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Today's News

  • Nuestra Historia - Las Vegas before the A.T.&S.F.

    Las Vegas prospered for almost a half century before the railroad arrived in 1879.

    During that short span beginning in 1835, our town saw expansive growth and change.  Because of its prime location along the Santa Fe Trail, Las Vegas experienced more bustle and flurry than any other place in New Mexico.    

    In the 50 years before the railroad, our town witnessed first-hand the major transformative developments of the time, and more than any other place in New Mexico, Las Vegas was at the crossroads of history.

  • Guest Perspective: A memory of wind, smoke and fire

    By Frances Levine

    Four times in my New Mexico life I’ve smelled the acrid smoke, scanned the roiling skies, and waited anxiously for summer monsoons to quell fires on the Pajarito Plateau.

    The first time  — the summer of 1977 — seared my deepest memories of the damage wildfires can do and how dangerous and strategic the work of fire crews must be.

  • Sweat & smiles

    Somewhere, Fabian Trujillo was loving this.

    The late Robertson cross country coach (and onetime NMHU All-American runner) joined the ranks of the memorialized in this year’s Las Vegas Fiesta Memorial Run, and as several of his relatives and many of his friends made their way down Hot Springs Boulevard on Sunday morning, it’s a good bet that Trujillo was getting a kick out of it all.

  • Mora County Notebook: Chacon resident is a gifted photographer

    Sharon Stewart, a resident of Chacon, has exhibited her photography in shows throughout the United States.

    In 1987 through 1989 her pictures were shown in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Charleroi, Belgium and Frankfurt, Germany

    Currently her photos are being exhibited at the exhibit ‘Earth Now,’ American Photographers and the Environment at New Mexico Museum of Art on the Plaza in Santa Fe. The exhibit can be viewed through Oct. 9.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Lunch Menu - July 8, 2011

    Community Calendar

    Friday
    1 p.m.— Fiesta Volunteers meeting, Mora County Courthouse
    3:30 p.m. to 6:30  p.m. — Farmers Market, Ranch Supply Store parking lot
    Sunday
    2:30 p.m. — VFW Ladies Auxiliary meeting, VFW Hall
    5 p.m.— VFW Regular meeting, VFW Hall
    Monday
    9 a.m.to noon — Vacation Bible School, Mora Valley Baptist Church, Cleveland, N.M.
    Tuesday

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Summer adventures bring back special memories

    Summer brings yard sales, and yard sales bring friends from near and far for a brief visit, while shopping for just the perfect one-of-a-kind item that we just can’t live without. The very recent Pendaries Ladies sale was fun, and very near by.

  • Don’t drink the water

    There’s an old adage that you shouldn’t drink the water if you visit Mexico. The same holds for anyone hanging around parks in Las Vegas.

  • Honoring Sacrifice
  • State workers paying more for pensions

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Public employees will feel a pinch in their pocketbooks because of a new state law and some jobless New Mexicans will see their unemployment benefits shrink.

    The take-home pay of state workers and educators will drop because of a cost-cutting plan to save the state $50 million in the new budget year, which started on July 1.

  • Car theft suspect arrested in county

    A 35-year-old Las Cruces man was arrested in San Miguel County recently for allegedly taking his girlfriend’s vehicle after they had an argument, according to court documents.

    Paul Faires Cleman, who lives on Flatland Road in Las Cruces, was charged with unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, according to online court records.