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Today's News

  • FYI - Sports

    The City of Las Vegas is holding a family golf camp for the community during the month of July.

    The camp is designed for parents and their children to get out on the range and enjoy the game of golf. Sessions will cover fundamentals, use of irons and drivers, putting, chipping and full swing.

    Sessions are scheduled for July 6, July 13, July 20 and July 27. Each session will be from 5 to 7 p.m.

    Camp cost is $65 for two; $15 each additional person.

    Children are not required to have their own clubs to participate.

  • Go Fish - June 24, 2011

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and thefishphone.com, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    Fishing report, June 21

    COYOTE CREEK: Flow is 0.63 cfs. Fishing is slow using Power Bait, salmon eggs and worms.

  • The gardens the sky forgot

    For the Optic

    Three weeks until hopeful monsoon. Three weeks until the heavens unleash what fury remains after crying over the Mississippi and Minot floodplains.

    What did Las Vegas do to deserve Mother Nature’s stony dry stare? Look around city streets and you see the crisp gold memory of grass, see old men run hand along rheumy eyes in a desperate attempt to fend off flying dust. Once lush backyards have taken on a gritty slumber; a lone catalpa offers tiny token leaves instead of its once imposing canopy.

  • Mora County Notebook: Mora Lakers win tournament

    Three of Mora’s young athletes came home champions of the 3-on-3 tournaments called “Hoop It Up” that took place at the Civic Plaza in Albuquerque recently. The tourney was held on an outdoor court in the civic center with 100- degree temperature. The Mora Lakers won six consecutive games to claim the championship.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Lunch Menu - June 24, 2011

    Community Calendar

    Saturday
    9 a.m. – “Cultural Encounters” special event, Fort Union National Monument, free admission
    9 a.m. to noon – Annual Mora San-Miguel Electric Cooperative Meeting
    Sunday
    8 a.m. –“Cultural Encounters” special event continued, Fort Union National Monument
    Monday
    8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Second Basketball Camp begins at Mora High Gym  
    Tuesday

  • Palabras Pintorescas: The delicious gift that keeps giving

    I never know what my friends will share with me next. They just hand me something, sometimes in a brown paper bag, and I soon discover I have yet another treasure in my possession.

    I was handed a big ziplock bag with some white, foamy semi-liquid in it right after Christmas. My friends know I like to cook and often bake various breads and desserts. I really wasn’t sure just what I had in this new baggie, but a recipe came with it for Amish friendship bread.

  • Summit stresses teamwork

    The people and groups working on economic development issues in San Miguel County generally agree about the biggest challenges to economic development in the area.

    They include securing a reliable water supply, retaining a skilled workforce, keeping revenues in the county and bringing economic development institutions together to collaborate on initiatives.

    But competition over limited funding, power struggles and social divisions within the economic development community are keeping groups from working together to maximize the county’s inherent strengths.

  • East siders can expect tax decrease

    People who live within the Las Vegas City Schools district weren’t happy late last year when their property taxes shot up by 30 percent.

    Last week the school board voted unanimously to restructure the debt and bring property tax relief to east-side residents.  

  • Pacheco Canyon fire

    The Associated Press

    A wildfire that started over the weekend near Santa Fe has grown to 3,800 acres. Fire officials say there’s zero containment on the Pacheco Fire burning 2 miles north of Santa Fe Ski Basin. The fire is burning through mixed conifer and ponderosa pine.

    Smoke from that blaze has been visible from Las Vegas and Pecos.

  • City cancels annual fireworks show

    Extreme fire danger, severe drought, high winds and hot temperatures have convinced Las Vegas City Manager Timothy Dodge that he should cancel the annual Fourth of July fireworks display.

    “We urge all citizens to abide by firework restrictions due to the high fire danger,” the city states in a news release announcing the cancellation. “The use of fireworks is strongly discouraged.”