Today's News

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  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Oct. 17, 2014

    3 p.m. to 6 p.m. — Farmers Market, Southwest Capital Bank parking lot
    5 p.m. — Mora volleyball vs. Questa, junior varsity and varsity, home
    TBA — Mora cross country at Rio Rancho, away
    1 p.m. — Mora volleyball vs. Mesa Vista, junior varsity and varsity, away
    3 p.m. — Mora middle school volleyball vs. Dulce, home
    5 p.m. — Mora volleyball vs. Questa, junior varsity and varsity, away

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Bigger sisters keep smaller brothers wondering

    In keeping with the spirit of seasons in my writing career, I search out ideas and possible sources of information not easily found elsewhere. I don’t have to look far into our amazing collection of “stuff” to find something and I hope the grandchildren will carry on the family reading, researching traditions.

    I discovered a 1916 magazine, the October 1916 Volume XXI, Magazine of Culinary Science and Domestic Economics.”

  • Nurse with Ebola had seen family in Ohio

    By Mark Gillispie and Kantele Franko
    The Associated Press

  • Protocols might not be enough

    By Martha Mendoza
    AP National Writer

    DALLAS — As Thomas Eric Duncan’s health deteriorated, nurses Amber Joy Vinson and Nina Pham were at the Ebola patient’s side.

    They wore protective gear including face shields, hazardous materials suits and protective footwear as they inserted catheters, drew blood and dealt with his body fluids. Still, the two somehow contracted Ebola from the dying man.

  • Ebola: Some facts about how it spreads

    The Associated Press

    Only when someone is showing symptoms, which can start with vague symptoms including a fever, flu-like body aches and abdominal pain, and then vomiting and diarrhea.


  • Health official: seven quarantined in Ohio

    The Associated Press

    AKRON, Ohio — A health official says at least seven people in northeast Ohio are quarantined and being monitored because they had contact with a Texas nurse who was diagnosed with Ebola after visiting the area.

    The Summit County Public Health medical director says the group includes five people in her county. Two are in Cuyahoga County, which includes Cleveland.

    The nurse, 29-year old Amber Vinson, visited family in the Akron area last weekend, then flew from Cleveland to Dallas on Monday.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Oct. 17, 2014

    Two Texas health care workers tested positive for Ebola, and now public health officials are trying to figure out how they got it, given that they wore full protective gear while caring for an Ebola patient who later died. This is a frightening development, one that has the head of the Centers for Disease Control saying we need to rethink how we provide care. The World Health Organization is calling the outbreak “the most severe, acute health emergency seen in modern times.”


  • Editorial cartoon - Oct. 17, 2014
  • Nuestra Historia - Eugenio Romero wins, East bolts

    By Jesus L. Lopez

    The stage was set for the momentous election to choose the first mayor of the combined city of east and west Las Vegas. It was July 18, 1882, and the racially charged contest was an obvious and heated struggle between Hispanics in Old Town, and Anglos in New Town, whose population in just three years equaled or exceeded that of the west side.