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Today's News

  • State to relocate pronghorn

    The Associated Press

    CIMARRON — State wildlife officials plan to capture and relocate almost 200 pronghorn from a northern New Mexico ranch.

    Game and Fish Department officials say the animals similar to antelopes will be herded, corralled and transported from a private ranch near Cimarron that has been experiencing damage to irrigated cropland.

    The department will relocate most of the pronghorn to national forest land near Fort Stanton and to Bureau of Land Management land northwest of Roswell.

  • Agency troubled by shortages

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A state agency under fire for its handling of an abuse claim made by a child allegedly killed by his mother has a history of staff shortages.

    A recent budget report released by the Legislative Finance Committee shows the vacancy rate for the Children, Youth and Families Department’s Protective Services Division was at 15 percent earlier this month.

    That rate has remained relatively unchanged in recent years despite the hiring of over 300 social workers in just three years.

  • Boom boosts state earnings

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — An oil and gas boom in New Mexico and more than a dozen new renewable energy projects have translated into record earnings of more than $670 million for the State Land Office, boosting the funding available for public schools, universities and other trust beneficiaries.

    In announcing the figures Wednesday, Land Commissioner Ray Powell said 2013 marked the biggest year in the agency’s history. In December alone, earnings reached a record $79 million.

  • Mora County Notebook: Jovenes de Amistad band entertains seniors

    The young musicians of the Jovenes de Amistad Band played for the entertainment and dancing at the Mora Senior Citizens New Year’s Party on Dec. 30.

    The senior citizens had enjoyed a turkey dinner served to them by volunteers. After the dinner the group was treated to music supplied by the young members of the Jovenes de Amistad Band.

    The band was organized in 2012 with Ferdinand Jr. and Julius Valencia of Chacon and, Emmerick Martinez, of Mora. Johnny Martinez joined the group at the end of 2012.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Jan. 10, 2013

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Saturday
    10 a.m. — Sangre de Cristo Stock Growers meeting, Tapetes de Lana
    1 p.m.— Mora Middle School Rangers vs. Penasco, home, seventh and eighth
    Sunday
    2 p.m. — VFW Ladies, No Meeting This Month
    5 p.m. — VFW regular meeting, VFW Building
    Tuesday
    10 a.m. — Mora County Commission meeting, Administration Board Room
    4 p.m. — Mora Rangers vs. Tucumcari, home, junior varsity and varsity

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Weather can be predicted by ‘cabañuelas’

    When the calendar says it is January, it is weather- predicting time here in New Mexico. The oldtimers know the year’s weather can be predicted by observing the “cabañuelas.” My Ruben “Cobos Dictionary of New Mexico and Southern Colorado Spanish” defines cabanuelas as the name given to the first twelve days of the month of January. Each one of these days is supposed to show the kind of weather to be had during each of the twelve months of the new year.”

  • Win some - Lady Cards deck St. Mike’s in solid home debut

    At home for the first time this season — 11 games in, to be precise — the Robertson girls’ basketball team gave the Mike Marr Gym crowd the housewarming gift — a 44-37 win over St. Michael’s on Tuesday night.

    The Lady Cardinals, led by first-year head coach Bea Gallegos, grabbed an early lead and never gave it up, weathering a St. Mike’s rally in the last four and a half minutes.

    After Thursday’s visit to Bernalillo, Robertson (4-7) will host Lovington this Saturday.

  • Lose some - Horsemen bully Robertson boys with lopsided start

    On Wednesday night, the Robertson boys chopped a 23-point deficit down to a dozen — for a final score of 49-37 — in a loss to the No. 2-ranked St. Michael’s Horsemen.

    The Cardinals closed the game by outscoring the visiting Horsemen 11-2 and did get better as the game went on.

    But sometimes it isn’t how you finish; it’s how you start.

  • Cass, Smith reap honors

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    New Mexico Highlands University senior men’s basketball player Mannie Cass has been named the December Male Athlete of the Month, announced the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference office on Tuesday.

    Cass had a stellar month of December, averaging 24.2 points — while hitting double-digit scoring in five of six games — 3.8 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game. He broke his career best in points twice, both in double overtime thrillers that the Cowboys won by two points.

  • Maddux, Glavine, Thomas inducted

    By Ronald Blum
    AP Sports Writer

    NEW YORK — A new generation of starting pitchers and a self-proclaimed Mr. Clean of the Steroids Era will be ushered into baseball’s Hall of Fame this summer. For tainted players, however, the doors to Cooperstown remain bolted.
    Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas were elected on their first ballot appearances Wednesday, when Craig Biggio fell just two votes short.