Today's Features

  • Last week was a great fun week for the staff and students of Mora  Schools. They had many different activities during their “Spirit Week.” The students dressed up and got points for their class.

    Monday was Pajama, hip hop or ‘90s day; Tuesday was Western or Crazy hair day.

    Wednesday was Old day or Baby day. On Thursday, there was a pep rally at 1 p.m. and a talent show for the court candidates at 6 p.m. Thursday was Toga day or hippie day.
    It was announced at the game that the seniors got the most points.

  • Flip a switch and wow! The lights are on! We rarely give a thought of any kind about just what it takes to keep those lights on, do we? I got to watch a nuts-and-bolts work order carried out right here in my own back yard recently.

    • The Local Emergency Planning Committee monthly meeting, 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at the city of Las Vegas chambers. Open to the public. For more information, call Dennis English at 425-6190.
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13 in the children’s area of the pubic library. This week’s book is “Love Waves” by Rosemary Wells. Free and open to the public.


    • Welcome Reception for Kathleen Cahill, new CEO of Alta Vista Regional Hospital, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at the Alta Vista dining room.
    • Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at St. Paul’s Peace Church. Tickets are $6 adults and $3 children 12 and younger. All you can eat pancakes, ham and drink. For more information, call 425-8479.

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  • Luna Community College has extended the services of Noches de Familia, a prevention program, to Mora County.

    On the first Saturday of the month the meeting room at Tapetes de Lana is alive with children of different ages, parents, and grandparents as well as others in the family who wish to participate.


    10 a.m. — Mora Rangers middle school, Taos Invitational, Taos

    10 a.m. — Taos Invitational continues, Taos
    1 p.m. —Mora Rangers basketball vs. Peñasco, junior varsity and varsity, away
    1 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes basketball vs. Peñasco, junior varsity and varsity, away

    3 p.m. — VFW Ladies Auxiliary meeting, VFW building.
    5 p.m. — VFW meeting, VFW Building


  • In the “something old is something new again” I have a Jan. 25, 1990 copy of “Livestock Weekly,” the newspaper any in-the-know rancher needed to read back then. Son John discovered it stashed away in our shop. And about the same time a friend and neighbor gave me a copy of an article written about the fate of the current cattle rancher in Texas Monthly.

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    • Tri-County Family Justice Center Annual Valentines Day Dance, 8 p.m. to midnight on Friday, Feb. 8 at the Civic Center featuring El Gringo. Tickets are $15 per person and are on sale at the center located at 2534 Ridge Runner Road or by calling (505) 718-7300. They can also be purchased at the door the evening of the event.