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Today's News

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - August 31, 2012

    FRIDAY
    Cross country
    • NMHU at Lobo Invite, TBA, Albuquerque
    • Pecos, Robertson at Lobo Invite, 5 p.m., Albuquerque
    Football
    • Robertson vs. Portales, 7 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    • West Las Vegas at Socorro, 7 p.m., Socorro
    Soccer
    • Robertson boys (A,B) at Sandia Prep, 4 p.m., Albuquerque
    • Robertson girls at Rehoboth tourney, TBA, Rehoboth
    Volleyball

  • Go Fish - August 31, 2012

    FISHING REPORT,
    AUG. 28

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    Charette Lakes: No reports from anglers this week.

  • Mora County Notebook - Center named in memory of Harrington

    The Mora Research Center was established in 1972 to serve a statewide mission in forestry research, working with landowners and federal and state agencies to steward our forests, range, wildlife and water.  

    For more than 20 years, John T. Harrington was professor and superintendent of the center.  To honor his dedication and service to New Mexico State University, the Board of Regents approved naming the center the John T. Harrington Forestry Research Center at Mora.  

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - August 31, 2012

    Community Calendar

    Friday
    6 p.m. — Bean Cleaning Party, Wagon Mound
    9 p.m. to 1 a.m. — Free Street Dance, Wagon Mound
    Saturday
    Bean Day Festivities, Wagon Mound
    7 a.m. — Softball tourney
    11 a.m. — Mud Bog Races
    3 p.m. — Open rodeo
    9 p.m. — Dance, school gym

  • Palabras Pintorescas - Dogs, friends and family gather to honor John

    I wasn’t sure whether I had lost my wits or just gone to the dogs recently when I decided to walk a mile for a scholarship in John Harrington’s name. Our beautiful, very successful Mora Tree Research center was just renamed the John T. Harrington Forestry Research Center in his memory, and part of the festivities included a 10K run and a one-mile dog friendly run/walk.

    The flier said, “Join us to celebrate John, his passion for running, the mountains, and his dogs.”

  • Bean Day Rodeo time
  • Author, journalist writes HU Cowboy Code

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Award-winning author and journalist Slim Randles wrote a Cowboy Code this summer for New Mexico Highlands University’s students.

    “I was delighted and honored to be asked to write the Cowboy Code for Highlands,” Randles said. “Real cowboys live by the code that enables them to be kind, loyal, honest, hard-working and most of all, independent. The Cowboy Code is a way of looking at life and dealing with others honorably.”

  • 30-year sentence for murders

    Nearly five years after Stephanie Dimas and Damian Ortiz were shot to death inside their Dora Celeste home, one of the men charged in their murders has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

    Michael Vigal, 24, was scheduled to go on trial for the slayings on Monday. Instead, he pleaded guilty to two counts of murder and other charges and was sentenced to a total of 30 years in prison. Because the murder charges are classified as serious violent offenses, Vigal will be required to serve 85 percent of the sentence before he’s eligible for parole.

  • Millfest 2012 - 2 area festivals highlight weekend

    Mora County will be booming this weekend with two annual events, Wagon Mound Bean Day and the Cleveland Rollermill Festival.

    Both festivities are open to the public and provide free events including the Bean Day barbecue.

    Bean Day started in 1909 when Higinio Gonzales, along with his crew, cooked beans in wash boilers for what was known as the Mora County Farmers Harvest Jubilee. It’s been drawing people to the village ever since.

  • West Nile Virus found locally

    State officials are urging the public to take steps to avoid mosquito bites after five cases of West Nile Virus were confirmed in New Mexico earlier this month.

    One of those cases was in San Miguel County. State Veterinarian Paul Ettestad said the San Miguel County case was a 67-year-old man who was a blood donor. When his blood was tested it came back positive for West Nile fever. The San Miguel County man had the less severe form, with symptoms of fever and headache. Ettestad said he has since recovered.