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Today's Features

  • TODAY HOY
    • Exercise and Wellness class at Luna Community College started Aug. 22 to Dec. 7, noon classes, four months of exercise for $41, (special $5 rate for seniors) includes Kickbox and Step Combo, cardio vascular machines, cardio-conditioning equipment, free weights, boxing equipment, exercise ball, toning and abdominal equipment, and wellness staff available. Last day to enroll is Aug. 29. Open to the public. Call 454-5314, 425-8767 or 429-0508.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING
    EL PORVENIR

  • By Elizabeth deMare
    Submitted to the Optic

    Las Vegas all but reeks of stories. You can hear the whispers of the lives of its forebearers rustling, all but forgotten, among its historic buildings.

    Traveling merchants from far and wide, covered in the dust of the Santa Fe Trail which nurtured them, lurk in the stones of the buildings on Bridge Street.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Music from Angel Fire, celebrating 28 years, at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26 at Ilfeld Auditorium on the New Mexico Highlands University campus. For more information call, 575-377-3233.

    • Fundraiser BBQ Brisket Sandwich Sale for Xplosion Softball Traveling Team, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26 at the Community 1st Bank, $6 for sandwich, chips and a drink. Pre-orders welcomed and delivery available, call 505-617-0759.

  • The Mora 4-H Club members did very well in their participation in the Mora /San Miguel County Fair recently. Thirty one Mora 4-H members took part in this year’s fair.  

    Several Mora County natives  won grand champions and reserve grand champions with their animals.

    In the lamb division Abigail Aragon had the Grand Champion Lamb and Augustine Romero the Reserved Champion Lamb.

    In the goat division Pete Aragon had the Grand Champion Goat and Jett Smith the Reserved Champion Goat.

    Candace Roybal had the Reserve Champion Steer.

  • Community Calendar

    Wednesday
    6:30 p.m. - Free showing of “Gasland” a documentary about the toxic chemicals that are polluting aquifers and streams because of natural gas drilling. Popcorn and drinks will be provided at Tapetes de Lana in Mora.

    Senior Lunch Menu

    The Mora / Wagon Mound Senior Centers Lunch Menu with coffee and milk served daily.

  • Half the fun of having children and now adult grandchildren is surprising them with some obscure bit of family history that they had no idea ever existed. This just came to light again when a copy of the book, “The Crash of TWA Flight 260” by Charles M. Williams joined my New Mexico collection of our written history.

  • This summer, celebrate the power of music through the 28th Season of Music from Angel Fire, the Festival that brings chamber music to the mountains of Northern New Mexico. Renowned musicians will perform an impressive array of repertory to inspire and delight residents and visitors alike. The Festival will present 14 concerts this summer at the Angel Fire Community Center and the United Church of Angel Fire, the Taos Center for the Arts, the Shuler Theater in Raton and one concert in Las Vegas at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26 at Ilfeld Auditorium at Highlands University.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 24, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “The Land of Lost Things / El Pais de las Cosas Perdidads” by Dina Burtsztyn. All programs are free and open to the public.

    THURSDAY JUEVES

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    • Habitat for Humanity in Las Vegas is about to start a new house. They build affordable homes for low-income families. If you are interested in helping with the next house (or in some other way), contact them at  454-4434 or habitatlv @gmail.com. They are looking for volunteers of any skill level.