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Today's News

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Aug. 23, 2013

    THUMBS UP! MAINSTREET SECURES $75,000 FOR PROJECT
    Congratulations to MainStreet de Las Vegas for securing a $75,000 capital outlay award from the state Economic Development Department. The money is earmarked for renovations of the first floor of the E. Romero Hose and Fire Building on Bridge Street. The goal is to turn the building into a museum to honor the history of the city’s firefighters.

    THUMBS DOWN! EAST POSTPONES ACCREDITATION

  • Editorial Cartoon - Aug. 23, 2013
  • Mora County Notebook: Mora County youths perform well at fair

    The Mora 4-H members showed what a hard working skilled group they, their parents and leaders are when one sees the results of the judging at the Mora/San Miguel County Fair. There were champions in several categories. Also the Fair Queen and Princess were from Mora.

    The Ashe Ranch of Mora was the winner of the Ranch Rodeo.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Aug. 23, 2013

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR
    Tuesday
    7 p.m. — Mora /San Miguel County Fair Association meeting, Helping Hands Inc.

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

    Monday — Sausage pizza, spinach salad with dressing, mixed vegetables, pineapple, and peanut butter cookies
    Tuesday — Red chile with beef and potatoes, pinto beans, flour tortilla, and pumpkin pie with topping

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Couldn’t put down this Mora County-based book

    Well, I never dreamed I’d be reviewing a just-published book about Mora County and the somewhat historic events that happened here and in Alaska a few decades ago.
    “Pilgrim’s Wilderness: A true story of faith and madness on the Alaskan Frontier,” has just been published by Crown Press, and is written by Tom Kizzia, a longtime reporter for the Alaskan Newspaper, the Anchorage Daily News.

  • Union wants buildings tested

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press
    SANTA FE — A public employees union urged Gov. Susan Martinez’s administration on Wednesday to test state buildings near downtown Santa Fe for possible environmental contamination to determine whether it’s a source of worker health problems.
    Communications Workers of America local president Donald Alire said workers in the Public Education Department and other agencies have complained of respiratory problems and other illnesses for several years.

  • ‘Look, we’re not running a zoo here’

    By Karl Moffatt
    Las Vegas Optic

    The bear tracks stood out clearly in the soft dirt by the side of the road, right where they should have been, alongside a scrub oak blooming with acorns.

    “This is their time of milk and honey,” says Rick Winslow, a bear biologist with the state Department of Game and Fish. “And it’s looking pretty good right now.”

    New Mexico’s bears are getting ready to put on some serious weight before they hole up and hibernate through the winter.

  • All-star champs
  • Campbell, Kanneh battle on in camps

    Two New Mexico Highlands University football alumni continue to fight for roster spots in the National Football League. Linebacker Jordan Campbell is in camp with the Cincinnati Bengals, and cornerback Abdul Kanneh is with the Cleveland Browns.

    Jordan Campbell: Three total tackles (one solo, two assist) in two games, both wins. The Bengals defeated Tennessee 27-19 on Saturday. Campbell is fourth on the Cincinnati depth chart at middle linebacker behind starter Rey Maualuga, Vincent Rey and J.K. Schaffer.

  • Senior spikers