Today's News

  • Nuestra Historia - The Americanization of the Old Town Plaza, Part II

    This is the second of two articles which I invited from resident scholar and historian Marcus C. Gottschalk, who has done extensive primary research concerning the development of the Old Town Plaza. As noted in our previous article, in 2001 Marcus published Pioneer Merchants of the Old Town Plaza, and we appreciate his contribution to this column.

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    By Marcus C. Gottschalk

  • Editorial Roundup - June 6, 2014

    Compiled by The Associated Press
    Daily News, Bowling Green, Kentucky, on exchange of soldiers (June 3):
    It is wonderful news that the Taliban released U.S. Army Sgt. Bob Bergdahl after five years of captivity.
    The Taliban captured Bergdahl on June 30, 2009. Some reports have speculated that he had walked away from his unit, disillusioned by the war, but those reports have not been confirmed.
    This should be dealt with later if it is true. . . .

  • Robbers on win streak

    Corey Deighan limited the Trinidad Triggers to a single earned run and struck out five through seven solid innings Wednesday night, and the visiting Las Vegas Train Robbers picked up a 5-3 win.

    It was the Train Robbers’ second win in as many nights at Central Park in Trinidad, Colo. They’d won three straight — their longest win streak to date — including a 9-4 win Monday night at the division-leading Santa Fe Fuego (14-5).

    Las Vegas never trailed, although Trinidad tied it 1-1 after one complete inning.

  • Major moves in Mora hoops

    New coaches will man the sidelines this coming winter at Mora boys’ and girls’ basketball games following wholesale changes in the high school’s coaching staff.

    Marco Sanchez, a teacher with the Mora school district, has been hired to replace veteran coach James Branch at the helm of the Rangers’ boys’ basketball team.

    And Greg Laumbach is the heir apparent to longtime coach Mark Cassidy in overseeing the Rangerettes program. Laumbach learned of his selection within hours of winning election as Mora County sheriff on Tuesday.

  • Little League - June 6

    The following are upcoming scheduled Las Vegas Little League games held at Keyes Park on Grand Avenue.

    Friday, June 6: Reds vs. Angels, 5:30 p.m.; Orioles vs. Red Sox, 7:30 p.m.
    Saturday, June 7: Red Sox vs. Mets (makeup game), 11 a.m.

    Friday, June 6: Rivercats vs. Express, 6:15 p.m.; Rattlers vs. Threshers, 7:45 p.m.
    Monday, June 9: Owlz vs. Sandgnats (makeup game), 3:45 p.m.; Red Wings vs. Paw Sox, 6:15 p.m.; Rattlers vs. Express, 7:45 p.m.


  • Go Fish - June 6

    Fishing report, June 2
    This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    Charette Lakes: Trout fishing was sporadic at best this past week. A few good size trout were caught by anglers using Power Bait.

  • Adult Softball - June 6

    The following are upcoming scheduled Las Vegas Adult Softball League games.

    Monday, June 9: Balls Deep vs. Benavidez Construction Hackers, 5:45 p.m.; Vegas Boyz vs. Tecolote, 7 p.m., Rodriguez Softball Complex
    Tuesday, June 10: Amber Care Blaze vs. Benavidez Construction Hackers, 5:45 p.m.; Bulldogs vs. Warriors, 7 p.m., Rodriguez Softball Complex
    Thursday, June 12: Amber Care Blaze vs. Tecolote, 5:45 p.m.; Balls Deep vs. Yo Momma, 7 p.m., Rodriguez Softball Complex


  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 6, 2014

    • Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Trinidad, 6 p.m., Trinidad, Colo.
    • Class 2A-3A North-South All-Star football game, 7 p.m., Community Stadium, Albuquerque
    • Class 2A-3A North-South All-Star softball game, TBA, Bayard

    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. White Sands, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park

  • Mora County Notebook - 4-H club visits and plants a garden

    On Sunday afternoon the Mora Rough Riders 4- H Club took part in the Headwaters Community Garden, sponsored by the Mora Presbyterian Church. The 4-H- ers ages 5 to 19   planted seeds in a plot of the Presbyterian Community Garden. They were doing a community service project. The plot that they worked on belongs to the Presbyterian Church and the produce raised on it will supply food for the Food Pantry.

    They dug the rows to plant their seeds. They planted pumpkins, beans, squash and corn. They then watered the area.

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - June 6, 2014


    VFW Ladies Auxiliary State Convention at Sheraton Hotel in Albuquerque
    VFW Ladies Auxiliary State Convention continues
    2 p.m. — VFW Ladies Auxiliary meeting, VFW building, 50/50 money and tickets due at the meeting
    5 p.m. — VFW meeting, VFW building
    11 a.m. — Mora Mountain Mamas meeting, pot luck lunch, plant exchange, St. Gertrude’s Parish Hall