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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Meanwhile, in Angel Fire...
  • Lucero 12th in team roping at national finals

    For a second time this week, Las Vegas-area native Martin Lucero and partner Colby Lovell cracked the top six in the team roping competition of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

    Lovell, the header, and Lucero, the heeler, posted the fifth fastest time in Tuesday’s fifth go-round. They clocked in at 5.8 seconds, one second off the quickest pace for that round.

    The duo did not have a qualifying time on Wednesday.

    As of early Thursday — seven rounds deep into the 10-round competition — Lovell and Lucero ranked 12th in their event.

  • Iconic MLB managers in Hall of Fame

    By Howie Rumberg
    AP Sports Writer

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox, baseball’s winningest managers over the past four decades, were unanimously elected to the Hall of Fame on Monday by the expansion era committee.

    All three won more than 2,000 games and were selected on all 16 ballots when the committee met Sunday ahead of baseball’s winter meetings.

  • Brazile clinches WNFR gold buckle

    The Associated Press

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Trevor Brazile secured his record-breaking 19th gold buckle when he won the all-around championship during round six on Tuesday at the National Finals Rodeo.

    Brazile, of Decatur, Texas, clinched the crown when the only other all-around competitor in contention, heeler Jade Corkill of Fallon, Nev., was unable to rope his steer with header Clay Tryan of Billings, Mont., during round six. Header Brazile and heeler Patrick Smith of Lipan, Texas, went on to win the round in a time of 4.8 seconds.

  • Wildcats too much for Aggies

    By John Marshall
    The Associated Press

    TUCSON, Ariz. — Brandon Ashley scored 15 points, Kaleb Tarczewski added 14 and No. 1 Arizona shook off a slow start to dominate New Mexico State 74-48 on Wednesday night.

    Arizona (10-0) labored out of the gate in its first game as the nation’s top-ranked team before pulling away from the Aggies for another impressive all-around victory.

    The Wildcats shot 52 percent, dominated the glass (38-22) and held their fifth opponent under 60 points to open 10-0 for the second straight season.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Dec. 13

    Friday
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men vs. Western State, 6 and 8 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Robertson boys (A,B) at Sandia Prep tourney, TBA, Albuquerque
    • Robertson girls at Santa Fe tourney, TBA, Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas boys (B) at Bernalillo JV tourney, TBA, Bernalillo
    • Memorial Middle School girls at Taos tourney, TBA, Taos
    • Valley Middle School girls vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., Valley Gym

    Saturday
    Basketball