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Today's News

  • Looking Ahead - Nov. 25, 2011

    Flyways of the World talk is Sunday

    Fall Flight Festival 2011 activities continue at the Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge with a talk on “Flyways of the World: Migratory Bird Conservation and the Nature Conservancy” by Dave Mehlman, from noon to 1:30 p.m. this Sunday at the refuge headquarters and at 1 p.m. kids wildlife crafts also at the headquarters.


    For more information, call Linda Kelly at 454-9452 or Jan Arrott at 454-5116.
     

  • Weather - Nov. 25, 2011

    Friday
    A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 56. West wind 10-15 mph. A 10 percent chance of showers at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 27.

    Saturday
    Sunny, with a high near 44. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 23.

    Sunday
    Sunny, with a high near 56. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 31.

    Monday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 28.

  • FYI - News - Nov. 25, 2011

    Holiday Pecan Sale by the Greater Las Vegas Lions Club is under way to raise funds to help qualified residents of San Miguel County pay for eye exams and glasses. See the full selection at Shoes ‘n Boots on Seventh Street near Mills through December. Prices begin at $3. Call 454-8095 for dates of one-day sales locations around town.

  • Jail Log - Nov. 25, 2011

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center by area law enforcement between Nov. 15 and Nov. 22:
    Richard Romero, 34, failure to pay fines
    Robert Romero, 46,  commitment
    Diane Ritchie, 30, bench warrant
    Eligio Romo, 41, commitment
    Joseph Sena, 47, burglary, theft of credit card by taking or retaining possession of it, tampering with evidence
    Deseri Goke, 34, failure to appear, careless driving
    Adam Yara, 26, possession of controlled substance, trafficking controlled substance

  • Middle ground sought in case

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez along with some Democrats and minority voters are working on a possible compromise on a congressional redistricting proposal to offer to a state district court that will determine district boundaries for the rest of the decade.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Nov. 25, 2011

    From The Associated Press

    Jerome Block out of jail again
    SANTA FE — Former Public Regulation Commissioner Jerome Block Jr. is out of a New Mexico jail again.

    Block was released from the Santa Fe County Jail early Tuesday after spending eight days behind bars for violating Drug Court rules.

  • Agency assesses millions in penalties

    Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — It’s been nearly a year and environmentalists are still uneasy about where Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration stands on protecting air, water and other natural resources.

    Their perception of the administration being cozy with industry persists, but officials with the New Mexico Environment Department have grown tired of critics assuming they’re taking it easy on polluters.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Lunch Menu - Nov. 25, 2011

    Senior Lunch Menu

    Menu for the Mora and Wagon Mound senior centers with coffee and milk served daily.

    Monday, Nov. 28 — Chalupa, lettuce, tomato, fiesta salad, salsa and fruit cocktail
    Tuesday, Nov. 29 — Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes with gravy, buttered peas, yeast roll with butter and peach danish
    Wednesday, Nov. 30 — Spaghetti with sauce, broccoli with cheese sauce, garlic bread and peaches

  • Mora County Notebook: Rocky Raccoon Club formed

    The Rincones Presbyterian Credit Union has started  teaching the kindergarten children in Holman about saving. The director, Teresita Vigil and supervisory committee member, Florence Trujillo are directing the program. Trujillo, a licensed teacher, goes to the classrooms once a month to teach the children about saving and helps them get started on their own.

    Last Friday Trujillo brought banks for each child. They are in the shape of colorful crayons and each child’s name is printed on his bank.

  • Palabras Pintorescas: The art of cooking with a pressure cooker

    Well, I always thought every household owned a pressure cooker, and if you live above 8,000 feet, as I do, you automatically cook beans and so much more in a pressure cooker.

    Two different friends and neighbors have asked me about their new found art that they are so afraid of — that dangerous pressure cooker they have never used. Yes, it is still in its box, sadly.