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  • Noticias - July 26, 2013

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com

  • Que Pasa - July 26, 2013

    TODAY HOY
    • Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally, vender booths open at noon on Friday, July 26 at Plaza Park; DJ music from noon to 6 p.m.; 4 p.m. My Old Man’s Coming Competition, Bike Parks Swap Meet from noon to 6 p.m., and the Unfinished Business Band from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Plaza Park.

  • State awarded grant for exchange

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press
    SANTA FE— New Mexico has received a nearly $19 million federal grant to market its health insurance exchange to uninsured individuals and businesses and to educate them about their options in the state’s online marketplace.
    The exchange, which is envisioned as a one-stop, online shopping center for insurance, expects to enroll more than 80,000 uninsured New Mexicans in insurance plans next year and up to 211,000 people by 2020.

  • Healers attend conference

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press
    ALBUQUERQUE — Incense burns at the door. Prayers are whispered in dozens of languages. A shell horn calls people back from lunch.
    More than 200 traditional healers and students of alternative medicine from across the United States and Latin America are at the University of New Mexico this week for an annual conference on curanderismo, the art of folk healing widely used among indigenous populations. The healers, also called curanderos, are scheduled to attend workshops and provide training.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - July 26, 2013

    The Associated Press

    Pearce attacks remarks

    ALBUQUERQUE — Congressman Steve Pearce says a fellow Republican congressman’s comment comparing young college-age immigrants to drug mules are “unproductive” and “divisive.”
    The Albuquerque Journal reports that the New Mexico Republican criticized recent remarks made by Rep. Steve King and said he disagreed with Iowa congressman.

  • Miranda Serna camp a big success

    Organizers of the Miranda Serna Memorial Basketball Camp are calling the event a success, saying that 62 youths ages 7 to 10 participated.
    The camp took place July 15-17, and there were plenty of volunteers to help participants learn the basics of basketball. The idea to start the camp came from Miranda’s cousin Aaron Chavez, a former Ranger and now a Bakersfield College coach in California, and from Miranda’s former coach and Mora Middle School Coach Jeannie Abeyta.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - July 26, 2013

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    4:30 p.m. — Fiesta Mass-honoring Santiago and Santa Ana-St. Gertrudes Church. There will be an after mass processional to the post office
    9 p.m. to 12 a.m. — Fiesta Dance –American Legion Pavilion
    10:30 p.m. — Crowning of Fiesta Queen Candidates Amber Scarver and Jesselle Gold
    Saturday
    9 am. — Line up for the parade in front of Helping Hands
    10 a.m. — Fiesta Parade- those who want to be in the parade should apply by Friday at the latest

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Egyptian Camel saddles needed to be banned

    Suddenly it is summer, and it is time to move the geranium jungle out of the living room and out on the deck. Hiding in plain sight is one of my two camel saddles. With Egypt now in the news, my two camel saddles and their history came to mind.

    Yes, my Aunt Elvira and I rode camels around the pyramids in Egypt during our big trip in 1953. Neither one of us knew what a camel saddle looked like, but there are the usual tourist photos of us riding these camels.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - July 26, 2013

    THUMBS DOWN! OUR LADY OF SORROWS BURGLARIES
    You know you’ve hit rock bottom when you’re breaking into a church rectory and stealing from a priest. Documents filed in Magistrate Court this week allege that a Las Vegas man broke into the Our Lady of Sorrows rectory twice last week and made off with a laptop computer, DVD player and a number of other household items that belong to the Rev. Douglas Mitchell. One family member of the suspect told police that the suspect has a drug problem and needs help.

    THUMBS UP! A TOAST TO THE TRAIN ROBBERS

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 26, 2013