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Today's News

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Aug. 23, 2013

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR
    Tuesday
    7 p.m. — Mora /San Miguel County Fair Association meeting, Helping Hands Inc.

    SENIOR LUNCH MENU
    The lunch menu for the Mora /Wagon Mound Senior Centers with coffee and milk served daily.

    Monday — Sausage pizza, spinach salad with dressing, mixed vegetables, pineapple, and peanut butter cookies
    Tuesday — Red chile with beef and potatoes, pinto beans, flour tortilla, and pumpkin pie with topping

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Couldn’t put down this Mora County-based book

    Well, I never dreamed I’d be reviewing a just-published book about Mora County and the somewhat historic events that happened here and in Alaska a few decades ago.
    “Pilgrim’s Wilderness: A true story of faith and madness on the Alaskan Frontier,” has just been published by Crown Press, and is written by Tom Kizzia, a longtime reporter for the Alaskan Newspaper, the Anchorage Daily News.

  • Union wants buildings tested

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press
    SANTA FE — A public employees union urged Gov. Susan Martinez’s administration on Wednesday to test state buildings near downtown Santa Fe for possible environmental contamination to determine whether it’s a source of worker health problems.
    Communications Workers of America local president Donald Alire said workers in the Public Education Department and other agencies have complained of respiratory problems and other illnesses for several years.

  • ‘Look, we’re not running a zoo here’

    By Karl Moffatt
    Las Vegas Optic

    The bear tracks stood out clearly in the soft dirt by the side of the road, right where they should have been, alongside a scrub oak blooming with acorns.

    “This is their time of milk and honey,” says Rick Winslow, a bear biologist with the state Department of Game and Fish. “And it’s looking pretty good right now.”

    New Mexico’s bears are getting ready to put on some serious weight before they hole up and hibernate through the winter.

  • All-star champs
  • Campbell, Kanneh battle on in camps

    Two New Mexico Highlands University football alumni continue to fight for roster spots in the National Football League. Linebacker Jordan Campbell is in camp with the Cincinnati Bengals, and cornerback Abdul Kanneh is with the Cleveland Browns.

    Jordan Campbell: Three total tackles (one solo, two assist) in two games, both wins. The Bengals defeated Tennessee 27-19 on Saturday. Campbell is fourth on the Cincinnati depth chart at middle linebacker behind starter Rey Maualuga, Vincent Rey and J.K. Schaffer.

  • Senior spikers
  • NMHU trackster in Pan-Am Games

    Highlands University student-athlete Shanice McPherson will compete this week at the Pan-American Junior Championships in Medellin, Colombia. McPherson will take on the best young athletes from the USA, the Caribbean and Latin America while representing her native country of Jamaica.

    An NMHU redshirt during the 2013 season, McPherson won the long jump at Jamaican Junior National Championships in June to earn her spot in the Pan-Am Games. She will also compete in the 100-meter dash and may also be called on to run a leg on the national 400-meter relay.

  • ‘Beasties’ to debut this weekend

    When members of the Robertson girls’ soccer team gathered at this time last year to begin the season, none could have imagined just how far the journey would lead them.
    The Lady Cardinals coalesced around new head coach Ian Williamson and quickly developed into one of the strongest teams in the state. The true test, that of the postseason, proved the squad to be legit. Robertson reached the Class 1A-3A state championship match, surprising Socorro in the state semifinal before falling to a tough Hope Christian club in the final.

  • ‘Topes’ last homestand under way

    Held to just seven hits Wednesday night in their return to The Lab, the Albuquerque Isotopes nevertheless proved efficient in a 5-3 win over visiting Nashville.
    The victory snapped a losing skid that had reached eight, including a crippling five-game road letdown at division-leading Oklahoma City.
    Albuquerque starting pitcher Matt Magill (5-1) was a major reason why the home team won. He struck out nine batters and scattered eight hits and one walk over six innings, although he did allow three earned runs.