Today's News

  • Luna’s Tapaha goes yard — three times

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    Reggie Jackson once hit three home runs in his first three at bats for the New York Yankees.

    On Friday, Elisse Tapaha did the same thing for the Luna Community College Lady Rough Riders.

    Tapaha, a sophomore from Fort Defiance, Ariz., hit a home run in each of her first three at-bats against Lamar Community College at Rodriguez Park.

  • Isotopes look ahead to home debut

    After giving up two runs in each of the second and third innings, the Albuquerque Isotopes lost 5-1 to Iowa on Wednesday in Des Moines.

    Albuquerque had won 6-5 the previous day.

    After closing the four-game road series with the I-Cubs on Thursday, the ‘Topes open their home schedule Friday night with the Omaha Storm Chasers. First pitch at Isotopes Park is 7:05 p.m.

  • Go Fish - April 13, 2012

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.
    REMINDER: The new fishing license year began April 1. Make sure you buy a new license before heading out!

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April 13, 2012

    • LCC at Lubbock Christian JV (DH), 3 p.m., Lubbock, Texas
    • NMHU vs. Colorado School of Mines, 3 p.m., Brandt Park
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at Colorado State-Pueblo, Pueblo, Colo.
    • West Las Vegas at Goddard, 3 p.m., Roswell

    • LCC at Lubbock Christian JV (DH), 1 p.m., Lubbock, Texas
    • NMHU vs. Colorado Mines (DH), noon, Brandt Park

  • Jail Log - April 13, 2012

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between April 3 and April 9:

  • In Brief - News - April 13, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    Evaluation changes coming
    SANTA FE  — Gov. Susana Martinez says her administration will develop a new system this summer for evaluating the performance of teachers and principals partly based on student achievement.

    The Public Education Department will propose regulations next month and then hold public hearings.

    Martinez said Wednesday the system will be made final this summer and be fully implemented in the 2013-2014 school year.

  • Charge brought in Fla. killing

    By Brendan Farrington and Gary Fineout
    The Associated Press

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla.  — Amid furious public pressure to make an arrest in the killing of Trayvon Martin, the special prosecutor on the case went for the maximum Wednesday, bringing a second-degree murder charge against the neighborhood watch volunteer who shot the unarmed black teenager.

  • Mora County Notebook - Easter Egg Hunt huge success

    Lent and the Easter season mean a lot to the people of Mora.

    There are special Bible studies and services during this time to remind us that this is a special religious time.

    It is also a time of joy in the new spring that is upon us. There are parties and special times for all.

    One tradition that is carried out is the egg hunt. The Mora people really went all out for this custom. Children from 8 months to 80 years enjoyed the traditional custom.

    The sheriff’s department held its second annual egg hunt on March 31.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - April 13, 2012

    Community Calendar

    2  to 4 p.m. — Proposed Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area Planning update #2-Laura Shields Science Building, New Mexico Highlands University
    9 a.m. — Mora Rangerettes softball vs. West Las Vegas, JV (DH), home
    10 a.m. — Mora Track, Santa Rosa, away

  • Palabras Pintorescas - Book needs to be on ‘must read’ list

    I am happy to report my “catcher’s mitt” still fits, and no, I did not have to use it. My doctor father always told us he had his catcher’s mitt with him when he delivered a baby, and he did deliver many babies as a country doctor.