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Today's Features

  • Fort Union National Monument will host two all-day Junior Ranger Camps beginning at 10 a.m. and ending at 4 p.m on Thursday, June 9 and Friday, June 10.

    For children ages 7-12, the camps will introduce youngsters to the diverse history and natural splendor of Fort Union through hands-on games, activities, and ranger led programs. The June 9 Junior Ranger Camp is geared for children ages seven to nine and the June 10th camp is geared for children ages ten to 12. Both camps are free of charge.

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    The Fourth Judicial District Court Appointed Special Advocates Board of Directors is sponsoring a fundraiser called the “No Show Ball”.  

    The concept of the “No Show Ball” is that invitations are sent out to potential donors, and instead of spending money for fancy clothes and tickets, the invitees relax, stay home and make a generous contribution to CASA so that we can continue advocating for abused and neglected children who are living in foster care.

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    Shoppers in Las Vegas have a new place to shop for everyday essentials.  

    Dollar General recently opened a new store at 1008 Mills Avenue and is hosting a grand opening celebration starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 7.

    At the grand opening event, customers will enjoy special deals and free prizes. The first 50 shoppers at the store will receive a $10 Dollar General gift card and the first 200 shoppers will receive a Dollar General tote bag, among other giveaways.

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  • Last Friday’s windstorm left lots of trash for the annual clean-up crew. Making the Mora Chamber of Commerce annual Clean-up Day a great success.

    People stopped at the parking lot to pick up bags and safety vests. The volunteers then picked up trash and cleaned the main highway right-of- way and some side roads.

    Those who could not work on Saturday planned to pick up trash on Sunday but could not do so because of the snowstorm that passed through town.

  • Community Calendar

    Friday
    9 a.m. - State Track and Field meet, Albuquerque

    Saturday
    State Track and Field meet continues, Albuquerque

    Sunday
    Happy Mothers’ Day

    Tuesday

    10 a.m. - Mora County Commission meeting, Mora School Board Room                        

  • I am lucky! I have friends in many places who consistently keep me informed about going’s on in the big world out there.        

    Many of us are avid readers and we share and promote any good read we encounter. A recent call from a friend down our road told me to hurry down to our favorite bookstore, Tome on the Range, and pick up a copy of “Appetite for America” by Stephen Fried.

  • By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Highlands University soccer and football teams turned out in force April 30 to paint warehouses on 12th Street as part of the third MainStreet de Las Vegas Façade Squad project.

    Cindy Collins, executive director for MainStreet, said the Façade Squad works to revitalize downtown commercial buildings to attract more local customers and visitors. The Façade Squad also works to preserve the history and culture of Las Vegas and build community pride.

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    • Story Time, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 4 in the children’s area of Carnegie Public Library. All programs are free and open to the public. This week’s theme is “Mother’s Day Celebration,” the book is “Eloise’s Mother’s Day Surprise” by Lisa McClatchy and the craft is “For Mom: A Message of Growing Love.”

    UPCOMING & ONGOINGEL PORVENIR