Today's News

  • 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

  • Palabras Pintorescas: The brief but severe hailstorm

    It is a beautiful July afternoon here in our mountains. The opportunity to open my office door wide, and soak in the sights and smells of a wind-free, cool July afternoon are becoming more rare every year, weatherwise, it seems.

  • State quests end for LV

    Las Vegas Little League’s time in the state tournaments came to a bitter end early this week with the elimination of three baseball teams.

    All three, the 9-10, 10-11 and 11-12 groups, had achieved District 4 championships to make the cut for state.

    Playing locally at La Plaza’s Rodriguez Park, Las Vegas 10-11 lost to Roadrunner All-Stars 15-9 on Tuesday morning in an elimination game.

    Roadrunner, the District 5 champ, went on to beat Carlsbad Shorthorn. Roadrunner was to play Lions Hondo on Thursday in a semifinal.

  • Alzheimer’s sacks Broncos owner

    The Associated Press

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo.  — Even as dementia began to rob him of some of his fondest memories over the past few years, Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen reported to work every day to oversee multimillion-dollar upgrades to the team’s training facilities and roster.

    So his absence from Dove Valley headquarters on Wednesday as players reported for physicals on the eve of training camp was as jarring as the announcement that the 70-year-old Bowlen was giving up control of the team because of Alzheimer’s disease.

  • Isotopes hold off Grizzlies

    Vote for Pedro.

    Pedro Baez bent but didn’t break in the top of the ninth inning, allowing one run on two hits but ultimately hanging on for a huge save as the Albuquerque Isotopes nipped Fresno 8-7 on Wednesday night at Isotopes Park.

    It was Baez’s sixth save of the summer and held up a win for fellow reliever Matt Magill (7-5).

    Albuquerque took control in the bottom of the fourth, flipping a 6-3 deficit into an 8-6 lead.

    Brock Peterson notched three RBI with a two-out double in the inning.

  • Pecos playoffs all set

    Beginning Friday night, the Santa Fe Fuego (44-22) will host the Trinidad Triggers (33-25) for a best-of-three playoff series to determine the Northern Division champion of the Pecos League.

    Meanwhile, the Alpine (Texas) Cowboys (48-20) will host the defending Pecos League champion Roswell Invaders (38-27) in the Southern Division finals, also starting Friday.

    Winners will meet July 28-30 in the best-of-three league championship series, to be held at the city with the better record.

  • Perea earns acclaim for camp performance

    Las Vegas’ Carlos “C.J.” Perea was named to the All-Camp team at the Anthony Spencer-Barry Church Football Camp July 7-10 in Denton, Texas.

    The camp, which included instruction by Dallas Cowboy players and others, was held at University of North Texas football practice fields.