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Today's News

  • Rugged early slate for Cardinal soccer

    Wednesday’s 10-0 mercy-rule shutout at Questa was a welcome respite from a tough early schedule for the Robertson boys’ soccer team.

    “We have a brutal schedule,” said head coach Clarence Montoya. “We opened up with Sandia Prep, and that’s about the toughest team we play. The next day we should’ve beaten Ruidoso, but we had no legs left. It’s going to take a while to get up to speed.”

  • Go Fish - Sept. 7, 2012

    FISHING REPORT, SEPT. 4

    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.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept. 7, 2012

    FRIDAY
    Football
    • Robertson at Lovington, 7 p.m., Lovington
    • West Las Vegas at Española Valley, 7 p.m., Española
    Soccer
    • NMHU women vs. Western State, 5 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    Volleyball
    • NMHU at Lubbock Christian, Tarleton State (tourney), Stephenville, Texas
    • Mora, Pecos at Tucumcari tourney, TBA, Tucumcari
    • West Las Vegas (A,B) vs. Lovington, 5 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

  • Mora County Notebook - Labor Day weekend filled with festivities

    Last weekend was a beautiful three days in which the people of Mora County celebrated Labor Day.  

    Wagon Mound had its annual Bean Day weekend starting with the cleaning of the beans and a dance on Friday night. On Saturday they cut and wrapped the meat to be cooked in the firepit, in preparation for the big feast on Monday. There were dances all weekend, a breakfast at the fire department, horse shoe contest, races and the great rodeos for the three days. The mud bogging contest drew a large crowd also.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Sept. 7, 2012

    Community Calendar

    Friday
    TBA — Mora Rangerette volleyball at Tucumcari tournament, away
    Saturday
    TBA — Mora Rangerette volleyball at Tucumcari tournament, continued
    10 am. — Mora 7th and 8th grade volleyball vs. Taos, away
    10 a.m. — Grand opening of the Cleveland Park, Cleveland
    10 a.m. — Mora cross country in Taos, away
    Sunday
    5 p.m. — VFW regular meeting, VFW Hall
    Monday

  • Palabras Pintorescas - Special forces training fields?

    Klunk! That was the noise heard in our forest recently. We all remember the old adage: Does a tree make a noise when it falls if nobody is there to hear it ... only this time, it wasn’t a tree that fell.

  • Gomez awarded scholarship

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University student Elizabeth Gomez was awarded a $1,000 scholarship in memory of the late Bryan “Dutch” Cokeley, a media arts student who died in 2008.

    Gomez, a Las Vegas resident who graduated from Robertson High School in 2003, is a senior with a double major in Spanish and media arts, with an emphasis in design.  

  • In Brief - Education - Sept. 7, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    Teachers union files grievance
    CHICAGO — The Chicago Teachers Union says it has filed a grievance against the public school district for imposing changes in working conditions before a contract is reached.
    The CTU said Wednesday that it filed an unfair labor practice charge with the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board. They claim the district cancelled annual longevity pay increases, discontinued a longevity sick leave benefit and imposed new teacher evaluations.

  • Shortcakes without the guilt

    By Sara Moulton
    For The Associated Press

    Toward the end of every summer, my family and I abandon New York City for my parents’ Massachusetts farmhouse, where the fields out back are lined with blueberry bushes. Some years the crop is tiny. Other years it is so good we are overwhelmed, calling up visions of Lucille Ball wrapping chocolates in the candy factory.

  • Easy blend of tea and lemonade

    By Alison Ladman
    For The Associated Press

    Lemonade and iced tea are two of the most refreshing summer beverages. Mixed together they offer the best of both beverages. This punch uses a base of black and mint teas combined with freshly squeezed citrus juices and a touch of sugar to create the perfect barbecue accompaniment.