Today's News

  • Looking Ahead - News - May 13, 2013

    Kiwanis Bike Safety Rodeo is Saturday
    The 22 annual Kiwanis Bike Safety Rodeo will take place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. this Saturday at the NMHU Wilson Gym parking lot. Cost is $5 and includes a new helmet or $1 if attendee provides a helmet. Ages 5 to 12. For more information, call 425-3637.

  • Weather - May 13, 2013

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. West wind 5-15 mph, becoming south in the morning. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 46. South wind 10-15 mph.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Southwest wind around 10 mph. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 48.

    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 44.

  • New arrival
  • Que Pasa - May 13, 2013

    • Vida Encantada Celebrates Nursing Home week, 10 a.m. on Monday, May 13 Opening Ceremonies including a balloon release, raising of flags, proclamation by Mayor Alfonso Ortiz and cake auction; 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 14, sports events wheelchair races and other activities; 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, casino style games; 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, salsa contest; and at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 17, car show and at 2 p.m. 1950s Sock Hop. For more information, call Joy Shrum at Vida Encantada Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at 425-9362

  • Golden parachutes

    The recent Associated Press story outlining the generous pensions that state lawmakers receive once they are out of office raises some serious questions.

    Among the troubling issues raised by the article is that while lawmakers have trimmed pension benefits for some government workers they have resisted scaling back their own pension program.

    Just how egregious is the situation?

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 13, 2013
  • Another Perspective - Better strategy needed

    By Paula Garcia

    The people of Mora County care deeply about protecting our way of life and have taken a strong stand in defense of our land and water.

  • Three RHS netters take state

    Add some more names to that championship wall adorning the LeRoy Fulgenzi tennis complex at Robertson High.

    Juliana Guerin won her second consecutive (and third overall) Class 1A-3A state girls’ singles championship this past Thursday at Jerry Cline Complex in Albuquerque.

    Meanwhile, the Cardinals’ David Romero and Amadeo Lopez paired up to win the boys’ doubles title.

    Guerin outgunned friendly nemesis Paloma Gomez of St. Michael’s in a 6-2, 6-3, final match Thursday evening to wrap a dominant two-day run.

  • All Alonzo - Mora runner achieves trifecta at state meet

    Good things came in threes for Mora senior distance runner Alonzo Chavez over the weekend at the Class 1A-2A state track and field championships.

    Chavez went three for three, racing to state championships in the 800-meter run, the 1,600-meter run and the 3,200-meter run, capping a history-making prep career with the Rangers.

    Going into the meet, Texico senior Colton Hollis loomed as Chavez’s main competition. But while Hollis did provide a challenge, the Mora star had the superior kick each time.

  • Archrivals eliminate Cowboys

    After No. 2 nationally ranked Colorado Mesa and archrival New Mexico Highlands suffered first-round upsets in this past week’s Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference baseball tournament, both teams were in do-or-die territory when they met Saturday afternoon.

    While Highlands has gotten a share of memorable postseason surges over the years under Steve Jones, this one belonged squarely to the Mavericks, who won 11-2 to eliminate the Cowboys (28-23).