Today's Features

    • Tierra y Montes Soil and Water Conservation District monthly board meeting, 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 21 at the U.S. Forest Service Building. For more information, call 425-9088.

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 22, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Zorro Gets an Outfit” by Carter Goodrich. Free and open to the public.

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

    • The Las Vegas Total Community Approach Program is available to  help anyone with a drug and alcohol problem get the help and treatment they need. The program provides free drug and alcohol evaluations and help with paying for treatment for anyone who qualifies. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 454-8151.

    • The Children’s Workshop is offering free child development screenings. The schedule an appointment, call 426-1760 or 454-0348.

    • Registration for Immaculate Conception Religious Education Classes for 2012-13 will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. until Aug. 17. Classes begin Monday, Aug. 20 and will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. For more information, call Rita Garcia at 454-0685 425-1455.


  • By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Poet John Trudell will join his poet daughter, New Mexico Highlands University student Tara Evonne Trudell, on stage at 5 p.m. this Sunday at Highlands University’s Ilfeld Auditorium for an evening of spoken word and poetry.

  • The Mora /San Miguel 4-H’ers did well at the San Miguel / Mora County Fair last week. They showed lambs, goats, hogs, steers, rabbits and chickens. They took part in the Ranch Rodeo events and the horse show. After a year of good work ethic they came home with pride in the fact that they did very well with their showing. The youth who took part and made a superior showing were:

  • Senior Lunch Menu

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

    Monday, Aug. 20 — Spaghetti and sauce, broccoli with cheese sauce, garlic bread, and peaches
    Tuesday, Aug. 21 — Hot ham sandwiches, lima beans, California vegetables, and chocolate chip cookies
    Wednesday, Aug. 22 —Taco salad, Mexicorn, saltine crackers, and mixed fruit
    Thursday, Aug. 23 — Santa Fe chicken, rice, broccoli with cheese, buttered carrots, and pineapple upside- down cake

  • I know there are different schools of thought when it comes to travel — taking a trip into unknown lands. Some just strike out on their own, often with a guidebook in hand, and discover the new area, country or whatever by themselves. I come from a very different school. My family always thought one should go on a tour with a guide who has the knowledge to enlighten and build a base of knowledge for the area.

    Then you, the traveler, can decide whether you want to see and learn more about wherever you are.

  • Submitted to the Optic

    This summer, celebrate the power of music through the 29th Season of Music from Angel Fire, the Festival that brings exquisite chamber music to the magnificent mountains of Northern New Mexico.