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Today's News

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - June 28, 2013

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    4 p.m. to 6 p.m. — La Jicarita Rural telephone coop Customer Appreciation Day, hot dogs and beverages, prizes mariachi music and more
    7 p.m. — Free Family Movie Night, popcorn, door prizes, fun for the whole family, Presbyterian Church (across from Russell’s) parking in the back
    Saturday
    9 a.m. to noon — Mora /San Miguel Electric Cooperative, Inc Annual Meeting, Mora High School Gym
    Monday

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Saluting Rogers’ book

    The nearest forest fires so near to our watersheds were of great concern to those of us who live in these mountains. The smoke alone caused us to spend a lot of time watching for flying embers that could ignite a fire anywhere there is dry grass. There is lots of that everywhere now. May the rains come now.
    My last column, “Palabras Pintorescas (word pictures) was devoted to a review of the brand new book by Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, “Learning Las Vegas,” that just hit our Tome on the Range bookstore.

  • A healthy lemonade with a patriotic glow

    By Sara Moulton
    The Associated Press
    If you’ve never tasted fresh lemonade, you don’t know what you’re missing. It’s just so much more vivid than the supermarket stuff, much more about the lemon and less about the sugar.
    True, juicing the lemons can be a pain, but the process becomes very near painless if you start by softening the lemons in the microwave for 30 seconds. Then all you have to do is add sugar syrup — a mixture of sugar and water, heated until the sugar is dissolved — and some cold water. Done.

  • No tomatoes necessary for this trio of salsas

    The Associated Press
    Who says salsa has to be made from tomatoes? Or dumped unceremoniously from a jar?
    With all of summer’s bounty, there are plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables that make fantastic salsas. Scoop them up with chips or crackers, or add them to sandwiches, salads, burgers and tacos. We came up with three simple salsas, but they are easily tweaked to whatever is fresh or happens to be in your refrigerator. Switch out the apples for peaches or plums, even chopped strawberries. Don’t like dill? Opt for basil or tarragon.

  • Summer pie for the fourth

    By Sara Moulton
    The Associated Press
    Just because summer seems to scream for pie doesn’t mean we are eager to crank up the oven. This is especially true at the Fourth of July, when we’d rather focus on the grill and preparations for fireworks.

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 28, 2013
  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - June 28, 2013

    THUMBS DOWN! AT THE BOTTOM OF THE HEAP
    The latest Kids Count survey has found that New Mexico, for the first time, has slipped to worst in the nation when it comes to child well-being. According to the survey, more than 30 percent of children in New Mexico were living in poverty in 2011 and nearly two-fifths had parents who lacked secure employment. The results of that report are sobering. Rather than pointing fingers at one another and trying to assign blame, we all need to roll up our sleeves and get to work on improving the situation for our kids. We owe them that much.

  • Nuestra Historia: The rocky road to consolidation

    Forty-five years ago, the night of Feb. 27, 1968, East Las Vegas Mayor Ben Lingnau and West Las Vegas Mayor Fidel “Chief” Gonzales, symbolically buried the hatchet which had divided the twin cities for almost a century. Joined by a crowd of hundreds, the two mayors stood at the very center of the bridge which separated East from West, as they celebrated the successful referendum of that momentous day, merging Old Town and New Town, and establishing one unified Las Vegas.

  • Editorial Roundup: Newspaper opinions from around the nation - June 28, 2013

    Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette on organ donors (June 24) — About one-third of Americans are registered to be organ donors after death, federal health agencies say — but there’s always a shortage of available organs. There’s an urgent need for more  ... folks to join the potential donor rolls.
    The Department of Health and Human Services says more than 100,000 sick Americans are on waiting lists, each desperately hoping that an organ will become available for them. ...

  • Tied for first - Robbers moving up

    Ted LeMasters was one of three Las Vegas Train Robbers to hit the long ball Wednesday in Alpine, Texas, staking the team to a share of first place in the Pecos League North.

    LeMasters went 3 for 3 with a home run, a double and two runs batted in to lead a Las Vegas offense that produced 15 hits in a 9-4 victory.

    Randy Wells and Gary Stauff also homered for the Train Robbers, whose 24-16 record had them tied momentarily with the Trinidad Triggers, division leaders all spring.