Today's News

  • NM lobbyists dole out $750K in campaign contributions

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    Lobbyists and their clients handed out about $750,000 in campaign contributions to New Mexico lawmakers, Gov. Susana Martinez and others in the months leading up to this year’s legislative session, according to the latest disclosure reports.

    The contributions were in addition to nearly $90,000 spent by lobbyists since last spring for food, drinks, gifts and entertainment for lawmakers and other state officials.

  • Cultural film series debuts at Ilfeld on Thursday

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Highlands University debuts a weekly Cultural Film Series that gives audiences the opportunity to experience other cultures from around the world and their views on film-making.

    The free films will screen each Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the university’s historic Ilfeld Auditorium at 900 University Ave. The series features foreign and independent films as well as documentaries like He Named Me Malala, which is slated for Thursday.

  • Dear Teacher - Jan. 24, 2016

    By Marge Eberts
    and Peggy Gisler

    Question: What techniques can really help improve a high school student’s writing? —Improvement Needed
    Answer: Here are some techniques that all high school students should try to implement that will definitely help to improve their writing:

    • Always print out and read: Never try to re-read on screen. Somehow, even the best writer’s brain freezes over when they do so.

  • Louisiana educator, referee lives for two jobs

    By Corey Vaughn

    The Daily Iberian

    ST. MARTINVILLE, La. — After 40 years dedicated to education and officiating high school and junior high basketball games, Walter Pickney has a simple answer for why he does what he does.

    “It’s for the kids. When I was young I saw a lot of kids in bad shape and I wanted to help out,” Pickney said.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu — Jan. 24, 2016

    5:30 p.m.
    The Rangerettes of Mora High School will face off with the Lady Cardinals of Robertson High School in Las Vegas.

  • Secretary of State candidate Toulouse Oliver visits Mora

    Secretary of State candidate Maggie Toulouse Oliver paid a special visit to Mora last weekend to meet with county Democrats during their country convention. She currently is clerk for Bernalillo County.

    The upcoming election is her second bid for the state’s top election official. In 2014 she lost to Republican Dianna Duran; who has since resigned from the position after admitting her use of campaign funds to cover her gambling addiction.

  • Palabras Pinturescas: Once robust, Watrous now a living ghost town

    I continue to be fascinated by the history of the big county I grew up in— Mora County, just north of San Miguel County.

    My birthplace and home was Valmora, the tuberculosis sanatorium just down the Mora river from the town of Watrous.

    Watrous was the hub of that area and the place where sweet Brother Bill and I caught the school bus for Vegas and high school. Our parents had many friends in Watrous and my doctor father had many patients there as well.

  • Looking Back - Jan. 24, 2016

    Friday, Jan. 21, 1966 — Pete Roybal of the Olivas 7-11 team in the Classic League rolled a 289 game last night. He put 10 consecutive strikes on the score sheet before a stubborn five-pin ruined his chances for a perfect game. The game is the highest ever bowled in league in the history of the Vegas Bowl.

  • Correction - Dec. 24, 2016
  • Weather - Jan. 24, 2016


    HIGH 53° / LOW 23°

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 53. Breezy, with a west wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Sunday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 23.

    7:06 a.m. to 5:20 p.m.