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Today's News

  • MLK’s dream inspires a new march

    By Nancy Benac and Suzanne Gamboa
    The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — Standing on hallowed ground of the civil rights movement, President Barack Obama challenged new generations Wednesday to seize the cause of racial equality and honor the “glorious patriots” who marched a half century ago to the very steps from which Rev. Martin Luther King spoke during the March on Washington.

  • Soldier sentenced to death for shooting

    By Michael Graczyk and Nomaan Merchant
    The Associated Press
    FORT HOOD, Texas  — A military jury on Wednesday sentenced Maj. Nidal Hasan to death for the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, handing the Army psychiatrist the ultimate punishment after a trial in which he seemed to be courting martyrdom by making almost no effort to defend himself.

  • Manzanares era over at NMHU

    New Mexico Highlands Athletic Director Ed Manzanares will be leaving the university Sept. 13 to become the assistant athletic director of major gifts at the University of New Mexico.

    Manzanares has been the Cowboys’ athletic director for the past six years.

    “I want to thank President James Fries, the Highlands University coaching staff, the city of Las Vegas, and the entire NMHU community for a wonderful six years as AD,” said Manzanares. “I’ll always hold this experience dear to my heart. I’ll always be a Cowboy. ”

  • ‘Missing link’ of shooting center of camp

    Las Vegas’ Martin Suazo Sr. says he wants to take the basketball world by storm with a revolutionary type of shot.

    Moreover, he wants it to be known that the history-changer began right here in the Meadow City.

    Suazo is inviting area basketball players to a special afternoon camp from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. For a cost of $10, participants will learn the “offset” shot at the center of Suazo’s manuscript, “The Missing Link of the Sport of Basketball.”

  • Fall Sports Schedule 213

    Saturday, Aug. 24
    Soccer
    • Robertson girls at Belen, noon, Belen

    Monday, Aug. 26
    Football
    • West Las Vegas (B) vs. Taos, 4 p.m., WLV field

    Tuesday, Aug. 27
    Soccer
    • Robertson girls at Goddard, 3 p.m., Roswell
    Volleyball
    • Pecos (A,B) at Tucumcari, 4 p.m., Tucumcari

    Thursday, Aug. 29
    Volleyball
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) at Socorro, 4 p.m., Socorro

    Friday, Aug. 30
    Football

  • Traditional challah taste in a fast-bake format

    EDITOR’S NOTE: Alison Ladman is a recipe developer for the AP. Follow her on Twitter at https://twitter.com/CrustAndCrumbCo

    By Alison Ladman
    The Associated Press
    Most people know challah — a Jewish egg bread — as a braided loaf. But truth is, it can take on a variety of shapes. And at Rosh Hashana it often is formed into a spiral, which is meant to symbolize the circle and continuity of the Jewish new year.

  • Baked apple that is healthy, fast and festive

    By Alison Ladman
    The Associated Press
    Like many Jewish holidays, Rosh Hashana — the Jewish new year — is rich with delicious, symbolic foods. Rounds of challah bread, for example, signify continuity, while apples and honey represent wishes for a sweet year to come. Of course, just as important is spending time with loved ones.
    So we created a dish to satisfy both the traditional food customs and the desire to spend time with family. Baked stuffed apples have the both the honey and the apples for the sweetness, yet take little effort to make.

  • Same-sex marriage - Local clerk to issue licenses

    San Miguel County Clerk Melanie Y. Rivera is joining the ranks of clerks in Doña Ana, Santa Fe and Bernalillo counties in issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples.

    She said she made the decision after consulting with County Attorney Jesus Lopez and the county clerk’s affiliate in New Mexico.  Rivera, a Democrat, said she had wanted to issue the license for a long time but waited because of the murky legal issues involved.

  • Pecos Rodeo
  • Bean Days, Millfest this weekend

    As summer slowly comes to a close, there are two events that wrap up the season on a yearly basis,  the Cleveland Millfest and Wagon Mound Bean Days. Both events take place in Mora County and are expected to be wholesome family fun.

    The Millfest is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at the Cleveland Roller Mill located in Cleveland, just north of Mora along State Highway 518. More than 50 artists are expected to participate in the festival.