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Today's News

  • Cowgirls stun Division I Utah Valley

    The New Mexico Highlands women’s basketball team has a chance to make its weeklong, three-game road trip through Utah a winner with a victory at Utah State on Friday night in Logan.

    The Cowgirls earned a 67-62 exhibition win Wednesday at NCAA Division I Utah Valley in Orem, Utah, to even their preseason record at 1-1. Highlands lost at another Division I opponent, Southern Utah, on Monday night.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Nov. 2, 2012

    Friday
    Basketball
    • NMHU women at Utah State, 7 p.m., Logan, Utah
    Cross country
    • District 4-2A championships, 3 p.m., TBA
    Football
    • Robertson at Taos, 7 p.m., Taos
    • West Las Vegas at Raton, 7 p.m., Raton
    Volleyball
    • NMHU at Adams State, 7 p.m., Alamosa, Colo.

    Saturday
    Cross country
    • NMHU at NCAA Division II Central Regional, 10:30 a.m., Willis Case Golf Course, Denver

  • Mora County Notebook - Career Association hosts haunted house

    On Saturday the Career Association (JAG) of Mora High School hosted the Haunted House for the enjoyment of the Mora citizens. It was held for several  hours in the band room at the elementary gymnasium.

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

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    3 p.m. — District Cross Country meet, Pojoaque
    Saturday
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Rangerette volleyball vs. Pecos,  Pecos, junior varsity and varsity
    Monday
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Community Health Services Board meeting, administration building
    Friday
    5 p.m.-6 p.m. — Presenting of the Colors Ceremony (Flag Dedication), Mora Valley Community Health Services

    SENIOR LUNCH MENU

  • Palabras Pintorescas - It’s November; where did summer go?

    Here it is, one of the first days of November, and I’m wondering where summer went. I note one last brilliant gold aspen tree has held on to its leaves as I write this, an aspen that is high up in the mountain, protected by the strong winds that claimed its neighboring trees. Our scientists say all of our aspens are directly related to one root. The show they produced this year was spectacular here. Their genes must be strong!

  • Helping Out - Students help build hogan

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    A group of New Mexico Highlands university students spent their midterm break in Fort Defiance, Ariz., working alongside Navajo Nation members to help cut and haul wood to build a  hogan.

    The students, most of them international students, are members of the university’s LIFT Club, an inclusive interfaith group that includes Christians, Buddhists, and Muslims, among others. Carol Litherland is the faculty adviser.

  • In Brief - Education - Nov. 2, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    Alabama leader to leave job
    TUSCALOOSA, Ala.  — The president of the University of Alabama said Wednesday he was quitting after less than two months in office because of his wife’s health.
    A statement released by the university quoted Guy Bailey as saying he made the decision to step down after “much discussion” with wife Jan Tillery-Bailey, but it didn’t disclose what sort of health issues she may be experiencing.

  • Promotion offers chance to win $1,000

    Once again, Las Vegas First Independent Business Alliance is sponsoring the Cross the Bridge shopping promotion beginning Nov. 1 and running through Dec. 24. Everyone is invited to join in the effort to promote local shopping and to encourage a shift in shopping habits toward locally owned businesses.

  • Attorneys honored for providing free legal services to needy

    Several attorneys were honored at a luncheon last Friday for their work in providing free legal services to needy people in their community.

    Recognized at the event were David Silva, Suzanne Gaulin, Danelle Smith, Robert Sanchez, Craig Fretwell, Oneida L’Esperance, Wilma Brown, Martin Lopez, Art Bustos, Nick Leger, Judith Kilpatrick and Anna Aragon.

    New Mexico Chief Justice Petra Jimenez Maes thanked local attorneys for their pro bono service in the 4th Judicial District, which covers San Miguel, Mora and Guadalupe counties.

  • East making progress on audits

    Two-and-a-half years ago, as the Las Vegas City Schools District was grappling with scandal over the sexual relationship between former Robertson High School teacher Jay Quintana and a student, the district was also dealing with cash management issues.

    During the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2010, the district didn’t have enough cash in its general fund to cover program overages. As a result, it ended up borrowing nearly $1.7 million from its Bond Building Fund to cover the shortfall.