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Today's Features

  • Submitted to the Optic

    More than 50 artists from New Mexico are scheduled to participate at the Cleveland Millfest from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. this weekend. There will also be native foods and baked goods, fruits and produce and continuous musical entertainment at the two-day event on Sept. 3 and Sept. 4 at the Cleveland Roller Mill Museum.

    The museum is located just off NM Hwy. 518 two miles north of Mora, near the village of Cleveland.  

  • Submitted to the Optic

    The Las Vegas Citizens’ Committee for Historic Preservation invites the public to nominate persons and businesses that have significantly improved their buildings this past year for CCHP’s annual preservation awards.     

    Awards and recognition will be given for renovations, restorations and general improvements of historic homes and buildings throughout Las Vegas. Recognition may also be given to individuals who have made a significant impact on preservation in Las Vegas.

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

    • 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.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 31, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Planting the Wild Garden” by Kathryn O. Galbraith. All programs are free and open to the public.

  • 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.