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Today's News

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news`

    THUMBS UP! GUBERNATORIAL ATTENTION. When 78 percent of the state is in “extreme or exceptional drought conditions,” as State Engineer John D’Antonio said last week, it’s flattering to see Gov. Susana Martinez give attention to Las Vegas’ water needs. But that’s just what she, and several other state and federal officials, did last week by attending a ceremonial groundbreaking and signing of a water purchase agreement to help the city with its dire water situation.

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 15, 2010
  • Nuestra Historia - The railroad bypasses Las Vegas

    By 1871 there existed a transcontinental railroad across the United States, spanning the northern Great Plains, and soon plans were in place to run a rail line to the southwest, roughly along the route of the Santa Fe Trail.  
    Thus was commenced a new railway  from Topeka, Kansas, to Santa Fe. (As early as 1863 the Atchison & Topeka Railroad added Santa Fe to its company name,  when it decided that New Mexico’s capital city would be the southern destination of its rail line.)

  • Que Pasa - July 15, 2011

    SATURDAY SÁBADO
    • The Missoula Children’s Theatre will present a production of “The Princess and the Pea” at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at Ilfeld Auditorium. Tickets will be sold at the door and are $8 for general admission and $4 for children 12 and under.

    • Movies in the Park, this weeks showing is Finding Nemo starting at dusk on Saturday, July 16 at Carnegie Library Park (weather permitting). Popcorn, drinks and snacks will be for sale by the Friends of the Library

  • Jean Hill new president of psychology association

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Jean Hill, director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness at New Mexico Highlands University, was elected president for the Society for Community Research and Action, an international organization for psychologists.

    Hill is  well-known in community psychology and co-authored Community Psychology: Linking Individuals and Communities, a college textbook published earlier this year.

  • Mora native receives attorney award

  • Mora Community Calendar and Lunch Menu - July 15, 2011

    Community Calendar

    Friday
    1 p.m. - Fiesta volunteers meeting - Help at Fiesta needed call county manager or county clerk for more information
    Saturday
    9 a.m. - Annual First Fort and Arsenal Tours also at 11a.m., 1p.m., and 3 p.m at Fort Union National Monument
    Sunday
    Noon to 3 p.m - Spaghetti Benefit Dinner - building fund for VFW. Building expansion which will allow for larger community activities - $7 donation adults and $5 for children
    Wednesday

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Lessons learned from past forest fires

    We all know that a tiny spark that falls on a very dry forest starts a forest fire, instantly. The recent fires just over the hill from us brought back so many memories of fires here, not all that long ago.

  • North-South bittersweet for some

    Many of the North-South All-Stars lining up for the basketball or football games this weekend acknowledge that it’ll be a bittersweet moment for them.

    Some may go on to play on the college level in 2011-12. Most will take part in at least some type of organized competition in the future. But at the very least, the North-South games mean the end of one major chapter in their lives.

  • LV 11-12 softball wins district title; La Plaza, LV 11-12 boys on track

    TAOS — While Las Vegas Little League’s 11-12 All-Stars softball team celebrates its newly won District 4 championship (and ticket to state), the LVLL and La Plaza 11-12 baseball teams were on track for a shot at their own title.

    The LVLL 11-12 girls, managed by Ramon Vialpando, defeated Taos 13-3 on Tuesday for their second win over the hometown favorites in the tournament.