Today's News

  • Looking Back - May 1, 2015

    In 1965

    Monday, May 3 — Burglars entered the bus depot here Friday night and got away with about $55 in cash and a number of keys, according to City Police. Entry to the depot was gained through a back door. The burglars broke a glass pane in the door with a rock and crawled in. The cash drawer in the ticket office was pried open and about $45 taken. Another $9 was taken from the cash register.

  • Looking ahead - News - May 1, 2015

    Cinco de Mayo Celebration
    Casa de Cultura’s Fourth Annual Commemoration of Cinco de Mayo from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 2 at Mural Park, corner of Seventh Street and Douglas Avenue. Free and open to the public.

  • Weather - May 1, 2015

    A slight chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. North wind 5-15 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 45. South wind 5-15 mph, becoming west after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - May 1, 2015

    Highlands University regents voted last Friday to offer incoming freshmen a $1,000 bonus if they graduate from the university within four years. Outgoing President Jim Fries proposed the bonus as a way to provide an incentive to incoming students to complete their undergraduate degrees as quickly as possible. It’s a great deal for students. We hope many of the university’s incoming freshmen earn that bonus and that Highlands’ dismal four-year graduate rate will surge as a result.

  • Editorial cartoons - May 1, 2015
  • Just a Thought - Where will you be when the games begin?

    By Rick Kraft

    There was a “Wall of Shame” just outside the entry to the Olympic stadium in Olympia, Greece. But let me come back to this.

    On a tour through Greece, my wife and I had the opportunity to visit ancient Olympia where the Olympic games started.

  • Editorial Roundup - May 1, 2015

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    Lexington (Kentucky) Herald-Leader on NSA spying bill (April 27):
    Back in January, when this Congress was brand new and Mitch McConnell was taking the reins as majority leader of the Senate, he pledged “to get committees working again.”
    It’s surprising, then, that, in late April, McConnell moved to bypass the committee process to fast-track a five-year extension of the government’s authority to conduct mass surveillance of U.S. citizens’ phone calls.

  • Learning experience
  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - May 1, 2015

    3 p.m. — Mora High School baseball vs. Cimarron, double header, home
    4 p.m. — Mora High School softball vs. Raton JV, double header, away

    11 a.m. — Mora High School softball vs. Wakatowa, double header, away
    3 p.m. — Mora Middle School baseball vs. McCurdy, home

    4 p.m. — Mora High School baseball vs. Questa, home
    9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Annual Transition/Health Fair, Joseph Montoya Gym

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Hippies of ‘70s found life harsh in wilderness

    A friend came by to borrow a book from my overloaded bookcase in my living room. There was an aged newspaper clipping in the book, so I sent the book home with him and I finally decided to check out this bit of newspaper memorabilia.

    The book is from my parents’ collection and from my big Valmora house bookshelf, a sort of timeline about New Mexico history.