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Today's News

  • Defense takes aim at witness in murder trial

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press
    ALBUQUERQUE — Defense attorneys took aim Tuesday at a key prosecution witness in the capital murder trial of a former Arizona fugitive accused of killing an Oklahoma couple, saying it was the witness who made the decision to target the victims for their pickup truck and travel trailer.

  • Mora County Notebook: Cinderella play a huge success

    Cinderella The Story of Big Foot was a great success. The actors were very professional and spoke their lines without a hitch and they could be heard very well.  The performance was held Saturday night and again on Sunday afternoon at the Mora Elementary Gymnasium. For both performances there were more than a hundred people in attendance. It was a true comedy that kept the audience laughing as the actors did a great take off of the Cinderella story throwing in the fact that she had big feet.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Sept. 20, 2013

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Saturday
    8 a.m. — Mora Cross Country, Pecos
    Wednesday
    11 a.m. — ECHO Food Distribution-Helping Hands Inc.

    SENIOR LUNCH MENU

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

    Monday — Chicken strips, mashed potatoes with gravy, honey mustard sauce, asparagus, wheat roll with margarine, and apricots
    Tuesday — Baked fish, with tarter sauce, German stew, mixed vegetables, hush puppy, and banana pudding

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Staying true to football

    Would you believe after all these years of goofing off and playing around, I am still a tried and true football fan? And, yes, I am in a fantasy football league, and my partner, Kat and I plan to win big time this year. Yes, I have my favorite teams and favorite players, but what and who Kat and I pick and who we end up with are two different programs. So it goes in this fantasy world!

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Sept. 20, 2013

    THUMBS DOWN! OVERDOSE DEATHS

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 20, 2013
  • Nuestra Historia: Sen. Lopez began push for consolidation

    It was January 1967, and the 60-day session of the New Mexico Legislature was under way. Former West Las Vegas mayor Junio Lopez, a Republican, was the new senator from Las Vegas, having adroitly won election in heavily Democratic San Miguel County by taking advantage of the internecine warfare then dividing local Democrats. (How Lopez achieved his victory is recounted in “Junio Lopez and the Alpha News,” Nuestra Historia, April 26, 2013.)

  • Editorial Roundup: Newspaper opinions from around the nation - Sept. 20, 2013

    The Austin American-Statesman on leaving science textbooks alone. (Sept. 16, 2013):
    Oh, brother.
    Once again, evolution is before the State Board of Education, which holds a public hearing this week on proposed new science textbooks. Religious and social conservatives have challenged the textbooks’ presentation of evolution and are demanding publishers give alternative views equal ink.

  • Cowboys to open home slate

    After opening with two road games, the New Mexico Highlands University football team makes its much-anticipated home debut Saturday afternoon against Fort Lewis College.

    Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. at Perkins Stadium.

    Coach Eric Young and his Cowboys are 1-1 after beating Eastern New Mexico 31-28 on Sept. 7 in Portales, then losing at Abilene Christian 52-28 last Saturday in Texas.

  • Quintana qualifies first leg for state golf tournament

    West Las Vegas girls’ golf standout Joedy Quintana has gotten back to work on the links this fall, and she’s already one step closer to making a return trip to the state tournament.

    Quintana, a junior, shot a 92 on Monday at the Los Alamos golf course, qualifying her first leg necessary to make the cut for state. Golfers are required to post three qualifying scores — three legs — to be eligible for state as individuals.