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Today's News

  • Nuestra Historia - El Juez Luis Armijo

    A 1949 article in Time magazine featured Luis Armijo as one of the few Catholic judges in the United States willing to say publicly that he would not obey the edict issued that year by Pope Pius XII, prohibiting Catholic jurists from granting civil divorces in any marriage solemnized by the church. Judge Armijo told Time, “I may be Catholic, but I am a citizen of the United States first.”

  • Editorial Roundup - Excerpts from editorials around the nation - August 10, 2012

    San Francisco Chronicle on the Sikh temple shooting (Aug. 6) — As usual, the details are sad and sickening. Wade Michael Page showed up at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis., just as volunteers were gathering to cook lentils, yogurt and rice pudding for the faithful. He killed six men and women — ranging in age from 39 to 84 — injured three more, and shot a police officer who tried to aid one of the victims.

  • Americans show Olympic mettle

    The Associated Press

    LONDON — Now that Kobe Bryant, strangely missing, has finally joined the fun, the U.S. appears complete.

    Oh, there are some major defensive flaws, but that hardly matters to this suped-up, American-manufactured scoring machine that goes from zero to 100 points in seconds.

    Overpowering and dominant in a way not seen since the 1992 Dream Team, the Americans are now two wins from a second straight Olympic gold medal.
    Argentina awaits.

    “We’re ready,” Carmelo Anthony said.

  • Kerri and Misty rule beach again

    LONDON — For 11 years, they have been Kerri and Misty, the most recognizable faces in Olympic beach volleyball and a team that dominated the sport.

    No one could beat them in the Summer Games.

    And no one will get another chance.

  • Highlighting the Extraordinary

    For Ira Harge Jr., the wheels started turning when he and fiancee Lisa Lujan were sitting courtside at a Monte del Sol basketball game.

    Omar Ndiaye, a player on the school’s junior varsity, caught Harge’s attention for the way he handled the ball. As it turns out, Ndiaye has been playing with one hand, lacking the use of his right hand, but managed to emerge as a standout guard for the Dragons.

    The encounter made Harge think.

    So, too, did his meeting Dulce’s Kyle Howe, who has overcome a seizure disorder to compete in athletics.

  • ‘Coop’ clinic hailed a success

    An estimated 68 area youngsters participated in the recent Coop Life Skills clinic at Robertson’s Mike Marr Gym.

    “Everyone left satisfied,” said Arturo Padilla Jr., who helped facilitate the two-day camp that included basketball instruction and life lessons as presented by Michael Cooper Jr. and his staff.

    Fifteen kids were sponsored by Collins Dental, which purchased passes for those kids who would not otherwise be able to attend. Those passes were given away on KFUN radio Thursday morning before the camp.  

  • Isotopes sweep in twinbill vs. Padres

    Threes were wild Wedensday night for Elian Herrera of the Albuquerque Isotopes.

    Herrera hit 3 for 3 with three runs batted in and three runs scored to lead the Isotopes to a 7-2 victory in game two of a doubleheader with Tucson at Isotopes Park.

    The home team led just 3-2 going into the bottom of the sixth. That’s when Josh Bard looped a one-out double to center. Then Osvaldo Martinez drew a walk. Matt Angle singled to load the bases for Herrera, batting in the leadoff position.

  • Go Fish - August 10, 2012

    FISHING REPORT,
    AUG. 7

    Cimarron River: Trout fishing was good using BWOs, brassies, copper John Barrs, tricos, small gold Panther Martins, salmon eggs and worms. Water flow below Eagle Nest Lake as of Monday was 36 cfs. Fishing at the Gravel Pit lakes was fair using salmon eggs. A few trout were also taken on spinners fished above the grass lines.

  • Local lawyer representing Hershey Company

    Early last month, Cyrus Martinez began serving The Hershey Company in Hershey, Penn., as its council, labor and employment attorney.

    Susan M. Angele, vice president and global deputy general council says that Martinez will provide legal advice, training and manage litigation with respect to labor and employment matters, including discrimination law, employee safety and employment policies and practices and union related matters.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - August 10, 2012

    Community Calendar

    Saturday
    10 a.m. — Sangre de Cristo Livestock Growers Association, Mora School Board Room
    Noon — District 5 meeting of VFW Auxiliary, VFW Building
    7:45 p.m to 10 p.m. — Every 45 minutes, Candlelight Tours, Fort Union National Monument
    Sunday
    5:00 p.m — VFW Meeting, VFW Hall
    Monday
    7:45 a.m. — Mora Independent School teachers report for work
    Tuesday