Today's Features

    • A hearing is scheduled for the Northeastern New Mexico Regional Landfill solid waste permit renewal and modification. The hearing will be held at  6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 17 at the Wagon Mound Public Schools auditorium. Public comments will be taken starting at 6 p.m. A permit modification is requested for acceptance of five special wastes, vertical expansion of the landfill, and other operational changes. For more information contact the NMED Solid Waste Bureau at 505-827-0197.

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    • Nelson Illusions — Smoke and Mystery Tour, 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 14 at Ilfeld Auditorium on the NMHU campus. Tickets are general admission $10, children younger than 10, Robertson and West Las Vegas High School students with valid I.D’s are $5, NMHU students I.D.’s are $3. Advance tickets call 454-3238 or visit KEDP radio station, studio 103.

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    Ernie Moberg celebrated 50 years in business earlier this month with friends and family at his shop in Watrous. His brother and sister were able to come all the way from Minnesota to celebrate with him. 

    The celebration include barbecued elk and a huge triple flavored cake. A hilarious roast reminisced about the many injuries Moberg has survived and his friend, Randy Huston, sang a special song for him titled “Lucky.” 


    3 p.m. to 6 p.m. — Farmers Market, Southwest Capital Bank parking lot
    TBA. —  Mora cross country at the state meet, Rio Rancho
    5 p.m. —  Mora County Commission meeting, Mora Schools
    4 p.m. — Mora Middle School Rangerettes basketball, seventh and eighth, home
    TBA —  Mora volleyball at state tournament, varsity, continues through Saturday, Nov. 15


  • And now Gascon Point has a dusting of snow, which will probably be gone in a day or two, and thankfully there are no “vote for me” election ads in the various media outlets. This includes radio, television, and newspapers, plus signs in some really strange places. Many of us voted early, and no, none of use voted often as some might surmise. And I do continue to remind my family and friends of the importance of voting. Just visit a foreign country for a week or two and one will understand. Voting is a privilege.

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 12 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Good Night Engines” by Denise Dowling Mortensen. Free and open to the public.