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  • Mora official sued over termination of schools employee

    The Mora Schools Board of Education, along with Board President George Trujillo and Superintendent Ella Arellano, have been named in a lawsuit by a former employee, who claims he was harassed and eventually lost his job and livelihood.

  • Bean Day drew thousands to area

    Every Labor Day weekend, the sleepy village of Wagon Mound comes alive with concerts, dancing, rodeos, mud bogging, and of course, the Bean Day barbecue.

    This year marked the 108th time revelers gathered in Wagon Mound. The four-day event kicked off Friday night with the cleaning of the beans, followed by a street dance. Saturday’s highlights included a car show, rodeo, and a performance by Al Hurricane Jr. Drivers in the mud bogging competition were in the spotlight on Sunday, and the event was capped off with Monday’s parade and free barbecue in the park.

  • A ribbon representation

    Several Las Vegas city officials and representatives of Love’s Travel Stops were present at a recent ribbon-cutting ceremony for the truck stop that opened on North Grand Avenue in Las Vegas earlier this summer. The new location has already overcome a minor gasoline leak, which was contained underground quickly during a shutdown of unleaded gasoline service for a few days before service could be safely restored. There are 479 Love’s stores and 22 hotels in the chain.

  • Donnelly reading group explores magic in literature

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    An upcoming reading group at New Mexico Highlands will explore magic in literature such as a Harry Potter book.

    Donna Woodford-Gormley, a Highlands University English professor, will lead the “Entering Magical Worlds” reading group.

    The free book discussions are from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the Donnelly Library, 802 National Ave., on these dates:

  • Qué Pasa, Friday, September 7, 2018

    Saturday, Sept. 8-
    Sunday, Sept. 9

    Nat Gold Players will open for nationally known Navajo comic Marc Yaffee in “Just for Laughs” at 7 p.m. on Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Charlie’s Event Center on Douglas Ave. Tickets are $15 for general admission, and $12 for students and seniors 65 and older. They can be purchased at  natgoldplayers.com, from any Nat Gold board member, at Angel’s Touch at University and 8th, or at the door.

    Saturday, Sept. 8

  • Senior Lunch Menu — Sept. 10 to 14

    The breakfast and lunch menu for the Las Vegas/Pecos Senior Centers, with 2 percent milk served with all meals. Here are the menus for the week of Sept. 10-14.

    Breakfast: Potato and egg burrito with cheese, and salsa.
    Lunch: Frito pie (beef, beans, chile, and cheese) with lettuce & tomato garnish, seasoned spinach, and diced peaches.

    Breakfast: Cereal, half bagel with cream cheese.

  • Straight-party voting stirs up partisanship

    If ever there were an election-year cycle tailor-made for the Democrats in New Mexico, it would be this year.

    The Dems have an excellent shot at taking back the governor’s seat and a decent chance to steal away New Mexico’s only Republican-held congressional seat. Moreover, it’s likely the Dems will retain their majorities in both the state House and Senate and could potentially win every statewide position on the ballot this year.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news, September 7, 2018

    After the City of Las Vegas’ Code Enforcement Division received complaints about overgrown shrubbery and trash in the yard of a home located on the southwest corner of Sapello and Chavez streets, Levy (he pronounces his name “LEE-vigh) Lujan took action. After making considerable progress outside the structure, a social media video showed how much the corner benefitted from the clean-up.

  • Editorial cartoon, Friday, September 7, 2018
  • Viva la Fiesta ... de Golf

    Las Vegas Women’s Golf Association drew 48 golfers from 10 clubs around the state to its annual Fiesta de Golf on Wednesday, Aug. 29, at the Gene Torres Golf Course.

    The tourney was a four-person ABCD scramble won by the foursome of Audrey Dolan, Denise Franken, Rita Hinds and Nancy Moore. Denise Franken took closest-to-the-pin prize for players with handicaps below 25. Lina Costilla was the above-25 handicap winner. Longest drive low-handicap prize went to Cathy Janke. Annemarie Moret took longest drive for handicaps above 25.