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Today's News

  • Looking Ahead - Sports June 17, 2011

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, 5 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, 5 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, 5 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, 5 p.m., Rodriguez Park

    SATURDAY
    Baseball
    • La Plaza Little League  championships, 1 p.m., Rodriguez Park

    MONDAY
    Baseball

  • FYI - Sports

    Ladies, summer is here so get in the swing with a fun and informative golf clinic.

  • Mora County Notebook: Carnival comes to Mora

    Are you ready to have a good time?” asks Bev, the friendly lady at the ticket booth, as she looks down at the eager faces of the children coming up to her booth for the  parents to buy tickets to the carnival. Then she raises her eyes to the adult and asks, “How may I help you?”

    No difference how she feels — she has a smiling face and a friendly demeanor. She is the first person customers see as they enter the carnival.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Lunch Menu - June 17, 2011

    Community Calendar
    Friday
    1 p.m. - Mora Fiesta Volunteers meeting, Mora Courthouse
    Tuesday
    6 p.m - T-Ball - Yankees vs.Rangers Little League Field, Holman. Little League – Braves vs. Rockies-Field #1 and Rangers vs. Angels Field #2
    6:45 p.m. - T-Ball - Mariners vs. Pirates Little League Field, Holman
    Wednesday
    11 a.m. - ECHO Food Distribution, Helping Hands Inc.
    Thursday

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Betsy also known as the the green-grass guzzler

    One would say it is a dog’s life on this old ranch, but it is also a horse’s life, to be sure. Our horses are mostly retired, are fat and sassy, and roam around a small pasture at ranch headquarters. Quite a picture of happiness, I’d say.

  • UPDATED: City bracing for natural gas emergency

    The fire that has burned more than 24,000 acres near Raton has damaged at least one gas valve on the line that services Las Vegas.

    In order to conduct repairs, the main pipeline that provides gas to the city of Las Vegas will be shut down at about 7 p.m.

    But Zia Natural Gas, the company that owns the pipeline, has told city officials that there is enough pressure already in the 100-mile line to sustain the city's natural gas customers for three to five days, meaning that city gas service will continue.

  • Man charged in home invasion

    Three people endured a harrowing night Sunday, June 5, when two men forced their way into a home on the 500 block of South Grand Avenue, beat a man inside, held them at gunpoint and then tied them up with cords and pieces of bed sheets, according to court documents.

    One suspect in the case has already been arrested.

    Gary L. Coca, 38, whose address in court documents is listed as the 5300 block of Still Brooke Ave. in Albuquerque, is being held at the San Miguel County Detention Center on a $100,000 cash bond.

  • Los Niños parents upset over changes

    Exactly how many teachers got shuffled around as part of interim Superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez’s plan to improve the district is still unclear, but one thing that is clear is that some parents whose children attend Los Niños Elementary are not at all happy with the changes they’ve been told to expect in the coming school year.

  • City hires 118 teens for summer

    John Montoya had been looking for work for two months before he landed a summer job with the city of Las Vegas.


    The 18-year-old is one of 118 youths hired through the city’s Summer Youth Program this year to rid sidewalks of weeds, pick up trash, help maintain parks, fix Dumpsters,  paint, do office work and assorted other jobs.


    Montoya, who will be attending Highlands University in the fall, plans to use the money he earns this summer to buy his college textbooks, and he hopes to save some of it.

  • Raton fire closes Interstate 25

    The Associated Press
    RATON — A wildfire burning along the New Mexico-Colorado border more than doubled in size in a matter of hours Monday as crews worked to protect evacuated homes and businesses, while the closure of about 20 miles of the main north-south highway through both states sent travelers hours out of their way.


    Raton residents watched as trees on the hillsides just outside the northeastern New Mexico community burst into flames while smoke billowed into the air and air tankers passed overhead.