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Today's News

  • Regulator to remain in office

    The Associated Press
    ALBUQUERQUE — State Insurance Superintendent John Franchini was selected Wednesday to remain as New Mexico’s top insurance regulator when his office becomes an independent governmental agency next month.
    A nine-member committee named Franchini to serve as insurance superintendent for a term that starts July 1 and expires Dec. 31, 2015.

  • Teambuilders part of audit

    The Associated Press
    SANTA FE — A list of 15 New Mexico nonprofit groups whose Medicaid payments were ordered stopped this week after a state audit showed massive mismanagement and possible fraud includes well-known names in behavior health, according to a public records request by the Albuquerque Journal.

  • Star Power
  • Que Pasa - June 28, 2013

    SATURDAY SÁBADO
    • HU Alumni will be hosting the Second Annual Coach Bleil Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament, Saturday, June 29 at the Gene Torres Golf Course. For more information, contact Curt Spencer at 505-280-0308, or HU Athletic Director Ed Manzanares at 454-3368 for more information. Proceeds to support the Fred Bleil Scholarship — Endowment, to benefit Highlands University student athletes.

  • Mora County Notebook: Family Dollar opening store in Mora

    The Family Dollar Store will soon be opened in Mora. The building and parking lot have been ready and waiting for quite some time now. People have been watching the  progress of the building since the land was cleared, base put down and the building going up. The parking lot was prepared with parking spaces drawn out and the area readied for business. Now at last the completions is about to happen with an opening date around July 18.

    According to Gene Urioste, they will have the interior ready and workers hired by that date.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - June 28, 2013

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    4 p.m. to 6 p.m. — La Jicarita Rural telephone coop Customer Appreciation Day, hot dogs and beverages, prizes mariachi music and more
    7 p.m. — Free Family Movie Night, popcorn, door prizes, fun for the whole family, Presbyterian Church (across from Russell’s) parking in the back
    Saturday
    9 a.m. to noon — Mora /San Miguel Electric Cooperative, Inc Annual Meeting, Mora High School Gym
    Monday

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Saluting Rogers’ book

    The nearest forest fires so near to our watersheds were of great concern to those of us who live in these mountains. The smoke alone caused us to spend a lot of time watching for flying embers that could ignite a fire anywhere there is dry grass. There is lots of that everywhere now. May the rains come now.
    My last column, “Palabras Pintorescas (word pictures) was devoted to a review of the brand new book by Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, “Learning Las Vegas,” that just hit our Tome on the Range bookstore.

  • A healthy lemonade with a patriotic glow

    By Sara Moulton
    The Associated Press
    If you’ve never tasted fresh lemonade, you don’t know what you’re missing. It’s just so much more vivid than the supermarket stuff, much more about the lemon and less about the sugar.
    True, juicing the lemons can be a pain, but the process becomes very near painless if you start by softening the lemons in the microwave for 30 seconds. Then all you have to do is add sugar syrup — a mixture of sugar and water, heated until the sugar is dissolved — and some cold water. Done.

  • No tomatoes necessary for this trio of salsas

    The Associated Press
    Who says salsa has to be made from tomatoes? Or dumped unceremoniously from a jar?
    With all of summer’s bounty, there are plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables that make fantastic salsas. Scoop them up with chips or crackers, or add them to sandwiches, salads, burgers and tacos. We came up with three simple salsas, but they are easily tweaked to whatever is fresh or happens to be in your refrigerator. Switch out the apples for peaches or plums, even chopped strawberries. Don’t like dill? Opt for basil or tarragon.

  • Summer pie for the fourth

    By Sara Moulton
    The Associated Press
    Just because summer seems to scream for pie doesn’t mean we are eager to crank up the oven. This is especially true at the Fourth of July, when we’d rather focus on the grill and preparations for fireworks.