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Today's News

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 14, 2011

    FRIDAY
    Soccer
    • NMHU women vs. Colorado-Colorado Springs, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    Volleyball
    • NMHU at Regis, 7 p.m., Denver
    • Mora vs. Peñasco, 5:30 p.m., Montoya Gym

    SATURDAY
    Cross country
    • Robertson, West Las Vegas, Mora, Pecos at Rio Rancho Invite, 8 a.m., Rio Rancho
    Football
    • NMHU at Chadron State, noon, Chadron, Neb.
    Rugby

  • Grilled, simmered sausages perfect for fall

    By Elizabeth Karmel
    For The Associated Press

    I grew up in North Carolina, where sausage meant spicy sage breakfast meat and was mostly sold as bulk meat, then made into patties. Delicious, but more of a side meat than a meal.

    When I moved to Chicago, I was introduced to the wonderful world of German, Polish and Italian sausages. I quickly fell in love with sausages of all kinds, and though they are popular all year long, they are my favorite way to celebrate fall.

  • Grads showcase work

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    In its first year, 22 media arts students in New Mexico Highlands University’s one-of-a-kind AmeriCorps Cultural Technology Program used cutting-edge multimedia technology in projects for 16 museums and cultural institutions across the state, and one in California.

    The university’s AmeriCorps Cultural Technology Program is the only one in the nation. It is part of an ongoing partnership between the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs and the Media Arts Program.

  • In Brief - Education - Oct. 14, 2011

    From The Associated Press

    Protesters demand more
    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Hundreds of teachers, farmers and union members have gathered outside the Dominican Republic’s Congress to demand the government spend more on public education.

    They want the government to allocate 4 percent of the Caribbean nation’s gross domestic product to education as required by law. The 2012 proposed budget allocates a little less than 2.5 percent.

  • Illinois backlog adds to problems

    Editor’s Note: This story is the latest installment in a joint initiative by The Associated Press and Associated Press Managing Editors on the fiscal crisis facing U.S. states and cities, how state and local governments are dealing with severe budget cuts, and how American lives will change because of it.

  • Mora County Notebook: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

    Americans observe Hispanic Heritage Month each year from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15. It is a tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched America and their society.

    The theme for this year is: “Many backgrounds, many stories, one American Spirit.” As I read the material in the internet many people who have influenced the history of the United States were shown. There have been congressmen, artists, lawyers, musicians, doctors, professors, writers, teachers, athletes, business folks, and many more.  

  • Mora Community Calendar and Lunch Menu - Oct. 14, 2011

    Community Calendar

    Friday
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Rangerette volleyball vs. Peñasco, junior varsity and varsity
    Saturday
    9 a.m. — Mora cross country at Rio Rancho, junior varsity and varsity, boys and girls                                       
    Sunday

  • Powell moving ahead with tire pile lawsuit

    By Karin Stangl
    State Land Office

    WAGON MOUND – State Land Commissioner Ray Powell will press ahead with a lawsuit against state land lessees who dumped a massive pile of tires outside the village of Wagon Mound on state trust land.

  • Palabras Pintorescas: A very hard lesson for brother Bill

    I found the new Ken Burns TV special programs on prohibition interesting, mainly because I had no idea what an impact (good or bad) drinking the various spirits had on our society. My sweet brother Bill, a reformed alcoholic, always said that if we could channel the brilliant minds who spent their lifetimes hiding that bottle of booze into progressive thinking, this world would tilt on its axis, all for the good.

  • Highlands enrollment up slightly

    Enrollment at New Mexico Highlands University is up slightly from last year, continuing the trend of modest growth it has enjoyed since at least 2009.

    Census day enrollment figures released by the university Monday reveal that overall enrollment this fall is at 3,792 — 33 more students than enrolled in Fall 2010. The figure includes enrollment on the main campus, and at Highlands centers and programs around the state.

    Likewise, overall student credit hours are up.