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Today's Features

  • For the Optic

    Three weeks until hopeful monsoon. Three weeks until the heavens unleash what fury remains after crying over the Mississippi and Minot floodplains.

    What did Las Vegas do to deserve Mother Nature’s stony dry stare? Look around city streets and you see the crisp gold memory of grass, see old men run hand along rheumy eyes in a desperate attempt to fend off flying dust. Once lush backyards have taken on a gritty slumber; a lone catalpa offers tiny token leaves instead of its once imposing canopy.

  • Three of Mora’s young athletes came home champions of the 3-on-3 tournaments called “Hoop It Up” that took place at the Civic Plaza in Albuquerque recently. The tourney was held on an outdoor court in the civic center with 100- degree temperature. The Mora Lakers won six consecutive games to claim the championship.

  • Community Calendar

    Saturday
    9 a.m. – “Cultural Encounters” special event, Fort Union National Monument, free admission
    9 a.m. to noon – Annual Mora San-Miguel Electric Cooperative Meeting
    Sunday
    8 a.m. –“Cultural Encounters” special event continued, Fort Union National Monument
    Monday
    8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Second Basketball Camp begins at Mora High Gym  
    Tuesday

  • I never know what my friends will share with me next. They just hand me something, sometimes in a brown paper bag, and I soon discover I have yet another treasure in my possession.

    I was handed a big ziplock bag with some white, foamy semi-liquid in it right after Christmas. My friends know I like to cook and often bake various breads and desserts. I really wasn’t sure just what I had in this new baggie, but a recipe came with it for Amish friendship bread.

  • TODAY HOY
    • The Noon Kiwanis Club of Las Vegas will hold its annual Pancake Day fundraiser on Wednesday, June 22 at the Hillcrest Restaurant. Hours are 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.,11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and children. Proceeds benefits Las Vegas Youth projects. For more info call 718-6655.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING
    EL PORVENIR

  • UPCOMING & ONGOING

    EL PORVENIR
    • The Noon Kiwanis Club of Las Vegas will hold its annual Pancake Day fundraiser on Wednesday, June 22 at the Hillcrest Restaurant. Hours are 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.,11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and children. Proceeds benefits Las Vegas Youth projects. For more info call 718-6655.

  • SATURDAY SÁBADO
    • Clay and Bronze exhibition featuring art works by Paul Volckening and Harry Leippe, runs through July 27. There is an artist reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 18 at the Ray Drew Gallery on the first floor of Donnelly Library. For more information, call Bob Read at 454-3338.

  • Are you ready to have a good time?” asks Bev, the friendly lady at the ticket booth, as she looks down at the eager faces of the children coming up to her booth for the  parents to buy tickets to the carnival. Then she raises her eyes to the adult and asks, “How may I help you?”

    No difference how she feels — she has a smiling face and a friendly demeanor. She is the first person customers see as they enter the carnival.

  • Community Calendar
    Friday
    1 p.m. - Mora Fiesta Volunteers meeting, Mora Courthouse
    Tuesday
    6 p.m - T-Ball - Yankees vs.Rangers Little League Field, Holman. Little League – Braves vs. Rockies-Field #1 and Rangers vs. Angels Field #2
    6:45 p.m. - T-Ball - Mariners vs. Pirates Little League Field, Holman
    Wednesday
    11 a.m. - ECHO Food Distribution, Helping Hands Inc.
    Thursday

  • One would say it is a dog’s life on this old ranch, but it is also a horse’s life, to be sure. Our horses are mostly retired, are fat and sassy, and roam around a small pasture at ranch headquarters. Quite a picture of happiness, I’d say.