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  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 20, 2012

    FRIDAY
    Basketball
    • Robertson girls vs. Mora (A,B), 5:30 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas boys at Ruidoso (A,B,C), 4 p.m., Ruidoso
    • West Las Vegas girls vs. Moriarty (A,B,C), 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at University of New Mexico, TBA, Albuquerque
    Wrestling
    • NMHU at Colorado Mesa, 6 p.m., Grand Junction, Colo.

    SATURDAY
    Basketball

  • Hargrave honored

    Highlands freshman 174-pounder Easton Hargrave has earned the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Wrestler of the Week honors.
    Last week, Hargrave produced 18 points for his team with three pins in three team duals. Wrestling against Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Cal Baptist University and Montana State University-Northern, Hargrave scored each fall within four minutes.

    The Cowboys have won two dual meets in a row with Hargrave’s help. He is 12-7 (6-0 duals) and has five pins.

  • Mora County Notebook: Community Health Services wins award

    The Mora Valley Community Health Service’s medical clinic was recently recognized with a quality award from the New Mexico Primary Care Association for achieving the best outcomes for a small clinic (under 10,000 patients) in the area of diabetes control, blood pressure control, childhood immunizations, and PAP screening.

    They also had the best overall blood pressure outcomes of all of the community health centers of New Mexico.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Jan. 20, 2012

    Community Calendar

    Friday
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes basketball vs. Robertson, away, junior varsity and varsity

  • Palabras Pintorescas - The growing years of Carl and Coyote

    When a bunch of ranchers get together, no matter the occasion, the discussions are always lively. My most recent encounter with my longtime rancher friends was at Geraldine Huston’s memorial service. This was a very sad event, but she would have loved the homemade foods and strong coffee served at lunch afterward. Geri was one of many longtime ranching wives from this area.

  • West discusses consolidation

    West Las Vegas School board chairman Gary Gold brought up the issue that has divided Las Vegas for many years — school district consolidation.

    During a school board meeting on Thursday, Gold told the board he believes the consolidation issue needs to be sent to voters.

    “Every time we get faced with an election, a question … we have people that are extremely strong for discussion of consolidation,” Gold said. “We also have people that are against it.”

  • Luna raises a step closer to reality

    Administrators at Luna Community College have finally come up with a plan for employee raises that trustees appear ready to support.

    Under the new proposal, all employees at Luna would get the equivalent of a permanent 4 percent increase in their base salary.

    In order to balance the state budget, lawmakers last year increased the contributions state employees must make into the retirement fund during the current fiscal year. Most state entities passed that cost on to employees, but Luna agreed to absorb it for the current fiscal year.

  • A new semester
  • Lawmakers kick off 30-day session

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez adopted a new strategy as she prepared for the start of the Legislature’s 30-day session.

    Lawmakers returned to work at noon Tuesday and the governor outlined her agenda in a “state of the state” speech to a joint session of the House and Senate shortly after the Legislature convened.

  • Man nabbed twice for DWI in 1 week

    A Las Vegas man arrested Jan. 4 on his fifth drunken driving charge was arrested again just two days later on his sixth DWI.

    Jerry Rudolph, 43, whose address in court documents is listed as being on Rudolph Drive, was also charged with breaking and entering, a fourth-degree felony. He was being held at the San Miguel County Detention Center in lieu of a $25,000 cash only bond.