Today's News

  • Mora County Notebook - A celebration of the Mora Valley

    Recently, Theaterwork of Santa Fe presented the production “Where Angels Come to Sing: A Celebration of Mora Valley.”

    This production was presented by Mora High School students who worked with David Olson and his staff for a year, gathering stories from the past and present. These are stories of people of the Mora Valley who have walked in this beautiful place for centuries and who walk here today and will walk in the years to come.

  • Mora Community Calendar - July 13, 2012

    Community Calendar

    6 p.m. — Girls North South All Stars State Basketball game New Mexico Highlands University
    8 p.m. Boys North south All Stars Basketball game –New Mexico Highlands University
    9 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Fort Union annual tours of the First Fort Union focus on the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Fort Union National Monument

  • Palabras Pintorescas - ‘If the shoe fits, wear it’

    Old saying says: “if the shoe fits, wear it.” I just discovered a column that I wrote for the June 4, 1971 Las Vegas Livestock Journal. This was written for its “This Woman’s World” page and this is editor Brumbelow’s introduction for it:

    “There’s at least one place in New Mexico where there’s been some moisture. Editha Bartley of the Gascon Ranch near Rociada tells you about it.”:

    “Just about the time things are regular around here, and a fellow gets used to something, things have to change.

  • Area schools struggling

    The final 2011-12 grades are in for area schools, and they show that there’s lots of room for improvement at the East, West and Mora schools.

    Indeed, if your child came home with a report card like the ones that area school districts received on Monday, chances are they’d be in for a stern talk and possibly even a grounding.

    Las Vegas City Schools ended up with six Ds and two Cs. The West Las Vegas School District took home a B, five Cs, three Ds, and its charter school received an F.

  • London bound - Locals to perform at Olympics

    The 2012 Summer Olympics begins in just a few weeks and with it comes a rare opportunity for three area natives who will get to showcase their musical talents in front of thousands gathered for the grand athletic event.  

    On July 25, Reynaldo Maestas, Dorothy Lanphere and James Leger will jump on a plane headed to London.

    “It is the trip of a lifetime,” said a beaming Maestas, a Rociada native who now lives in Albuquerque.

  • Murder suspect pleads guilty

    The 47-year-old Las Vegas woman charged with fatally stabbing her husband last year has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and is scheduled to be sentenced later this month.

    Under the terms of the plea agreement, Suzanne Aguilar is to be sentenced to a minimum of seven years and a maximum of 10 years in prison. In exchange for the plea, a charge of tampering with evidence has been dismissed.

    The sentencing range for a second-degree murder conviction is probation to 15 years imprisonment and a $12,500 fine.

  • Garcia out as East finance director

    The Las Vegas City Schools business office has had a revolving door this past fiscal year, with the finance director being suspended with pay and two consultants having been brought in to pick up the slack and get the the district’s finances back on track.

    In January, Superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez put then-finance director Myrna Garcia on paid administrative leave. Garcia’s contract expired on June 30, and she is out as the district’s finance director.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - July 11, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    BLM lifts fire restrictions  

    SANTA FE — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is lifting all fire restrictions in New Mexico.
    The lifting of restrictions slated for Tuesday comes after more areas in the state recently received rainfall or saw increased humidity levels.
    This summer has been a busy season for firefighters in New Mexico who have battled the state’s largest fire in its history in the Gila Wilderness and another massive blaze near Ruidoso.

  • Looking Back - News - July 11, 2012

    In 1912

    Thursday, July 11 — She was born in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Pretty Lady Marjoire of England is a member of the nobility. Lady Marjoire Manner, who is to be wedded soon in England to the Marquis of Angleney, was born in the old Montezuma Hotel. Her husband is the “handsomest peer in the land,” according to the Boston Herald.

  • Looking Ahead - News - July 11, 2012

    Council to hear presentation on water rates

    The City Council meets at 6 p.m. tonight (Wednesday) at City Hall, 1700 North Grand Ave., and one of the items on the work session agenda is a presentation by Red Oak Consulting on the draft utility rate study. The meeting is open to the public.