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Today's Features

  • We all have a chapter or two in our lives that could be titled “People I have known,” more specifically, people who we remember for some specific reasons. My list is a long and fun one in this category, and a recent event brought back many long ago memories.

    I discovered a treasure of sorts way back in a closet, a full rather strange treasure for most people. I have a half-full bottle of Guisano Rajo Mezcal — complete with the traditional worm in the bottle — that was given us here at the guest ranch by Peter Hurd in the late 1960’s.

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    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 15, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Bear’s Loose Tooth” by Karma Wilson Elliott. The theme for the month is “Leap Year Laughter.” All programs are free and open to the public.

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    • KNMX 540am radio forums for city elections take place from 1 to 3 p.m. as scheduled. Monday, Feb. 13 and Tuesday, Feb. 14. Questions can be called in at 425-3555 from 1 to 3 p.m. the day of the forums.

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    • Barter Hours will have an introductory discussion starting at 9 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, at Mary Ann's Famous Burritos. Anyone interested in finding out about the Barter Hours Organization is welcome. Also, come to share your ideas about how bartering can benefit the community. Call Dianne Lindsay 426-1468 for questions.

  • When a person walks in the door of Tapetes de Lana’s gallery something new meets the eye. The looms for weaving are still there and the beautiful finished products from those looms  line the walls as usual.

    But you are now greeted by Rebekah Albert asking you if you would like some coffee, tea, cocoa or cappuccino from the newly added Espresso bar. Tapetes also serves pastries that have been bought locally. When the commercial kitchen has electricity it will be baking its own pastries — which will mean the hiring of yet another local person.

  • Community Calendar
    Friday 10
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Rangers basketball vs. Santa Fe Prep, away, junior varsity and varsity
    Sunday 12
    2:30 p.m — VFW Ladies Auxiliary meeting, VFW Hall
    5 p.m. — VFW meeting, VFW Hall
    Monday 13
    5 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes basketball vs. Monte Del Sol, away, junior varsity and varsity
    Tuesday 14
    10 a.m. — Mora County Commission meeting, Wagon Mound

  • 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.

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    • 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.