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Today's News

  • Project may open in 2014

    The Associated Press

    SANTA TERESA — A $400 million Union Pacific railroad facility near a young New Mexico border town could open next year, according to the company.

    Union Pacific spokesman Aaron Hunt said Tuesday that construction near Santa Teresa is ahead of schedule and the facility could be operational in 2014. It had been slated to open in 2015.

  • Former Roswell police chief dies

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Al Solis, Roswell’s former police chief and the state’s former interim secretary of the Department of Corrections, died Monday, Roswell officials confirmed. He was 65 and had been battling cancer.

    Roswell City Manager Larry Fry said officials were informed that Solis died in Las Cruces. “He was certainly a man of integrity and had a long, distinguished career in law enforcement,” Fry said.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Dec. 27, 2013

    The Associated Press

    Hospital ordered to pay $1 million

    SANTA FE — A Santa Fe hospital has been ordered to pay $1 million to a woman who stopped breathing and nearly died while being treated there in May 2010.
    The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that a jury Monday awarded Zelda Jiron $250,000 in compensatory damages and $750,000 in punitive damages in her lawsuit against Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center.

  • Mora County Notebook: Church presents Christmas story play

    Last Wednesday, the Mora Valley Baptist Church presented its annual Christmas story. The program began with the lighting of candles by the youth.

    The play began with the prediction of John the Baptist’s birth and Jesus birth by Gabriel. Then the visit of the angel to Mary, her visit with Elizabeth, John’s birth, It continued with all the details before the birth of Jesus and the action after the birth as the holy family flees to Egypt. It ended when the family finally returned to Nazareth.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Dec. 27, 2013

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    TBA — Mora Rangers at Tri-County Tournament, Pecos, varsity

    Next Thursday-Saturday
    TBA — Mora Rangerettes at NRG Tournament, Pojoaque, varsity
    TBA — Mora Rangerettes at Wagon Mound Tournament, junior varsity
    TBA — Mora Rangers at NRG Tournament, Pojoaque, varsity

    SENIOR LUNCH MENU

    The lunch menu for the Mora /Wagon Mound Senior Centers with coffee and milk served daily.

  • Palabras Pintorescas: The varied stories of the Pecos Wilderness

    This happy holiday time always translates into fun ‘way out here in the mountains. My friends, many in my age group, still send hand-written messages on Christmas cards. Yes, the list gets shorter every year, sadly. Some of the old Gascon Gang have now weathered their last storm. And some even read this column on the internet. I am flattered!

  • Stu Clark under way
  • Cass RMAC Player of Week

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — New Mexico Highlands men’s basketball senior Mannie Cass was named Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week, the league office announced on Dec. 16.

    On the weekend of Dec. 13-14, New Mexico Highlands University (6-4 overall, 3-3 RMAC) defeated Western State 101-99 (2OT) on Friday, Dec. 13, before falling to Colorado Mesa 82-61 on Saturday, Dec. 14.

  • Lobos’ inside game overpowers Grand Canyon

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — For much of the season, New Mexico has been a three-man basketball team offensively with Kendall Williams, Cameron Bairstow and Alex Kirk carrying more than their fair share of the scoring load.

    But new options are starting to emerge for the Lobos as they try to patch the gap left by injured point guard Hugh Greenwood, who is expected back when the schedule resumes Jan. 4 with the start of Mountain West play against Colorado State.

  • Auburn’s Malzahn coach of year

    The Associated Press

    AUBURN, Ala. — Gus Malzahn inherited a demoralized Auburn team that had just gone through the program’s worst season in decades with a stagnant offense and pliant defense.

    As is his way, the coach known for fast play on offense went to work in a hurry. He led the second-ranked Tigers’ transformation into Southeastern Conference champions and has them in the national championship game Jan. 6 against No. 1 Florida State.

    Malzahn’s quick work made him The Associated Press national coach of the year.