Today's Features

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    • West Mora Soil and Water Conservation District has changed their office hours. The new office hours are: 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.

    • Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce  Board Meeting will take place on Monday, June 8 at 5:30 p.m. at 624 University Ave.

    • Story Time is over for summer at Carnegie Library and registration for the Summer Reading Program ends on Wednesday, June 10. Forms are available at the library.

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    Rociada residents Randy Huston and Hannah Huston released their album “Cowboys and Girls,” and it has already landed them recognition from the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.

    The album will be awarded the organization’s Outstanding Traditional Western Album and Hannah will receive the New Horizon Award in April in Oklahoma City in April.

    • The annual San Miguel Fiestas will take place on Saturday, June 6 in San Miguel. Mass will begin the festivities at 9 a.m. with a raffle drawing taking place at 7 p.m.
    •  The Tri-County Farmers Market is open from 7 a.m. until sellout on Saturdays and Wednesdays at the Sixth and University parking lot. There will also be an afternoon market from 3 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays at Mallette’s Feed and Supply.

  • My friends know how much I like to read, and they are generous — they hand me current, obviously new to me books to read. One of my favorite new ones is “The Map of Heaven” by Eben Alexander, M.D. Its subtitle is “How Science, Religion and Ordinary people are proving the Afterlife.”

    I will admit I let it sit on my coffee table for a while. I no longer am the best at reading scientific writings. However, the contents page alone caught my attention.

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


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    • The San Miguel Unit of the American Red Cross helps with any natural disaster and house fires. Persons interested in becoming a member are asked to contact Contact Connie Chavez at 425-6224. Meetings are at 6 p.m. every third Thursday in Faith Hall.

    • El Creston Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association board meeting will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 4 at 49 Mirasol Road in Ojitos Frios Ranches Subdivision. Open to the public.


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    • Fourth Judicial District Court Appointed Special Advocates needs volunteers. The local CASA program is taking applications for volunteers. Call CASA at 454-0223 or visit the office to work with children who have been removed from their homes because of abuse and neglect. Children are in state custody and living in foster care.