.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • A ‘Richter’ scale for wildfires

    By P. Soloman Banda
    The Associated Press

    DENVER — Federal researchers have been working on a system to measure and predict the destructiveness of wildfires — similar to the way officials use the magnitude scale for earthquakes and other tools to rate and evaluate tornadoes and hurricanes.

  • Mora County Notebook: Mora Farmers Market in full swing

    The Mora Valley Farmers Market has been in full swing since the beginning of July. Any time one going along Main Street in Mora on Friday afternoon will see many people crowded around booths at the Southwest Capital Bank parking lot, buying fresh produce grown on the local farms and ranches.

    At the beginning of the season there was plenty of early summer produce as lettuce, other greens, peas and radishes.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Sept. 27, 2013

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Saturday
    8 a.m. — Mora cross country, Robertson
    Wednesday
    Noon — Headwaters Food Security Project organizational meeting, Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, Lunch will be served at noon
    5 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes volleyball vs. Santa Rosa, home, junior varsity and varsity

    SENIOR LUNCH MENU

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

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Prayers for moisture were answered

    Yes, it was “water, water everywhere, and nary a drop to drink” as we say goodbye to September. Prayers surely were answered here in our mountains and we watched, with lots of other folks, as drops soon and suddenly became inches of rain.

    I love walking through our nearby forest; it is such a thrill to see our stately pines absolutely soaked; their bark is a glowing dark brown now and hopefully the visiting bark beetles will finally meet their match. Yes, if you want to see a very sick and dying forest, just drive down Mountain View Drive.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Sept. 27, 2013

    THUMBS DOWN! DRUG DEALER GOT WHAT HE DESERVED
    Anselmo “Chemo” Ortiz, 22, was sentenced to 13 years in prison for dealing crack cocaine and distributing prescription narcotics. Drug dealers prey on the vulnerable in our community, getting them hooked and then profiting off of their misery. As such, they deserve no mercy when they go before a judge for sentencing, and we’re glad that this guy is going away for a long time.

    THUMBS UP! PROMOTING LAS VEGAS  

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 27, 2013
  • Nuestra Historia: Encinias, Martinez & King nixed consolidation

    In March 1967, when the House of Representatives voted on Sen. Junio Lopez’ bill to consolidate East and West Las Vegas, the lower chamber deadlocked 34 to 34, and Speaker of the House Bruce King would break the tie.

    Already considering a run for governor, King wanted to ruffle as few feathers as possible in Las Vegas, and his tie-breaking vote was against consolidation. (Three years later, King was elected New Mexico’s 23rd governor, defeating then Albuquerque City Commission Chairman Pete Domenici.)

  • Editorial Roundup: Newspaper opinions from around the nation - Sept. 27, 2013

    Lansing State Journal on learning from Detroit’s mistakes (Sept. 18):
    Months into Detroit’s bankruptcy, leaders of other Michigan cities have had time to contemplate the stunning implications for their own communities.
    Surely no other city could fall as spectacularly as Detroit has done. As the state’s largest city, the size and scope of Detroit’s finances dwarf those of others, so it’s likely no other Michigan city will face an $8 billion deficit.

  • NMHU runners No. 11 in nation

    Coming off a win at the West Texas A&M Buffalo Stampede, the New Mexico Highlands University men’s cross country team held on to the No. 11 ranking in the nation in the USTFCCCA poll released Tuesday.

    Buena Vista native Alonzo Chavez won his first collegiate race and led the Cowboy runners to victory this past Saturday in Canyon, Texas.

  • Birds hope for homecoming respite

    Robertson head football coach Leroy Gonzalez has stuck with a familiar refrain the past several seasons — play a bunch of tough schools early to get his team battle-tested in time for the District 2-3A portion of the schedule.

    It’s a formula that has worked in terms of district competitiveness, although the rigorous early slate tends to take a toll.