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Today's News

  • Que Pasa - Nov. 15, 2013

    TODAY HOY
    • The city of Las Vegas Utilities Department will stop providing effluent reuse water for residential customers beginning at 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15. For more information, call Vanessa Marquez at 426-3319.
    • New Mexico Highlands University’s Jazz Ensemble concert, 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15 at Ilfeld Auditorium. Tickets are $5 and NMHU students are free with valid ID.

    SATURDAY SÁBADO

  • Exchange signups very low

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Fewer than 200 New Mexicans signed up for health insurance plans through a troubled federal online marketplace during its first month of operation, the Obama administration reported Wednesday.

    The announcement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services confirmed the disappointing enrollment that New Mexico officials had expected because of computer glitches that hampered the start of the federal health insurance exchange.

  • Gov seeks funds to recruit nurses

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez proposed Wednesday that New Mexico launch an advertising campaign to aggressively recruit nursing professionals from other states to help deal with a shortage of primary care providers.

  • Mora County Notebook: VFW and Auxiliary honor veterans

    On Saturday evening the VFW and Auxiliary Mora Post 1131 honored the veterans by holding a dinner, dance and program, at the VFW Building.

    The evening began with a social hour and dinner.

    When the program started, Master of Ceremonies, Adjutant Betty Griego introduced Senior Vice Commander Cip Torres and he led the Pledge of Allegiance, Melvin Vigil, Chaplain, then led the group in the meal prayer. The guests were then welcomed and the staff introduced and all were invited to eat.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Nov. 15, 2013

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    2 p.m. to 8 p.m. — Mora Community Leadership Institute, Mora School Board Room
    Saturday
    8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Mora Community Leadership Institute- Mora Schools Board Room
    Wednesday
    5:30 p.m. — 4-H meeting, Helping Hands Inc.

    SENIOR LUNCH MENU

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

  • Palabras Pintorescas: The fights those Christmas catalogs caused

    Oh, my! There must be some mistake. I just got a Christmas catalog in the mail. How dare any business try to buck the trend by sending these catalogs out before Thanksgiving?

    My mother (if she were here) would have a lot to say about this rush to sell toys and more. The big catalogs of yesteryear Montgomery Ward, Sears, Roebuck and Penneys came to our house right after Thanksgiving. Our home post office was at Valmora (the TB sanatorium where we lived) was in the back of our Valmora store. The store was small.

  • Highlands’ Shaw named biology scholar

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The American Society for Microbiology selected New Mexico Highlands biology professor Mary Shaw to participate in the Biology Scholars Program Assessment Residency.

    The National Science Foundation helps fund the Biology Scholars Program, a national leadership initiative to improve undergraduate biology education based on evidence of student learning.

  • In Brief - Education - Nov. 15, 2013

    The Associated Press

    Skandera vows to push law on 3rd-grade reading

    SANTA FE — New Mexico’s top education official says Gov. Susana Martinez won’t stop pushing for legislation to hold back third-graders who can’t read at grade level.
    Public Education secretary Hanna Skandera vowed that she and Martinez will be “back in full force” to push the proposal in 2014. The Legislature has rejected the plan for the past two years.

  • State quests begin

    Preparation for the state volleyball tournament had a decidedly somber tone this week in the Meadow City and beyond.

    As news of the sudden death of West Las Vegas head coach Mary Bustos circulated around the community and beyond, the frivolities of sport took a back seat. At the same time, the state tournament also gathered additional attention from locals and others.

  • In Miami, jobs in jeopardy

    By Steven Wine
    AP Sports Writer

    DAVIE, Fla.  — Last month, Richie Incognito said severe repercussions would be warranted if the Miami Dolphins kept allowing sacks at such an alarming rate.

    “Everybody should be fired,” he said.

    Nobody in Miami is talking about sacks anymore. Firings remain a distinct possibility for very different reasons.