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Today's Features

  • Community Calendar

    Friday
    2  to 4 p.m. — Proposed Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area Planning update #2-Laura Shields Science Building, New Mexico Highlands University
    Saturday
    9 a.m. — Mora Rangerettes softball vs. West Las Vegas, JV (DH), home
    10 a.m. — Mora Track, Santa Rosa, away
    Sunday

  • I am happy to report my “catcher’s mitt” still fits, and no, I did not have to use it. My doctor father always told us he had his catcher’s mitt with him when he delivered a baby, and he did deliver many babies as a country doctor.

  • Submitted to the Optic

    Tristen S. Valdez, a student at Mora Middle School, will travel to Washington, D.C. to participate in a People to People World Leadership Forum. Valdez, along with fellow students from around the world, will take part in developing leadership skills, learning about times in American history, meet with important leaders and explore current challenges, practice teambuilding skills, and visit national memorials and historic sites.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 11, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “The Twins’ Blanket” by Hyewon Yum. This month’s theme is “Celebrating National Library Library Month”. All programs are free and open to the public.

  • TODAY HOY
    • The Las Vegas Area Association of Educational Retirees April Meeting, 11:30 a.m. on Monday, April 9 at the Plaza Hotel Conservatory. Program will include: updates on arranging to meet with school districts on pension and pre-retirement issues and on the planning for the 2012 NMAER State Convention. Call Tomás at 575-421-2455.

  • TODAY HOY
    • The office of the Las Vegas Optic will be closed on Friday, April 6 in observance of Good Friday. The office will re-open at 8 a.m. on Monday, April 9.
    • In observance of Good Friday the offices of San Miguel county will be closed from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, April 6. They will reopen on Monday, April 9.
    • Luna Community College will be closed on Friday, April 6 and Monday, April 9 for Easter break. The college will resume regular operating hours on Tuesday, April 10.

  • Mora students have held their district Spanish spelling bee and students from Mora County are heading for the state Spanish Spelling Bee on Aril 14 in Albuquerque.

    Sixth grader, Kristen Herrera, granddaughter of Donald and Emma Sanchez, won the first place in Wagon Mound.

    In Mora, Anthony Pino qualified to represent Mora at the state Spanish Spelling Bee.

    The teacher and Bilingual director in Wagon Mound is Georgia Cruz and the teacher in Mora is Rita Sanchez.

  • Community Calendar

    Friday
    3:30 p.m. — Mora Rangers baseball vs.Cimarron, Home
    Saturday
    10 a.m. — Mora track team meet, Cimarron
    Noon — Open House and Easter Egg Hunt, Coyote Creek State Park
    Sunday
    6:30 a.m. — Easter Sunrise Service and breakfast, Chacon
    2 p.m. — Community Easter Egg Hunt - prizes, crafts and fun for all. Everyone is invited, Mora Presbyterian Church

  • Because curiosity is my middle name, I always have to investigate when I hear noises, like making things or repairing things in and around our big shop area. Every ranch has to have a shop and a collection of old junk, just waiting to be ressurrected, to repair something that broke.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 4, in the children’s area of the public library. All programs are free and open to the public.
    • United World College students provide free homework help from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. each Wednesday at the Travelers Café on the Las Vegas Plaza. All age levels. Any questions, call Sharon Seto at 454-4206.