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Today's Features

  • TODAY HOY
    • Nat Gold Players presents “Dog See God,” 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 21 and Saturday, March 22, and 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 23 at Sala de Madrid on the NMHU campus. General admission is $10, Seniors and LVAC members tickets are $8, and students with ID are $5. Play not suitable for children younger than 14.

    SATURDAY SÁBADO

  • The Rincones Presbyterian Credit Union held its 53rd annual meeting on Sunday at the Tilford Memorial Building in Chacon. The meeting was well attended with 60 members present. The meeting was opened with a prayer by CLP Shirley Sandoval. Vice Chair Lebao Martinez introduced Frank Mulholland of the New Mexico Securities Division.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR
    Saturday
    11 a.m. — Mora Rangerettes softball vs. West Las Vegas, junior varsity, doubleheader
    Monday
    4 p.m. — Mora Rangers baseball vs. Questa, home
    Tuesday
    3 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes softball vs. Raton, junior varsity, doubleheader, home
    Wednesday
    11 a.m. — ECHO food distribution, Helping Hands Inc.
    Thursday
    4 p.m. — Mora Rangers baseball vs. McCurdy, away

    SENIOR LUNCH MENU
    The lunch menu for the Mora /Wagon Mound Senior Centers

  • There is a new kid in the corral, a different kid to some. To us who live on a ranch, he is a welcome addition. He is a shiny black yearling black Angus bull. He has a fancy background, and a fairly light birth weight, very important when one has a working ranch, as in a cow/calf operation.

    He jumped out of the trailer, ready to take on that old bull that has served this ranch so well for a long time. The old bull probably outweighs him by a thousand pounds, so it didn’t take long for him to realize he’d just be friends, fighting is for another day and time.

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

  • TODAY HOY
    • Rio Gallinas Middle School and Casa de Cultura’s Dia de Los San Patricios Educational Celebration, 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Monday, March 17 at Plaza Park. Guest speaker is Pat Gallagan with various events including poetry and interior monologues as well as beans, chile, corned beef and cabbage.

    TUESDAY MARTES
    • Tierra y Montes Soil and Conservation District monthly board meeting, 9 a.m. on Tuesday, March 18 at the U.S. Forest Service Building. For more information, call 425-9088.

  • SATURDAY
    SÁBADO
    • El Creston Mutual Domestic Water Consumer’s Association Annual Meeting, 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 15 at Sheridan Fire Station on the Ojitos Frios Road. Everyone is welcome. For questions or further information, email Lupita Gonzales at lupitagonzales2002@yahoo.com.
    • Las Vegas First Independent Business Alliance Eighth Annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner, 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 15 at Hillcrest Restaurant’s Flamingo Room. Tickets are $15 per person.

    SUNDAY
    DOMINGO

  • The Mora Watershed Alliance began the three-part study of the Mora Watershed Threats and Opportunities earlier this month. Edward A. Martinez, an associate professor at New Mexico Highlands University in the Department of Natural Resources, Watershed Management class were present. They will study the data collected and report their findings at the last class in May.
    About 40 people participated in the study held at the Buena Vista Fire Department.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR
    Wednesday
    6:30 p.m. — Mora 4-H Meeting-Helping Hands Inc.
    Thursday
    7 p.m. — Glimpses of the Past, “Conflict on the Prairie:” The Red River War of 1874,” 116 Bridge St., Las Vegas

    SENIOR LUNCH MENU
    The lunch menu for the Mora /Wagon Mound Senior Centers with coffee and milk served daily.
    Monday — Closed, Presidents’ Day
    Tuesday — Tamale, vegetable salad, pinto beans, whole wheat tortilla, mandarin oranges

  • Newsworthy items pop up daily around here. With a good radio, two or three newspapers and a television, not much gets past us way up here in the mountains. Some of the news is exciting,  to say the least.

    Our beloved, sleeping Castañeda is about to awaken once again! I have so many fond memories of long-ago times spent at that grand hotel. A trip to town from our Valmora home was always an event, particularly for sweet brother bill and I in the 1940’s.