsity and varsity