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Today's Features

  • TODAY
    HOY

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 1 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Our Tree Named Steve” by Alan Zweibel. Free and open to the public.

    THURSDAY
    JUEVES

  • TUESDAY
    MARTES
    • Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge open for dove hunting this month until Sept. 30. Approximately 740 acres of the Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge will be open to mourning dove hunting through Sept. 30. Dove hunting on the refuge is by permit only. Permits can be obtained at the refuge visitor center, during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.).

  • Submitted to the Optic

    New Mexico Highlands University will present the Dr. Robert Bell Fine Art Print Lecture Series for fall semester, with four talks remaining in the ongoing series.

    All lectures except the Hogarth engravings lecture will be in the George and Sheryl Talbot Print Study Room in the Margaret Kennedy Alumni Hall, 905 University Ave. The public is welcome.

    All lectures begin at 4 p.m.:

  • Submitted to the Optic

    The Tenth Annual Concert for the Birds and Kids Fun in Nature Day at Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge takes place this Sunday.

    This free event will be held on Sunday afternoon. Bring the kids, the old folks and your lawn chair; join the Friends and staff of Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge for a Tenth Annual Concert for the Birds and Kids Fun in Nature Day.

    Kids Fun in Nature activities start at noon at the refuge visitor center on state highway 281, just east of Las Vegas.

  • TODAY HOY

  • Mora Elementary was booming on Wednesday night with anxious learners for the CASSM program spearheaded by parent volunteer Monica Aragon.

    On Wednesday evening, New Mexico Highlands University professors Gil Gallegos and Edward Martinez shared their expertise with the large group of enthusiastic kids who attended the monthly event.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    3 p.m. to 6 p.m. — Farmers Market, Southwest Capital Bank parking lot

    Saturday
    1 p.m. — Mora volleyball vs. Mesa Vista, junior varsity and varsity, home
    TBA — Mora cross country at Robertson

    Tuesday
    5 p.m. — Mora volleyball vs. Santa Rosa, junior varsity and varsity, away
    4 p.m. — Mora middle school volleyball vs. Santa Rosa, away

    Wednesday

  • My assignment was fairly simple. Dig out those old boxes of family photographs, plus the ones stashed around your house, so I can put them on the computer for final preservation. Sounds simple enough, but... about 10 hours longer ... a full day of scanning, the job is done and I’m still amazed at what modern technology can do.

    My cousin Yolanda has become the family expert on our history. She is a walking ancestry nerd, I’ve just discovered.