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Today's News

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Oct. 25, 2013

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Saturday
    8 am. — Mora crosscountry, Santa Rosa
    1 p.m. — Mora Rangerette volleyball vs. Santa Fe Prep, home, junior varsity and varsity
    Monday
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Rangerette volleyball vs. Peñasco, home, junior varsity and varsity
    Wednesday
    11 a.m. — ECHO food distribution, Helping Hands Inc.
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Rangerette volleyball vs. Pecos, away, junior varsity and varsity

    SENIOR LUNCH MENU

  • Palabras Pintorescas: That evil bug called Tuberculosis

    I suspect quite a few of my readers have no idea what the white plague is, was. Yes, that is why so many sanatoriums where built in our western states. Tuberculosis was running rampant in the first two thirds of the last century, around this big world we live in.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Oct. 25, 2013

    THUMBS DOWN! TOXIC ALGAE
    It took about two months, but state Game and Fish biologists have pinpointed what they believe killed more than 100 elk north of Las Vegas in August. The culprit: water from a trough containing toxins created by blue-green algae or cyanobacteria. It’s unfortunate that these elk died, but it’s good to know they weren’t intentionally poisoned.

    THUMBS UP! A FITTING BIRTHDAY PARTY

  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 25, 2013
  • Nuestra Historia: 1965-1975: An era of great change in Las Vegas

    The tale of two cities culminates with consolidation in 1970 and the stirring election of that year. However, before proceeding to that conclusion, it is necessary for readers to understand that the municipal merger was only one of several momentous events which overtook Las Vegas at the same time — a period that was nothing less than transformational.

    A historical era can be many years or a short time, and is not so much determined by its duration, as by its significance.

  • Editorial Roundup: Newspaper opinions from around the nation - Oct. 25, 2013

    Gainesville (Fla.) Sun on cruel punishment (Oct. 20):
    It’s hard to have sympathy for someone executed for committing a horrific crime.
    In fact, some would say that murderers who make their victims suffer get off too easy when executed by lethal injection.
    Yet as long as our nation’s Constitution bans cruel and unusual punishment, and its people desire to be guided by their best and not their basest instincts, we need to question whether those values are consistent with our use of the death penalty.

  • World Series: Sox up early

    By Ben Walker
    AP Baseball Writer

    BOSTON — Given a bit of help by the umpires and a lot more by the Cardinals, the Boston Red Sox turned this World Series opener into a laugher.

    Mike Napoli hit a three-run double right after the umps reversed a blown call, Jon Lester made an early lead stand up and the Red Sox romped past sloppy St. Louis 8-1 Wednesday night for their ninth straight Series win.

  • Lady Dons sweep

    West Las Vegas completed a regular-season sweep of crosstown rival Robertson on the volleyball court Tuesday night, winning 25-17, 25-12, 25-19, at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    “I’m very proud of the girls,” said WLV head coach Mary Bustos. “They work as a team and communicated very well.”
    Celeste Trujillo hit at a .520 clip to pace the Lady Don offense. Sarah Gold got things started with 92 percent accuracy from the service line. On defense, Deanna Bustos  anchored the back row and converted 88 percent of her digs.

  • RMAC meet is Saturday

    The first step to glory for New Mexico Highlands’ distance runners is this weekend in Silver City, host of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Cross Country Championships.

    The meet begins at 11 a.m. Saturday and is hosted by Western New Mexico University. As usual, the national juggernauts of Adams State and Western State are favorites in both men’s and women’s races.

    NMHU last raced in the Arkansas Chile Pepper Festival on Oct. 5 in Fayetteville, Ark., where seniors Henrique Chavez and Marie-Josiane Ohoueu paced their respective squads.

  • Gridders have work to do

    With less than a month left on the schedule, Highlands football will try to reverse its recent fortunes, but it won’t be easy.

    Two of the Cowboys’ remaining four games feature the top two programs in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference from last season — defending champion Colorado State-Pueblo (Nov. 9’s opponent) and runner-up Chadron State, which hosts NMHU on Saturday afternoon in Nebraska.