Today's News

  • Weather - Oct. 9, 2016


    HIGH 67° / LOW 46°
    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 67. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph.
    7:03 a.m. to 6:33 p.m.


    HIGH 74° / LOW 47°
    Sunny, with a high near 74. Monday night —
    mostly clear, with a low around 47.
    7:03 a.m. to 6:31 p.m.


  • Que Pasa - Oct. 9, 2016

    8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    San Miguel County offices will be closed for the Columbus Day holiday. Offices will re-open on Tuesday, Oct. 11.


    10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
    Carnegie Library Story Time takes place in the children’s area of the library. All programs are free and open to the public.

    6 p.m.

  • VA must do better

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from the Orange County Register and was initially published on Oct. 1.

    The Department of Veterans Affairs has called it a public health crisis — an estimated 20 veterans commit suicide every day. So it is no trivial matter that a suicide hotline run by the VA is failing to answer the phone.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 9, 2016
  • Just a Thought: Don’t be a minimum benchmark person

    By Rick Kraft

    What is the minimum necessary for you to do to get by in this world? If you sat down with a sheet of paper and wrote out the least you could do to get by in your family, what would it be? What if you wrote down the least effort necessary to keep your job?

  • Another Perspective: House protects K-12 education, public safety

    By Rep. Terry McMillan and Rep. John Zimmerman

    In the last week, New Mexicans witnessed a stark contrast between the Democrats and Republicans in our state. The Legislature convened after being called to do two things in a special session: address the recent spike in violent crime and resolve the budget deficit caused by one of the worst oil and gas crashes we’ve ever seen.

  • Mora sharp shooters bring home brass
  • Mora Senior Lunch Menu — Oct. 9, 2016

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

    Red chile with beef and potatoes, pinto beans, flour tortilla, and pumpkin pie with topping

    Chile dog, baked potato wedges, mixed vegetables and margarine, and orange

    Baked pork chop, rice pilaf, peas and carrots, dinner roll, and gelatin with strawberries


  • Palabras Pinturescas: Great-grandson may get to see fresh deer tracks

    Whenever I get a chance, and when the weather is bearable, I spend a lot of time outdoors. This mountain ranch is so full of places to explore, of both ancient and recent history and of changing biology, which includes weather patterns. I wonder what I will discover next.

    Fortunately our library includes the Field Guide Series by Roger Tory Peterson and these wonderful resource books are dog-eared, well worn treasures that have answered so many of our questions about what we see, hear and even smell here.

  • Dear Teacher - Oct. 9, 2016

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: What are typical problems my child might encounter when she starts kindergarten? And what will her teacher expect her to be able to do? — Worried Mom