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Today's News

  • 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
  • Another Perspective - Ribera school: The other side

    Although we weren’t asked, here is our story. In 1998 a group of citizens began the mission to resurrect the old Ribera school that was abandoned for many years. They worked with numerous governing entities to secure deeds, cure an encroachment with BLM (five years), become a nonprofit, begin seeking donations and having multiple fundraisers. In 2007, believing that as citizens of the state of New Mexico we were worthy, we requested capital outlay funds to serve these communities in northern New Mexico.

  • Nuestra Historia: Primo Lorenzo ended Romero reign in Old Town

    We now move to the west side as we continue on the rocky road to consolidation, having recounted the relatively stable growth of New Town through the early 20th century, and into the 1930s — at least until mayor Tom Truder’s stormy tenure during that decade.

  • Hits and misses - Youth sluggers represent Vegas in state and regional competition

    A roundup of results and highlights from Las Vegas youth baseball and softball teams’ runs in recent tournaments:

    Las Vegas Little League 10-11 All-Stars lost Tuesday night to Altamont, 12-10, in Clovis.
    The Vegas boys finished fourth in the state bracket with a 2-2 record.
    The team had one of the highlights of the tournament the previous evening, going extra innings to defeat Albuquerque Westgate 9-8. Vegas’ previous win came in the first round, a 15-5 triumph over Española Valley.

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  • Robbers lose finale

    Kevin Camacho scattered nine hits and four runs —none earned — over nine innings Wednesday night, leading the Santa Fe Fuego to an 11-4 verdict against the Las Vegas Train Robbers in the regular-season finale at Fort Marcy Park.

    The Fuego (36-31) was looking to keep its playoff hopes alive and did its part, sweeping the Train Robbers. Santa Fe won 6-5 Tuesday at Rodriguez Park.