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Today's News

  • Farmers Market kickoff
  • City awards bid for Breezeway

    The City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to award a bid to Lumar Construction Company of Mora for the renovation of the Bridge Street Breezeway.

    Work will include roofing the existing structure, placing light fixtures under the roof canopy and adding electrical outlets to be used by the Arts Council for special events.

    The façade of the Breezeway will also be remodeled as approved by the State Historic Preservation Office.

    Lumar’s base bid for the project came in at $92,000, without gross receipts taxes.

  • Crews making progress on blaze

    Optic Staff and Wire
    More than 2,000 firefighters pressed forward over the weekend in battling two large northern New Mexico wildfires as smaller blazes popped up throughout the drought-stricken state, stretching resources and prompting more warnings.

    The infernos were burning on opposite ends of the Santa Fe National Forest in northern New Mexico sending smoke to nearby communities, including Santa Fe.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - June 10, 2013

    The Associated Press

    Drought forces changes at lake
    CONCHAS — The drought is taking its toll on Conchas Lake.
    Officials with New Mexico State Parks have decided to close the Cove and Central recreation areas at the lake, including the boat ramps, until further notice. They say the lake is now at its lowest level since 1940.

  • Looking Back - June 10, 2013

    In 1963
    Thursday, June 13 — Funds for feeding the prisoners in the San Miguel; county jail are about depleted, Sheriff Frank Delgado told the board of county commissioners at their monthly meeting Wednesday. Furthermore, it was learned the county overlooked for more than a year that an act of the 1961 legislature had provided that daily costs for a prisoner’s feeding would be at a rate of $1.75 for the first five days, then $1.50 for the next 10 days and falling to $1 per day thereafter.

  • Looking Ahead - News - June 10, 2013

    Mora Summerfest this Saturday
     Mora Summerfest, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. bingo, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. chile cook-off, 8 p.m. to midnight dance featuring “Nueva Vida,” Saturday, June 15 at the Mora VFW. Proceeds go to “Bring Back the Memories” of Mora Valley Theatre. For more information, call 575-387-2247 or 426-5150.
     

  • Weather - June 10, 2013

    Monday
    Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Southwest wind 10-15 mph, increasing to 15-20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Isolated showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 59. Southwest wind 15-20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

    Tuesday

  • Lightning Strikes
  • Que Pasa - June 10, 2013

    UPCOMING & ONGOING
    • Mora Summerfest, 1 to 3 p.m. bingo, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. chile cook-off, 8 p.m. to midnight dance featuring “Nueva Vida,” Saturday, June 15 at the Mora VFW. Proceeds go to “Bring Back the Memories” of Mora Valley Theatre. For more information, call 575-387-2247 or 426-5150.

  • Domestic spying

    The revelation last week that the U.S. government is collecting the phone records of hundreds of millions of Americans and that it also secured a secret court order allowing the National Security Agency and FBI to tap directly into the servers of major U.S. internet companies, including Google and Facebook, is troubling.

    President Obama and others defend the programs, calling them a necessary defense against terrorism. Privacy advocates are up in arms, arguing that the government shouldn’t be spying on its citizens without probable cause.