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Today's Features

  • TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Cowboy José” by Susan Middleton Elya. Free and open to the public.

    THURSDAY JUEVES

  • TODAY HOY
    • Free 2013 tax return preparation is offered for low- and middle-income persons and seniors by the AARP Tax-Aide Program. You do not have to be a senior or a member of AARP to receive the help. Appointments are available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays, beginning on Feb. 3 and through April 14, at the (New) Highlands Student Union, third floor, National and Eighth. Call 505-652-4106 for an appointment. Walk-ins also welcome. Bring all your documents.

  • SATURDAY SÁBADO
    • Town Hall Meeting with Mora County Commission Chair John Olivas, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1 at the Mora School board room. Olivas will speak about what is happening today and what he is doing now that the County has been sued over its community rights ordinance. Thomas Linzey, one of the lawyers representing Mora County, will be available to respond to questions concerning the recent lawsuits. Sponsored by the Mora Democracy School Committee.

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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 held every third Thursday at 6 p.m. in Faith Hall.

    • The San Miguel County DWI Safe-Ride-Home Service operates from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Rides are provided in the Las Vegas area from liquor establishments to your home, for service call 429-0336.

  • Homecoming Week at Mora High School was a lot of fun and also work for the student government committee and their sponsor, Marco Sanchez. It was a week of extra fun with special days as bad hair day, pep rally, talent show and last the Homecoming Parade and game.

    At the game the queen and king were crowned and the royal court took over the basketball floor to process around the gym. The queen was Destiny Pacheco and king was Quintin Dobbs. The other candidates for the king and queen also marched in the processional.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    4 p.m. — Middle School Rangers vs. Questa, home

    Saturday
    10 a.m. — Middle School Rangers vs. Santa Rosa, home

    Monday
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Valley Community Health Services Board Meeting, Administration Building

    Tuesday
    4 p.m. — Mora Middle School Rangers vs. Dulce, away

    Wednesday
    4 p.m. — Mora Middle School Rangers vs. Pecos, home

  • In the “Are there additions or corrections to the columns” section of the Optic where my “Palabras Pinturescas” column pops up, I need to follow up on some of my recent stories.

    I mentioned the book “He Heard His Brother Call His Name” by Patsy Dorris Hale. I was told it was only available on Amazon, and that was before I visited my favorite bookstore, Tome on the Range. They have copies on order as we speak.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 29 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Bear in the Air” by Susan Meyers. Free and open to the public.

    UPCOMING and ONGOING

  • Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • 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 held every third Thursday at 6 p.m. in Faith Hall.
    • The San Miguel County DWI Safe-Ride-Home Service operates from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Rides are provided in the Las Vegas area from liquor establishments to your home, for service call 429-0336.

  • WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 29 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Bear in the Air” by Susan Meyers. Free and open to the public.

    UPCOMING and ONGOING