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Today's Features

  • These cold and windy days of winter cause me to stay inside and, horror of horrors, clean out some old files and stacks, boxes of papers I have kept, seemingly forever.

    Just a year after our devastating house fire at Valmora, I was lucky enough (because of my parents’ diligent, almost extreme savings program) to do the great tour of Europe the summer of 1953. Because we lost everything in that fire, I decided that I’d keep all sorts of things to rebuild my life. In that collection is a scrapbook I started when I returned from that wonderful trip.

  • The Mora County Commissioners, Paula Garcia, John Olivas and Laudente Quintana held a special community meeting at the Senior  Citizen Center last week. The purpose of the meeting was to elect officers and give the citizens of Mora an opportunity to voice their concerns and wishes for the commissioners to consider as they start the new year.   

  • TODAY HOY
    • Paul Graves, a powerful speaker,  pastor and global executive, will speak at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 14, in Kluge Auditorium at United World College in Montezuma on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This event is free and open to the public.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Story Time, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 12 in the children’s area of Carnegie Public Library. This week’s theme is Toy Story’s Woody with a craft stick door hanger as this week’s project. All programs are free and open to the public.

  • WEDNESDAY
    MIERCOLES

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

    • A fund has been set up for Antonia Apodaca, a longtime local musician whose house was destroyed in a fire. Contributions can be made to the fund at Community First Bank.

  • Every Monday morning since January 2010, I have recounted the history of Las Vegas and San Miguel County over the airwaves of KFUN/KLVF. Tom McDonald has now invited me to do the same thing in a weekly column for the Optic, and we begin that journey today. This column is the first in what we hope will be a long-running series bringing to life the history of our area.

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

    • A fund has been set up for Antonia Apodaca, a longtime local musician whose house was destroyed in a fire. Contributions can be made to the fund at Community First Bank.

  • SUNDAY DOMINGO

  • Elected officials of Mora County were sworn into office at 5 p.m. on December 30 at the VFW Post 1131. The Honorable  Abigail Aragon, district judge, administered the oath of office to the officials.

    There were more than120 citizens of Mora County who attended the event and supported the swearing in of the elected officials of Mora County.