Today's Features

  • 2.21.2017

    9 a.m.
    Tierra y Montes Soil and Conservation District will hold their monthly meeting at the U.S. Forest Service building. For more information, call 425-9088.

    5:15 p.m.
    San Miguel Federation of Democratic Women meeting will be held at NMHU Donnelly Library in room 325. New membership is encouraged.


    10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

  • “Murder on the Petulant Express” was brilliant. Oh true, some New York theater snob would probably have sniffed, but this isn’t New York, and we are thankfully lacking in a preponderance of snobs in this area. The fledgling thespians of Mora Area Community Theater put together an outstanding dinner/mystery, performed at the Mora Valley Baptist Church last Friday evening. If this event is any indication, the company of Mora players has a bright future.

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

    Closed for Presidents Day

    Hamburger steak, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, biscuit and margarine, fruit salad, and cottage cheese

    Oven friend chicken, braised onions, green beans and potatoes, carrot raisin salad, whole wheat bread, and mandarin oranges

    Pork roast, mashed potatoes and gravy, asparagus, bread with margarine, and applesauce

  • What is going on, weather-wise? We should be showing snow this morning, as I write this. The temperature is 55 degrees and wind gusts have topped 50 miles per hour. This translates into all available soil moisture being sucked out of the ground. Those of us who are farmers and wildland firefighters are now very worried, rightfully so.

  • Submitted to the Optic

    The Las Vegas Arts Council is exhibiting photographs from northern New Mexico in a benefit show and sale through the end of the month.

    The show at Gallery 140 on Bridge Street is “New Mexico Places: Photography by June Bowers.”  It includes photographs of familiar buildings, landforms, streams, vehicles, and equipment from Tecolote, Chacon, Ocate, Romeroville, North Carmen, Ledoux, San Jose, Tres Piedras, and other nearby localities. Gallery 140 is at 140 Bridge Street and is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

  • 2.17.2017

    5:30 to 8 p.m.
    Samaritan House’s 40th year anniversary will take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Montezuma Castle Ballroom.Tickets are available at Semilla, Traveler’s or the Samaritan House Main Office. Tickets are $30 for adults and $10 for children. Table sponsors are also available. Auction items are being accepted at 220 Bernalillo St. For more information, call 454-1390.


    5:15 p.m.

  • 2.15.2017
    10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
    Carnegie Library Story Time takes place in the children’s area of the library. All programs are free and open to the public.

    7 p.m.
    Rhythm of the Dance performance by The National Dance Company of Ireland will take place at Ilfeld Auditorium. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 per child (10 and younger) and NMHU students are free with valid ID. Advanced tickets available at KEDP Radio station, studio 103 or by calling 454-3238.

  • The breakfast and lunch menu for the Las Vegas/Pecos Senior Centers, with 2 percent milk served with all meals.

    Breakfast: Scrambled egg, cheese, bacon and tortilla
    Lunch: Baked ham, stuffing, green beans, dinner roll, and diced pears

    Breakfast: Cereal, bagel and cheese
    Lunch: Frito pie, lettuce, tomato, onion, squash, Spanish rice, and gelatin

    Breakfast: Hardboiled egg, cheese stick, English muffin and jelly

  • Submit your calendar items and notices to…

    • If you are a non-profit or church and need volunteers on a regular basis, contact the San Miguel County DWI Office at 425-7998.

    • Interested in fostering or adopting a New Mexico child? Call CYFD at 1-800-432-2075 for more information.

    • Fourth Judicial District Court Appointed Special Advocates needs volunteers. The local CASA program is taking applications for volunteers. Call 454-0223 or visit the office.

  • 2.12.2017

    3 p.m.
    Songs of love concert will take place at First United Methodist Church. A free concert of songs about love will include a rock band, saxophone, trumpet, cello and clarinet, as well as piano and organ. There will be vocal solos, vocal groups, and everyone singing some favorites — some sacred, mostly secular songs. For information, contact 505-617-8471.


    Feb. 13