Today's News

  • Students earn fellowships

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Three New Mexico Highlands University media arts students received $2,500 fellowships this academic year thanks to the Seabury Foundation and a full match from the university’s foundation.

    Gabriela Hernández, Craig Cassidy, and Analicia Casaus were tapped for the honor. They showcased their completed Seabury projects at an awards presentation and reception in early May.

  • Girls connect though head injury

    By Lindley Estes
    The Free Lance-Star
    FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — Katie Mueda’s life changed in an instant in 2011.

    One minute she was on the soccer field, and sports were her life.

    The next, a ball collided with her head, spelling the end of contact sports for the now 16-year-old Massaponax High School junior who sustained a severe concussion.

    The effects of the collision would plague her for years.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - May 23, 2014


  • Editorial Cartoon - May 23, 2014
  • Nuestra Historia - LV quiet after Kearny, bloodshed in Mora

    By Jesus L. Lopez

  • Editorial Roundup - May 23, 2014

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    The Star-Ledger, New Jersey, on racism and sexism (May 19):
    Now and then, we choose the most convenient prism through which to view our most serious social problems, however superficially, because it comes packaged in equal doses of celebrity and infamy.

  • Mora County Notebook - Locals participate in national conference

    The New Mexico Rural Independent Telephone Company representatives were in Washington, D.C. recently to participate in the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association’s Legislative & Policy Conference. The annual event hosts more than 600 telecom representatives from through out the country for educational briefings about the emerging rules and regulations and other pressing industry issues. Those from La Jicarita Telephone Cooperative were, Terri Mares and  Michael J. Leyba.

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - May 23, 2014

    6 p.m. — Mora High School graduation, Joseph Montoya Gym
    3 p.m. — Wagon Mound High School graduation, Alfred Romero Gym
    6 p.m. — T-Ball, A’s vs. Orioles, Little League Field, Holman
    6:45 p.m. — T-Ball, Angels vs. Cubs. Little League Field
    6 p.m. — Little League A’s vs. Yankees, Field # 1, Cubs vs. Rockies, Field # 2, Holman
    11 a.m. — ECHO Food Distribution, Helping Hands Inc.

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Never run out of stories

    My fellow columnist, Art Trujillo, recently asked me if I ever ran out of ideas, stories I can write about. Obviously, the answer is “no” because things just pop up in my life and that reminds me of yet another tall tale or story.

  • Six from on North softball team

    Six Las Vegas-area players have been chosen to represent the North in the upcoming Class 1A-3A North-South All-Star softball games.

    No area players were named to the initial roster of the North-South baseball contests, however. Additional players may be selected as alternates prior to the games, which are a couple of weeks away.

    Three Robertson Lady Cardinals, one West Las Vegas Lady Don and two Pecos Lady Panthers were honored with selections.