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Today's Features

  • SENIOR LUNCH MENU

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

    Monday: Beef fajita, pinto beans with green chilies, salsa, flour tortilla, oatmeal cookie, peaches

  • It is time for yet another medical — as in Valmora — story. My readers know I was born and raised in that Tuberculosis Sanatorium, and the book “Hovels, Haciendas and Housecalls” was written about my doctor father and Valmora by Dorothy Simpson several years ago. 

  • THURSDAY JUEVES
    • Fourth of July Fiestas, music entertainment — 6 p.m. Inez Gallegos-Lujan, 7 p.m. Los Malcriados and 8 p.m. Los Latineerz on Thursday, July 4 at Plaza Park.
    • The reunion of the band Cascabel, 8 p.m. to midnight on Thursday, July 4 at El Rialto Patio Ballroom. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For more information, call 426-9429.
    • San Miguel County Offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4 in observance of the holiday. Offices will re-open on Friday, July 5.

  • UPCOMING & ONGOING
    • San Miguel County Offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4 in observance of the holiday. Offices will re-open on Friday, July 5.
    • Las Vegas Optic offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4 and will re-open at 8 a.m. on Friday, July 5.
    • The reunion of the band Cascabel, 8 p.m. to midnight on Thursday, July 4 at El Rialto Patio Ballroom. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For more information, call 426-9429.

  • By Eric Martin

    Las Vegas Optic

  • SATURDAY SÁBADO
    • HU Alumni will be hosting the Second Annual Coach Bleil Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament, Saturday, June 29 at the Gene Torres Golf Course. For more information, contact Curt Spencer at 505-280-0308, or HU Athletic Director Ed Manzanares at 454-3368 for more information. Proceeds to support the Fred Bleil Scholarship — Endowment, to benefit Highlands University student athletes.

  • The Family Dollar Store will soon be opened in Mora. The building and parking lot have been ready and waiting for quite some time now. People have been watching the  progress of the building since the land was cleared, base put down and the building going up. The parking lot was prepared with parking spaces drawn out and the area readied for business. Now at last the completions is about to happen with an opening date around July 18.

    According to Gene Urioste, they will have the interior ready and workers hired by that date.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    4 p.m. to 6 p.m. — La Jicarita Rural telephone coop Customer Appreciation Day, hot dogs and beverages, prizes mariachi music and more
    7 p.m. — Free Family Movie Night, popcorn, door prizes, fun for the whole family, Presbyterian Church (across from Russell’s) parking in the back
    Saturday
    9 a.m. to noon — Mora /San Miguel Electric Cooperative, Inc Annual Meeting, Mora High School Gym
    Monday

  • The nearest forest fires so near to our watersheds were of great concern to those of us who live in these mountains. The smoke alone caused us to spend a lot of time watching for flying embers that could ignite a fire anywhere there is dry grass. There is lots of that everywhere now. May the rains come now.
    My last column, “Palabras Pintorescas (word pictures) was devoted to a review of the brand new book by Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, “Learning Las Vegas,” that just hit our Tome on the Range bookstore.

  • By Sara Moulton
    The Associated Press
    If you’ve never tasted fresh lemonade, you don’t know what you’re missing. It’s just so much more vivid than the supermarket stuff, much more about the lemon and less about the sugar.
    True, juicing the lemons can be a pain, but the process becomes very near painless if you start by softening the lemons in the microwave for 30 seconds. Then all you have to do is add sugar syrup — a mixture of sugar and water, heated until the sugar is dissolved — and some cold water. Done.