Today's Features

    •  Carnegie Library Story Time is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5 in the children’s area of library. This week’s book is “Ask Me,” by Bernard Waber. All programs are free and open to the public.

    • El Creston Mutual Domestic Water Consumer Association board meeting will take place at  7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 6 at 49 Mirasol Road in Ojitos Frios Ranches Subdivision.


    • Missoula Children’s Theatre is coming to Las Vegas to give children the opportunity to get up on stage and be a part of a musical theatre production. This year’s play will be Blackbeard the Pirate. MCT tour/actor directors will hold an open audition for the kids of Las Vegas at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 3 at Ilfeld Auditorium on the Highlands University campus. They will work with them throughout the week and by 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8, the cast will be ready to perform.


  • Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • Substance Abuse Groups meetings take place 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 713 Railroad Ave. Las Vegas. For more information, call 425-2687.
    • Interested in fostering or adopting a New Mexico child? Call CYFD at 1-800-432-2075 or 426-7594 for more information.

    • Robertson High School class of 1965 is celebrating its 50-year high school reunion from July 31 to Aug. 2. Call Dickie Martinez at dickmartinez2@yahoo.com.
    • The art exhibit “Nature’s Patterns: Paintings” by Linda Wooten-Green and Linear Portraits by Kevin Overhulser will be on display until Friday, July 31 at El Fidel Gallery and Restaurant.



    3 to 6 p.m. —  Mora Valley Farmers Market is held from 3 to 6 p.m. in the parking lot of Southwest Capital Bank in Mora. For more information about the market, call Betsy at 505-220-1845.


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

    Monday — Beef enchilada, salad with dressing, pinto beans, Spanish rice, salsa and orange

  • I  have discovered becoming a senior citizen isn’t all that bad. So many things pop up around here, and almost every event begins with “Do you remember...” Yes, very often I can answer, “Yes, I do.”

    I suspect this Cowboys Reunion Optic will carry a story about Cowboys and cowgirls from way back — as in the 1950s or earlier.

  • Submitted to the Optic

    Officials for the Las Vegas Cowboys Reunion Centennial Celebration scheduled for the first nine days of August have announced that Gov. Susana Martinez and First Gentleman Chuck Franco will ride horseback in the historic non-motorized parade on Saturday.

  • 8.1.15

    10 a.m.
    Cowboys Reunion Centennial Celebration Parade will begin at the Railroad Roundhouse, north on Railroad Avenue until Douglas Avenue, west on Douglas until 12th Street, north of 12th Street until National, west on National and Bridge Street and ending at Plaza Park. For more information visit, www.lvcowboyreunion.com.

    1 to 10 p.m.

    • A tribute ceremony for those who served during the Korean War will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, July 27 at Veterans Park on Mills Ave. A reception will follow at the Miguel Encinias Veterans Center at 917 Douglas Ave. Hosted by the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1063. For more information, call 454-0068.


  • Mora will be a busy place this weekend as the annual Fiestas de Santiago y Santa Ana will be taking place. Hundreds are expected to partake in this year’s fiestas.

    This year’s event includes a parade along NM 518 on Saturday starting at 10 a.m. at Helping Hands. It will be followed by plenty of entertainment behind the buildings housing the county offices Plenty of vendors are expected at this year’s fiestas. They will be selling food, toys and other items. Public restrooms will be available near the entertainment behind the county offices.