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  • Mora Community Calendar and Lunch Menu - May 13, 2011

    Community Calendar

    Friday
    8:30 a.m. - Dia de la Cultura, Mora Elementary
    Saturday
    10 a.m. - Stock Growers meeting, Mora School Board Room                                      
    Sunday
    2 p.m. - Gunmanship Practice, Augustine Romero Ranch      

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Which came first? Our kids knew

    Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Our kids knew the answer to that early on. Most ranches have chickens for many reasons, starting with the really fresh eggs for breakfast, then followed by super good fried chicken for dinner, all collected from the nearby chicken coop.

  • Defense claims accuser had porn

    A new twist has emerged in the high-profile Jay Quintana case — allegations that his alleged victim may have been accessing child pornography on her laptop computer.

    The allegation, made in court filings by defense attorney Thomas Clark, has caused quite a stir, prompting motions to seal the court documents containing the allegation.

    The defense is fighting to be allowed to introduce the evidence during Quintana’s trial, arguing that it raises questions about the alleged victim’s credibility and mental state.

  • Outdoor recreation show set for June

    The Sunrise Kiwanis Club of Las Vegas is launching an Outdoor Recreation Show this summer to showcase northern New Mexico, and it’s hoping to make it an annual event.

    The organization is currently recruiting exhibitors for the June 18 show, which will be held at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center.

  • Four promoted to commander

    Four Las Vegas police veterans were promoted to the rank of commander on Monday, solidifying the city police department’s command structure.

    Mack Allingham, Robert Gutierrez, Kenneth Jenkins and Juan Montaño each will oversee a division within the city police department, though specific details are still being worked out, said Las Vegas Police Chief Christian Montaño, who is not related to Juan Montaño.

  • Water sale approved by commission

    The state Game and Fish Commission has signed off on a deal to sell water to the city of Las Vegas to help get it through the current drought.

    The commission approved the sale last week, City Manager Timothy Dodge said, adding that the city would get about 125 acre feet of water and would pay no more that $25,000 for it.

    The money would come from the city’s water purchase fund, essentially money set aside from water customer revenues. Mayor Alfonso Ortiz stressed that the agreement only covers water for this year.

  • Looking Back

    In 1911

    May 15 —Giving as his reasons his age, which is 62 years, and his membersip in the E. Romero volunteer fire department, A.T. Rogers, sr., this morning asked judge Clarence J. Roberts to excuse him from service on the petit jury for the May term of the district court for San Miguel County. The request was granted. Mr. Rogers is the father of Will Rogers who likely will be tried at this term of the court for the kidnaping of his little nephew Waldo Rogers, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Rogers.

  • Que Pasa - May 11, 2011

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 11 in the children’s area of Carnegie Public Library. All programs are free and open to the public. This week’s theme is “Spring Flowers and Butterflies,” the book is ”My Garden” by Kevin Henkes and the craft is “flower basket.”

    THURSDAY JUEVES

  • NMHU students present research at conference

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Two New Mexico Highlands University student researchers presented at the Emerging Researchers National Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in Washington, D.C., with one taking home first prize in the ecology division.

    Antonio Garcia, a junior majoring in forestry with a minor in biology, won first place for his geographic information systems, or GIS, study about the correlation between soil type and vegetation at the Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge.

  • Noticias - May 11, 2011

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