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Today's News

  • Piano works by Russian Masters concert today

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Highlands University Department of Music presents pianist Ronald Grinage performing piano works by Russian masters at 7 p.m. today (Friday) in Margaret Kennedy Alumni Hall at 905 University Ave.

    The show will include pieces from legendary 19th and 20th century Russian composers such as Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov.

    Tickets are $5 and students with valid IDs are free.

  • Nuestra Historia - Amid uneasy truce, Smitty gets HU nod

    By Jesus L. Lopez

    On July 29, 1970, in a dramatic and alarming announcement, Board of Regents Chairman John D. Robb informed the media that Charles Graham’s request to be released from his appointment as Highlands University president, was the result of “continual harassment culminating in threatening letters addressed to Graham’s wife, and impairment of his health as a result of the harassment.” Robb also said he advised Graham to send the threatening letters to both the FBI and postal authorities.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Feb. 21, 2014
  • Editorial Roundup - Feb. 21, 2014

    The Island Packet, Hilton Head Island, S.C., on guns in bars and restaurants (Feb. 16):
    Imagine walking into a bar and seeing a man choking a woman. As a concealed-weapons permit holder, you pull out your gun and yell for the man to stop.
    He does not. And you honestly begin to fear for the woman’s life, her eyes rolling back into her head.
    You shoot the perpetrator, believing you’re saving the life of a fellow citizen in desperate need.

  • Nuclear waste site to be tested

    The Associated Press

    CARLSBAD — The U.S. Department of Energy has appointed a team to investigate the detection of radiation in and near a southeastern New Mexico facility that’s the nation’s only underground nuclear waste repository in operation.

    The assessment of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant will be conducted by an accident investigation board consisting of department officials and representatives of health and safety agencies, the department said in a statement released late Wednesday.

  • Judges stop officiating weddings

    The Associated Press

    CARLSBAD — Judges in two southeastern New Mexico counties recently announced they will no longer officiate weddings after the state’s high court ruled that same-sex marriage is legal.

    The announcement means judges in Eddy and Chaves counties won’t officiate any civil marriage ceremonies, from straight or same-sex couples, the Carlsbad Current-Argus reports.

    In December, the New Mexico Supreme Court decided it was unconstitutional to deny marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples.

  • Printmaking exhibit reception today

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University presents Print, Printed, Printing, an original fine art printmaking exhibit featuring contemporary national and international artists until Saturday. The public reception for the art exhibit is at 5 p.m. today (Friday) in the Burris Hall Gallery, 903 National Ave. The work of approximately 80 artists is represented in the exhibit.

    The program runs through Saturday.

  • Students of the Month - Feb. 21, 2014
  • Mora County Notebook - Former Rangerettes honored

    On Saturday, after district games between Mora Rangers and Rangerettes and Santa Fe Prep the Mora Rangerettes with their coaches, families and friends got together to celebrate and honor teams of 1985, 1987, 1988, 1991 and 1992. Five banners in their honor were hung from the rafters of the gym. These five teams made it through the finals but came up short of the win of the state championship.

  • Mora Senior Lunch Menu - Feb. 21, 2014

    SENIOR LUNCH MENU

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

    Monday — Green chili chicken enchilada, pinto beans, calavacitas, spinach salad with dressing, crackers, and Jello with fruit
    Tuesday — Honey dijon chicken, asparagus with cheese sauce, salad with dressing, wheat roll with margarine, and lemon bar
    Wednesday — Fidellos con carne, salad with dressing, mixed vegetables, flour tortilla, and orange pineapple mix