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Today's Features

  • Gov. David F. Cargo will be greatly missed in our state of New Mexico. He has meant a lot to the people especially those in the small communities.

    His influential and caring concern for the state went far beyond his time as governor. He continued to be involved in the government and the needs of the small communities. In Mora, he was much loved by the people.

    He did so much for them and other small communities while he was governor and continued to show his concern afterwards.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Saturday
    9 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Second Strategic planning session, Mora School Board Room, lunch and snacks served
    9 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Flea Market, VFW building, sponsored by VFW Auxiliary $10 a space
    9 a.m., 11a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. — Guided tours of  the old First Fort at Fort Union National Monument Celebrating Civil Wars 150th anniversary
    Sunday
    2 p.m. — VFW Auxiliary meeting, VFW building
    5 p.m. — VFW meeting, VFW Building

    SENIOR LUNCH MENU

  • Isn’t it amazing what a rain shower or two can do for one’s outlook, one’s hope that the monsoons are real? Yes, dull is bright, brown turns to green and layers of dust are now washed off that dry grass our horses and cows had to eat.

  • THURSDAY JUEVES
    • Regular meeting of the Las Vegas Senior Olympics, 1 p.m. on Thursday
    July 11 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. All members are asked to attend. State senior Olympics athletes are asked to bring medals.

    FRIDAY VIERNES

  • Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • New Mexico State Police will be conducting a DWI-Checkpoint in San Miguel County between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Friday, July 12.
    • 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 paying for treatment for anyone who qualifies. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 454-8151.

  • TODAYHOY

  • TODAY HOY

    • San Miguel County Offices will be open from 8 a.m. to noon and closed from 1 to 5 p.m. on Friday, July 5.

  • The Mora Little League and tee-ball teams had a great season. After a summer of games with the Dodgers, Cardinals, Rockies and A’s pitted against each other every Tuesday and Wednesday evening, the final games were held and awards were given to the players and those who made it possible. There are two fields  for the Little League and a special field for the tee-ball players so that three games can be played simultaneously.

  • SENIOR LUNCH MENU

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

    Monday: Beef fajita, pinto beans with green chilies, salsa, flour tortilla, oatmeal cookie, peaches

  • It is time for yet another medical — as in Valmora — story. My readers know I was born and raised in that Tuberculosis Sanatorium, and the book “Hovels, Haciendas and Housecalls” was written about my doctor father and Valmora by Dorothy Simpson several years ago.