Today's News

  • Jail Log - July 25, 2014

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between July 11 and July 18:
    Olivia Montaño, 33, probation violation: positive UA (heroin) 10-day sanction
    Patrick Trujillo, 30, probation violation: positive for alcohol and failure to report three-day sanction
    Joe Encinias, 24, battery on household member
    Frank Romero, 27, failure to appear, bench warrant, Bernalillo
    Gemma Esquibel, 43, disorderly conduct
    Melissa Ortega, age unavailable, failure to pay fines, bench warrant, LV Municipal

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - July 25, 2014

    Many in our community were outraged that some lowlife would have the audacity to steal the spear from the beautiful warrior carving in Plaza Park that was recently completed. We can’t imagine that the spear is worth much, so whoever took it likely did it as a prank, and we’re here to tell you it’s not funny. The craftsman who created the carving spent countless hours on the project. For someone to spoil that by walking away with the spear is just plain wrong.


  • Editorial Cartoon - July 25, 2014
  • Nuestra Historia - The Jewish merchants arrived

    By Jesus L. Lopez

    When introducing the most recent articles in this column, we noted that between annexation in 1846 and the arrival of the railroad in 1879, three transformative developments occurred in Las Vegas. We have related two of them, the Americanization of the Old Town Plaza, and the emergence of the Romero dynasty.

  • Editorial Roundup - July 25, 2014

    Compiled by The Associated Press
    Newsday on the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (July 18):
    As last week slammed to a close with searing images of a Malaysia Airlines jet smoldering in Ukrainian fields, the American president who once ran for office promising “to deal with the world as it is rather than what it might be” stepped to the microphones to give a not-so-subtle warning to Russia about igniting Cold War II.

  • Execution rekindles debate

    The Associated Press

    FLORENCE, Ariz. — The nation’s third execution in six months to go awry rekindled the debate over the death penalty and handed potentially new evidence to those building a case against lethal injection as cruel and unusual punishment.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - July 25, 2014

    The Associated Press

    ABQ agrees to court oversight

    ALBUQUERQUE — The city of Albuquerque has agreed to submit to independent oversight of federally mandated reforms to its troubled police department.
    Under an agreement announced Thursday by the Department of Justice, the city signed off on a framework for addressing eight problem areas Justice officials identified in a scathing report on police practices earlier this year.

  • Que Pasa - July 25, 2014

    • Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally, Friday, July 25; 8 a.m. Knights of Columbus Benefit Breakfast at the parish hall; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Blood Drive at Plaza Hotel Ballroom; noon vendor booths open at Plaza Park; noon to 6 p.m. DJ Noize; 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. KZRR 54 Rock Live Broadcast; 2 p.m. Bucking Motorcycle Competition; 4 p.m. My Old Man’s Coming Competition; 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Live Music by Paul’s Alibi; and 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. DJ Noize, events take place at Plaza Park unless noted.

  • Mora County Notebook - Jesse Romero celebrates her 92nd birthday

    A large group of friends and relatives gathered at the home of Jesse Romero in Chacon to help her celebrate her 92nd birthday last Saturday. Her children set-up a feast for all to enjoy as they congratulated Romero. Many different people played music and sang “Las Mañanitas” and “Happy Birthday.” The day was filled with good music, as the people played guitars and sang the old Spanish songs. There was lots of food for the guests to enjoy.

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - July 25, 2014


    4:30 p.m. — Mass and Processional, St. Gertrude’s Church
    8 p.m. to midnight — Coronation and dance, queen candidates: Angelica Maestas, Onnica Pino, Deanira Sandoval and Devon Vigil
    9 a.m. — Line up for parade, Helping Hands
    10 a.m. — Parade from Helping Hands to south of town
    12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. — Annual Rodeo, American Legion Rodeo Arena
    12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. — Rodeo continues