Today's News

  • ‘Pokes climb in polls

    As the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference baseball tournament got under way in Pueblo, Colo., the New Mexico Highlands Cowboys enjoyed a bump in the most recent national and regional rankings.

    The Cowboys, coached by Steve Jones, moved to the unofficial No. 30 position in the NCAA Division II, according to the National College Baseball Writers Association poll released Tuesday. The team received 14 points.

    With 56 points, Highlands held on to the No. 4 spot in the Central Region rankings also compiled by the NCBWA.

  • State softball: Mora, Pecos eliminated

    Softball teams representing Mora and Pecos met with a quick exit against some strong opponents in the opening round of the Class 1A-2A state tournament Wednesday in Rio Rancho.

    The 12th seeded Rangerettes, coached by Josh Garcia, lost 18-2 in five innings against defending state champion Jal. Jal entered the game as the No. 5 seed.

    Leonard Velasquez’s Pecos team, seeded 13th, fell in a close 7-5 battle with No. 4 Rehoboth. Rehoboth went on to best Jal in the second round as the tourney shifted from single-elimination to double-elimination.

  • Go Fish - May 11, 2012

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.
    Heron Lake: May 1, Melcor and Cindy Chavez of Albuquerque caught a 15.4-pound, 31-inch lake trout.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 11, 2012

    • RMAC tournament TBA, Pueblo, Colo.
    • Class 3A state tournament
    • Class 3A state tournament
    • Class 1A-2A state tournament
    Track and field
    • Class 3A-5A state championships, 8 a.m., UNM, Albuquerque

    • RMAC tournament TBA, Pueblo, Colo.
    • Class 3A state tournament
    • Class 3A state tournament

  • Mora County Notebook - Students perform for Dia de la Cultura

    Cinco de Mayo was celebrated at the school in Mora by a traditional well performed program at the Martinez Gym.

    The gym was packed with parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and other interested folks

    The program began at 8:30 a .m. with the children from Head Start and kindergarten. The different classes performed Spanish dances, singing and recitations.

    The junior high mariachi band played several numbers to the delight of the appreciative audience. The young people in the band are all from the sixth and seventh grades.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - May 11, 2012

    Community Calendar

    10 a.m. — Sangre de Cristo Livestock Growers Association meeting, Mora School Board
    6 p.m. — Little League Baseball and T-Ball, Little League Field
    6 p.m. — Angels vs. Yankees
    6:45 p.m. — Pirates vs. Rangers
    6 p.m — Spring Band Concert, Mora High School Gym
    6:30 p.m — 4-H meeting, Helping Hands Inc

  • Palabras Pintorescas - Honoring mothers

    May is kicked off with Mother’s Day. Graduations are just around this big day.

    I feel my mother’s presence all around me, often, and I suspect she continues to keep a watchful eye on this old ranch.

    Mother would be proud of her five grandkids. They have inherited her spunk and spirit genes, as did sweet brother Bill and I.

    Our mother was very different, very British, very strict. Bill and I finally figured that out, but not before we tried to get away with all sorts of things.

  • Jail Log - May 11, 2012

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between April 30 and May 8:

    Gilbert Garcia, 47, battery, illegal confinement of animals, warrant
    Marcus Vaughn, 29, bench warrant
    Jose Carenas, 27, out of state felony warrant
    Juan Gutierrez, 26, possession of drug paraphernalia, felon in possession of fire arm
    Jeffrey Fernandez, 18, drinking in public, public nuisance, resisting, evading or obstructing an officer
    Miguel Tarango, 52, bench warrant
    George Hentsch, 38, failure to appear

  • High Achiever
  • In Brief - Education - May 11, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    ‘No confidence’ vote for Skandera
    ALBUQUERQUE — Representatives of the Albuquerque Teachers Federation have unanimously voted “no confidence” in state Education Secretary-designate Hanna Skandera.

    Albuquerque Journal reports that union’s council of representatives approved recently a resolution that lists a dozen criticisms against Skandera, including her planned teacher evaluation system and her support for charter schools.