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Today's Features

  • TODAY HOY
    • 41st Annual San Miguel/Mora County Fair, Friday, Aug. 8 - 8:30 a.m. Lamb show followed by goats, steers, and breeding stock, 1 p.m. scavenger hunt, 1 p.m. small animal judging, 2 p.m. horse show, 6 p.m. watermelon eating contest, and 7 p.m. goat roping. Events take place at the fairgrounds off Hot Springs Boulevard going toward Montezuma.

  • Miranda Serna left a legacy of the art of basketball to many. For Mora, she left a legacy that is personalized, as Mora is where her roots were. Her legacy continues with the annual basketball camp held in her beloved hometown of Mora.

    This year’s camp took place July 21 to July 23 at the Mora Elementary School gym. Fifty young basketball enthusiasts particpated this year.

  • One of the lesser luxuries of life way out here in the country is getting a Sunday newspaper on Sunday. A friend and neighbor knows this and often drops off his copy of the Albuquerque Journal on a Sunday afternoon. I am reading the book section and discovered a “hot off the press” book signing was about to take place in Albuquerque. “Images of America, Sanatoriums of New Mexico” by Richard Melzer and a forward by Jake Spidel Jr. is dear to my heart, naturally.

  • Submitted to the Optic

    Janelle Torres can check Mutton Busting off her bucket list for the second year in a row. Next up for the 7-year-old Cleveland native? How about barrel racing? It’s the next logical step.

    Torres, who is starting second grade at Mora Elementary, rode to a championship in Mutton Busting on July 26 at the Mora Fiestas Rodeo.

    “This was her second time doing Mutton Busting,” her proud father Robert Torres said.

  • TODAY HOY

    • Immaculate Conception registration for Religious Education Classes for grades first through fifth. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, Wednesday, Aug. 6, Monday, Aug. 11 and Wednesday, Aug. 12 and from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 5 and Tuesday, Aug. 12. Classes are held on Monday or Tuesday of every week and will begin Sept. 8 and Sept. 9. For more information, call 425-1455.

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    • $1,000 reward for information on arson at Rio Gallinas Charter School offered by the governing council of the school. The donated reward to Crime Stoppers seeks information that leads to the identity and conviction of the person(s) who committed arson at the school. If you have information about this crime, contact LVPD Commander Ken Jenkins at 426-3162 or Crime Stoppers at 425-8884.

  • By Kimberly Mares

    For the Optic

    Two well-known residents led the way during this year’s Mora Fiestas parade last Saturday morning. Matias and Joan Maestas’ work has benefitted the area tremendously.

  • I really enjoy learning new ideas, new ways to do things. High on this list at the moment is the use of parchment paper to cook things like salmon or chicken. The recipe is so simple and so good. One just places a serving size piece of salmon, (or a chicken breast) on a square of parchment paper. Then one adds sliced onions, thinly sliced lemons and tops it off with a spring of fresh fennel. Bake in a moderate over for 30 minutes or so and you have dinner in a paper dish! The fennel probably wouldn’t work with chicken, but I plan to explore this idea soon.

  • Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • $1,000 reward for information on arson at Rio Gallinas Charter School offered by the governing council of the school. The donated reward to Crime Stoppers seeks information that leads to the identity and conviction of the person(s) who committed arson at the school. If you have information about this crime, contact LVPD Commander Ken Jenkins at 426-3162 or Crime Stoppers at 425-8884.