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Today's News

  • Editorial Roundup: Newspaper opinions from around the nation - Dec. 13, 2013

    The Glens Falls Post-Star on the difficult process of removing incompetent teachers in New York (Dec. 5):

    The great weakness of New York’s education system has been school leaders’ inability to get rid of ineffective and even incompetent teachers, so it’s news worth celebrating that recent changes in state law have made that process easier.
    After decades of complaints about the unwieldy and expensive disciplinary process for tenured teachers, called 3020-a, New York last year passed reforms that streamlined the required hearings.

  • Interpreter at event: I was hallucinating

    By Alan Clendenning and Juergen Baetz
    The Associated Press

    JOHANNESBURG — The man accused of faking sign interpretation while standing alongside world leaders like U.S. President Barack Obama at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service said Thursday he hallucinated that angels were entering the stadium, has schizophrenia and has been violent in the past.

  • U.S. files brief on water dispute

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — The Obama administration is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to take a middle-ground approach on a water dispute between Texas and New Mexico over management of the Rio Grande.

    A brief filed Tuesday by the U.S. solicitor general’s office didn’t take sides in the interstate dispute but said the Supreme Court should leave the door open for a quick resolution, the Albuquerque Journal reported.

  • Students of the month - Dec. 13, 2013
  • Deadline Sun. for submissions

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The deadline for submitting entries for the New Mexico Highlands University Picayune Literary Magazine is Sunday.

    Each spring, graduate students in the Department of English graduate produce Picayune, which features national and international submissions of short fiction, poetry, flash fiction of no more than 250 words, and black-line art.

    Literary submissions for consideration may come from students, faculty, staff and others outside the university community.

  • In Brief - Education - Dec. 13, 2013

    From The Associated Press

    Colorado prof. suspended

    BOULDER, Colo. — A Colorado university has suspended a religious studies professor whose silent protest against racial bias led to complaints about his refusal to speak during classes.
    Naropa University professor Don Matthews said he launched the protest on the Boulder campus during his classes last week, the Boulder Daily Camera reported Wednesday.

  • Mora County Notebook: Christmas spirit alive in the valley

    The big week-end in Mora started on Friday with the school children decorating the Christmas tree inside of the Southwest Capital Bank. Joyce Romo and Sarah Martinez brought their second graders to the bank to decorate the pine tree on Friday morning with attractive decorations the students made in class.

    Then on Saturday the Winter Fest and pageant was well attended.

    In spite of cold and threatening snow the Winter Fest was a great success. The many local venders were there to show off their wares and sell to those who needed the things they had made.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Dec. 13, 2013

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Saturday
    TBA — Mora Middle School Rangerettes, Taos Invitational Tournament, Taos, seventh and eighth
    1 p.m. — Mora High School Rangerettes vs. Dulce, home, junior varsity and varsity
    1 p.m. — Mora Rangers vs. Dulce, home, junior varsity and varsity
    Monday
    4 p.m. — Mora Middle School Rangerettes vs. Memorial Middle School, home, seventh and eighth
    Thursday
    10 a.m. — Santa visits Head Start and Kindergarten in Holman

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Remedies that kept us healthy and happy

    My take on problem solving is probably not acceptable to most of us. The “ignore it and it will go away” theory has been tried in my home for a very long time. My mother and my mother-in-law both agreed that the solution to the problem is not ignoring it.

  • Balanced effort - Lady Dons show depth in romp over Socorro

    Ten West Las Vegas players scored in a high-energy girls’ basketball win over visiting Socorro on Tuesday night at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    West, which led by as many as 30 points, won 67-39.

    The Lady Dons improved to 3-1; Socorro fell to 0-4. WLV and Robertson are participating in the Capital City Invitational through Saturday in Santa Fe.