Today's News

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Aug. 14, 2015

    3 to 6 p.m. —  Mora Valley Farmers Market is held from 3 to 6 p.m. in the parking lot of Southwest Capital Bank in Mora. For more information about the market, call Betsy at 505-220-1845.

    4:30 p.m. —  Benefit dance for the Cleveland Roller Mill, starts with a potluck at 4:30 p.m. followed by music by Mark Eaglehart and Friends and the Rifters. Tickets are $20 per person at the door or in advance. For more information, call 575-387-2645.


  • Palabras Pintorescas: ‘Caming’ and ‘wenting’ cause of great ruckus

    Books have a way of showing up here when I least expect them, and my friends know I like to read and I also like to paint word pictures as well. A recent addition to my reading list is “Welcome to Querecho Flats” by Curt Brummett. What a fun book this is! Brummett is a humorous writer with a gift for painting word pictures, and this book has numerous short stories about his home and where he lives.

  • Appel, Grizzlies silence Topes

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    Fresno Grizzlies (68-48) right-handed pitching prospect Mark Appel shut down the Albuquerque Isotopes (51-66) for the second time this season Wednesday night at Isotopes Park as the Grizzlies cruised to an 8-2 victory.

    In two outings against the Isotopes on the year, Appel has thrown 15.0 innings with two runs allowed, seven hits, two walks and 18 strikeouts.

  • City leagues: Toxic, Hackers hoist trophies

    It was a highly Toxic summer in the Meadow City.

    The Toxic women’s softball team concluded a nearly flawless regular season by beating up closest rival I’d Hit That 23-13 for the Las Vegas city league championship on Aug. 6.

    Toxic had lost only once this summer — a 14-13 nailbiter to Budlight on July 23. But the team coasted to a 3-0 mark in the postseason tourney, clobbering Pitches Be Crazy 20-3, then winning twice over I’d Hit That, 17-7 and 23-13.

  • Silver medal: Three Vatos give aid to Barbarians

    Three members of the Vatos rugby squad helped a Denver club make a deep run in the USA Rugby National Sevens Championship tournament earlier this month in Des Moines, Iowa.

    The Denver Barbarians achieved the silver medal out of 16 regional qualifiers in the national club tournament, which was streamed live over the Internet. A side from Seattle emerged victorious against the Denver team.

    They got an assist from Ke’Von Williams, Celester Asegua and Jeremy Misailegalu, all players for the New Mexico Highlands University Vatos outfit.

  • Kubiak looking to rest Manning

    By Arnie Stapleton
    AP Pro Football Writer

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Gary Kubiak sure has the blueprints.

    He helped guide the Denver Broncos to back-to-back Super Bowls in the late 1990s as John Elway’s backup-turned tutor and now he’s trying to steer them back to the top of the NFL behind 39-year-old Peyton Manning.

  • Go Fish - Aug. 14

    Fishing report, Aug. 11

    Charette Lakes: Fishing was slow with murky water conditions but a few trout and perch were caught. Best bait for trout was PowerBait and the best for perch was worms.

    Cimarron River: Stream flow on Monday near Cimarron was 16 cfs. Fishing was good using salmon eggs, worms, tricos and brassies for trout. No reports from the Gravel Pit Lakes.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Aug. 14, 2015

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Memphis Redbirds, 5:05 p.m., Memphis, Tenn.
    Mud volleyball
    • San Miguel-Mora County Fair mud volleyball tourney, 8 a.m., San Miguel County Fairgrounds
    • San Miguel-Mora County Fair ranch rodeo, 8 a.m., San Miguel County Fairgrounds


  • Step back in time - Model T tour includes Hotel Castañeda stop

    A century ago, Edsel Ford, son of Henry Ford, set off for the West with a group of friends. They traveled from Detroit to San Francisco in a 1915 Model T. During their outing one of Edsel Ford’s documented stops included an overnight stay at a Harvey House Hotel in Las Vegas.

    He wrote, “Arrived in Las Vegas at 10:30 p.m. — Harvey Hotel,” dated on Monday, July 5, 1915.

    The group arrived from Walsenburg, Colo., making its way down Raton Pass and stopping for dinner in Wagon Mound.

    From Las Vegas they departed for Santa Fe.

  • Hunt on for shooting suspect

    The Mora County man wanted in connection with the drive-by shooting on Douglas Avenue and Fourth Street on July 22 has added two other felonies to the list of charges for which he is wanted.

    Documents filed in San Miguel County Magistrate Court on Monday allege that Marvin Maestas, 30, backed his car up toward a police officer who was trying to arrest him on the drive-by shooting charges early Friday morning.

    The new arrest warrant affidavit states that Maestas wrecked into the officer’s police unit and another vehicle as he fled.