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Today's News

  • Editorial: Stop the petty bickering

    If the opening day of the legislative session is any indication, we’re in for a long 30 days and a whole lot of drama.

    Lawmakers convened in Santa Fe at noon Tuesday, and, shortly thereafter, listened to Gov. Susana Martinez’s State of the State address.

  • County supports protecting the Pecos

    As local elected officials, we love San Miguel County very much. We love our people, our communities, and our great outdoors. In fact, it is our protected lands and waters that make us a star on the map for locals and visitors alike.

    Our county has so much to offer when it comes to ways to enjoy our great outdoors. People come to hunt and fish in our amazing back country, mountain bike and ski on our well-known trails, or just take in the quiet of nature in our pristine national forests.

  • Just a thought: Will there be a day when I won’t give a darn?

    Recently at a wedding, my wife Tanya and I ran into an 80-plus year old man whom we hadn’t seen in several years. He was seated at a table. Standing up was a chore for him. Excited to see him, I stepped closer, leaned forward, and shook his hand. My wife stepped next to him to give him a hug. But a hug wasn’t good enough for him. He looked into her eyes and said, “Give me a kiss-on the lips!”

  • Another Perspective: Public safety is a priority this legislative session

    The fundamental duty of government — local, state or federal — is to protect the rights and freedoms of its citizens. To protect these rights, governments have an obligation to ensure our communities are safe for us to live, work and raise our families.

    Recently, we have heard report after report of violent crimes being committed by offenders who have turned the criminal justice system into a revolving carousel. As chair of the House Judiciary Committee and a practicing attorney, I am alarmed by a common theme connecting many recent tragedies.

  • NM lobbyists dole out $750K in campaign contributions

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    Lobbyists and their clients handed out about $750,000 in campaign contributions to New Mexico lawmakers, Gov. Susana Martinez and others in the months leading up to this year’s legislative session, according to the latest disclosure reports.

    The contributions were in addition to nearly $90,000 spent by lobbyists since last spring for food, drinks, gifts and entertainment for lawmakers and other state officials.

  • Cultural film series debuts at Ilfeld on Thursday

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Highlands University debuts a weekly Cultural Film Series that gives audiences the opportunity to experience other cultures from around the world and their views on film-making.

    The free films will screen each Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the university’s historic Ilfeld Auditorium at 900 University Ave. The series features foreign and independent films as well as documentaries like He Named Me Malala, which is slated for Thursday.

  • Dear Teacher - Jan. 24, 2016

    By Marge Eberts
    and Peggy Gisler

    Question: What techniques can really help improve a high school student’s writing? —Improvement Needed
    Answer: Here are some techniques that all high school students should try to implement that will definitely help to improve their writing:

    • Always print out and read: Never try to re-read on screen. Somehow, even the best writer’s brain freezes over when they do so.

  • Louisiana educator, referee lives for two jobs

    By Corey Vaughn

    The Daily Iberian

    ST. MARTINVILLE, La. — After 40 years dedicated to education and officiating high school and junior high basketball games, Walter Pickney has a simple answer for why he does what he does.

    “It’s for the kids. When I was young I saw a lot of kids in bad shape and I wanted to help out,” Pickney said.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu — Jan. 24, 2016

    TUESDAY
    5:30 p.m.
    The Rangerettes of Mora High School will face off with the Lady Cardinals of Robertson High School in Las Vegas.

  • Secretary of State candidate Toulouse Oliver visits Mora

    Secretary of State candidate Maggie Toulouse Oliver paid a special visit to Mora last weekend to meet with county Democrats during their country convention. She currently is clerk for Bernalillo County.

    The upcoming election is her second bid for the state’s top election official. In 2014 she lost to Republican Dianna Duran; who has since resigned from the position after admitting her use of campaign funds to cover her gambling addiction.