Today's Features

  • 2.12.2017

    3 p.m.
    Songs of love concert will take place at First United Methodist Church. A free concert of songs about love will include a rock band, saxophone, trumpet, cello and clarinet, as well as piano and organ. There will be vocal solos, vocal groups, and everyone singing some favorites — some sacred, mostly secular songs. For information, contact 505-617-8471.


    Feb. 13

  • I am always happy to hear from my readers and they often share interesting stories with me. A reader asked me recently about the availability of that so- much-fun sport, ice-skating at the skating pond just north of Montezuma. Yes, folks, we used to have a fabulous skating pond up there.

    The loss of this treasure (to many of us) is very real. The last and bottom dam on the Gallinas River is that canyon was large by many standards. The big cliff just to the south of the dam shaded it. This ideal location provided all the necessary elements to freeze thick, clear ice.

  • The lunch menu for the Mora/Wagon Mound Senior Centers, with coffee and milk served daily.

    Brunkswick stew, garden salad with dressing, squash, crackers
    and pineapple upside-down cake

    Roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, wheat roll
    and margarine and white cake

    Glazed ham, baked sweet potato, buttered
    asparagus, wheat roll, and pineapple upside-down cake


  • Submitted to the Optic

    The Sixth Annual Valentine dance by the Friends of the Museum group will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday at the Serf hall.

    This event is free and welcomes all ages. Let the folk country and blues music from Boris and the Salt Licks Band guide the feet of the youngest to the eldest. In the past, four generations took the dance floor.

  • Submit your calendar items and notices to…

    • If you are a non-profit or church and need volunteers on a regular basis, contact the San Miguel County DWI Office at 425-7998.

    • Interested in fostering or adopting a New Mexico child? Call CYFD at 1-800-432-2075 for more information.

    • Fourth Judicial District Court Appointed Special Advocates needs volunteers. The local CASA program is taking applications for volunteers. Call 454-0223 or visit the office.

  • 2.10.2017
    Catholic Daughters of Immaculate Conception Parish (Court Empress of the Americas #1796) have joined Catholic Daughter Courts throughout the nation in sponsoring the 2017 National Education Contest. The contest is open to Catholic and non-Catholic students in grades four through 12 as well as adult Catholic Daughters. For more information or for Contest Entry Forms, please contact Irene at 425-7666, Flora at 429-2164 or Paula at 429-9456.

    7 to 11 p.m.

  • 2.8.2017

    10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
    Carnegie Library Story Time takes place in the children’s area of the library. All programs are free and open to the public.


    5:30 to 8 p.m.

  • Submitted to the Optic

    Julia Maestas, a native of Las Vegas and daughter of Jose and Dalia Maestas, was appointed as the Director of Recruitment and Retention for the remainder of the 2015-17 term by the  Board of Directors of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.

  • 2.6.2017

    Feb. 6 to April 17