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Today's Features

  • Here it is, one of the first days of November, and I’m wondering where summer went. I note one last brilliant gold aspen tree has held on to its leaves as I write this, an aspen that is high up in the mountain, protected by the strong winds that claimed its neighboring trees. Our scientists say all of our aspens are directly related to one root. The show they produced this year was spectacular here. Their genes must be strong!

  • Once again, Las Vegas First Independent Business Alliance is sponsoring the Cross the Bridge shopping promotion beginning Nov. 1 and running through Dec. 24. Everyone is invited to join in the effort to promote local shopping and to encourage a shift in shopping habits toward locally owned businesses.

  • Several attorneys were honored at a luncheon last Friday for their work in providing free legal services to needy people in their community.

    Recognized at the event were David Silva, Suzanne Gaulin, Danelle Smith, Robert Sanchez, Craig Fretwell, Oneida L’Esperance, Wilma Brown, Martin Lopez, Art Bustos, Nick Leger, Judith Kilpatrick and Anna Aragon.

    New Mexico Chief Justice Petra Jimenez Maes thanked local attorneys for their pro bono service in the 4th Judicial District, which covers San Miguel, Mora and Guadalupe counties.

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  • TODAY HOY
    • Tenth Annual Tecolote Haunted Hay Ride, at dusk on Wednesday, Oct. 31 at the Tecolote Fire Department. Hay ride is $3 each.
    • Halloween Carnival, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31 at Eagles Hall, 211 South Grand. For more information, call Sandra at 429-8937.

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  • TODAY HOY

  • The Career Association which is a part of the Jobs for America’s Graduates-NM coordinated a Walk for the Cure event on Sunday.

    They also got the help of Peer Educators, Middle School Student Government, and the BPA.

    Alex Martinez, the president of the Career Association, was responsible for overseeing the entire operation.

    The different school organizations were responsible for creating signs and decorating the route for the walk. The gate of Mora High School held attractive signs announcing the walk for a cure.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Saturday
    1 p.m. — VFW Ladies Auxiliary special meeting, Helping Hands Inc.
    2 p.m. — Mora Rangerette volleyball vs. Monte del Sol, home, junior varsity and varsity
    4 p.m. to 9 p.m. — Haunted House, elementary band room sponsored by the Career Association
    8 p.m. — Halloween Benefit Dance with music by Agua Negra Band to benefit of Merced de el Carmen
    Thursday
    5:30 p.m.— Mora Rangerette Volleyball vs. Peñasco, home, junior varsity and varsity

  • Every glorious October is different in the mountains. I know this because I have lived in these mountains for so long. Yes, we have had a few fall rains, sparse by old time standards, but at least the dust isn’t that deep yet.

    This October aspens show of reds, golds, greens and every color in between, has really been spectacular, and has lasted for a while.