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Today's News

  • 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.

    MAJORS DIVISION
    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.

    MINORS DIVISION
    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.

    SOFTBALL DIVISION

  • 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.

    MEN’S DIVISION
    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

    WOMEN’S DIVISION

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 6, 2014

    Friday
    Baseball
    • 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.
    Football
    • Class 2A-3A North-South All-Star football game, 7 p.m., Community Stadium, Albuquerque
    Softball
    • Class 2A-3A North-South All-Star softball game, TBA, Bayard

    Saturday
    Baseball
    • 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

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    VFW Ladies Auxiliary State Convention at Sheraton Hotel in Albuquerque
    Saturday
    VFW Ladies Auxiliary State Convention continues
    Sunday
    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
    Monday
    11 a.m. — Mora Mountain Mamas meeting, pot luck lunch, plant exchange, St. Gertrude’s Parish Hall
    Tuesday

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Rains have turned the brown fields green again

    What a treat it is to have our climate change back to what is was like in the old days. Rains in just the nick of time have turned the brown fields green again, and wildflowers have begun to bloom once again. The hummingbirds finally have something other than our sugar water to enjoy.

  • Baca takes judge race

    Fending off a challenge from fellow Las Vegas attorneys Anna Aragon and Suzanne Gaulin, Gerald Baca won convincingly in the Democratic primary for the Fourth Judicial District Division 1 seat on Tuesday.

    Meanwhile, area voters also chose Las Vegas Police Chief Christian Montaño for a general election faceoff with incumbent San Miguel County Magistrate Judge Edward Gallegos, and they gave the nod to probate judge Charli Otero.

  • Ulibarri ousts Ortega

    Challenger Rock Ulibarri succeeded Tuesday in ousting incumbent Ron Ortega from his seat on the San Miguel County Commission in a close race while Commissioner Art Padilla was able to stave off a challenge from challenger Albert Padilla in the District 3 race.

    Ulibarri received 27 more votes than Ortega, walking away with 51 percent of the vote. Results are unofficial until canvassing takes place on Friday.

    Art Padilla, meanwhile, garnered nearly 57 percent of the vote to defeat his challenger.