Today's News

  • Candidates run at Obama

    By Beth Fouhy and Philip Elliott
    The Associated Press

    SALEM, N.H. — Each trying to sound every bit the nominee, Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum looked past each other to run down President Barack Obama's economic policies Thursday as they jockeyed for support in New Hampshire and reached out to voters in conservative bellwether South Carolina.

    Newt Gingrich and Jon Huntsman were happy to level their criticism at Romney, casting the front-runner as too timid to take on Obama and bring about needed change.

  • Code Talkers group president dies

    By Felicia Fonseca
    The Associated Press

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.  — Keith Little envisioned a place that would house the stories of the Navajo Code Talkers and where people could learn more about the famed World War II group who used their native language as a weapon.

  • Tiger grapplers dominate NMHU

    Freshman Easton Hargrave was the lone New Mexico Highlands wrestler to break up the onslaught of national power Fort Hays State on Wednesday evening in the Cowboys’ first home event of the season.

    NMHU’s 174-pounder, Hargrave was the aggressor early and went on to pin Benny Armstrong in two minutes and eight seconds.

    Other than a forfeit win at 149 lbs. for Steven Apodaca, the evening dual belonged to the visiting Tigers, who took a final verdict of 40-12.

  • St. Mike’s rolls past RHS

    It doesn’t matter which district St. Michael’s occupies. The Santa Fe private school remains one of the most confounding rivals for Meadow City teams.

    And just as Robertson’s basketball teams are beginning to hit their strides, leave it up to the Horsemen and Lady Horsemen to cue a reality check.

    St. Mike’s boys 61, Robertson 51
    Fighting for every rebound and loose ball, St. Mike’s came up with all the hustle points it needed for a significant road win Wednesday night at Mike Marr Gym.

  • Diamond shines as Pecos girls trip Questa

    Ranked eighth in Class 2A girls’ basketball and looking to rise further in the polls, the Pecos Lady Panthers controlled Questa 29-18 on Wednesday evening.

    Head coach Leroy Barela pointed to his team defense — 16 steals — and the Lady Panthers’ work under the boards — 43 team rebounds — as key to the victory.

    Diamond Montaño turned in another strong night, a double-double stat line of 10 points, 11 rebounds, two blocks and two steals.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 6, 2011

    • NMHU women and men vs. Fort Lewis, 6 and 8 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • West Las Vegas girls vs. Lovington (A,B), 5 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • West Las Vegas at St. Michael’s Invitational, noon, Santa Fe

  • Maybe these bowls aren’t such a bad thing

    Some random thoughts about the world of sports as we move from 2011 to 2012:

    • Bowl mania
    For a long time, I have been a proponent of scrapping NCAA Division I’s bowl “system” in favor of a national playoff.

    Every other major sport has a playoff tournament to decide its national champion, and the argument that it would drag out the football season too long is a feeble one. The Division I-AA and II and III football teams hold playoffs every season with no discernible problems.

  • Mora County Notebook: Mora Eagles have successful season

    The Mora Eagles YAFL team had a very successful season. The team members are in either third or fourth grade. In all the games they had seven wins and a sole defeat came from  a much larger Santa Fe team.  

    The dedicated team earned its championship at the 2011 YAFL Las Vegas League.

    They have played four different teams in the league and made a good showing as seen in the statistics.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Lunch Menu - Jan. 6, 2012

    Community Calendar

    5:30 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes basketball vs. McCurdy, home, varsity
    3 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes basketball vs. Dulce, home, junior varsity and varsity
    TBA – End of NRG tournament
    2:30 p.m.— VFW Auxiliary meeting, location TBA
    5 p.m. — VFW meeting, VFW Hall

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Celebrating the Centennial and mom’s birthday

    It is time to celebrate and in a big way. Our beloved New Mexico is 100 years old toady. There will be many celebrations, all over the state, for the entire year. 2012 is a very big year in our history.