Today's News

  • Administration seeks rules

    By Anick Jesdanun
    AP Technology Writer

    NEW YORK  — The Obama administration is calling for stronger privacy protections for consumers as mobile gadgets, Internet services and other tools are able to do a better job of tracking what you do and where you go.

  • Child critical after shooting

    The Associated Press

    SEATTLE — Police say an 8-year-old girl critically wounded by a gunshot at her elementary school near Seattle apparently was shot accidentally.

    Bremerton, Wash., police Lt. Peter Fisher says a gun brought to the school Wednesday discharged while still in a third-grade boy’s backpack. Fisher says the bullet hit the nearby girl.

  • Love triangle leads to murder-suicide

    By Don Thompson
    The Associated Press

    SACRAMENTO — A 73-year-old gunman entangled in a love triangle shot and killed the treasurer of a remote-controlled airplane club who police said was having an affair with the estranged wife of the attacker.

    Before turning the gun on himself Tuesday, Robert Gully chased the woman from a parking lot into the lobby of a building where the club was meeting.

    He fired multiple times but failed to hit her, Sacramento police Sgt. Andrew Pettit said.

  • Mora County Notebook - Local restaurant has new owners

    Last Monday was the first day for the reopening of the Cowboy Kitchen. It turned out to be a very busy day with people anxious to see the newly remodeled facility and meet the new owners. There were a few weeks of remodeling and planning. In the remodeled restaurant there is new pine paneling on the walls and a new coat of colorful paint. There are two new owners who have bought the business from Johnny and Phyllis Martinez and Gary Martinez, their son. Gary and his folks and the new owners were instrumental in remodeling the facility.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Feb. 24, 2012

    Community Calendar

    6:30 p.m. — Mora Rangers basketball District Tournament vs. TBA, home

    6:30 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes basketball District Tournament vs. TBA, home

  • Palabras Pintorescas - Grateful for the Mayo Clinic and good health

    Anything medical catches my eye, and I discovered some small handouts that my doctor father kept in his office. These were brochures with a permit for immunization form on the back.

  • Gov. targets West project

    The capital outlay bill approved by state lawmakers contains more than $5.7 million for projects in San Miguel County, but Gov. Susana Martinez is already calling at least one of those earmarks “pork,” and threatening to veto it.

    Capturing Martinez’s attention is a $205,000 appropriation “to plan, design, construct and equip the weight room in the West Las Vegas Public School District.”

  • Candidates try to set selves apart

    With the municipal elections just two weeks away, the eight candidates vying to be mayor sought to differentiate themselves during Monday evening’s mayoral forum sponsored by the Optic.

    Chris Lopez described himself as the only candidate running for mayor who has actually created jobs by investing his own money back in the community, and he pledged that, if elected, he would donate his $10,000 mayoral salary back to the city.

  • Fighting Hunger

    It’s a fitting way to raise money to help feed the hungry.

    United World College students and other community members have spent months making bowls. During the Empty Bowls Luncheon this Saturday, those bowls will be filled with nourishment.

    Tickets for the event are $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and younger.

    The event raises money for the Las Vegas Soup Kitchen and Casa de Samaritan Shelter. The fundraiser takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church Soup Kitchen at National and Eighth.

  • Bicyclist hurt after crashing into car

    A 39-year-old bicyclist sustained head injuries Saturday evening when a pizza delivery driver cut her off on Seventh Street, causing her to crash, according to state police.

    The bicyclist has been identified as Rebecca Barefoot, 39. She was transported to Alta Vista Regional Hospital by ambulance.

    The extent of Barefoot’s injuries is unclear. State police Lt. Craig Martin said the report mentioned only that she sustained head injuries. Also, federal privacy laws prohibit hospitals from discussing patients.