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Today's Features

  • A little bit of Mora and San Miguel counties is in the metro area of Albuquerque this holiday season. For numerous years,

    Ted Roybal and his family have been selling freshly cut white fir and piñon trees from the Mora and Pecos mountains to residents of the Albuquerque and Rio Rancho area.

    “I have been doing it for years,” Roybal, a resident of Rainsville, said in a telephone interview Thursday. “I was born into the business and have been doing it all my life.”

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    Final exams for Mora Middle and High School students
    Last day of school for winter break until Jan. 5
    TBA —  Mora High School Rangers basketball at Ben Lujan Tournament, varsity, away
    TBA —  Mora High School Rangerettes basketball at Ben Lujan Tournament, varsity, away

    Saturday
    10 a.m. —  Mora Middle School Rangerettes basketball at Valley, away
    TBA —  Mora High School Rangers basketball at Ben Lujan Tournament, varsity, away

  • What is wrong with this picture? Here I sit at my typewriter; it is almost the middle of December and it is 55 degrees at noon here at 8,250 feet elevation. I just came inside and it feels like a spring day outside.

    I have one of my “ugly” Christmas sweaters on (I have never thought they were ugly!) and daughter Sherry just told me there was a shop near her in Phoenix that advertises and sells dozens of ugly sweater cookies, no less.

    The ugly sweater shop also is doing well, she says, even in  the warm and hot Arizona.

  • TODAY
    HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 17 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is I Love Christmas! by Hans Wilhelm. Free and open to the public.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING
    • 115th Christmas Bird Count, meet at Charlie’s Bakery and Cafe at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 20. For more information, contact Chris and Cassidy Ruge at chrisruge1971@gmail.com or 429-7744.

  • WEDNESDAY
    MIÉRCOLES
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 17 in the children’s area of the public library. This weeks’ book is I Love Christmas! by Hans Wilhelm. Free and open to the public.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING
    • 115th Christmas Bird Count, meet at Charlie’s Bakery and Cafe at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 20. For more information, contact Chris and Cassidy Ruge at chrisruge1971@gmail.com or 429-7744.

  • Submitted to the Optic

    Uncle Billy’s Pocket  Circus comes to Las Vegas for a special appearance at 10 a.m. Sunday at St. Paul’s Peace Church. The service will consist of a performance of Uncle Billy’s Pocket Circus, a one-man show consisting of fire eating, juggling, magic, and mine the church’s pastor, Tom Woodward, has performed in nearly every state as well  as in South America and Europe followed by a clown or fool’s vision of the service of the Holy Communion.

  • Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • The San Miguel Unit of the American Red Cross helps with any natural disaster and house fires. Persons interested in becoming a member are asked to contact Contact Connie Chavez at 425-6224. Meetings are every third Thursday at 6 p.m. in Faith Hall.

  • TODAY
    HOY