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Today's News

  • Mora County Notebook: VFW pays tribute to fallen soldiers

    In a flag raising ceremonial the VFW Post 1131 in Mora showed its respect in honoring those who have gone before them and gave the supreme sacrifice for our country.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Lunch Menu - June 3, 2011

    Community Calendar

    Monday
    5:30 p.m. - Mora Valley Community Health Services Advisory    Board meeting,  administration building

    Tuesday
    10 a.m. - Mora County Board of Commissioner meeting, Wagon Mound City Hall
    6 p.m. - T-Ball, Yankees vs.Mariners, Holman Little League Field, Little League-Field #1, Angels vs. Braves Field #2, Rockies vs. Rangers
    6:45 p.m. - T-Ball-Rangers vs. Pirates, Holman Little League Field

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Not missing a beat in global events

    Apparently I didn't miss anything in the way of global events recently. Our mountains are still here, dry as they are. If the end of the world happened, nobody noticed it around here.

    Sadly, it is so dry very few flowers are blooming, so the resident hummingbirds have hit the feeders hard. There is almost no water running in our creeks, and the blue herons quickly cleaned out any trout that still had a small pool to swim in.

  • City approves interim budget

    While state government and school districts are having to tighten their belts, the city of Las Vegas anticipates that it will actually have more money to spend during the fiscal year that begins July 1 compared to its current year budget.

    And the increased budget will mean more funding for city police and code enforcement, City Manager Timothy Dodge said.

    A preliminary budget plan approved by the governing body last week anticipates general fund revenues at $11 million, $495,000 more than the current year’s budget.

  • East principal hopefuls to be interviewed

    Las Vegas City Schools will begin interviewing prospective principals for the upcoming school year this week, interim Superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez said.

    Every administrator position in the district from assistant principals to assistant superintendent is vacant for next school year after McNellis-Martinez decided that everyone currently holding those posts would need to reapply for the jobs and compete with other applicants.

    “The positions have been advertised for nearly 20 days,” McNellis-Martinez said.

  • Honoring Heroes
  • Valle Vidal elk herd is studied

    By Susan Montoya-Bryan
    The Associated Press

    Northern New Mexico’s Valle Vidal is known for its mountain vistas, clear streams and prized elk herd.
    Wildlife managers with the state Game and Fish Department want to keep it that way. That’s why they’re scouring the area in hopes of capturing and tagging with radio transmitters as many of this year’s baby elk as possible.

  • Looking Back

    In 1911

    Thursday, June 1 — Fourteen young people will receive tonight their diplomas from the New Mexico Normal University at the annual commencement, which will be held in the Normal auditorium beginning at 8 o’clock. The speaker of the evening will be Rev. Father William O’Ryan of Denver, who will speak up on the subject, “The Ideal Teacher.” Friends of the graduates and of the institution are invited to be present.

  • Looking Ahead

    AAUW used book sale is Saturday

    The American Association of University Women will hold a used book sale at 10 a.m. Saturday in the pink building at the   corner of Seventh Street and University. All proceeds from the sale wil be used for scholarships for New Mexico Highlands   University women students.

  • Weather - June 1, 2011

    Wednesday
    Isolated showers and thunderstorms are possible. Some of the storms could produce small hail and gusty winds. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. South wind 10-20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. South wind 10-20 mph.

    Thursday