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Today's News

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Oct. 26, 2012

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Saturday
    1 p.m. — VFW Ladies Auxiliary special meeting, Helping Hands Inc.
    2 p.m. — Mora Rangerette volleyball vs. Monte del Sol, home, junior varsity and varsity
    4 p.m. to 9 p.m. — Haunted House, elementary band room sponsored by the Career Association
    8 p.m. — Halloween Benefit Dance with music by Agua Negra Band to benefit of Merced de el Carmen
    Thursday
    5:30 p.m.— Mora Rangerette Volleyball vs. Peñasco, home, junior varsity and varsity

  • Palabras Pintorescas - ‘Better luck next time, Carl’

    Every glorious October is different in the mountains. I know this because I have lived in these mountains for so long. Yes, we have had a few fall rains, sparse by old time standards, but at least the dust isn’t that deep yet.

    This October aspens show of reds, golds, greens and every color in between, has really been spectacular, and has lasted for a while.

  • Students present tech project

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University media arts students presented a tech showcase in late September featuring the cutting-edge multimedia technology projects they created for museums and cultural institutions across New Mexico.

    The students are participating in the university’s one-of-a kind AmeriCorps Cultural Technology Program, or ACT, now in its third year. ACT is part of an ongoing partnership between the Highlands University Media Arts Department and the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs.

  • In Brief - Education - Oct. 26, 2012

    From AP and Staff Reports

    Montoya earns certification

    Luna Community College Building Technologies Instructor Joseph Montoya recently received an international certification as a master trainer in accordance with the National Center or Construction Education and Research and is now authorized to train and certify instructors.

  • Cheerleading needs sports safety rules, docs say

    By Lindsey Tanner
    AP Medical Writer

  • In Brief - Health - Oct. 26, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    Suit brought over ‘death’

    CHICAGO — The parents of an 8-year-old boy who has had severe brain damage for years have sued a Chicago hospital, alleging that doctors pronounced their son dead, keeping him off his ventilator for hours, even though relatives continued to insist that the boy’s eyes and body were still moving.

  • Freezing eggs for fertility works

    By Lauran Neergaard
    AP Medical Writer
    WASHINGTON — Freezing human eggs can be successful in treating infertility, but guidelines issued Friday still urge caution for women hoping to pause a ticking biological clock.
    Egg freezing had long been labeled experimental, but the American Society for Reproductive Medicine declared that’s no longer the case. The group cited studies that found younger women are about as likely to get pregnant if they used frozen-and-thawed eggs for their infertility treatment as if they used fresh ones.

  • Rec center fees inching up

    The city’s Abe Montoya Recreation Center is implementing a new fee structure next week, which means higher prices for some people using the facility.

    Among the changes:

    • Day swimming and gym passes will jump from $1 to $3, making the prices consistent with current charges for the fitness center and racquetball.

    • Senior Circle swimming prices will go from 50 cents to $1.50.

    • Monthly passes will cost $32, a $2 increase

  • Horns aplenty - ‘Glowing’ band to entertain crowd

    Those who attend tonight’s West Las Vegas band production will be treated to a visual feast in addition to great music.

    The event begins at 7:30 p.m. tonight (Wednesday) at the Frank Herrera Complex on  the West Las Vegas campus.

    The band will be using black lights for its artistic Glow in the Dark show.

  • Ambulance tax pushed for Mora

    Mora County officials say passage of a proposed gross receipts tax increase is crucial in order for the county to be able to provide ambulance service to county residents.

    The measure, raising the gross receipts tax in Mora County by one-fourth of 1 percent — is one of the items on the Nov. 6 ballot.

    Under state law, the money generated — county officials are estimating it would be about $60,000 a year — would be available for use on ambulance, dispatch and behavioral health services.