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Today's Features

  • The very large windows in my house give me a vantage point. I can really just watch the world go by, and by some standards that might be judged as a big waste of time.

    One day last week I watched our now retired Betsy mare do her darndest to rearrange a particular small area of her pasture so she could roll in comfort. She pawed the snow and underlying grass in a circle, spinning and turning until she thought she had it about right. She used her right front hoof for this. Then she carefully lay down in this circle and rolled and rolled.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 9, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “The Hat” by Jan Brett. Free and open to the public.
    • The Local Emergency Planning Committee will hold its monthly meeting at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 9 at the San Miguel County Commission Chambers at 500 West National. Suite 200. Open to the public. For more information, contact Dennis English at 425-6190.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING

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

  • WEDNESDAY
    MIERCOLES
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 9, in the children’s area of the public library. Free and open to the public.

    UPCOMING 
    & ONGOING

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

  • SATURDAY SÁBADO
    • The Board of Trustees of the Tecolote Land Grant will hold its monthly meeting at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5 at the Tecolote Community Center.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING

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

  • The elected officials of Mora County took the oath of office on Friday Dec.  28 at the Mora Senior Citizens’ Center.

    Probate Judge Edward Aragon presided over the ceremony and swore in the newly elected officials. The senior citizens, family members and county officials were present to witness the officials as they were sworn in. A white Bible was used for the swearing in.

    Those who were sworn in were Joanne Padilla–Salas as County Clerk, Florence Romero as County Treasurer and Alfonzo Griego as County Commissioner.

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

    Monday — Pork posole, salad with dressing, mustard greens, garlic bread and pumpkin spice cookie
    Tuesday — Beef fajita, pinto beans with green chili, salsa, flour tortilla, oatmeal cookie, and peaches
    Wednesday — Baked chicken, wild rice, carrot-raisin salad, biscuit with margarine, and mandarin oranges
    Thursday — Pepperoni pizza, bean salad, pasta salad
    cantaloupe, and oatmeal cookie

  • Don’t look now, but ... there is a second chapter in the story / column I wrote about fruitcakes. Yes, I know some family members might call me the original fruitcake  because I write about such nonsensical things, but what do they know!

    The day the fruitcake column was published,  my neighbors just down the road near Sapello appeared at my door with a real, packed-in-that-tin fruitcake, made by the monks at Holy Cross Abbey in Berryville, Va., no less.