Today's News

  • Mora spikers beat Questa in four

    Fresh off their successful trip to Tucumcari — where they made it to the championship of the Rattler Invite — the Mora Rangerettes held off Questa for a four-set volleyball win on Tuesday evening in Questa.

    Mora won the first game 26-24, but the Wildcats got even with a 26-24 verdict in game two. Then the Rangerettes won 25-19, 26-24 to close the match.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept. 14, 2012

    Cross country
    • Robertson at Highland Invite, 3 p.m., Albuquerque
    • Robertson at Santa Rosa, 7 p.m., Santa Rosa
    • West Las Vegas vs. Tucumcari, 7 p.m., Herrera Complex
    • NMHU women at Colorado-Colorado Springs, 7 p.m., Colorado Springs
    • Robertson boys (A,B) at Monte del Sol, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    • NMHU at Colorado Mesa, 7 p.m., Grand Junction, Colo.

  • Mora County Notebook - Cleveland Park work praised

    The rainy morning last Saturday didn’t put a damper on the dedication ceremony for the newly restored Cleveland Park.

    Work on the park began on June 4 and continued for 10 weeks. Eight youth, ages 16 to 20, partnered with the Rocky Mountain Youth Corp and the local restoration committee on the project.

    Mora County Manager Tomas Sanchez welcomed the group and made the introductions. Among those present were Carl Colonius, executive director of the Rocky Mountain Youth Corp in Taos, and Mary Passaglie, assistant director of the RMYC.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Sept. 14, 2012

    Community Calendar

    Friday and Saturday
    TBA — Seventh and eighth grade Rangerette volleyball tournament, Tucumcari
    10 a.m. — Mora cross country, Taos, away
    1 p.m. — Rangerette volleyball vs. Taos, junior varsity, varsity, away
    4 p.m. — Seventh and eighth grade Rangerette volleyball vs. Santa Fe Prep, home
    5 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes vs. Springer, junior varsity, away

  • Palabras Pintorescas - Where did our summer go?

    Nope, I don’t know where our summer went, either. Seems like only yesterday I was planting containers of spindly flowers and a few zucchini seeds, because that’s what we have always done both when I was a kid at Valmora and here on the ranch.

    My parents were too busy to work a garden, and I don’t think my doctor father knew a carrot plant from a squash plant. Furthermore, he really didn’t want to know, either. He thrived on good German foods, and he loved both sauerkraut and pickles of almost any kind.

  • Rate hike moving forward

    A divided City Council voted Monday to move forward with Councilman Joey Herrera’s proposal to raise water rates by enough to generate $20.2 million in revenue bonds for major capital improvements.

    Mayor Alfonso Ortiz joined with Herrera and Councilman Vince Howell to give the OK to publish the proposed rate hike, a move that sets the stage for a public hearing and final council vote on the increase later this month. Councilors Tonita Gurule-Giron and David Romero voted against the increase, with Gurule-Giron saying it’s still too high.

  • Remembering 9/11
  • Students punished for East-West brawl

    A dispute between high school students from East and West escalated into a brawl involving nearly a dozen of them at the shooting range two weeks ago.

    The brawl left some students, including football players, with minor injuries and some facing disciplinary action. Dozens of other students apparently flocked to the shooting range to see the fight.

    School officials from both districts say the fight was sparked by a social media internet website.

  • Group hoping to unite area entities

    There’s no question that government entities and community organizations in San Miguel County have a reputation for not working well together, but a recently formed group is trying to change all that in an effort to push economic development forward.

  • University Celebrity