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Today's News

  • Just a Thought: The mind set of a successful entrepreneur

    “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?’

  • Another Perspective:We’re all responsible for educating our children

    Education is about much more than textbooks and classrooms. It’s also about the multitude of unanticipated life-challenging situations that affect our lives. It even goes beyond teachers and students. It is a lifelong journey, and we need to celebrate it as such.

  • Students of the month - April 17, 2016
  • Dear Teacher - April 17, 2015

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: My child is not being bullied, but one of his friends is by fellow classmates. My son, a fifth-grader, is quite upset about this. What should I do? —Very Concerned

    Answer: Seeing a friend being bullied is definitely difficult, especially when children don’t know how to help. Fortunately, parents are in a position to help children learn how to help bullied children.

  • Social activist, indigenous knowledge scholar at Highlands this week

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    A social activist, filmmaker and indigenous knowledge scholar from the Six Nations Reserve in Canada will share his expertise with Highlands University and the community beginning on Monday.

    Thohahoken Michael Doxtater, a member of the Mohawk Nation and a professor at Six Nations Polytechnic in Ontario, Canada, is at Highlands, thanks to the Ballen Visiting Scholar program.

  • Group develops new math standards

    The Associated Press
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark.  — The Arkansas Board of Education has adopted new math standards for grades kindergarten through 12, which revises more than half of the national Common Core standards that are now in place.

    The Arkansas Mathematics Standards will be introduced in classrooms in the fall and will be in full use in the state’s approximately 1,100 public schools by the 2017-2018 school year, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported.

  • Palabras Pinturescas: Acequias provide water for many uses

    Almost all of us who grew up here in northern New Mexico know what an “acequia” (ditch) is. This vast ditch system, was constructed way over two centuries ago to carry irrigation water from the rivers and streams that begin in our mountains to the lush fields and orchards and gardens of almost every mountain valley here.

  • Clean-up time
  • Mora Senior Lunch Menu - April 17. 2016

    The lunch menu for the Mora /Wagon Mound Senior Centers, with coffee and milk served daily.

    MONDAY
    Carne adovada, Spanish rice, country blend vegetables, flour tortilla, and gelatin with fruit

    TUESDAY
    Steak and stuff, asparagus, carrots, wheat roll with margarine, and strawberry shortcake

    WEDNESDAY
    Liver and onions, mashed potatoes, green beans, sliced cucumbers, wheat roll with margarine, and peaches and strawberries with topping

    THURSDAY

  • Looking Back April 17th, 2015

    Monday, April 18, 1966 — New leaders elected by the Las Vegas Elks Lodge are Charlie Vigil, lecturing knight; Frank Montenegro, loyal knight; Carl Breuning, outgoing exalted ruler; J.D. Williams, new exalted ruler; Alex Coull, board member, E.R. Cooper, leading knight; Jack Lawson, organize; Jim Leger, secretary; M.O. Henriquez, treasurer; William Plank, chaplain; Leo Montoya, tyler; Tommy McCant, esquire and Phil Leger, inner guard.