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Today's Features

  • WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES
    • Story Time, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 8 in the children’s area of Carnegie Public Library. All programs are free and open to the public.

  • Submitted to the Optic

    On Saturday, June 4 the Santa Fe National Forest and the Santa Fe Chapter of the Back Country Horseman will host a wilderness trail clearing event in celebration of American Hiking Society’s 19th annual National Trails Day. The event will begin at the Aspen Ranch trailhead and will start June 4 and run until June 11.  

  • SATURDAY SÁBADO
    • Court Appointed Special Advocates is recruiting volunteers to advocate for children in foster care. Training starts Saturday,  June 4. For more information, call 454-0223 or go to www.casafourrthnm.org.

    • AAUW used book sale with all proceeds going to scholarships for NMHU women students. The sale starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 4 at the corner of Seventh Street and University (pink building).

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    • A survivors fund has been set up for the families of Gene Hern and Frank Romero. The following are the accounts: Children of Gene Hern, Wells Fargo account number 7040660958 and the widow of Frank Romero, Wells Fargo account number 7040660941.

    • The city of Las Vegas employee union has set up memorial funds for Gene Hern and Frank Romero at the State Employees Credit Union. The Hern account number is 3001582700 and the Romero account is 3001582710.

  • In a flag raising ceremonial the VFW Post 1131 in Mora showed its respect in honoring those who have gone before them and gave the supreme sacrifice for our country.

  • Community Calendar

    Monday
    5:30 p.m. - Mora Valley Community Health Services Advisory    Board meeting,  administration building

    Tuesday
    10 a.m. - Mora County Board of Commissioner meeting, Wagon Mound City Hall
    6 p.m. - T-Ball, Yankees vs.Mariners, Holman Little League Field, Little League-Field #1, Angels vs. Braves Field #2, Rockies vs. Rangers
    6:45 p.m. - T-Ball-Rangers vs. Pirates, Holman Little League Field

  • Apparently I didn't miss anything in the way of global events recently. Our mountains are still here, dry as they are. If the end of the world happened, nobody noticed it around here.

    Sadly, it is so dry very few flowers are blooming, so the resident hummingbirds have hit the feeders hard. There is almost no water running in our creeks, and the blue herons quickly cleaned out any trout that still had a small pool to swim in.

  • The 20th annual Kiwanis Bike Safety Rodeo is scheduled from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 11 at the Wilson Gym parking lot on the New Mexico Highlands University campus.  

    All children from ages five to 12 years are invited to participate.  The entry fee is $5 which includes a new bicycle helmet.    

    Participants with safe and legal helmets will be admitted for $1.  

  • TODAY HOY
    • Story Time, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 1 in the children’s area of Carnegie Public Library. All programs are free and open to the public.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING EL PORVENIR
    • Tri-County Farmers Market is open from 7 a.m. until sellout on Wednesdays at Sixth Street and University. Starting on June 1 the market will open on both Wednesdays and Saturdays. On June 11, there will be a kick-festival for the market.

  • TODAY HOY
    • The Las Vegas Optic office will be closed on Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day. Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday, May 31.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING EL PORVENIR
    • Story Time, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 1 in the children’s area of Carnegie Public Library. All programs are free and open to the public.