MESD preps for Common Core

The Moriarty-Edgewood School District — like all New Mexico school districts — is working at the transition to Common Core standards the state adopted for primary education last year.

Salute Veterans Day

Veterans Day was Tuesday, the students of Moriarty Elementary pulled out the stops to say thank you to not only the veterans in their lives, but anyone who has ever served in the military.

Firefighters burn 200 acres in David Canyon

Throughout most of the year, residents living in the high-risk East Mountains are strongly encouraged to report any signs of fire or smoke. However, last week, Karen Takai, the public information officer for the Sandia Ranger District, was hoping residents of the Manzanita Mountains knew not to panic or call the fire department. In any case, roughly 50 firefighters were already on the scene.

Election results

In Torrance County, incumbent Sheriff Heath White will be serving another four years after defeating Pete Golden, who was running as an independent. White was able to garner 3,283 votes…[Read more]

Killing at club brings murder charge

A man has been charged with an open count of murder in the first degree and an attempt to commit a felony (another first-degree murder) following an altercation at Club 203 east of Moriarty in the early morning hours of Oct. 25.

Both in District 1 Commission race have experience

Regardless of who wins the Nov. 4 election, residents will see a familiar face sitting in the Torrance County Commission District 1 seat. Incumbent Lonnie Freyburger, a Democrat, will face off against former commissioner Jim Frost, a Republican. Frost served on the county commission from 2003 to 2010 before term limits went into effect. After sitting out a term he is seeking to return.

Events in area feature goodies and games

Halloween brings out the fun in nearly everyone, and that was true with the Haunted Trail and Trick-or-Treat event at Vista Grande Community Center last Friday.