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Today's Features

  • Mora County high schools have ended their basketball season with a great showing. For the first time, all three teams — Wagon Mound Trojans and the Mora Rangers and Rangerettes — were at the state tournament.

    The Wagon Mound Trojans came home with a state championship trophy.

    Congratulations go to that great team, coach Bobby Clothier, parents and fans. They had a season record of 24-5.

  • Community Calendar

    Sunday
    2:30 p.m. — VFW Ladies Auxiliary meeting, Community Room Bank of Mora
    5 p.m. — VFW Regular Meeting, VFW Hall
    Tuesday
    10 a.m. — Mora County Commission meeting, CHET Fire Department, Cleveland
    TBA  — American Red Cross meeting-Tapetes de Lana
    5 p.m. — Mora Mutual Water and Sewage Board meeting, MMW&W office
    Saturday

  • Meanwhile, back at the ranch, I now continue with a lengthy letter I had written to a dear friend, a doctor who had just undergone surgery in Florida. He and I had a memorable horseback ride into our West Canyon. This letter was written 12 years after our ride, and thus began a writing career of painting pictures through words instead of paint.

    I quote my letter: “Yes! Today, 1977 and it is still exactly like it was. I returned again, now on the aging Bella, and rode for both of us ... come with me!

  • By Murrae Haynes
    Harley-Davidson

    So you want to learn how to ride a motorcycle. How are you going to do that?

    You may have tried a dirt bike once when you were a teenager and don’t remember a lot other than falling down. Ask a friend? Maybe your uncle or brother? The guy down the street who rides a sportbike?

    A great way to learn is to take a motorcycle safety course.

  • By Alecia Warren
    Coeur d’Alene Press

    COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho  — Weeks ahead, Tia Flynn is haunted by the race.
    At night, she dreams of the course she has tumbled her motorcycle across for years, the hills she has crashed on, the rivers where her bike has been baptized into competition.

    Feeding the addiction, she watches the online video of races past. She takes in the roar and growl of 1,000 bikes along an endless stretch of starting line.

  • Submitted to the Optic

    As Alvin Korte recently travelled his native land, he became aware of and puzzled by the public display of an image that was deeply imprinted on his mind as a youth — the swastika.

    With Korte’s special interest in images and their meanings, more questions were raised. Why were swastikas — which today are synonymous with the Nazis and with death and hate — displayed on the high corners of the El Porvenir Hotel in Gallinas Canyon?

  • TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 14, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Lucky Tucker” by Leslie MCGuirk. The theme for the month is “Woman’s Month - Books Written for Children by Women.” All programs are free and open to the public.

  • Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com

  • TODAY HOY
    • Mora Democracy School Committee meeting and educational forum, 6 p.m. on Monday, March 12 at Tapetes de Lana in Mora. Potluck prior to the meeting. For more information, call  Mora Democracy School Committee at 575-666- 2529.

    TUESDAY MARTES
    • Las Vegas Little League Registration dates: Tuesday, March 13 and Thursday, March 15 all at the Abe Montoya Rec Center. Bring three copies of proof of residency, Original State issued Birth Certificate For questions or information contact Kathy Duran, Player Agent 617-0759.