Today's News

  • Branch: Mora will rebound

    Mora Rangers coach James Branch says his squad looks forward to the opportunity to bounce back from a hard-fought 71-69 loss to Santa Fe Prep in the District 2-2A final this past Saturday.

  • Mora County Notebook: Manuel Alcon — One of Mora’s treasures

    Manuel Alcon, a husband, father, teacher, principal, superintendent writer and community leader, has devoted his life to helping others.   
    He was born in Ocate on Sept. 18, 1926, to Benjamin Alcon De Buck and Rosaura Montoya. The name Buck came from Manuel’s great-grandfather who was a soldier at Fort Union and married his great-grandmother who was an Alcon but his father did not keep the name Alcon De Buck and shortened it to Alcon. Manuel was the sixth born of seven siblings, all girls except for him.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - March 2, 2012

    Community Calendar

    6 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes basketball (District Champs) vs. Jemez Spring, first round of state tournament

  • Palabras Pintorescas - Chocolate cravings and diet studies

    The happy days, known as holidays, do have a way of catching up with us. Just one more piece of Mom’s special fudge or that last piece of chocolate pie does have a way of ending up as a pound or two of extra weight we all end up carrying around. The ever-present news media don’t let us forget it, either.

  • Regents fire contractor

    The New Mexico Highlands University Student Center was supposed to have been completed this past December, but nearly three months later the massive glass structure sits unfinished at the northwest corner of National Avenue and Eighth Street.

    On Monday, the Highlands Board of Regents voted unanimously to immediately terminate the general contractor overseeing the construction and to turn the project over to Franken Construction. President Jim Fries said the university is now hoping that the building can be completed sometime this fall.

  • Honored for their service
  • Celebrating Dr. Seuss
  • Tree work at parks criticized

    An effort to prune and remove trees at several city parks hit a speed bump Monday when a local business owner raised concerns about the project.

    Manuel Martinez, who operates Plaza Burger, says some of the trees being removed are perfectly healthy, and he reached out to the mayor who has granted a temporary reprieve for Plaza Park.

    The tree project is being undertaken through a grant and is being done primarily for safety reasons. Pruning and tree removals are planned at Lincoln, Carnegie, Plaza, Keyes and South Pacific parks.

  • Mora officials pleased with $1.5M

    Mora County officials are still waiting to see whether the $1.5 million approved by lawmakers for the stalled courthouse project is going to survive the governor’s veto pen.

    If it does, County Manager Thomas M. Sanchez said, the county expects it will be able to complete work necessary to move some county offices into the now vacant shell.

  • Redistricting to lump House candidates

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The longest-serving member of the New Mexico House will be paired with a fellow Democratic incumbent in a newly consolidated north-central New Mexico district under a redistricting plan ordered Monday by a state district court.

    The latest map ordered by retired State District Judge James Hall meets a deadline set by the state Supreme Court for revamping a redistricting plan he developed last month but that was overturned by the justices.