Today's News

  • Qué Pasa - June 19, 2015

    • Benefit Dance for Nancy Salmeron to help cover medical expenses from 8 a.m. to midnight on Friday, June 19 at El Rialto Patio. The following bands will be performing:  The Impalas, Legends of Old Las Vegas, Flor y Molly, Low Down Daddies.  There will also be guest band members performing.

  • Sharp shooters
  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - June 19, 2015


    10 a.m. to noon -  Open House and ribbon cutting to celebrate the new ownership of the St. Vrain Mill.

    6 p.m. — Mora Little League, Dodgers vs. Yankees, Field 1, and Cubs vs. Rockies, Field 2
    6 p.m. — Mora Little League T-Ball, Rockies vs. Giants, Field 1, and Angels vs. Padres, Field 2

    6 p.m. — Mora Little League, Dodgers vs. Rockies, Field 1, and Yankees vs. Cubs, Field 2

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Lots of people still have and use cedar chests

    Surprises come in all sizes here at my house. You, my readers, have really made my day, my week… I am so surprised so many of you do still have your cedar chest, and you have a story about it as well. Your in person visits, phone calls and notes prove this one column hit home with many of us. Thank you for telling me about yours too.

    A call from Santa Fe from our friend Fernando leads the list of cedar chest owners. His family still has five chests, all in use. And in 1951 he made two that are still in use with his family and will go to his granddaughters.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - June 19, 2015


  • Editorial cartoons - June 19, 2015
  • Just a Thought - The passing of a special generation

    By Rick Kraft

    Every day there are fewer and fewer “old schoolers” around. One by one they are dying off. I see pictures and read life stories of them almost daily in the newspaper.

    Life is a risk, so I will proceed forward with some thoughts and comments on this subject and take the chance of offending every reader at some point in this column.

  • Editorial Roundup - June 19, 2015

    Compiled by The Associated Press
    Bennington Banner (Vt.) on retirement savings ( June 8):
    If you suspect that you may not have enough money to retire, a new study says you’re right on the money (pun intended). Rather, about half of you are.

  • Grad to develop program

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    A Highlands University social work graduate plans to develop a school-based substance abuse prevention program for Latino youths.

    Marcos Martínez, MSW 2010, recently completely his Ph.D. degree in social work from Arizona State University and joins the faculty in a tenure track position at Florida International University in Miami in the fall semester.

  • Dear Teacher - June 19

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: So much of the oversight of children’s progress in school is done by mothers. She is usually the person who helps children with homework, reads to them, takes them to the library and does all kinds of after-school activities with them. Fathers often are not able to spend as much time with their children. It seems to me that children should see fathers participate in school and other activities so that their worlds are not so mother-centered. — Spoke my Mind