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Today's News

  • More ‘Topes to Dodgers

    Albuquerque Isotopes

    With the Albuquerque Isotopes season concluded, the Los Angeles Dodgers have recalled infielder Elian Herrera and right-hander Stephen Fife to help with their push to a National League playoff berth.  

    Shortstop Dee Gordon, with the ‘Topes their last eight games and the playoffs on a rehab assignment, has also been activated.

  • Soccer teams strong at home

    Home-field advantage may have had less to do with the outcomes than simple on-field superiority as the Robertson varsity soccer teams overwhelmed visiting foes this week.

    On Tuesday, the Lady Cardinals pitched a 6-0 shutout of Class 4A Belen, getting another four-goal performance from smoking-hot scorer Caitlin Diefendorf.

    Diefendorf struck first in the seventh minute, then again off a pass from Elena Martinez in the 14th.

  • WLVMS runners fare well in Pecos

    Leandro Garduño raced to an individual championship (among sixth- and seventh-grade boys) to highlight West Las Vegas Middle School’s performance in the Pecos Middle School cross country meet Wednesday afternoon.

    Garduño crossed the finish line in 13:58. Teammate Miguel Coca took seventh with a time of 14:58.

    West’s Sabrina Garcia also had a good day, running ninth in the eighth-grade girls’ division with a time of 21:40.

  • Mora spikers beat Questa in four

    Fresh off their successful trip to Tucumcari — where they made it to the championship of the Rattler Invite — the Mora Rangerettes held off Questa for a four-set volleyball win on Tuesday evening in Questa.

    Mora won the first game 26-24, but the Wildcats got even with a 26-24 verdict in game two. Then the Rangerettes won 25-19, 26-24 to close the match.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept. 14, 2012

    FRIDAY
    Cross country
    • Robertson at Highland Invite, 3 p.m., Albuquerque
    Football
    • Robertson at Santa Rosa, 7 p.m., Santa Rosa
    • West Las Vegas vs. Tucumcari, 7 p.m., Herrera Complex
    Soccer
    • NMHU women at Colorado-Colorado Springs, 7 p.m., Colorado Springs
    • Robertson boys (A,B) at Monte del Sol, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    Volleyball
    • NMHU at Colorado Mesa, 7 p.m., Grand Junction, Colo.

  • Mora County Notebook - Cleveland Park work praised

    The rainy morning last Saturday didn’t put a damper on the dedication ceremony for the newly restored Cleveland Park.

    Work on the park began on June 4 and continued for 10 weeks. Eight youth, ages 16 to 20, partnered with the Rocky Mountain Youth Corp and the local restoration committee on the project.

    Mora County Manager Tomas Sanchez welcomed the group and made the introductions. Among those present were Carl Colonius, executive director of the Rocky Mountain Youth Corp in Taos, and Mary Passaglie, assistant director of the RMYC.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Sept. 14, 2012

    Community Calendar

    Friday and Saturday
    TBA — Seventh and eighth grade Rangerette volleyball tournament, Tucumcari
    Saturday
    10 a.m. — Mora cross country, Taos, away
    1 p.m. — Rangerette volleyball vs. Taos, junior varsity, varsity, away
    Tuesday
    4 p.m. — Seventh and eighth grade Rangerette volleyball vs. Santa Fe Prep, home
    Thursday
    5 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes vs. Springer, junior varsity, away

  • Palabras Pintorescas - Where did our summer go?

    Nope, I don’t know where our summer went, either. Seems like only yesterday I was planting containers of spindly flowers and a few zucchini seeds, because that’s what we have always done both when I was a kid at Valmora and here on the ranch.

    My parents were too busy to work a garden, and I don’t think my doctor father knew a carrot plant from a squash plant. Furthermore, he really didn’t want to know, either. He thrived on good German foods, and he loved both sauerkraut and pickles of almost any kind.

  • Rate hike moving forward

    A divided City Council voted Monday to move forward with Councilman Joey Herrera’s proposal to raise water rates by enough to generate $20.2 million in revenue bonds for major capital improvements.

    Mayor Alfonso Ortiz joined with Herrera and Councilman Vince Howell to give the OK to publish the proposed rate hike, a move that sets the stage for a public hearing and final council vote on the increase later this month. Councilors Tonita Gurule-Giron and David Romero voted against the increase, with Gurule-Giron saying it’s still too high.

  • Remembering 9/11