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Today's News

  • 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.

  • East union files grievance

    The Las Vegas City Schools union is up in arms over several teachers and teacher assistants losing their jobs next year.
    The union has filed a grievance with interim Superintendent Lydia Flores, but union officials said they have yet to receive a response from the district despite the deadline having passed for Flores to respond.

  • King will face Martinez

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    Two-term Attorney General Gary King won New Mexico’s Democratic gubernatorial contest Tuesday for the right to challenge Republican Gov. Susana Martinez in the general election.

    Martinez, who’s favored to win re-election, is a rising star in GOP circles as the nation’s first female Hispanic governor. The first-term governor had no primary election opponent.

  • Law Enforcement Torch Run
  • Changes may mean higher electric rates

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press
    New Mexico gets most of its electricity from coal-fired power plants, but new federal guidelines aimed at reducing pollution could mean changes for the state and higher electricity rates for customers, state officials said Monday.