Today's News

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - May 2, 2014


    3 p.m. — District Track Meet, Pecos
    11 a.m. — Mora Rangerettes softball vs. Raton, doubleheader, away
    11 a.m. — Mora Rangers baseball vs. Monte del Sol, home
    3 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes softball vs. Jemez Valley doubleheader, away
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Valley Community Health Services Board meeting, Administration building

  • Palabras Pintorescas - Has El Niño finally arrived?

    Suddenly it is spring, and as I write this, storm clouds are building on our mountain tops. Has El Niño finally arrived? Often, in years past, the heaviest, wettest (and deepest) have come in May in our mountains here.
    And back in the day, the acequias, the always-flowing ditches, were overflowing when the spring runoff started. There is almost no water in any of the ditches at the moment.

  • West Las Vegas pride
  • Perez to address graduates

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University
    New Mexico Highlands University distinguished alumnus Sylvester Perez, a San Antonio superintendent, will be the university’s commencement speaker May 10.
    Perez’ career as an educator and administrator has spanned 40 years. He is the superintendent of the San Antonio Independent School District of more than 54,000 students in 91 schools.

  • Woods named HU student of the year

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University
    New Mexico Highlands University English/vocal performance junior Autumn Woods was named Student of the Year at the 16th Annual Student Leadership Recognition Banquet in early April.
    The Office of Campus Life coordinates the recognition event, and a committee of faculty, staff and students selected Woods from other nominees.
    The 20-year-old has earned a 3.85 GPA and is also a captain of the Cowgirl soccer team, starting as a midfielder and earning honors as an All-Conference player.

  • Device helps student communicate

    By Leah Todd
    The Casper Star-Tribune
    CASPER, Wyo. — Kelby Watson stood outside his apartment on a cold April morning, scanning the parking lot for his school bus.
    The 16-year-old’s mother, Teresa, walked outside to meet him. Kelby looked at her over his shoulder and reached for his voice, which lives inside a big black computer dangling from his neck.
    “Hi. Hello. I’m Kelby,” it said in a robotic monotone as Kelby tapped a glowing button on the computer’s touch-screen.

  • Redbirds solidify hold on 2nd

    Nathan Archuleta, Brandon Trujillo and Kenny Yara all shined at the plate Tuesday evening to help the Robertson Cardinals double up Raton 6-3 in Raton.

    Robertson, now 14-9 overall and 6-4 in District 2-3A, solidified its hold on second place in the district standings. Raton (18-8, 7-5) has settled into third place on the final week of the regular season.

    Archuleta is hitting .538, according to a MaxPreps statistical report, and is a headliner both on the RHS roster and in the district.

  • District tennis on tap
  • HU rodeo: Five nationals qualifiers

    Sending athletes to the College National Finals Rodeo is nothing new to the New Mexico Highlands University rodeo program.

    But it was a sweet feeling nonetheless this past weekend, when five Highlands athletes in six events qualified for the CNFR based on performances in the Grand Canyon Regional.

    Brady Dinwoodie and Tate Thybo punched their tickets to nationals by rising to regional championships in saddle bronc riding and bullriding, respectively, over the weekend in Las Cruces.

  • Potential buyers line up

    By Greg Beacham
    The Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES — If Donald Sterling is compelled to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, the list of potential buyers has more stars than their roster.
    Oprah Winfrey is contemplating a bid. Sean Combs is a Knicks fan, but he wants in.
    Floyd Mayweather Jr. wants the whole team. Matt Damon wants a tiny piece.