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Today's Features

  • What a treat it is to have our climate change back to what is was like in the old days. Rains in just the nick of time have turned the brown fields green again, and wildflowers have begun to bloom once again. The hummingbirds finally have something other than our sugar water to enjoy.

  • TODAY HOY
    • The New Mexico Highlands Swimming pool is offering swim lessons for children four and older starting on Monday, June 2. The lessons run Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. for the cost of $30 for eight lessons. Registration is currently taking place. For more information, call Phil at 454-3073.

    UPCOMING &
    ONGOING

  • TODAY HOY
    • Robertson High School graduation, 10 a.m. on Friday, May 30 at the Mike Marr Gym.

    SUNDAY DOMINGO
    • La Comunidad de El Carmen and Community Land Grand monthly meeting, 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 1 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church on El Oro Road. All community members and those interested in preserving and protecting our community land and cemetery are urged to attend. For information, contact Joe Archuleta at 505-819-9960 or Jim Coryat at 505-617-5103.

  • After our college students graduated the celebrations turned to the younger graduates. On Friday, May 16, the kindergarten held its ceremony as the children leave the Holman site and graduate to first grade in Mora. There were many proud parents’ grand- parents cheering them on as they received their diploma/certificate. The next week the Head Start held its graduation ceremony on May 22 with 45 students graduating and again a full gym of parents and well-wishers.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Monday
    5:30 p.m. ­— Mora Valley Community Health Services board meeting, Administration Building
    Tuesday
    6 p.m. — Tee-ball Orioles vs. Cubs, Little League Field, Holman
    6:45 p.m. — Tee-ball A’s vs. Angels, Little League Field
    6 p.m. — Little League 1-Cubs vs. Yankees, Field #1,
    A’s vs. Rockies, Field # 2 Holman
    Thursday
    6 p.m. — Tee-ball Angels vs. Cubs, Little League Field, Holman

  • Summer is almost here. Our mountain folk welcome the warmer weather, and for many of us that translates  into vacation. Because I grew up on a dude ranch here at Gascon,   I know what summer and vacations mean.

    The rush would be on as reservations came in, mostly by letter. The log cabins had to be cleaned, with nine months of dirt and dust swept out. Horses had to be shod, saddles and tack repaired, and our storerooms filled with groceries.

  • TODAY
    HOY
    • Political Public Forum, 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 28 at the Mora Independent School Auditorium. Guests include Mora County commission candidates John Olivas, Paula Garcia, George Trujillo, and Joseph JD Weathers. Guest moderator is Eric A. Romero. Organizer of the event is La Voz de Mora.
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 28 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Baby Loves Visiting” by Michael Lawrence. Free and open to the public.

  • TODAY
    HOY
    • The Las Vegas Optic office will be closed on Monday, May 26, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday and will re-open on Tuesday, May 27.
    • San Miguel County offices will be closed in observance of the Memorial Day and  will reopen on Tuesday, May 27.

    TUESDAY
    MARTES

  • By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Highlands University English professor Donna Woodford-Gormley was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities summer stipend to complete her book that explores Cuban cultural adaptations of Shakespeare.

    Woodford-Gormley is the only Shakespeare scholar conducting research in Cuba.

  • SATURDAY SÁBADO
    • West Las Vegas High School graduation takes place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 25, at Gillie Lopez gymnasium.