Today's News

  • Adult Softball - June 22, 2012

    Standings and scores from the Las Vegas Adult Softball League as of Wednesday, June 20:

    Vida Encantada Cougars    6-2
    Bud-Dick’s-Night Owl    6-2
    Rowdy Rascals        5-4
    AVRH Scrubs        4-4
    Warriors            0-9


  • Mora County Notebook - Beautification at Cleveland Park

    The Cleveland Park is getting a clean-up, repair and beautification this summer, thanks to Mora County, Mora Valley Chamber of Commerce, Mora Valley Ranch Supply Store and several community members who are partnering with the Rocky Mountain Youth Corp. to provide employment for eight youth this summer.

    The Cleveland Park in Mora County is being cleaned and regenerated. The youth are currently trimming brush and cleaning up the vegetation, and building a walking trail around the park.

  • Mora Community Calendar - June 22, 2012

    Community Calendar

    Saturday and Sunday
    All Day — Cultural Encounters, 150th anniversary of Civil War as it relates to New Mexico and Fort Union, Fort Union National Monument in Watrous. See page 3 for more information.
    6 p.m. — Little League baseball, Little League Field in Holman
    Field #1 Cardinals vs. Rockies
    Field #2 Dodgers vs. Braves
    11 a.m. — ECHO food distribution, Helping Hands Inc.

  • Palabras Pintorescas - Summer recipes

    If it is summertime, the living should be easy. Part of my easy living includes make-ahead dishes for lunch or supper. After so many years of three big meals a day for a crowd, a few tricks of this cooking trade have rubbed off on me.

    My summer calendar has begun to fill up. I now intend to be ahead of the game. I’ll have lunches almost completed and ready to pull out of the “ice box” as they used to be called.

  • Shaved ice is this summer’s chilly treat

    By Michelle Locke
    For The Associated Press

    The parade of retro treats marches on. And this summer it seems the foodie hipster scene has declared shaved ice is the hot “new” old way to stay — and be — cool.

    “We have lines. People are really excited about it,” says David Carrell, one of the operators of the New York City-based People’s Pops, which specializes in shaved ice, along with ice pops, both made with fresh fruits and herbs.

  • Old Wood building burns

    A blaze at the Old Wood campus at the Dee Bibb Industrial Park on Monday afternoon destroyed one of the company’s buildings, causing between $200,000 and $250,000 in damage, said Las Vegas Fire Chief Phillip Mares.

    “It’s a significant speedbump, but probably not fatal,” said Barbara Ewing, the company’s office manager.

    Old Wood LLC, which employs nine people, operated out of two buildings.

    The main building survived. The company sells wood flooring and molding.

  • Former councilman, ‘Castro,’ dies

    Arthur  “Castro” Vigil, a former city councilor who battled cancer and other health issues over the last few years,  has died. He was 69.

    Vigil died Monday of natural causes, said his son, Glenn. Though his cancer had gone into remission, it returned, and he was undergoing treatments. His son said Vigil also suffered from diabetes.

    Vigil served on the Las Vegas City Council for 12 years, though not consecutively. He was first elected in 1986. He lost his bid for a fourth council term in 2006 to Morris Madrid.

  • Fiesta Preparations - Cordova won’t perform this year

    Award-winning performer Darren Cordova and his group have been a staple of the Las Vegas Fiestas for years, but he won’t be performing at this year’s event.

  • Straight-ticket voting ends in NM

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A fixture on ballots for decades, the option to vote a straight party ticket is disappearing in New Mexico and won’t be available when people head to the polls in November.

  • Looking Back - June 20, 2012

    In 1912

    Tuesday, June 17 — Loretto graduation will occur tonight. Exercises will be held in the school on the west side. Tonight at 5 o'clock will occur the annual graduation ceremonies of the Loretto Academy. An elegant program has been arranged in which the graduates and honor students will participate. Friends and patrons of the school are invited to be present. The valedictorian will be Miss Regina Baca; the address will be delivered by the Rev. F. O'Conner.