Today's News

  • Mora County Notebook - Students perform for Dia de la Cultura

    Cinco de Mayo was celebrated at the school in Mora by a traditional well performed program at the Martinez Gym.

    The gym was packed with parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and other interested folks

    The program began at 8:30 a .m. with the children from Head Start and kindergarten. The different classes performed Spanish dances, singing and recitations.

    The junior high mariachi band played several numbers to the delight of the appreciative audience. The young people in the band are all from the sixth and seventh grades.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - May 11, 2012

    Community Calendar

    10 a.m. — Sangre de Cristo Livestock Growers Association meeting, Mora School Board
    6 p.m. — Little League Baseball and T-Ball, Little League Field
    6 p.m. — Angels vs. Yankees
    6:45 p.m. — Pirates vs. Rangers
    6 p.m — Spring Band Concert, Mora High School Gym
    6:30 p.m — 4-H meeting, Helping Hands Inc

  • Palabras Pintorescas - Honoring mothers

    May is kicked off with Mother’s Day. Graduations are just around this big day.

    I feel my mother’s presence all around me, often, and I suspect she continues to keep a watchful eye on this old ranch.

    Mother would be proud of her five grandkids. They have inherited her spunk and spirit genes, as did sweet brother Bill and I.

    Our mother was very different, very British, very strict. Bill and I finally figured that out, but not before we tried to get away with all sorts of things.

  • Jail Log - May 11, 2012

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between April 30 and May 8:

    Gilbert Garcia, 47, battery, illegal confinement of animals, warrant
    Marcus Vaughn, 29, bench warrant
    Jose Carenas, 27, out of state felony warrant
    Juan Gutierrez, 26, possession of drug paraphernalia, felon in possession of fire arm
    Jeffrey Fernandez, 18, drinking in public, public nuisance, resisting, evading or obstructing an officer
    Miguel Tarango, 52, bench warrant
    George Hentsch, 38, failure to appear

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  • In Brief - Education - May 11, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    ‘No confidence’ vote for Skandera
    ALBUQUERQUE — Representatives of the Albuquerque Teachers Federation have unanimously voted “no confidence” in state Education Secretary-designate Hanna Skandera.

    Albuquerque Journal reports that union’s council of representatives approved recently a resolution that lists a dozen criticisms against Skandera, including her planned teacher evaluation system and her support for charter schools.

  • Students present research

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Two New Mexico Highlands biology students presented their research in April at the largest annual biomedical conference in the world.

    Jose Maestas and Daniel Gutierrez presented in San Diego at the 2012 Experimental Biology Conference: Translating Science for Tomorrow’s Health.

    The conference attracts scholars and researchers from prestigious institutions like the Mayo Clinic and Johns Hopkins University.

  • East considering 4-day week

    Las Vegas City Schools students might be attending classes next year for four days a week instead of the current five under a new proposal by Superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez.

  • Documenting climate change

    Area artist Rebecca Barfoot has an interesting work trip planned for this summer. She plans to spend time in Greenland as part of an artist’s residency program to conduct research for a traveling art exhibit.

    “I spend a lot of time looking for residencies that are unique,” Barfoot said in a recent interview. “I am interested in documenting last places.”

  • Whooping cough claims area infant

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The New Mexico Department of Health says a San Miguel County infant has died from whooping cough.

    It’s the first pertussis-related infant death in the state since 2005.

    Health officials say the 2-month-old child died late last week. The name and gender of the infant isn’t immediately available.