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Today's News

  • SPRING 2012 Sports Schedule - Continued

    FRIDAY, MARCH 2
    Baseball
    LCC at Western Oklahoma, TBA, Altus,Okla.
    NMHU at Regis, 3 p.m., Denver
    Basketball
    Girls’ first round of state, TBA

    SATURDAY, MARCH 3
    Baseball
    LCC at Western Oklahoma (DH), TBA, Altus, Okla.
    NMHU at Regis (DH), noon, Denver
    Robertson vs. Pojoaque, 11 a.m., MMS field
    West Las Vegas vs. Socorro (DH), 11 a.m., WLV field
    Basketball
    Boys’ first round of state, TBA
    Rugby
    Vatos at Albuquerque, 2 p.m., Albuquerque

  • NMHU players earn RMAC honors

    Momcilo Latinovic and Alyssa Lopez earned selection to the All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference basketball teams for the 2011-12 campaign, which ended with Highlands’ doubleheader sweep of Western New Mexico this past Saturday.

    Latinovic, a senior forward from Belgrade, Serbia, averaged 14.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, shooting 47 percent from the floor, 44 percent from three-point range and 71 percent from the foul line.

    The Cowboys finished 12-14 overall and 10-12 in the conference under coach Joe Harge.

  • NMHU sluggers kennel Hounds

    Josh McMahon and Clay Mohr combined for four hits and seven runs batted in as New Mexico Highlands (6-1) won at Eastern New Mexico 14-10 on Wednesday; it is the Cowboys’ third win over the Greyhounds (6-4) in four meetings this season.

    McMahon hit in both his at-bats, driving in four runs, and Mohr homered in going 3 for 4 with three RBI.

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    Highlands softball took three of four games against visiting Colorado School of Mines over the weekend, winning 5-4, 4-0 and 11-10 before falling in the finale 10-1.

  • Branch: Mora will rebound

    Mora Rangers coach James Branch says his squad looks forward to the opportunity to bounce back from a hard-fought 71-69 loss to Santa Fe Prep in the District 2-2A final this past Saturday.

  • Mora County Notebook: Manuel Alcon — One of Mora’s treasures

    Manuel Alcon, a husband, father, teacher, principal, superintendent writer and community leader, has devoted his life to helping others.   
    He was born in Ocate on Sept. 18, 1926, to Benjamin Alcon De Buck and Rosaura Montoya. The name Buck came from Manuel’s great-grandfather who was a soldier at Fort Union and married his great-grandmother who was an Alcon but his father did not keep the name Alcon De Buck and shortened it to Alcon. Manuel was the sixth born of seven siblings, all girls except for him.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - March 2, 2012

    Community Calendar

    Friday
    6 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes basketball (District Champs) vs. Jemez Spring, first round of state tournament
     

  • Palabras Pintorescas - Chocolate cravings and diet studies

    The happy days, known as holidays, do have a way of catching up with us. Just one more piece of Mom’s special fudge or that last piece of chocolate pie does have a way of ending up as a pound or two of extra weight we all end up carrying around. The ever-present news media don’t let us forget it, either.

  • Regents fire contractor

    The New Mexico Highlands University Student Center was supposed to have been completed this past December, but nearly three months later the massive glass structure sits unfinished at the northwest corner of National Avenue and Eighth Street.

    On Monday, the Highlands Board of Regents voted unanimously to immediately terminate the general contractor overseeing the construction and to turn the project over to Franken Construction. President Jim Fries said the university is now hoping that the building can be completed sometime this fall.

  • Honored for their service
  • Celebrating Dr. Seuss