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Today's Features

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

    • Comedor de San Pascual is an outreach soup kitchen of the Methodist Church that operates Tuesday evenings at the Senior Center. Volunteer time is from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Those interested in volunteering should contact Bonnie Bolton at 505-617-8471 or bblvnm@hotmail.com.

  • Mora was included in Senator Tom Udall’s small business and Economic Development Tour  recently. He toured eight New Mexico counties in the first week of the April.

    He visited two projects in the Mora County. He visited La Jicarita Rural Telephone Cooperative and the Mora National Fish Hatchery on Tuesday as they serve as economic development engines for the community.

    La Jicarita manager Michael J.Leyba gave him and his staff a tour of the new telephone cooperative building. The new offices are now up and running serving the constituents of the area.

  • Community Calendar

    Friday
    1 p.m. - Bake Sale, Senior Citizens Center
    Saturday
    8 a.m. - Clean up Mora Day, meet at parking lot of Bank of Mora to pick up bags etc. Lunch served at noon sponsored by Mora Valley Chamber of Commerce
    Sunday
    6 a.m. - Mora High School Professional Business of America leave for trip to Washington, DC. for national competition.
    Tuesday

  • I continue to find interesting and  historical writings and newspaper columns in my family's collection of stuff. My parents were great friends of Walter and Delma Vivian. Walter was the editor of the Optic in 1950, and his wife, Delma was a talented reporter for the paper.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Story Time, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 27 in the children’s area of Carnegie Public Library. All programs are free and open to the public. This week’s theme is “Arbor Day Celebration,” the book is “A Tree For Me” by Nancy Van Laan and the craft is easy shape tree.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING EL PORVENIR

  • WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES
    • Story Time, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 27 in the children’s area of Carnegie Public Library. All programs are free and open to the public. This week’s theme is “Arbor Day Celebration,” the book is “A Tree For Me” by Nancy Van Laan and the craft is easy shape tree.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING EL PORVENIR

  • Submitted to the Optic

    Well-known theater activist, actor and playwright Cynthia Ruffin is teaching on the New Mexico Highlands University campus through April 29 through the university’s Nina Telsa Ballen Visiting Professor Program.

    Ruffin will also present a free public lecture, Ungagged, at 6 p.m. April 25 in the Leveo Sanchez Lecture Hall in Donnelly Library. Ruffin will lead the April 29 performance of Voices of Transformation at Sala de Madrid.

    Ruffin was born in Montreal and trained at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.