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Today's News

  • Mora County Notebook - Chacon man, Estevan Sanchez, honored

    At the annual meeting of the Agua Pura Water Association at Chacon the long time operator and board member, Estevan Sanchez, who has recently retired, was honored by the board and the community members of Chacon. Sanchez went through training and had to upgrade his certificate throughout the years to be able to do the job as operator of the water system. He has worked and kept the water system in good shape for 40 years - a record for anyone who has worked the system.

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - June 13, 2014

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Tuesday
    6 p.m. — Tee-Ball Cubs vs. Angels, Little League Field, Holman
    6:45 p.m. — Tee-Ball Orioles vs. A’s, Little League Field, Holman
    6 p.m. — Little League Yankees vs. A’s, Field #1, Cubs vs. Rockies, Field # 2, Holman
    Wednesday
    6 p.m. — Sangre de Cristo Stock Growers meeting, Tapetes De Lana
    6:30 p.m. – Rough Riders 4-H Club meeting, Helping Hands Inc.
    Thursday
    6 p.m. — Tee-Ball A’s vs. Cubs, Little League Field, Holman

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - June 13, 2014

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Tuesday
    6 p.m. — Tee-Ball Cubs vs. Angels, Little League Field, Holman
    6:45 p.m. — Tee-Ball Orioles vs. A’s, Little League Field, Holman
    6 p.m. — Little League Yankees vs. A’s, Field #1, Cubs vs. Rockies, Field # 2, Holman
    Wednesday
    6 p.m. — Sangre de Cristo Stock Growers meeting, Tapetes De Lana
    6:30 p.m. – Rough Riders 4-H Club meeting, Helping Hands Inc.
    Thursday
    6 p.m. — Tee-Ball A’s vs. Cubs, Little League Field, Holman

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Memorial in honor of our beloved Harrington

    The almost last day in May brought a happy and yet somewhat sad event our way. John Harrington, for whom our great Mora tree research center is named, was acknowledged yet again right down our road, at Pendaries.

    None of us who knew Harrington have forgotten him, and often when any of us are out in our woods, our mountains, we stop to salute him and all he did for this large area, and the whole state, for that matter.

  • Dodge out, Martinez in

    When he announced that he had decided to return to Santa Rosa to serve as city administrator there, Las Vegas City Manager Timothy Dodge made it a point to say he would remain in Las Vegas as long as city officials wanted,  to ensure a smooth transition.

    The city has apparently decided not to take him up on his offer.

    Dodge ceased being Las Vegas’s city manager on Monday.

    “He’s gone as of (Monday) at 5 p.m.,” Mayor Alfonso Ortiz said, declining to go into specifics.

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  • Alta Vista lays off workers

    In an effort to operate more efficiently, Alta Vista Regional Hospital eliminated nine positions in its business office last month, a hospital spokesperson has confirmed.

    The work that had been done by those individuals is now being handled out of state.

    “Like other hospitals across the country, we are looking at ways we can operate our hospital as efficiently as possible,” Alta Vista spokeswoman Linda Leyba said in an email.

  • Former Las Vegan wins Emmy

    The former Las Vegan, who used to rev up crowds at sporting events in the ‘90s, now has an even bigger reason to cheer.

    Ileana Gonzales, who works for TV stations in Seattle, received an Emmy award for “Use Your Seahawks Voice,” a promotion encouraging fans to support the world champion Seattle NFL team.

  • Audit shows long waits for patients

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — More than 1,000 veterans have been waiting three months or more for initial medical appointments within the Veterans Affairs Department’s health care system in New Mexico, according to the findings of an audit released Monday.

    The wide-ranging audit covered hundreds of VA hospitals and clinics across the country, including the medical center in Albuquerque where officials previously said more than 3,000 patients were assigned to a doctor who didn’t actually see them.

  • King airs hard-hitting ad

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Democrat Gary King is punching back in New Mexico’s race for governor with a television ad criticizing Republican Gov. Susana Martinez’s record in running state government.

    The ad began airing Tuesday and came in response to hard-hitting advertising by the Republican Governors Association against the Democratic nominee.