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Today's News

  • Just a Thought - What to do when you hit a milestone

    By Rick Kraft

    Today I hit a milestone. I have a file folder on my computer that inside it has numbers assigned to each column that I have submitted for publication. Starting with number one, a May 2001 column titled “Choices We Make,” the columns are numbered consecutively all the way up to 799.

    Today I submit column number 800. It is a milestone for the “Just a Thought” column that has taken over 15 years to reach.

    So what do you do when you reach a milestone in your life? You celebrate and then move on. Let me explain.

  • Another perspective - Home-safe-home

    By Tony Hernandez and Terry Brunner

    Some say the electric feeling of buying and moving into your own home never wears off. When you own the floors you’re standing on, the walls surrounding you and the roof over your head, you also own great satisfaction from the hard work that resulted in your home becoming yours.

    Yet, just as it was hard work to achieve the American Dream of homeowner-ship, being responsible for maintaining and, inevitably, repairing your own home can be just as much hard work.

  • Editorial Roundup - August 28, 2015

    Compiled by The Associated Press
     
    The Vallejo Times-Herald on transparency in police shooting cases (Aug. 19):
    In the wake of Ferguson, California this month became the first state in the nation to outright ban the use of secret grand juries to investigate police killings of civilians.

  • Another perspective - Remember the Animas

    By Diana Presser

    Remember when the American government assured us that covering our heads with our math books, while crouched under our desks, would protect us in the event of a nuclear bomb? We were elementary students in a time when we trusted adults to know what was best for us – especially our country’s leaders.

  • Welcoming freshmen
  • Dear Teacher - Aug. 28

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: My children always pass the vision screening at school. Beyond this, are there any signs of possible vision problems that I should be looking for? — Seeing

    Answer: Vision plays an extremely important role in childhood development academically, socially and athletically, according to Dr. Kara M. Cavuoto of the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. She encourages parents to take advantage of any vision screening opportunities that may be available to them.

  • President wants better behavior from athletes

    By Michael Martot
    AP Sports Writer

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind — Indiana University President Michael McRobbie sent a tough message to the athletic department this week: It’s time for Hoosier athletes to shape up or they may be on their way out.

  • Almost time for some fun
  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Aug. 28, 2015

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR
    Friday
    3 to 6 p.m. —  Mora Valley Farmers Market is held from 3 to 6 p.m. in the parking lot of Southwest Capital Bank in Mora. For more information, call Betsy at 505-220-1845.

    Upcoming
    Sept. 4 to Sept. 7 — 105th Annual Wagon Mound Bean Day Celebration will feature a car show, street vendors, softball tournaments, a parade, rodeos, amateur horseshoe tournament, mud bog racing, and a free barbecue.

  • Palabras Pintorescas: We had much in common with airline seatmate

    I learned long ago that travel  brings up all sorts of fun encounters with complete strangers. I have always enjoyed starting up a conversation with a complete stranger, and of course this was no different a couple of weeks ago when flying home from Seattle with son Carl.

    He (he has long legs so he sits on the aisle seat in an airplane) and I were joined by a classy lady who sat in the window seat. She and Carl both had work to do with their computers and I read the daily Seattle Times until snacks were served.