Today's Features

    • The San Miguel County Safe-Ride-Home Service will be extending its hours of operation during the holiday season. Additional days of operation started Monday through Saturday, Dec. 31 from 8 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Service will still operate Friday and Saturday nights from 8 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Services are provided from any liquor establishment to your home in the Las Vegas area. Call 429-0336 for a ride.

    • Annual Polar Bear Plunge, noon on Tuesday, Jan. 1 at Storrie Lake State Park.

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  • Christmas is sharing time in Mora. Many people showed the reason for the season, sharing their talents, and their material with others.

    Pauline Laumbach’s BPA gave 156 color books to children in grades kindergarten through third. The music department gave a free Christmas concert. The Mora Mountain Mamas sang Christmas carols at the Mora Senior Center.


    Mora Rangers and Rangerettes basketball at NRG Tournament, Pojoaque
    4 p.m. — Mora Rangers Middle School boys basketball vs. Pecos, away
    4 p.m. — Mora Rangers Middle School boys basketball vs. West Las Vegas, away
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes Basketball vs. Taos, Home-varsity


    The lunch menu for the Mora /Wagon Mound Senior Centers with coffee and milk served daily.

  • Oh my! I love it when a book finds me, in a somewhat circuitous route, I might add. In other words, Santa has a way of finding us, I’ve learned for the Nth time in my life.
    A big part of the fun of writing this column is delivering my typewritten columns to the Optic staff every week. I was surprised recently when the kids there told me I had a package or an envelope waiting for me. Oh, my again! The package contained a signed copy of “Las Vegas, New Mexico, Volume II” by Joseph Lordi, with a note tucked into the signed copy.

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 26, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Do Donuts Fall in Winter?” by Viki Woodworth. Free and open to the public.


    • San Miguel County offices will be closed on Monday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 25 in observance of the Christmas Holiday. Offices will re-open on Wednesday, Dec. 26.
    • The Las Vegas Optic will close at 3 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 24 and will be closed all day on Tuesday, Dec. 25. The offices will re-open at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 26.

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    • Third Annual Light Parade and House Lighting Contest, Renewing the Spirit of Anton Chico: Friday, Dec. 21 - House Lighting Contest judging starts at dusk; Saturday, Dec. 22 - Oremos 3 p.m. at the school, light parade line-up 5 p.m., and Santa Claus following the parade at the school. For more information, call 505-507-4515.

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