Today's News

  • Slaughterhouse gets support

    By Jeri Clausing
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — A group of horse owners and clubs is urging the governor to support a proposed horse slaughterhouse in Roswell, saying the closing of domestic facilities five years ago has caused “needless suffering under the cruelest of conditions.”

    The New Mexico Horse Council, which represents more than 200 horse owners and 30 horse clubs, sent the governor a letter, saying an informal survey of its members showed 94 percent favor humane slaughter.

  • Mora County Notebook - Two camps held during the same week

    Two special summer camps were held during the week of July 15 to July 22.

    They were the  Mora Valley Baptist Church Vacation Bible School and the Presbyterians Loma Verde Junior Camp.

    The Mora Valley Baptist Church held their yearly Vacation Bible School. The bible school was a huge success under the leadership of Pastor Evodio Rios and the volunteers of the local church members and the youth of Whiteface Baptist Church in Whiteface, Texas.

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  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - August 3, 2012

    Senior Lunch Menu

    The lunch menu for the Mora/Wagon Mound Senior Citizen Centers with coffee and milk served daily.

    Monday, August 6 — Pork posole, salad with dressing, mustard greens, garlic bread, and pumpkin spice cookie
    Tuesday, August 7 — Beef fajitas, pinto beans with green chili, salsa, flour tortilla, oatmeal cookies, and peaches
    Wednesday, August 8 — Chicken tenders, mashed potatoes with gravy, turnip greens with margarine, wheat roll with margarine, and jello with fruit

  • Palabras Pintorescas - The troubles with sleeping comfortably

    Some very unusual and strange cries in the middle of the night recently kept me awake for a while, and got me to thinking. We take so much for granted in our lives, don’t we? As we sleep comfortably and well, we rarely think about how and what we sleep on. The cries I heard were that of a baby elk searching for its mother, incidentally. It took me a while to figure that one out!

  • Poll shows Obama ahead in swing states

    By Brent Kallestad
    The Associated Press

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — President Barack Obama was favored by at least 50 percent of likely voters in the key battleground states of Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, a poll released Wednesday shows.

  • Romney gaffes contrast with Obama in 2008

    By Robert H. Reid
    The Associated Press

    BERLIN — The British were offended, the Palestinians accused him of racism and even in friendlier Poland, Mitt Romney’s union policies drew criticism from the current leaders of the movement that toppled Communism.

    Romney’s visit to Britain, Israel and Poland was never expected to produce the same media frenzy as then-candidate Barack Obama’s extravagant, eight-country tour of 2008.

  • Economic train wreck may lie ahead

    Editor’s Notes: With 94 days left until Election Day, here are insights into today’s highlights in U.S. politics.

    By Tom Raum
    The Associated Press

    A “fiscal cliff” of steep tax increases and deep spending cuts scheduled to begin next year looms darkly over the presidential race.

    While both parties blame the other, almost nobody thinks President Barack Obama and Congress can resolve the impasse before the Nov. 6 election.

  • Lemon grass: What it is and how to use it

    By J.M. HIRSCH
    AP Food Editor

    It may look and sound like a weed, but lemon grass actually is one of the most important ingredients in Southeast Asian cooking.

    It also happens to have the power to transform the all-American foods you love.

    Lemon grass is a reed-like plant that grows as a thin, firm 2-foot stalk with a small bulb at the base. It varies in color from pale yellow to very light green.

  • Blending best of both tasty treats

    By Alison Ladman
    For The Associated Press

    School often starts when kids still have summer on the brain. So these easy-to-make bars have summer in mind, too.

    We aimed for a simple snack with the flavor of s’mores, but with the texture, ease and portability of puffed rice treats.

    We ended up with a layer of marshmallow-rich crushed graham crackers topped with chocolate. To make things interesting, we turned them into peanut butter s’mores bars. But if your kids aren’t peanut butter inclined, just leave it out.