Today's News

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 25, 2012

    • La Plaza Little League, TBA, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Little League, beginning 5:30 p.m., Keyes Park
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at NCAA Division II Outdoor Nationals, Pueblo, Colo.

  • Go Fish - May 25, 2012

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the New Mexico 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.
    Cowles Pond: May 16, Eldridge Basso, age 5, caught his first fish on a fly rod after just a few lessons. He was using an Adams.

  • In Brief - Education - May 25, 2012

    Optic and wire reports

    Pertussis cases confirmed locally
    Several confirmed cases of the pertussis, or whooping cough, have appeared at four Las Vegas City Schools.

    In a memo to parents dated May 18, Superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez,  school nurse Cynthia Jaramillo and Christopher Novak of the state’s Department of Health notified parents and guardians of the situation.

    At that time, the district had confirmed one case of the bacterial respiratory infection.

  • Journeyman Program Grads
  • Couple heading to NYC

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Two New Mexico Highlands University graduates are headed to New York City to pursue advanced degrees at Columbia University and Parsons School of Design.

    Ben Villarreal was accepted into the doctoral program in English education at Columbia, an Ivy League school founded in 1754.

    Veronica Black will pursue her MFA at Parsons, one of the premier design schools in the world.

    The two are married.

  • Graduate holds attendance record

    Manuel Martinez Jr. had a goal of achieving perfect attendance during his 12 years of schooling.

    On his first day of school in the first grade he was so excited to be going to school he said he did not want to miss a day and he did not miss a day in the  years he attended school.

    On Friday, Martinez  will graduate from Mora High School and his goal of perfect attendance for the 12 years has been a reality.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - May 25, 2012

    Community Calendar

    6 p.m. — Mora High School graduation, High School Gym
    1 p.m. — Wagon Mound High School graduation, Old Gym
    6 p.m. — Little League baseball, Little League Field in Holman, Rangers vs. Yankees
    6:45 p.m. — Angels vs. Pirates
    6 p.m. — Little League baseball, Little League Field in Holman, Pirates vs. Yankees
    6:45 p.m. — Angels vs. Rangers

  • Palabras Pintorescas - Mother wanted windows squeaky-clean

    Well, what do you know ... it has happened again. About once a year, always in the late Spring, I sort-of wish I lived in a cave, reason being, it is window washing time again. This isn’t a recent discovery of mine, I might add.

  • Chamber says it’s under attack

    The executive director of the Las Vegas-San Miguel Chamber of Commerce is accusing the city Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board and unidentified city staff of plotting to dismantle and eliminate the chamber.

    And she is asking for an opportunity to present the chamber’s side to the city’s governing body directly, alleging that the information that has been provided to the City Council and to the community by city staff and the lodger’s tax board “has been deliberately and grossly misrepresented.”

  • Memorial to be dedicated on Friday

    Rita Romero marked the anniversary of her husband’s death this past Friday by making a promise to herself.

    Last year she focused on how her husband, Frank Romero, died — being buried alive after a trench collapsed on him and another city worker.

    “This year, I’m only going to think about how Frank lived,” she said.