Today's News

  • Higher ed bracing for more budget cuts

    The Associated Press

    Public colleges and universities in New Mexico are bracing for budget cuts as state lawmakers prepared to deal with a budget shortfall of up to $650 million.

    Albuquerque Republican Rep. Jimmie Hall told The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that many lawmakers consider higher education one of the easiest areas to cut.

    Hall, the vice chairman of the Legislative Finance Committee, says constituents, lobbyists, legislators and staff have all told him to start by reducing higher education funding.

  • Students losing out

    What a difference a year makes. Last year, the Mora Independent School District was celebrating after its high school was named a National Blue Ribbon School. Today, the district is trying to weather yet another round of controversy.

    The Blue Ribbon was awarded by the U.S. Department of Education. Mora High School was one of only 335 schools in the nation to receive the distinction based on its academic accomplishments. The national honor thrust the school into the spotlight and resulted in visits from U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich and Gov. Susana Martinez.   

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 4, 2016
  • Another Perspective: Update on Mora County Complex

    By Paula Garcia

    The people of Mora County have long awaited completion of the Mora County Complex. While the project has had a complicated history, we are close to breaking ground. The Mora County Commission has made completion of the project a top priority for the county and has dedicated significant resources to get the project moving after years of being stalled.

    We have made tremendous progress, but we will need the support of community members to get this project across the finish line. The following is an update on our progress to date:

  • Just a Thought: Living life as the first of one edition

    By Rick Kraft

    On a recent trip to Chicago with my family I was sitting in a restaurant downtown and relaxing after finishing my meal. I decided to sit a while and enjoy watching the people walking by just on the outside of the large glass window. It never ceases to amaze me how uniquely made each one of us is.

  • Editorial Roundup - Sept. 4, 2016

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    The New York Times on preparing for the next major storm (Aug. 23):
    Natural disasters that were once anomalous are becoming almost commonplace, and the country is clearly not prepared for them. Historic floods in Louisiana displaced thousands and led to the deaths of 17 people this month. Record-setting rain devastated parts of West Virginia in June and South Carolina in October.

  • Ulibarri visits White House

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The White House invited a Highlands University media arts graduate and leader in the national maker space movement to share his expertise at an Aug. 24 Nation of Makers meeting.

    Mariano Ulibarri’s Parachute Factory put Las Vegas on the map in 2012 as the first maker space for youths in the state. His work caught the attention of the Office of Science and Technology Policy at the White House.

  • Dear Teacher - Sept. 4, 2016

    By Marge Eberts
    and Peggy Gisler

    Question: The elementary school will be starting up again in two weeks. Should I create a homework center for my 5- and 7-year-old children? Should the children and I do this together? — Crafty Mom

  • Student completes training during break

    By Dustin Duncan
    The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan

    GOREVILLE, Ill. — While many high school juniors spend their summers working, relaxing or volunteering to beef up a college application, Ashlyn Darnell was also training for the rest of her life.

    Darnell, who just turned 18 earlier this month, has recently returned from Fort Jackson in South Carolina where she completed Basic Combat Training for the Army. She will complete her senior year at Goreville High School and then report for Advanced Individual Training in May.

  • Weather - Sept. 4, 2016


    HIGH 81° / LOW 55°
    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.
    6:36 a.m. to 7:23 p.m.