Today's News

  • Great night at CASSM

    Mora Elementary was booming on Wednesday night with anxious learners for the CASSM program spearheaded by parent volunteer Monica Aragon.

    On Wednesday evening, New Mexico Highlands University professors Gil Gallegos and Edward Martinez shared their expertise with the large group of enthusiastic kids who attended the monthly event.

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Sept. 26, 2014


    3 p.m. to 6 p.m. — Farmers Market, Southwest Capital Bank parking lot

    1 p.m. — Mora volleyball vs. Mesa Vista, junior varsity and varsity, home
    TBA — Mora cross country at Robertson

    5 p.m. — Mora volleyball vs. Santa Rosa, junior varsity and varsity, away
    4 p.m. — Mora middle school volleyball vs. Santa Rosa, away


  • Palabras Pintorescas: Assignment was simple, task not quite

    My assignment was fairly simple. Dig out those old boxes of family photographs, plus the ones stashed around your house, so I can put them on the computer for final preservation. Sounds simple enough, but... about 10 hours longer ... a full day of scanning, the job is done and I’m still amazed at what modern technology can do.

    My cousin Yolanda has become the family expert on our history. She is a walking ancestry nerd, I’ve just discovered.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Sept. 26, 2014

    When rivals Robertson High School Cardinals and the Santa Fe St. Michael’s Horsemen meet in football, the object isn’t just to win but to win big. Each team dreams of holding the other team scoreless, in what might have become the big rivalry in Class 4A football. The Cardinals won big, holding the Horsemen scoreless. But let’s not over-celebrate, as the Capital City crew is vowing revenge, perhaps down the line during tournament time.


  • Editorial cartoon - Sept. 26, 2014
  • Nuestra Historia - Born on the Fourth of July

    By Jesus L. Lopez

    The railroad tracks laid down by the AT&SF reached Las Vegas on July 1 1879, and the first train arrived here three days later on the Fourth of July, with Dan Daley at the throttle and Charlie Brooks as conductor.

  • Runners here on Saturday

    A rare opportunity to witness Las Vegas’ distance runners in action (without having to make a long-distance trip) presents itself Saturday.

    The combined Meadow City Invitational and NMHU XC Jam takes center stage beginning at 8 a.m. at the Gene Torres Golf Course.

    Middle schoolers kick off the day’s events with races at 8 o’clock. It will be the season finale for Memorial Middle School; West Las Vegas Middle School has one meet remaining after Saturday.

    Junior varsity girls and boys follow at 8:30 and 9, respectively.

  • Lady Dons sweep; Mora edges RHS

    West Las Vegas’ volleyball team muscled its way past visiting Socorro in a quick sweep Tuesday night at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    Across town, it was a different story — a five-set drama that featured two area favorites for the price of one. Mora held on to win against Robertson at Mike Marr Gym.

    West (4-2) wasted little time jumping on the Lady Warriors.

    After a 25-15 win, the Lady Dons took a close game two 25-21 and then cruised 25-8.

  • Dragon the line - Monte del Sol stops Cards

    Robertson’s win streak in boys’ soccer ended at one Wednesday afternoon, with Monte del Sol taking a 5-1 win at RHS Field.

    The visitors kept Robertson’s defense on its heels most of the match, putting heavy pressure on keeper Lorenzo Marquez, who put up a valiant effort in defeat.

  • Youth Soccer - Sept. 26

    The following are Las Vegas Youth Soccer League matches scheduled for this coming weekend.