Today's News

  • Looking ahead - Sports - July 11, 2014

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Las Vegas 51s (DH), 6:05 p.m., Las Vegas, Nev.
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Raton Osos, 6 p.m., Raton
    • Las Vegas Adult Softball League women’s all-star game, 6 p.m., TBA

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Las Vegas 51s, 8:05 p.m., Las Vegas, Nev.
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Raton Osos, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park

  • Mora County Notebook - Mora Little League season wraps up

    The closing ceremony for the Mora Little League Baseball Teams took place on June 19.

    The Little League would like to thank those who took part, players, parents, and volunteers who helped make this summer a success.

    After the closing of the local season, the Mora Little League sent an All- Star team to the district tournament which began on late last month in Las Vegas.

    They played three games before they won their first game, and lost the two others.

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


    9 a.m. to 11 a.m. — Last Day of Vacation Bible School, First Presbyterian Church
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Flea Market, VFW Ladies Auxiliary, VFW Building
    9 a.m. — Kids Actor’s Workshop and lunch
    1 p.m. — Auditions for play “Little Red and the Riding Hoods”
    2 p.m. — VFW Ladies Auxiliary meeting, VFW Building
    5 p.m. — VFW meeting, VFW Building

  • Palabras Pintorescas: History repeats itself

    I can’t resist one last column about our Las Vegas and area history as recorded in my copy of the May 30, 1954 edition of the Denver Post. This story only proves history does repeat itself.

  • Judge asked to toss case

    The attorney representing a former Rogers Mortuary employee accused of stealing more than $200,000 from the company is asking a judge to throw out the case, arguing that prosecutors erred in how they charged his client.

  • Summer learning - Program focuses on math, science

    Summer months usually mean a break from the classroom for some students. But for more than 150 students, three weeks of summer vacation was back in the classroom in a non-traditional way. They all participated in the free 21st Century summer program that was geared towards science, technology, engineering and math. The children between kindergarten through eighth grade aged spent three weeks learning in various hands-on techniques.

  • No major problems during Fiestas

    Gov. Susana Martinez received a mostly warm reception as grand marshal of Saturday’s Fiesta Parade, although she faced some critics along the route.

    And while there were a few minor altercations over the holiday weekend, Las Vegas Police Chief Christian Montaño said overall it was quiet with no major incidents to report.

  • NM leads nation in alcohol deaths

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico leads the nation when it comes to deaths related to excessive alcohol use.

    A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that New Mexico experienced more deaths per capita that were attributable to alcohol. That rate of 51 deaths per 100,000 people was more than any other state.

    “New Mexico has very much struggled with alcohol,” Laura Tomedi, an alcohol epidemiologist for the New Mexico Department of Health, told The New Mexican (http://bit.ly/1q8B4Sn).

  • Looking Back - July 9, 2014

    In 1964
    Monday, July 13 — The Fishing Derby, directed by John L. Padilla, drew about 250 participants. Padilla said, “Those who came had a lot of fun. Those who didn’t, we are sorry, missed out.” Prize-wining catches were made by David Gonzales, first fish; Donald Lopez, biggest fish, 11 inches; Chuck, Martinez, limit of fish; and Ricky Garcia, smallest fish, The derby was held at Harris Lake, north of town.

  • Looking ahead - News - July 9, 2014

    VFW Post meeting
    VFW Post 1547 will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, at the post home on Mills Avenue. The meeting is important, and all VFW members are asked to attend.