Today's News

  • Pearl Harbor survivor thrives meeting visitors

    By Audrey McAvoy
    The Associated Press

    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii — Herb Weatherwax cruises the open-air grounds of the visitors center at Pearl Harbor on a motorized scooter dubbed “Herb’s Hot Rod.” When a woman notices his blue and white cap embroidered with the words “Pearl Harbor Survivor,” he coaxes her over.

  • Mora County Notebook: Holiday season begins in Mora

    This is the weekend of Christmas preparation in Mora.

    On Friday night, at 6 p.m.. there will be a session with Noche de Las Familias at Tapetes de Lana when families gather for a time together.

    Saturday starting at 10 a.m. until 3 p.m, the annual Winter Fest will take place in the elementary Gym at the Mora Independent School district. There will be many local venders with the results of their skills and hard work to sell to those who are looking for something to share in Christmas gifts and for their own use.

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Oh, those Christmas photo cards

    Time flies when one has fun. Suddenly I look at the calendar, (it is almost December as I write this) and look outside (there are 14 inches of new snow on the ground) and I realize it is about time to search out Christmas cards.

    I might be able to dig out a Christmas card from very long ago if I work at sorting the boxes of photographs I’ve already written about. Our parents fell for someone’s line about how wonderful photograph Christmas cards were when Sweet Brother Bill and I were just “wee tots,” as my grandparents would say.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Dec. 6, 2013


    6 p.m. — Noche de Familias, Tapetes de Lana
    10 a.m to 3 p.m. — Winter Fest, Mora Elementary Gym
    4 p.m. — Christmas Pageant by Mora Theater Group after the Winter Fest-Elementary Gym- followed by free hot chocolate and bizcochito bar
    1 p.m. — Mora Middle School Rangerettes basketball vs. Dulce, home, seventh and eighth
    TBA — Mora Rangers basketball at Taos Tournament, Taos, varsity

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  • The Big One - Robertson to host Silver in 3A championship game

    After getting even (and then some, given the stakes) with three teams they’d already played once this fall, the Robertson Cardinals must beat a relative stranger if they want to hoist the third Class 3A state football championship trophy.

    The good news is they figure to have plenty of friendly and familiar faces around them for Saturday’s title game, set for a 1 p.m. kickoff at Cardinal Stadium.

  • Santa Fe Prep deals Dons their first loss

    A potential game-winning 3-pointer went awry, and so did a subsequent putback that would’ve forced overtime, leaving West Las Vegas on the short end of a 61-59 boys’ basketball tally against Santa Fe Prep on Tuesday night at the Gillie Lopez Gymnasium.

    The photo finish was in keeping with the entire game. Neither team led by more than eight points all night, and the lead changed hands 13 times.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Dec. 6

    • NMHU women and men at Colorado Christian, 6 and 8 p.m., Lakewood, Colo.
    • Mora boys vs. Taos, 7 p.m., Taos
    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) at Ruidoso, 4 p.m., Ruidoso
    • RHS Jamboree (featuring Robertson, West Las Vegas B,C boys), TBA
    • Valley Middle School girls vs. Eldorado, 4 p.m., Valley Gym
    • Robertson at Rio Rancho, TBA, Rio Rancho


  • Area man accused of rape

    A 62-year-old Mora County man accused of sexually assaulting another man was released from the San Miguel County Detention Center last week.

    Jason Brunson was released from jail on Nov. 26 after posting an appearance bond, according to online court records.

    He is facing charges of first-degree criminal sexual penetration, fourth-degree false imprisonment, a misdemeanor count of aggravated battery and a petty misdemeanor count of negligent use of a deadly weapon.

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