Today's News

  • Stu Clark bracket announced

    So long, Atrisco Heritage and West Mesa.

    Bienvenidos, Moriarty.

    And welcome back, Santa Fe Capital. We’ve missed you. This time, stay a while.

    An annual holiday hoops tradition for half a century, the Stu Clark Tournament makes its return to the Wilson Complex from Wednesday, Dec. 28, through Friday, Dec. 30. The tourney features hometown favorites Robertson and West Las Vegas on their usual opposite ends of the bracket and brings six boys’ basketball teams from around the state for a three-day fest on the hardwood.

  • NMHU women ground Eagles

    Four Cowgirls soared into the double digits in scoring and two — Ashley Zaragoza and Trish Simpson — recorded double-doubles in New Mexico Highlands University’s commanding 78-54 win over Northern New Mexico College on Tuesday evening in Española.

    The Cowgirls and Cowboys host league foes Western State and Colorado Mesa on Friday and Saturday at the Wilson Complex. The women get things started each night at 6.

  • Griffin tops list of Heisman hopefuls

    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK — Stanford’s Andrew Luck is returning to New York as a Heisman Trophy finalist, just not as the favorite.

    That distinction belongs to Baylor’s Robert Griffin III.

    The two star quarterbacks will join fellow finalists Trent Richardson, Tyrann Mathieu and Montee Ball at the Heisman presentation Saturday night in Manhattan.

  • Wyoming readies for N.M. Bowl

    The Associated Press

    CASPER, Wyo. — Dave Christensen is obviously happy that his Wyoming Cowboys earned a bowl invitation for the second time in three years.

    Now if the third-year coach could just get a little more practice time before the Cowboys take on the Temple Owls in the New Mexico Bowl on Dec. 17.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Dec. 9, 2011

    • NMHU women, men vs. Western State, 6 and 8 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Robertson boys at Sandia Prep tournament, TBA, Albuquerque
    • Robertson girls, West Las Vegas boys, girls at Capital City Invitational, TBA, Santa Fe
    • New Mexico Silver Gloves youth tournaments, 6 p.m., Crespin’s Gym
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at Air Force, Colorado Springs


  • FYI - Sports - Dec. 9, 2011

    Las Vegas YABL registration for boys’ grades 3-7 runs Dec. 12 through Jan. 6 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. Girls and co-ed K-2 registration concluded Nov. 7. For details and more information, visit the Rec or call Misty, 426-3191, or the center at 426-1739.

  • Mora County Notebook: Scouts participate in financial literacy class

    Classes on financial literacy are being sponsored by St Gertrude’s Credit Union for the Mora Girls Scouts of America. The classes are being held at the community room at Helping Hands.

    Seventeen girl scouts along with their leader, Lillian Maestas met at the community room last Wednesday. The credit union manager Esther Martinez and her assistant Isabel Lopez taught the girls the advantage of saving money.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Lunch Menu - Dec. 9, 2011

    Community Calendar

    Rangerette basketball at NRG Tournament continued, Española
    7th and 8th Rangerettes basketball at Taos Tournament, Taos
    Taos and NRG Tournaments continue
    10 a.m. — Winter Fest Mora, Elementary Gym
    10 a.m. — Sangre de Cristo Live Stock Growers meet-Mora School Board Room
    2:30 p.m — VFW Ladies Auxiliary meeting, VFW Hall
    5 p.m. — VFW regular meeting, VFW Hall

  • Memorias de Mora project off to a flying start

    By Renee Moody
    Mora High School

    The Memorias De Mora Theater Project took wings on Saturday as the production of “Roots and Wings: A Call for Stories” was performed at the Joseph M. Montoya Gym. Under the direction of David Olson of Theaterwork Santa Fe, Mora High School students acted out an ensemble piece based on interviews collected by students at the high school.

    Not only were the stories the basis of the play, but will be the building blocks for a more extended piece slated to reach the stage in late June.

  • Palabras Pintorescas: The tales of the Chicago window decor

    Oh, my ... the memories come flooding back when I see the little children pressing their noses on to the incredibly fancy Christmas windows at the big stores in Chicago and New York, among many places. Sweet brother Bill and I had that very special treat for many years when we were little.