Today's News

  • In Brief - Education - May 25, 2012

    Optic and wire reports

    Pertussis cases confirmed locally
    Several confirmed cases of the pertussis, or whooping cough, have appeared at four Las Vegas City Schools.

    In a memo to parents dated May 18, Superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez,  school nurse Cynthia Jaramillo and Christopher Novak of the state’s Department of Health notified parents and guardians of the situation.

    At that time, the district had confirmed one case of the bacterial respiratory infection.

  • Journeyman Program Grads
  • Couple heading to NYC

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Two New Mexico Highlands University graduates are headed to New York City to pursue advanced degrees at Columbia University and Parsons School of Design.

    Ben Villarreal was accepted into the doctoral program in English education at Columbia, an Ivy League school founded in 1754.

    Veronica Black will pursue her MFA at Parsons, one of the premier design schools in the world.

    The two are married.

  • Graduate holds attendance record

    Manuel Martinez Jr. had a goal of achieving perfect attendance during his 12 years of schooling.

    On his first day of school in the first grade he was so excited to be going to school he said he did not want to miss a day and he did not miss a day in the  years he attended school.

    On Friday, Martinez  will graduate from Mora High School and his goal of perfect attendance for the 12 years has been a reality.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - May 25, 2012

    Community Calendar

    6 p.m. — Mora High School graduation, High School Gym
    1 p.m. — Wagon Mound High School graduation, Old Gym
    6 p.m. — Little League baseball, Little League Field in Holman, Rangers vs. Yankees
    6:45 p.m. — Angels vs. Pirates
    6 p.m. — Little League baseball, Little League Field in Holman, Pirates vs. Yankees
    6:45 p.m. — Angels vs. Rangers

  • Palabras Pintorescas - Mother wanted windows squeaky-clean

    Well, what do you know ... it has happened again. About once a year, always in the late Spring, I sort-of wish I lived in a cave, reason being, it is window washing time again. This isn’t a recent discovery of mine, I might add.

  • Chamber says it’s under attack

    The executive director of the Las Vegas-San Miguel Chamber of Commerce is accusing the city Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board and unidentified city staff of plotting to dismantle and eliminate the chamber.

    And she is asking for an opportunity to present the chamber’s side to the city’s governing body directly, alleging that the information that has been provided to the City Council and to the community by city staff and the lodger’s tax board “has been deliberately and grossly misrepresented.”

  • Memorial to be dedicated on Friday

    Rita Romero marked the anniversary of her husband’s death this past Friday by making a promise to herself.

    Last year she focused on how her husband, Frank Romero, died — being buried alive after a trench collapsed on him and another city worker.

    “This year, I’m only going to think about how Frank lived,” she said.

  • Ring o’ Fire

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — It was one of the best places in the western United States to watch the annular solar eclipse, and people drove for days just to get to this dusty stretch west of Albuquerque.

    Did it matter?

    Some say no. The game of chasing celestial spectacles like Sunday’s eclipse has changed thanks to live webcasting by observatories around the world and social network sites that are being fueled by grainy smartphone photographs and video clips.

  • Co-op race could spur power shift

    Only one of the five Mora-San Miguel Electric Co-op board of trustee seats is up for election this year, but those watching the election point out that, depending on who is elected Thursday, it could lead to a power shift on the board.

    Incumbent Robert Quintana is asking District 2 voters to allow him three more years on the board. He cites several accomplishments, including the refinancing of long term debt, a move that he says will save the co-op $4 million over the life of the loan.