Today's News

  • Go Fish - May 3, 2013

    April 30:
    Charette Lakes: Fishing was good using Power Bait, worms and salmon eggs for trout. We had no reports on perch.  
    Cimarron River: Water flow below Eagle Nest on Monday was 35 cfs. Trout fishing was good using Panther Martins, parachute adams, elk hair caddis, red San Juan worms, salmon eggs and worms. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was good using salmon eggs and Power Bait.

  • Mora adopts drilling ban

    By Mercy López and Martín Salazar
    Las Vegas Optic

    MORA — In a split vote on Monday, the Mora County Commission approved a community water rights and self-government ordinance, becoming the first county in the United States to permanently ban oil and gas drilling.

    Roughly half an hour after the vote, the Pennsylvania-based Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, which helped draft the ordinance, touted the victory in a news release.

  • Gonzales hired as interim manager

    The Mora County Commission voted last week to hire Roger Gonzales as interim county manager for two months.

    Gonzales replaces Thomas Sanchez who was terminated days after Gov. Susana Martinez signed a capital outlay bill that included $1.85 million for the incomplete county complex.

    Gonzales, a native of the LeDoux area, formerly served as Mora School’s chief operations officer. In April of last year the state Public Education Department yanked Gonzales’ business license amid concerns of misspending of money.

  • Sex offender facing up to three years

    By Karl Moffatt
    Las Vegas Optic

    Former day care operator and now convicted sex offender, Edward Quintana, 72, pleaded guilty Monday to attempted rape charges involving a young female family member back in 1995 and now faces up to three years in prison when sentenced.

  • Sneak Peek
  • UWC mourns benefactor

    By Jennifer Rowland
    United World College-USA

    Kathryn Wasserman Davis, a philanthropist and noted “visionary for peace” whose generosity has touched dozens of United World College students, died last Tuesday at the age of 106.

    An inspiration to all who knew her, Kathryn kayaked, swam, painted, traveled, and played a fierce game of croquet well into her 90s. This year, she told UWC-USA President Lisa Darling that her goal was to make a new friend everyday — and that friend should be as committed to peace as she was.

  • Two charged with setting off bombs

    By Karl Moffatt
    Las Vegas Optic

    Two men goofing around with homemade bottle bombs found themselves behind bars after police heard two explosions in the vicinity of Rodriguez Park just after midnight on Friday.

    Las Vegas residents Zachary Garza, 20, of the 500 block of Hightower, and Mario Urioste, 19, of the 400 block of Rita Street, were arrested and charged with possession of an explosive or incendiary device and ordered held on $5,000 cash bonds following their arraignment in San Miguel Magistrate Court on Friday, according to court records.

  • Looking Back - May 1, 2013

    In 1963

  • Looking Ahead - News - May 1, 2013

    Cinco de Mayo dance at Recreation Center
    A Cinco de Mayo Youth Dance at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center is set for 6 to 9 p.m. this Friday. Cost is $3. A DJ wll provide musical entertainment. The dance will also be supervised by center staff, and a concession stand will be available.

  • Weather - May 1, 2013

    Isolated showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. West wind 10-15 mph, becoming east in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. A 20 percent chance of snow showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24. Blustery, with a northeast wind 15-25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.