Today's News

  • Several school bands to perform
  • P&Z favors Mora stance on drilling

    Two members of the San Miguel Planning and Zoning Commission told county commissioners on Friday that they are recommending a two-year extension to the moratorium on oil and gas drilling in part because they want to see how Mora County fares in the federal lawsuits filed against it for instituting an all-out ban on oil and gas extractions in that county.

  • Man accused of shooting at home

    Las Vegas Optic

    A 19-year-old Las Vegas man apparently unhappy about being thrown out of a house party on Union Street Saturday pulled out a gun and fired multiple shots into the house, according to documents filed Monday in San Miguel County Magistrate Court.

    Multiple rounds traveled through the home’s walls and ended up inside the residence. No one inside the house was hit, although two people were taken to the hospital.

  • Performers gearing up for Friday gala

    The ever-popular Fiesta de la Hispanidad will celebrate its 20th year Friday evening.

    Once again the program is full of talented artists from the area, ranging from the traditional music sounds of Antonia Apodaca to Zumba dancers under the direction of Carmel Pacheco-Aragón.

  • Looking Back - March 26, 2014

    In 1964
    Friday, March 27 — Convoys totaling 200 vehicles will leave Fort Carson, Colo., Monday morning for a five-day trip to Fort Irwin, Calif. They will move part of the 1st battalion 77th Armor, and 4th Squadron, 12th Cavalry. Overnight bivuoacs will be made at Las Vegas, Fort Wingate, Navajo Army Depot near Flagstaff, and an area near Needles, Calif.

  • Weather - March 26, 2014

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. Windy, with a west wind 15-20 mph, increasing to 25-30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. A 20 percent chance of showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. Windy, with a west wind 25-30 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 59. Breezy, with a west wind 20-25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 33.


  • Gov’s directive upsets lawmakers

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez has clamped down on the Legislature’s watchdog committees in what some lawmakers consider an attempt to limit their oversight of the Republican governor’s agencies.

    At the direction of the governor, administration agencies are telling the Legislative Finance Committee and the Legislative Education Study Committee that their requests for information must be sent first to the governor’s chief of staff, Keith Gardner, for his approval before the agency will respond.

  • A great tradition

    It’s hard to believe, but it has been 20 years since Fiesta de la Hispanidad made its debut in Las Vegas, and we’re thankful that the event is still going strong.

    On Friday evening, area performers will once again take to the stage at Ilfeld Auditorium on the Highlands University campus showcasing their musical and dancing talents. Fiesta de la Hispanidad has always drawn large crowds, and this year should be no different.

  • Work of Art: A two-piece baseball bat?

    “Where do you get all your ideas?” Readers of Work of Art ask me occasionally. The main thing is having a good memory, although all my siblings insist that accounts I relate about our childhood favor me.

    Except for obvious, grotesque exaggerations, I go by what I remember. And no, the many nuns I’ve Christened in my almost 600 columns might not have had exactly those names, but that’s part of legitimate editorial puffery.

  • QuÉ Pasa

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “The Bad Birthday Idea” by Madeline Valentine. Free and open to the public.