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Today's News

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - June 14, 2013

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR
    Saturday
    9 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Mora Summerfest, VFW Hall,  arts and crafts games, carnival and more. Sponsored by Mora Valley Chamber of Commerce and VFW-Proceeds go to Mora Valley Theater
    Tuesday
    6 p.m. — Tee-ball, Angels vs. Pirates, Little League Field, Holman
    6 p.m. — Cardinals vs. A’s, Little League Field #1, Dodgers vs. Rockies, Field #2, Holman
    Thursday
    6 p.m. — Tee-ball, Pirates vs. A’s, Little League Field, Holman

  • Palabras Pintorescas: The old days of fires, ginger ale and La Fonda

    Smoke from the Tres Lagunas fire billows up in huge clouds as I write this. Yes, it is a long way across the mountain from the Pecos Canyon to Rociada, but fire knows no limits when such high winds blow night and day.

  • Smith to vie for national breakaway title

    Las Vegas-area resident Jett Smith will be seeking a championship in breakaway roping later this month at the National Junior High Finals Rodeo.

    Smith is a seventh-grader at Memorial Middle School in Las Vegas and the son of Kimberly and Cody Smith of Buena Vista. He finished among the top four in the New Mexico breakaway roping competition and also took part in ribbon roping and team roping this past season. He’s also an honor roll student.

  • West program a summer gem

    Know any kids who complain of summertime boredom, that old gripe that there’s nothing to do?

    The 100 or so youngsters who are participating in the West Las Vegas summer activity program probably aren’t among them.

  • Jaramillo, Griego shine at plate as North All-Stars

    A couple of big efforts by Las Vegas players highlighted the recent North-South softball classic held in Bayard.

    Robertson’s Ashley Jaramillo had a stellar weekend, going 10 for 12 at the plate with five singles, four doubles and one home run. She reached base 13 out of 14 at bats, adding two walks and a reach by error to her hits.  

  • Go Fish - June 14, 2013

    FISHING REPORT, June 11  
    Conchas Lake: Fishing was very good using spinner-nightcrawler combinations, crank baits and grubs for walleye. Fishing was good using jerk baits, tubes, senkos, crank baits and worms for smallmouth bass. Fishing was fair to good using cut bait and homemade dough bait for catfish. Kelly and Steve Lindsay of Conchas Dam caught their limits of walleye while fishing from a paddle boat. North and Bell Campgrounds are open.   
    Coyote Creek: Trout fishing was good using salmon eggs in the beaver pond areas.  

  • Looking Ahead - News - June 14, 2013

    Friday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Trinidad, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park

    Saturday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Trinidad, (DH), 4 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • La Plaza Little League tournament finals: Minors, 4 p.m.; Majors, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Softball
    • La Plaza Little League tournament final: Angels vs. TBA, noon, Rodriguez Park

    Monday
    Baseball

  • 8 seeking magistrate post

    By Karl Moffatt
    Las Vegas Optic

    The governor’s office has released a list of eight names of those who have applied for the vacant San Miguel magistrate’s job including Las Vegas Police Chief Christian Montaño.

    Montaño said he is nearing retirement after more than 20 years on the force and has been urged by many citizens to run for the job.

  • Bringin’ back the memories - Summerfest a fundraiser for theater

    Roughly three years ago, Joseph Weathers set out to  give back to his community. He soon became involved with various community organizations, but his heart has always been set on re-opening the theater in Mora located near the Mora Spinning Mill, also known as the Tapetes de Lana Weaving Center.

    The Chief theater in downtown Mora was a vibrant and well-attended landmark until it closed in the 1970s. Weathers decided to make it his mission to re-open the theater as part of the “Bring Back the Memories, Mora Valley Theatre.”

  • Task force takes aim at housing

    MOSQUERO — When it comes to buying or renovating a house in the northeast quadrant of New Mexico, there is no shortage of issues that people must contend with.
    They include things like credit issues, difficulty finding financing, old housing stock and contractors who are unwilling to take on a job in remote stretches, given the travel time.