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Today's Features

  • Surprises come in all sizes here at my house. You, my readers, have really made my day, my week… I am so surprised so many of you do still have your cedar chest, and you have a story about it as well. Your in person visits, phone calls and notes prove this one column hit home with many of us. Thank you for telling me about yours too.

    A call from Santa Fe from our friend Fernando leads the list of cedar chest owners. His family still has five chests, all in use. And in 1951 he made two that are still in use with his family and will go to his granddaughters.

  • Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • West Mora Soil and Water Conservation District has new hours: 8 a.m. to noon and 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. On days when regular or special meetings are scheduled, the office will be open from noon to 4:30 p.m. For more information, call Megan McCawley-Rivera at 575-387-2424 ext. 5.

  • TODAY HOY
    • The Las Vegas-San Miguel County Chamber of Commerce will host a business after hours gathering and membership drive at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, June 15 at the Chamber’s office at 624 University Ave.

  • Submitted to the Optic

    Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance is offering a fly-fishing workshop for beginners or experienced anglers from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday at Gallinas Canyon. The workshop was originally scheduled for mid-May but due to water conditions was rescheduled for Saturday.

    Fly-fishing, like hunting, helps keep us connected with reading the land and water ways. Discussion will focus on whether the river is healthy enough to support trout and how to enhance the river’s ability to sustain a healthy trout population.

  • Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • West Mora Soil and Water Conservation District has new hours: 10 a.m. to noon and 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. On days when regular or special meetings are scheduled, the office will be open from noon to 4:30 p.m. For more information, call Megan McCawley-Rivera at 575-387-2424 ext. 5.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Luna Community College’s main campus in Las Vegas will remain open on Friday, June 12. The college had previously reported that the City of Las Vegas would be doing a water system upgrade on that day; however, they will not work on the project until Friday, June 19.

    SATURDAY
    SÁBADO

  • Submitted to the Optic

    The  Saint Vrain Mill Preservation and Historical Foundation has achieved its lontime goal of purchacing the mill. Merl Witt, the foundation’s president, said the mill was purchased earlier this month from Michael and Chris Montoya of Mescalero.

  • Catching up in person with friends from 60 plus years ago is always fun. One of my favorite high school and college friends spent several days with me here at the ranch recently. We do admit we are getting older, but we still have a lot to laugh about and to be thankful for in so many ways.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Tuesday
    6 p.m. — Mora Little League, Cubs vs. Yankees, Field 1, and Rockies vs. Dodgers, Field 2
    6 p.m. — Mora Little League T-Ball, Angels vs. Giants, Field 1, and Rockies vs. Padres, Field 2

    Thursday
    6 p.m. — Mora Little League, Dodgers vs. Cubs, Field 1, and Rockies vs. Yankees, Field 2
    6 p.m. — Mora Little League T-Ball, Padres vs. Giants, Field 1, and Rockies vs. Angels, Field 2

    Upcoming

  • Submitted to the Optic

    Pecos National Historical Park will be hosting a Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site Navajo Rug and Jewelry Show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

    Learn about historic Indian trading and the living artistic legacy of Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site, the oldest continuously operating trading post in the Southwest.