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Today's News

  • In Brief - New Mexico - Jan. 17, 2014

    The Associated Press

  • Spending bill goes to Obama

    By Alan Fram
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Drained of much of its vitriol over the budget, Congress is poised to adopt a $1.1 trillion package financing federal agencies this year, a bipartisan compromise that all but banishes the specter of an election-year government shutdown.

    The Democratic-controlled Senate planned to give final congressional approval to the immense spending measure, possibly as early as Thursday.

  • Silent support
  • Mora County Notebook - Commissioner travels to Washington, D.C.

    Mora County Commissioner, Paula Garcia traveled to Washington, D.C., to represent New Mexico at the meeting of the National Association of Counties recently. The annual conference brings together the presidents and executive directors of each state association of counties. Garcia attended as the President-Elect of the New Mexico Association of Counties.

    During the past three years, Garcia has served on the board of directors of NMAC. She has been involved with developing policy recommendations for the New Mexico State Legislature and the United States Congress.

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Jan. 17, 2014

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    3 p.m. to 8 p.m. — Mora Leadership Training Institute, Buena Vista Fire Department Building
    5 p.m. — Mora Middle School Rangers vs. Peñasco, away, seventh and eight
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes vs. Robertson, away, junior varsity and varsity
    Saturday
    1 p.m. — Mora Rangers vs. Mesa Vista, away, junior varsity and varsity
    1 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes vs. Mesa Vista, away, junior varsity and varsity

  • Palabras Pintorescas - Table setting resembled that of ‘Downton Abbey’

    Because I am primarily a news junkie when it comes to watching television, I am out of the loop when popular, fictional series come along. However I happened upon a PBS special very recently that really rang a bell with me.

  • Aguilar begins new position

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Teresita Aguilar is the new provost and vice president of academic affairs at New Mexico Highlands University.

    She replaces Gilbert Rivera, the university’s former vice president of academic affairs who retired in December 2013 after many years of service.

    Aguilar, a graduate dean in the Office of Graduate Studies at the University of New Mexico from 2002 to  2005, brings a wealth of academic and administrative higher education experience to her new position at Highlands.

  • In Brief - Education - Jan. 17, 2014

    The Associated Press
     

  • Going up
  • Lady Dons end Mora streak

    Mora’s opponents have had little answer for the Rangerettes’ overall team balance on the basketball court this winter.

    But this week at Montoya Gym, Deanna Bustos and her teammates from West Las Vegas gave them a case of the Mondays.

    West ended Mora’s 11-game unbeaten streak, 45-29. Bustos put together one of her better recent games in scoring a game-high 19 points.

    It’s the second year in a row that WLV is responsible for ending an undefeated start by Mora.