Today's News

  • Nuestra Historia - New regents faced agonizing choice
  • Editorial Roundup - March 14, 2014

    Compiled by The Associated Press
    The Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle on 100-year checkup (March 9):
    Audits are a fundamental tool to hold government and quasi-government entities accountable.
    Without thorough examination by independent parties, citizens would have to rely on the agency’s word that its operations and accounting are above-board.
    When it comes to the activities of the Federal Reserve, the nation’s central bank, verbal assurances just aren’t good enough.

  • Editorial Cartoon - March 14, 2014
  • Searchers scour gas explosion rubble

    By Verena Dobnik
    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK — Rescuers working amid cold, gusty winds and billowing smoke pulled four additional bodies overnight from the rubble of two Manhattan apartment buildings, as the death toll rose Thursday to at least seven from a gas leak-triggered explosion that reduced the area to a pile of smashed bricks, splinters and mangled metal.

  • Ex-cop also texted in movie theater

    By Tamara Lush
    The Associated Press

    DADE CITY, Fla. — A former police officer accused of killing a man in a movie theater during a dispute over texting had used his own phone to send a message to his son moments before the incident, according to documents released Thursday by Florida prosecutors.

  • HU students design cultural center exhibit

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Two New Mexico Highlands University media arts students designed the Getting Up Pa’L Pueblo exhibit that opened late last month to acclaim at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque.

    The exhibit features woodblock prints and stencils created by the Assembly of Revolutionary Artists of Oaxaca or ASARO, a contemporary artists collective in southern Mexico. The University of New Mexico owns the ASARO art collection featured in the exhibit.

  • Mora County Notebook - Watershed Alliance conducts study

    The Mora Watershed Alliance began the three-part study of the Mora Watershed Threats and Opportunities earlier this month. Edward A. Martinez, an associate professor at New Mexico Highlands University in the Department of Natural Resources, Watershed Management class were present. They will study the data collected and report their findings at the last class in May.
    About 40 people participated in the study held at the Buena Vista Fire Department.

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - March 14, 2014

    6:30 p.m. — Mora 4-H Meeting-Helping Hands Inc.
    7 p.m. — Glimpses of the Past, “Conflict on the Prairie:” The Red River War of 1874,” 116 Bridge St., Las Vegas

    The lunch menu for the Mora /Wagon Mound Senior Centers with coffee and milk served daily.
    Monday — Closed, Presidents’ Day
    Tuesday — Tamale, vegetable salad, pinto beans, whole wheat tortilla, mandarin oranges

  • Palabras Pintorescas - Childhood memories of the Castañeda

    Newsworthy items pop up daily around here. With a good radio, two or three newspapers and a television, not much gets past us way up here in the mountains. Some of the news is exciting,  to say the least.

    Our beloved, sleeping Castañeda is about to awaken once again! I have so many fond memories of long-ago times spent at that grand hotel. A trip to town from our Valmora home was always an event, particularly for sweet brother bill and I in the 1940’s.

  • Dons make Final Four

    Dons fans, celebrate — your team is headed to the Final Four.

    And Cody Najar is making up for lost time.

    The West Las Vegas senior, who transferred to the school from Mora but missed a chunk of the regular season in an eligibility dispute, exploded for a team-high 26 points Wednesday night, leading the Dons past Ruidoso in the Class 3A boys’ basketball quarterfinals.