Today's News

  • Palabras Pinturescas: Valmora survived because people cooperated

    Just about the time I think I’ve finally browsed through yet another box of books and “stuff” that has been stored here for a very long time, another box suddenly appears. I never know what treasures I might find tucked into these long-stored books. Here is yet another fun discovery, read for my family, much to my surprise.

  • Fiestas time in Mora
  • Mora Senior Lunch Menu — July 31, 2016

    The lunch menu for the Mora /Wagon Mound Senior Centers, with coffee and milk served daily.

    Beef enchilada, salad with dressing, pinto beans, Spanish rice, salsa, and orange

    Chile dog, buttered spinach, parsley potatoes, and peach shortcake

    Sweet and sour pork, Oriental vegetables, carrots, fruit cocktail, peanut butter cookie, and gelatin with topping


  • Deadline nears
  • Rio games looming

    The Associated Press

    RIO DE JANEIRO — The head inspector for the IOC says she’s confident the trouble-plagued Rio de Janeiro Olympics are “ready to welcome the world.”

    The games begin on Friday, Aug. 5.

    “I cannot imagine more spectacular backdrops for the world’s top sportsmen and women to showcase their talents to a watching world,” Nawal El Moutawakel said in a statement from the International Olympic Committee.

  • Isotopes get 13 hits vs. Bees

    Tom Murphy and Jordan Patterson bookended Thursday night’s game with visiting Salt Lake by sending baseballs over the outfield fence at Isotopes Park.

    That production helped Albuquerque win 8-3 and earn a second victory in three tries against Salt Lake. It also got the Isotopes (45-59) within three games of the Bees for third place in the Pacific Coast League’s Pacific Southern Division with just over a month left in the season.

  • Dons open at midnight

    Las Vegas Optic

    West Las Vegas football isn’t wasting a minute in getting its season started.

    The Dons and head coach Adrian Gonzales will hold their first official practice of the fall at 12:01 a.m. Monday — essentially midnight Sunday — which is the first moment they can do so, according to the New Mexico Activities Association.

  • Concussion protocol gets revamp

    The Associated Ptess

    NEW YORK — The NFL and the players association have announced a new policy regarding game-day concussion protocol and discipline for clubs that violate the procedure.

    Under the new policy jointly announced, the NFL and NFLPA “will follow a strict and fair process to investigate incidents and determine appropriate discipline, including club fines and possible forfeiture of draft picks.”

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 29, 2016

    •Albuquerque Isotopes at Tacoma Rainiers, 2:35 p.m., Tacoma, Wash.

    •Albuquerque Isotopes at Tacoma Rainiers, 8:05 p.m., Tacoma, Wash.
    •City league games TBA

    •Albuquerque Isotopes at Tacoma Rainiers, 12:35 p.m., Tacoma, Wash.
    •City league games TBA


  • The ‘Cookie bookie’ and her hubby

    By Gwen Albers
    For the Optic

    It’s hard to sum up everything Ray and Joyce Litherland have done during their lives.

    Married almost 60 years, the Las Vegas couple raised three children. All have successful careers. The youngest, Kenneth, was born deaf.

    They’ve traveled the world and treated each of their seven grandchildren to trips of their choice for their 13th birthdays.