Today's News

  • Our Watershed - Natural processes and the human impact

    Editor’s note: This is the second in a series running over several consecutive Fridays. It is written by members of the Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance, which seeks to foster land stewardship in the Gallinas, Sapello and Tecolote watersheds.

    The atmosphere and climate play a huge role in our water supply, but typically we cannot control the rain. The land is also critical and it is within our power to influence. We are the stewards of the land, our actions can support the land so it can provide us with the things we need.

  • Reception for Fort Union Monument chief Tuesday

    The Citizens Committee for Historic Preservation is hosting a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday to formally welcome the new superintendent of Fort Union National Monument.

    Charles Strickfaden, a 28-year veteran of the National Park Service, took over as the park’s superintendent on Dec. 30. He succeeded Marie Sauter, who is now superintendent of White Sands National Monument.

    As superintendent of the 720-acre Fort Union National Monument, Strickfaden manages a staff of 13 and an annual operating budget of more than $1.2 million.

  • Que Pasa - March 8, 2013

    • Iron Tribe events — Closing Reception, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, March 8, Burris Hall Gallery. Local restaurants are donating food for the reception. Production Casting Session, starting at 9 a.m. until completion on Saturday, March 9 at the Highlands art foundry. For more information about Iron Tribe, contact David Lobdell at 454-3570 or dlobdell@nmhu.edu


  • Students of the Month - March 8, 2012
  • In Brief - Education - March 8, 2013

    The Associated Press

  • NMHU celebrates Women’s Day

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University hosts an International Women’s Day Celebration from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. today (Friday) in the Margaret Kennedy Alumni Hall, 905 University Ave.

    The public is welcome at the free evening of food, music, dance, art, poetry and discussion of international women’s issues.

  • Mora County Notebook - Students show support for Red Cross

    Mora Elementary Student Government sponsored a “Dig in your Pocket” drive to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy.

    The students from elementary, middle school and high school did dig in their pockets to raise the amount of $401.19 to help those who are suffering as a result of Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast.

    The Mora Student Government students presented the check to Joan Maestas, the local American Red Cross volunteer recently.

    Maestas informed the group that the local chapter of the Red Cross is in desperate need of volunteers.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - March 8, 2013


    10 a.m. — Sangre de Cristo Stock Growers Association meeting, Mora School Board Room
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes hosting first round of state playing Rehoboth Christian
    6 p.m. — Mora Rangers first round of state, Santa Rosa
    9 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Benefit pancake breakfast, Mora VFW Ladies Auxiliary $6 adults, young adults $5 and children $2, VFW
    10 a.m. — Mora County Commissioners meeting, Mora School Board Room

  • Palabras Pintorescas - It’s time to dust off those old ice skates

    It might be cold and snowy (in very late February) as I write this, but the world continues to turn same as ever, and I am delighted to have some really good news in the mix of this month.

    Dust off the ice skates, folks! Councilman Joey Herrera has a working plan, a working group of area residents who are moving full steam ahead to refurbish the long abandoned skating pond at Montezuma once again. Herrera’s enthusiasm is contagious and I had a fun visit with him and Jesus Lopez on “Over the Back Fence” radio program on KFUN recently.

  • Madness on: State hoops begins

    Hoop dreams for eight Las Vegas-area high school teams begin in earnest this weekend with first-round state tournament games across New Mexico.

    Friday is ladies’ night, as girls’ basketball teams play at various campus sites.

    Lady Cardinals
    In Class 3A girls’ hoops, Rick Armijo’s Robertson Lady Cardinals (11-14) earned a No. 8 seed and host No. 9 Socorro.

    Robertson owns a regular-season win over the Lady Warriors (15-12), having prevailed 68-55 on Feb. 12 at Mike Marr Gym.