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Today's News

  • Editorial Roundup - April 11, 2014

    Compiled by The Associated Press
    The Free Press of Mankato on the Supreme Court’s recent campaign finance decision (April 4):
    The U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down limits on aggregate campaign contributions for individual donors likely left many voters disheartened that once again their influence in representative democracy was further eroded.
    The ruling makes it easy to conclude that money talks in our constitutional democracy and the Supreme Court just gave wealthy donors a megaphone.
    We hope voters and non-voters see it differently.

  • Mora County Notebook - Mora group hosts annual seed exchange

    The Mora Grows Seed Library hosted its second annual seed exchange and first seed saving class on April 6 in Mora. The event was sponsored by Los de Mora Local Growers Cooperative and Collaborative Visions. The Seed Broadcast van was parked outside the building with its seed collection and recording equipment eager to record the local seed stories.

    Seed exchange and a pot luck lunch opened the day, followed by seed-saving techniques. Different presenters brought much life by addressing issues gardeners and farmers face today.

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - April 11, 2014

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Saturday
    TBA  — Mora Track at Ft. Sumner, away
    4:30 p.m.  — Mora Rangers baseball vs. Santa Fe Prep,  home
    10 a.m. to noon ­— Auditions for actors for play “Boarding House, St. Gertrude’s office, call Sherry Hedland at  575-387-2083 for more information
    Sunday
    2 p.m. — VFW Ladies Auxiliary meeting, VFW Building
    5 p.m.  — VFW meeting, VFW Building
    Monday

  • Palabras Pintorescas - Santuario de Chimayo evokes poetic memories

    “In Flanders Field the Poppies grow, between the crosses row on row.” I remember when I had to learn, to recite that poem in grade school so long ago. I now have a new twist on that old poetic line.

    “In El Santuario de Chimayo the crosses blow on fences row on row.” Sweet Brother Bill’s oldest son Shane spent some time here recently and he (my nephew) and I did  a tour of Northern New Mexico, just for fun.

  • Key home games Saturday for LV sluggers

    District baseball and softball rolls on this weekend with key home games for both Robertson and West Las Vegas on Saturday.

    The Cardinals and Lady Cardinals play host to Raton, while the Dons and Lady Dons entertain Taos. First pitch for all four doubleheaders is set for 11 a.m.

    Robertson baseball lost a strong non-district test at St. Michael’s by a 4-2 count on Wednesday in Santa Fe.

    West Las Vegas baseball is coming off an 8-0 shutout loss at Raton on Tuesday.

    The Lady Dons came up shy in a 10-0 defeat, also Tuesday at Raton.

  • Isotopes off to good start

    Brian Cavazos-Galvez is back.

    The Albuquerque native and graduate of Manzano High and UNM, who has family ties to the Las Vegas area, has rejoined the Albuquerque Isotopes for the start of the 2014 season.

    Cavazos-Galvez played with the club a couple years ago but spent 2013 with the Dodgers’ Double-A outfit in Chattanooga, Tenn.

  • Luna splits with NMJC

    The Luna Community College baseball team took two games from conference foe New Mexico Junior College over the weekend.

    After winning the first game 6-2 on Friday, the Rough Riders were downed 13-0.

    On Saturday, the Rough Riders lost the first game 5-1 before bouncing back to win the final game of the series 9-8.

    The Rough Riders are 12-23 overall and 8-12 in conference play.

    The squad is scheduled to take on Western Texas College in Snyder, Texas, on Friday and Saturday.

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  • Youth Soccer - April 11

    David Kenyon with the popular Challenger British Soccer Camp will be conducting a free skills clinic for young soccer players in the Las Vegas area on Monday evening at the Commerce Street Park.

    The event is open to all, although current players and coaches in the Las Vegas Youth Soccer League are encouraged to attend as teams.

    Players age 6 and younger are invited to join Kenyon from 5 to 6 p.m.; those 7 and older from 6 to 7 p.m.

  • Little Leagues - April 11

    Opening Day ceremonies for La Plaza Little League will take place on Saturday morning at the Rodriguez park complex, to be followed by a full day of games.
    The following are upcoming scheduled Las Vegas Little  League games. All games are played at Keyes Park.

    MAJORS BASEBALL DIVISION.
    Mets vs. Reds, 4 p.m. Friday
    Yankees vs. Angels, 6 p.m. Friday
    Cardinals vs. Red Sox, 8 p.m. Friday
    Mets vs. Yankees, 5:30 p.m. Monday
    Cardinals vs. Angels, 7:30 p.m. Monday

    MINORS BASEBALL DIVISION

  • Go Fish - April 11

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    Fishing report, April 8:
    Charette Lakes: Trout fishing was slow to fair using Power Bait, salmon eggs and marshmallows.
    Cimarron River: Stream flow near Cimarron was 7.1 cfs as of Monday morning.