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Today's News

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 19, 2012

    Friday

    Football
    • Robertson vs. Ruidoso, 7 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    Soccer
    • NMHU women vs. Colorado School of Mines, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    Volleyball
    • NMHU vs. Colorado Christian, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Taos tournament, TBA, Taos

    Saturday

    Cross country
    • NMHU at RMAC championships, 10 a.m., Colorado Springs
    • Mora, Pecos, Robertson, West Las Vegas at Rio Rancho, 9 a.m., Rio Rancho

  • Mora County Notebook - Documentary highlighting fracking shown

    There were two showings of Rooted Lands last weekend in Mora, although the official premiere takes place on Saturday in Las Vegas.

    The Mora showings took place at Tapetes de Lana this past weekend.

    A large group of people attended the first showing on Saturday evening. The documentary was shown again on Sunday afternoon which was also well attended by the local citizens.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Oct. 19, 2012

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR
    Saturday
    10 a.m. — Mora cross country, Rio Rancho, away
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Rangerette volleyball vs. Pecos, home, junior varsity and varsity
    Sunday
    2 p.m to 5 p.m. — Walk for a Cure, sponsored by Jobs for America - Career Association, Mora High School Track field. Contact Alice Martinez at 575-455-0074 or Melinda Leyba at 575-387-3169.
    Wednesday
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Rangertte volleyball vs. Santa Fe Prep, away, junior varsity and varsity
    Thursday

  • Palabras Pintorescas - I wonder what Doc would be thinking now

    Schools are in full operation. Flu shots are now available. The itchy eyes and runny nose syndrome known as allergies is still prevalent. And, curses of curses upon us. The kids come home with the cold bug. Fortunately, I rarely get a cold. That is because I think I have met every cold virus there is so now may have somewhat of an immunity. Is this a possible plus for old age?

  • Candidates fan out after fiery debate

    By Julie Pace and Nedra Pickler
    The Associated Press
    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — Fresh off an intently combative debate, President Barack Obama, Republican Mitt Romney and their running mates are taking their tuned-up fight to the precious few battleground states where the election is still up for grabs with just 20 days to go.

  • City backing county tax

    Setting aside the recommendation of its attorney, the City Council voted 3-2 on Monday to throw its support behind San Miguel County’s proposed sales tax increase, which is one of the measures on the general election ballot.

    The council took the position after hearing from its own staff and from County Manager Les Montoya.

  • Rooted Lands - Anti-fracking film hits big screen

    Fracking has become a burning issue in Mora and San Miguel counties in recent years. Now a documentary film chronicling local efforts to hold fracking at bay is hitting the big screen in Las Vegas.

    The film, “Rooted Lands: Tierras Arraigadas,” will have its premiere in the Meadow City starting at 7 p.m. Saturday at Ilfeld Auditorium.

  • Vegas man sentenced to 18 years

    A Las Vegas man charged with child molestation in three separate cases has pleaded guilty to three of the charges and was sentenced to prison.

    Raymond Paiz, 43, pleaded guilty to three counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor and was sentenced last week to 18 years in prison.

    Under the plea agreement, Paiz was facing between 15 and 18 years in prison. District Attorney Richard Flores’ office argued for the maximum sentence, and District Judge Eugenio Mathis agreed.

  • Jail warden gets 2-year contract

    San Miguel County Warden Patrick Snedeker will continue to oversee the county’s detention center for at least two more years under the terms of an employment contract approved by commissioners.

    The San Miguel County Commission voted unanimously last week approve the two-year contract, which officials say takes effect this Friday.

  • Poll: Heinrich holds 9-point lead over Wilson

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    Republican Heather Wilson and Democrat Martin Heinrich each entered the final stretch of New Mexico’s Senate race with about $1 million in campaign cash, and a new poll shows Heinrich leading the contest.

    According to the latest finance reports, Wilson has raised about $6.2 million since starting her campaign and Heinrich has collected nearly $5.9 million in the race to succeed retiring Democratic Sen. Jeff Bingaman.