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Today's News

  • Convict says escaped Arizona inmate lied to captives

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press
    ALBUQUERQUE— An escaped Arizona convict killed an Oklahoma couple following a prison break because he didn’t want any witnesses to the carjacking and theft of their travel trailer and pickup truck, his former bunkmate and accomplice testified Wednesday.
    In his third day on the stand in the capital murder trial of John McCluskey, Tracy Province said McCluskey told retirees Gary and Linda Haas that he wasn’t going to hurt them, and that he only wanted their truck, cash and guns.

  • Lawyers see recent marriages as legally solid

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press
    SANTA FE — As hundreds of gay couples flock to courthouses around New Mexico to get married, they are closely watching the next steps to be taken by the state’s highest court, the Legislature and possibly voters to resolve lingering legal questions on the issue.
    For now, six of the state’s 33 counties are issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples and a number of other clerks say they’re waiting for a court order before they take similar steps.

  • Mora County Notebook: Fatal plane crash site gets visitors

    Editor’s Note: In last week’s column the San Miguel/Mora County Fair princess Bailey Montoya’s father was inadvertently left out. Montoya’s father is Roy Montoya.

    Fifty years ago on Jan. 30, 1963 a B-52 bomber crashed in the mountains between Chacon and Guadalupita. The airmen were on a routine practice mission coming down low, when the high winds in the area tore the plane apart and scattered it over the mountains for six to eight miles.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Aug. 30, 2013

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Saturday
    10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Cleveland Millfest, Cleveland
    TBA — Rangerettes volleyball, Clayton, varsity
    10 a.m.— Cross Country, Peñasco
    Sunday
    10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Cleveland Millfest, Cleveland
    Monday
    9:30 a.m. — Bean Day parade, Wagon Mound
    2 p.m. — Bean Day Rodeo, Wagon Mound Rodeo grounds
    Tuesday
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Rangerette volleyball vs. Robertson, junior varsity, varsity, home

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Raining on what others call ‘parched land’

    It is raining as I write this. We are blessed yet again. Our vast, huge crop of weeds and wildflowers say thank you, muchas gracias to our weather gods as well.
    Yes, I live in an isolated mountain canyon. But that doesn’t mean the outside world can’t find me. I have two copies of the front page weather report sent to me in the last 48 hours, no less.
    One was from the Idaho Statesman and the other was from the Tucson Daily newspaper. Everyone knows I like weather stories, but I wish this weather story wasn’t true, or front page news.

  • MLK’s dream inspires a new march

    By Nancy Benac and Suzanne Gamboa
    The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — Standing on hallowed ground of the civil rights movement, President Barack Obama challenged new generations Wednesday to seize the cause of racial equality and honor the “glorious patriots” who marched a half century ago to the very steps from which Rev. Martin Luther King spoke during the March on Washington.

  • Soldier sentenced to death for shooting

    By Michael Graczyk and Nomaan Merchant
    The Associated Press
    FORT HOOD, Texas  — A military jury on Wednesday sentenced Maj. Nidal Hasan to death for the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, handing the Army psychiatrist the ultimate punishment after a trial in which he seemed to be courting martyrdom by making almost no effort to defend himself.

  • Manzanares era over at NMHU

    New Mexico Highlands Athletic Director Ed Manzanares will be leaving the university Sept. 13 to become the assistant athletic director of major gifts at the University of New Mexico.

    Manzanares has been the Cowboys’ athletic director for the past six years.

    “I want to thank President James Fries, the Highlands University coaching staff, the city of Las Vegas, and the entire NMHU community for a wonderful six years as AD,” said Manzanares. “I’ll always hold this experience dear to my heart. I’ll always be a Cowboy. ”

  • ‘Missing link’ of shooting center of camp

    Las Vegas’ Martin Suazo Sr. says he wants to take the basketball world by storm with a revolutionary type of shot.

    Moreover, he wants it to be known that the history-changer began right here in the Meadow City.

    Suazo is inviting area basketball players to a special afternoon camp from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. For a cost of $10, participants will learn the “offset” shot at the center of Suazo’s manuscript, “The Missing Link of the Sport of Basketball.”

  • Fall Sports Schedule 213

    Saturday, Aug. 24
    Soccer
    • Robertson girls at Belen, noon, Belen

    Monday, Aug. 26
    Football
    • West Las Vegas (B) vs. Taos, 4 p.m., WLV field

    Tuesday, Aug. 27
    Soccer
    • Robertson girls at Goddard, 3 p.m., Roswell
    Volleyball
    • Pecos (A,B) at Tucumcari, 4 p.m., Tucumcari

    Thursday, Aug. 29
    Volleyball
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) at Socorro, 4 p.m., Socorro

    Friday, Aug. 30
    Football