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Today's Features

  • The winds are less, and they are more-or-less warm, so my faithful dog companions and I have decided it is time to venture out into the forest once again. I hope it is between snowstorms, and, yes, there are still big snowdrifts on the shady side of the hills, but the big snowpacks needed to keep our mountains healthy and wet this summer still need lots of snow.

  • TODAY HOY

    • Search and Rescue will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8 at the San Miguel County Jail south of Las Vegas off the I-25 access road. For more information, call 429-2045.

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 8, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “A String of Heart”s by Laura Malone Elliott. The theme for the month is “Leap Year Laughter.” All programs are free and open to the public.

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

    • Free 2012 Tax Returns – federal and state — will be prepared for low- and middle-income taxpayers by Certified AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers. No complicated filings. Do not have to be retired or an AARP member to receive services. Seven days and evenings are scheduled at NM Highlands University, 903 Baca St. (at 9th Street) between Feb. 14 and April 14. Call for an appointment at 505-425-6261 or 479-466-5161.  

  • WEDNESDAY
    MIERCOLES
    • Search and Rescue will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8 at the San Miguel County Jail south of Las Vegas off the I-25 access road. For more information, call 429-2045.
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 8, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “A String of Heart”s by Laura Malone Elliott. The theme for the month is “Leap Year Laughter.” All programs are free and open to the public.

  • TODAY HOY
    • The Tecolote Land Grant Board of Trustees regular meeting will be held at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Tecolote Community Center. Fore more information, call Joe I. Herrera at 575-427-1141.

    SATURDAY SÁBADO

  • Last Thursday was a happy day for the town and the students of Mora High School. After the week of preparation for the big day it finally arrived with beautiful weather and a community’s backing.

    The students had their pep rally and talent show.  

  • Community Calendar

    Friday
    TBA — Middle School Rangers basketball, Taos Tourney, Taos
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes basketball vs. Peñasco, away, junior varsity and varsity
    Saturday
    TBA — Middle School Rangers basketball, Taos Tourney continued, Taos
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Rangers basketball vs. Peñasco, away, junior varsity and varsity
    Monday
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Valley Community Health Board, Administration Building

  • Sometimes life’s pleasures come along in small doses. Very recently I had the pleasure of having both Bartley grandchildren here with their parents for several days of revisiting the ranch together. They are now in their mid-20s, and are interested in so many facets of this old place.

    Son John decided it was time for a slide show one night. My collection of slides that date back almost 50 years here paint quite a picture of life on the ranch, which included pictures of them when they were small. There are many pictures of horses and cows, of course.