.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's Features

  • By Alison Ladman
    For The Associated Press

    As all-American desserts go, it’s hard to beat apple pie, especially for the Fourth of July.

    But celebrating a big holiday shouldn’t have to involve making a big healthy eating sacrifice. So in honor of our nation’s independence, we decided to create an apple dessert that lets us have our pie and our healthy habits, too.

  • By J.M. Hirsch
    AP Food Editor

    Pretty to look at, but what do you do with it?

    That about sums up how most of us feel about star anise. And that's why it's mostly been relegated to the backwaters of spice cabinets in the U.S. What most people don't realize is that star anise actually is a deliciously potent spice that can do amazing things for your cooking, especially for meat.

  • The Mora Youth Hunter Education Challenge showed a great improvement at the state meet in Raton, N.M., earlier this month.

    Last year, they placed 12th when competing against other groups in the state. Now in the 2012 meet they raised their scores to place eight. The Youth Hunter Education Challenge is an international event that is held every June at the Whittington Center near Raton every June. The event is sponsored by National Rifle Association, 4H, New Mexico Game and Fish Department, and New Mexico Shooting Sports.

  • Community Calendar

    Tuesday
    Mora Little League baseball at Holman fields
    6 pm. — Field #1: Cardinals vs. Braves
                  Field #2: Dodgers vs. Rockies
    Wednesday
    6:30 p.m. — 4-H meeting, Helping Hands Inc.
    Thursday
    Little League baseball at Holman fields
    6 p.m. — Field #1: Dodgers vs.Cardinals
          Field # 2: Rockies vs. Braves

  • The dark storm clouds grow as I write this in mid-June. Will they bring rain, or … will they just bring lightning? 2012 has been a bad year for lightning fires in New Mexico.

  • TODAY HOY
    • The Las Vegas area Association of Educational Retirees June Meeting, 11:30 a.m. on Monday, June 11, at the Plaza Hotel Conservatory. The meetings will include a discussion of delegate numbers for State Convention and Planning for the 2012 NMAER State Convention. Direct any questions to Tomás at 575-421-2455.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING
    EL PORVENIR

  • Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com

  • SATURDAY SÁBADO

  • Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • Samaritan House Thrift Store hours: Monday through Friday; the store will be open for sales and to receive donations from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Saturdays, personnel will receive donations from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Julian Barela of Rainsville was recently appointed as executive director of the Mora Valley Community Health Services by its board.

    Barela graduated from Mora High School in 1999.

    In 2003, he graduated from New Mexico Highlands University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration on finance.

    In 2004, he received his master’s degree in business administration at NMHU.