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Today's News

  • Nuestra Historia - Fiestas!

    Since Las Vegas was founded in 1835, fiestas have been celebrated at the Old Town Plaza, but a Fourth of July celebration did not begin until 1882.

    Before then, grand celebrations were held on the Plaza for traditional Hispanic religious funciones on July 25 and 26, los días de Santiago y Santa Ana (St. James the Greater, patron saint of Spain, and St. Anne, patron saint of mothers and family). These religious feast days have been celebrated by the Hispanic community for centuries, and are still commemorated throughout New Mexico.

  • Orgullo del Norte - Setting the record straight

    Since I began writing Orgullo del Norte, I have received numerous remarks from readers. The vast majority of comments received have been positive.

    However, there are some readers who believe that, politically, I am on the far right and others that think I am on the far left. Some have even come to the assumption that I believe that historically, all whites are racist and have even been asked if I were anti-Spanish.

    Allow me to set the record straight.

  • Mora County Notebook: Mora schools bustling with summer activities

    The Mora School grounds are not vacant for the summer. Although school is out there is a lot going on.

    There is a basketball camp under way for the young people who are aspiring to be on the Rangers and Rangerettes team in the future.

    Another basketball camp just finished which included children from ages 6 to 13 under the  direction of James Branch, the new Mora Rangers basketball coach.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Lunch Menu - July 1, 2011

    Community Calendar

    Friday
    1 p.m. — Fiesta Volunteers meeting, Mora Court House
    3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. — Mora County Farmers Market begins
    Sunday
    2:30 p.m. — VFW Ladies Auxiliary regular meeting, VFW Hall
    5 p.m. — VFW regular meeting, VFW Hall
    Monday
    1 p.m. — Crochet Ole Class begins, Senior Citizens Center
    Tuesday

  • Palabras Pintorescas: State’s landscape is changing

    There is a change in our New Mexico landscape. I have said for a long time our state flower should really be the broken down car that decorates so many yards in this state. The high price of steel suddenly brings a welcome change as all sorts of old junk steel is now hauled off and sold.

  • Family reunion fun
  • Carson forests off limits due to fire danger

    The Associated Press

    TAOS — Another New Mexico forest will soon be off limits to the public due to high fire danger.

    The Carson National Forest announced Wednesday that it will impose Stage III restrictions starting Thursday morning. That means the northern New Mexico forest will be closed to all activities, including hiking, biking and horseback riding.

  • Fiesta run Sunday

    Few athletic events can bring so many diverse age groups, backgrounds and personalities together like the annual Las Vegas Fiesta Memorial Run.

    The event, which begins at 7 a.m. Sunday, is the most health- and fitness-oriented of activities on the full lineup of fiesta happenings, and it’s become one of the most popular in terms of participants and spectators.

    While many of the several hundred runners and walkers are from the Las Vegas area, the event also manages to lure entrants from remote locations, New York to California.

  • Aragon representing LV in Puerto Rico

    Playing alongside many of the top college-bound baseball players from across the country, Las Vegas’ own Nicholas Aragon has made himself right at home in Puerto Rico.

    Aragon is playing as a member of the USA Coast to Coast team to which he was selected this past year. It’s been a busy schedule — two games per night throughout the week — loaded with playing experiences.

    On Sunday, for example, the USA Coast to Coast team played two games against the Caguas, Puerto Rico, Reds, falling 4-3 and 10-3.  

  • Commentary: ‘The Rock’ homegrown links legend

    Editor’s note: This is the eighth of a series of articles written on old-school athletics by Luna Community College sports performance instructor Henry Sanchez.

    By Henry Sanchez
    Luna Community College

    Gene Torres is the greatest golfer Las Vegas has ever known. Torres was born in Trinidad, Colo., in 1937.