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Today's News

  • Elected officials take oath of office

    The elected officials of Mora County took the oath of office on Friday Dec.  28 at the Mora Senior Citizens’ Center.

    Probate Judge Edward Aragon presided over the ceremony and swore in the newly elected officials. The senior citizens, family members and county officials were present to witness the officials as they were sworn in. A white Bible was used for the swearing in.

    Those who were sworn in were Joanne Padilla–Salas as County Clerk, Florence Romero as County Treasurer and Alfonzo Griego as County Commissioner.

  • Mora County Senior Lunch Menu - Jan. 4, 2013

    The lunch menu for the Mora /Wagon Mound Senior Centers with coffee and milk served daily.

    Monday — Pork posole, salad with dressing, mustard greens, garlic bread and pumpkin spice cookie
    Tuesday — Beef fajita, pinto beans with green chili, salsa, flour tortilla, oatmeal cookie, and peaches
    Wednesday — Baked chicken, wild rice, carrot-raisin salad, biscuit with margarine, and mandarin oranges
    Thursday — Pepperoni pizza, bean salad, pasta salad
    cantaloupe, and oatmeal cookie

  • Palabras Pintorescas - Starting the New Year with good ol’ fruitcake

    Don’t look now, but ... there is a second chapter in the story / column I wrote about fruitcakes. Yes, I know some family members might call me the original fruitcake  because I write about such nonsensical things, but what do they know!

    The day the fruitcake column was published,  my neighbors just down the road near Sapello appeared at my door with a real, packed-in-that-tin fruitcake, made by the monks at Holy Cross Abbey in Berryville, Va., no less.

  • Public projects were lackluster

    2012 was a lackluster year when it came to public works projects in Las Vegas, particularly in the later part of the year, but one city official says he’s expecting that to change in 2013.

    Several major projects were completed in the prior year or were just about done, including the state Department of Transportation’s Grand Avenue project, the state police headquarters on South Commerce and the Meadows facility at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute.

  • Looking Back - Jan. 2, 2013

    In 1963

    Thursday, Jan. 3 — The Highlands University debaters are attending the Golden Spread Forensic Tournament to be held in Amarillo, Texas, Friday and Saturdays. The debaters are Orlando G. Baca, Daniel A. Sanchez, Paul A. Gutierrez, Richard L. Garcia, Robert W. Hendrey, O. Douglas Drake, Eileen Dixon, Paula Y. Madrid, Juanita R. Huie, Dorothy A. Simpson, Lee Gordon Meyer and Theodore A. Wolff.  Their sponsor is Walter F. Brunet.
     

  • Looking Ahead - News - Jan. 2, 2013

    Habitat work days

    Habitat for Humanity and Knutson Construction Co. will be holding work days from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12 and Jan. 26, at 302 Union St. No experience is necessary — just a willingness to contribute with your hands. Volunteers are asked to bring gloves. For more information, call 454-4434.
     

  • Weather - Jan. 2, 2013

    Wednesday
    A 10 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 31. Wednesday night, a 10 percent chance of snow showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 11.

    Thursday
    A 10 percent chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 33. Thursday night, partly cloudy, with a low around 14.

    Friday
    Sunny, with a high near 42. Friday night, mostly clear, with a low around 19.

    Saturday
    Sunny with a high near 46.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    7:11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • West board sets bond priorities

    With an election in February, the West Las Vegas School board has approved the priorities for its bond election.

    On Feb. 5, voters will decide on a four-year general obligation bond for improvements throughout the west-side school district, which is asking voters to approve the bond question, which authorizes the district to issue general obligation bonds of no more than $5 million.

    The district’s last bond election was in 2009, when voters approved the increase with about 70 percent of vote.

  • National news consumption in 2012 varied

    By Jennifer Agiesta
    Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — When it comes to the top news stories of 2012, the public and the press generally agreed on the year’s most important events, according to nationwide polls conducted by the Pew Research Center and an Associated Press survey of news editors.

    But surveys of the public reveal that what’s news is still fairly subjective, with some stories grabbing the attention of news editors more than news consumers. The surveys also reveal sharp differences in the news based on gender, race and age.

  • Always a crowd at Stu Clark