Today's News

  • In Brief - Education - August 24, 2012

    The Associated Press
    UNM reporting fewer students
    ALBUQUERQUE — University of New Mexico officials say the number of freshmen and transfer students enrolled this fall is up compared to last year.
    UNM announced some of its fall semester numbers Tuesday. The figures are based on data from the first day of classes, which was Monday.
    Overall enrollment stands at 28,038. That’s down 0.3 percent from last year.

  • Palabras Pintorescas - The invasion of our family’s little people

    Suddenly it is summer, and suddenly summer is flying by. I know it must be August because our annual fun filled invasion of our little people has just occurred.         

    Ah, yes, changes are occurring. It is a different world out there to this old lady. The preteen girls sit quietly on the couch, each with an Ipod in hand, playing games while it rains. The rains let up and boom! They are out the door, playing hide-and-seek.

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

    Community Calendar
    1 p.m. — Mora volleyball vs. Dulce-junior varsity, varsity, Home
    10 a.m. — Unveiling of new exhibits about Fort Union National Monument
    11:30 a.m. — Refreshments at Watrous Community Center
    Noon — Lunch with a ranger; families bring sack lunch
    12:15 p.m. — Ranger Walk to second pull off to view the new wayside overlook
    1 p.m. — Santa Fe National Historic Trail tour, Fort Union rangers will help kids earn a junior ranger badge

  • A healthy alternative

    By Sara Moulton
    For The Associated Press

    Labor Day generally gets people thinking about grilling up the last of summer’s burgers and steaks. Allow me to suggest setting aside tradition in favor of a leaner alternative, namely, a full-bodied fillet of salmon. And topping it off is not a slice or two of cheese, but a robust, chunky, vegetable-packed vinaigrette.

    You won’t be sorry. And you won’t miss the burgers and steak.

  • An easy, steamed, spicy shrimp dish

    The Associated Press

    When we think of steaming, we generally think stovetop cooking. And during the heat of summer, that can make this very healthy form of cooking seem very unappealing.

    But the folks at Cooking Light magazine have come up with a simple way to enjoy a delicious steamed dinner without the fuss (or heat) of indoor cooking. For this deliciously spicy shrimp, black bean and corn dish, they use the grill to get the job done. The results are quick and easy, and you don’t need to heat up your kitchen.

  • Voters to decide tax hike

    San Miguel County voters will decide whether to approve a one-fourth of 1 percent increase in the sales tax to pay for a centralized emergency communications center and for ambulance and behavioral health services.

    The San Miguel County Commission voted last week to place the measurer on the November general election ballot. The tax would cost consumers an additional 25 cents for $100 in purchases and generate $870,000 a year, according to the county’s latest estimate.

  • No first day of school for this West kid

    While most other Las Vegas students returned to school on Monday, 10-year-old Eric Buell spent the day at home.

    The fifth-grader is trying to get into Tony Serna Elementary, but fifth-grade classes throughout the West Las Vegas School District are at capacity, and Eric, whose family moved to the the west side a few months ago, is on a waiting list.

    His mother, Jennifer Buell, said she waited until last Thursday to register her son because she never anticipated having a problem. Last year Eric attended Las Vegas City Schools’ Legion Park Elementary.

  • Chile time - New chile rules in effect

    By Phaedra Haywood
    Santa Fe New Mexican

    Santa Fe — It can be hot, medium or mild. It can come from a family plot near Chimayó or a 100-acre farm in Hatch. But if the label or seller says its New Mexico chile, it better be grown in New Mexico.

    This is the first harvest season in which new state rules require vendors of chile and chile products to verify the origin of their produce.

  • Cops: Beware of vehicle break-ins

    Las Vegas City Schools Special Services Director Leslie Damon heard a loud noise while at work at the district’s administration building on Douglas Avenue on Friday. When she looked out the window she saw a man reach into her coworkers vehicle and take several items.

    School district employees called police, and within minutes Las Vegas police had Ronnie P. Duran, 33 of Albuquerque in custody.

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