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Today's News

  • 17th annual fiesta this Saturday

    By Margaret McKinney
    New Mexico Highlands

    The 17th Annual New Mexico Highlands University Fiesta de la Hispanidad brings music and dance center stage at Ilfeld Auditorium March 26, 6:30 p.m., for this community celebration of Hispanic culture.

    The cost for the event is $4, and there will be free refreshments and door prizes. Ilfeld Auditorium is at 900 University Ave.

    Fiesta de la Hispanidad is sponsored by New Mexico Highlands University President Jim Fries, the university’s School of Social Work, and Community First Bank of Las Vegas.

  • Science Time
  • Swearing-in
  • Mora County Notebook: Mora Little League registration under way

    Saturday the Mora Little League had its first registration day at Russell’s parking lot.

    It was a busy day for the Little League representatives. They were thankful for the beautiful day (excepting for the wind).

    There were many parents and young players enthusiastically looking forward to a new season.

    Young people from ages 4 through 16 came to signup for the 2011 Little league season. There were 35 players who signed up on Saturday.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Lunch Menu

    Community Calendar

    Friday
    TBA - Mora Rangers Baseball-last game of NRG tournament
     

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Butter chips and the railroad track walker

    I’ll bet 90 percent of today’s young people have no idea, not even an inkling of,  what a butter chip is. Butter chips went out of style when I was small, but I do remember our proper British mother demanding they be placed at the correct spot on our very formal holiday tables when set, at Valmora. These very small, sometimes fancy plates held one’s pat of butter, of course.

  • In Brief

    From The Associated Press

    Village settles lawsuit

    MELROSE — The village of Melrose has settled a discrimination lawsuit filed by the former police chief, but neither side will release the terms of the agreement.

    The state Department of Workforce Solutions has said former Police Chief Jennifer Dreiling asked for dismissal of a human rights claim against former Mayor Lance Pyle and the village after reaching a settlement in February.

  • Six competing for teen title

    The Miss Las Vegas Scholarship Organization is sponsoring the Miss Las Vegas’ Outstanding Teen Pageant at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 27 at the West Las Vegas High School Cafeteria.  

    The Miss Las Vegas’ Outstanding Teen Pageant is a preliminary of Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Pageant.  The phases of competition are interview, talent, sports wear, evening wear and on-stage question.   

  • Session yields mixed results

    Teachers and other state employees will see their take-home pay shrink.

    Students at New Mexico Highlands University will likely see their tuition jump by at least 3 percent.

    And more than $14 million in infrastructure improvement projects at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute will have to wait a while longer.

    Those are among the outcomes of the legislative session that wrapped up Saturday.

  • Preserving History

    By Don Pace and Martín Salazar
    Las Vegas Optic

    Back in the late 1800s and early 1900s, the E Romero Hose & Fire Co. building on Bridge Street was home to a hook and ladder team that relied on horses to get to fires.

    In an attempt to preserve some of that history, E. Romero Hose & Fire Co. volunteers have agreed to transfer the historic building to the city under the condition that it be used for a firefighters memorial and museum.

    From 1884 to the 1970s volunteer firefighters manned the E. Romero Fire Co. on Bridge.