Today's News

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - May 29, 2015

    6 p.m. — Mora Little League, Dodgers vs. Yankees, Field 1, and Cubs vs. Rockies, Field 2
    6 p.m. — Mora Little League T-Ball, Rockies vs. Giants Field 1, and Angels vs. Padres, Field 2

    6 p.m. — Mora Little League, Dodgers vs. Rockies, Field 1, and Yankees vs. Cubs, Field 2
    6 p.m. — Mora Little League T-Ball, Padres vs. Rockies Field 1, and Giants vs. Angels, Field 2


  • Palabras Pintorescas: Sage advice: Stay calm, reflect, be full of life

    What a way to start the day! Every pond is full of water, grasses and wildflowers are bursting from the ground, and the mountain streams are flowing bank to bank. Almost four inches of rain in May is incredible in so many ways. And our Gascon point gets frequent snow showers. That tells me it is still cold and colder the higher one goes. I continue to remind the newcomers to this area that this is the way may used to be. We still don’t know whether our apple trees will have fruit because nights are still pushing the freezing mark up here.

  • Dear Teacher - May 29

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler
    Question: We just don’t have the time to visit colleges this fall. Do you know of any creative way our son, who will be a senior in high school next year, could learn about what college courses are like? — Curious

  • Students of the month - May 29
  • Highlands’ Chavez earns national honor

    NMHU Sports Information

    New Mexico Highlands senior first baseman Matthew Chavez has been named Honorable Mention All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

    Chavez, who appeared in all 46 games for Highlands with 45 starts, finished second on the team with a .371 batting average while leading the Cowboys with a .984 fielding percentage.

    He co-led the team, with Omar Garcia, with 41 runs batted in and 18 doubles. He and classmates Andrew Ratterman and E.J. Stanton all had three triples to lead the team.

  • Quintana to run in elite meet

    You’re not quite off the hook yet this spring, Joedy Quintana.

    You have one more competition before you can get that well-deserved summer break most people have been talking about.

    Quintana has been invited to participate in the 40th Annual Gardenswartz Great Southwest Track and Field Classic, coming June 4-6 to the University of New Mexico Track Complex in Albuquerque.

    She will be a part of Team New Mexico in this regional meet that fields premier athletes from across the Southwest.

  • Maestas duo wins racquetball crowns

    The team of Raymond Maestas and Ronald Maestas came away with a championship in the Centurion-plus A division in men’s doubles at the 2015 national racquetball championship tournament.

    The tournament, under the aegis of USA Racquetball, was held May 20-24 at the Highlands Ranch Rec Center in Denver.

    Raymond Maestas is a resident of Albuquerque; Ronald Maestas is from Las Vegas.

  • Vatos in Philly for nationals

    New Mexico Highlands’ Vatos rugby club makes another run at the national title in 7-on-7 rugby this coming weekend in Philadelphia.

    The team faces three regional qualifiers in pool play starting Saturday morning at PPL Park in Chester, Pa., to be exact.

    2014 National Sevens Player of the Year Kevon Williams, will highlight this year’s Vatos entry. Williams is a former standout receiver and return specialist for the Highlands football team.

  • British soccer camp starts Monday

    Las Vegas-area youngsters ages 3-14 are invited to take part in the Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp, which runs Monday through Friday, June 1-5, at the United World College campus in Montezuma.

    The camp, which will accept late registration via the challengersports.com Web site, runs from 9 to 10:30 a.m. daily for ages 3-5 and from 9 a.m. to noon for ages 6-14. An optional Golden Goal segment is also available for those already enrolled in the half-day camp and runs from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

  • Go Fish - May 29

    Fishing report, May 26

    Charette Lakes: Fishing was fair using Power Bait for trout. We had no reports on perch.

    Cimarron River: Stream flow was 124 cfs near Cimarron. The higher flow slowed fishing somewhat but there were still some good trout caught by anglers using Platte River specials, bead head hare’s ears and weighted peach colored egg patterns. The best action was above Clear Creek. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was slow but there were a few trout caught by anglers using salmon eggs and worms and fishing on the bottom.