Today's Features

  • I remember being somewhat of a smart aleck as a kid. I, of course, lorded this attribute loudly —in any way that I could — to make my sweet brother Bill mad and angry with me.

  • Thursday, Nov. 2

    A 6 p.m. reading of poetry and nonfiction will feature Diane Seuss at the Ilfeld Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. Call (505) 426-2073 for information.

    Thursday, Nov. 2

  • Palabras Pintorescas — By Editha Bartley

    Yes, I am a news junkie, and when I heard on the TV news that there was a train wreck, derailment near Watrous, here in Mora County, I was surely surprised.

    Train wrecks are not common in this part of our world and this passenger train apparently hit a fallen rock on the track. That is not good.

  • Friday, Oct. 27

    Las Vegas-based Old Wood LLC, 425 Bibb Industrial Dr., will host public tours of its facility at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. as part of statewide “Manufacturing Day.” Visitors will learn about every aspect of floor manufacturing. For information, contact Claudia Infante at claudias@newmexicomep.org or 505-314-9131.

    Friday, Oct. 27

  • Submit your calendar items and notices to jbrooks@lasvegasoptic.com.

    • An Alzheimer’s support group meets the fourth Friday of each month from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the St. Paul’s Church in the children’s chapel on the corner of Eighth Street and National. For information, call 425-3031.

    • HOPE (Housing Opportunities Programs for Elders) is offering transportation services locally for seniors 55 and older. Call 505-398-0170 for membership forms to join or to volunteer.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 25

    The 2017 Monster Ball College Night, hosted by New Mexico Highlands University and Luna Community College, is taking place 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Wilson Complex. The event is free and open to the public. Call 505-454-3394 for information or RSVP at apply.nmhu.edu/register/CollegeNight2017.

    Wednesday, Oct. 25

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    Russ Fisher-Ives of RoboRave made an Oct. 11 visit to Mora Elementary School’s CASSM program.

    According to a World Economic Forum, about 12 percent of the job growth expected to happen between 2021 and 2025 will be in fields that require robotics knowledge and skills.

  • Yes, it is fall here on the ranch.

    The days may be warm and sunny, but the nights are cool to colder and the killing frosts are imminent.And that also translates into the ranch cows knowing it is time to head back into warmer climes. The cows have been up in our high mountain clearings all summer.

  • Friday, Oct. 20

    A Zhikr, or Sufi ceremony of remembrance, will be held at 6 p.m. in the Buena Vida Therapy building at 601 Lincoln St. in Las Vegas. There is no charge; all are welcome. Donations for relief efforts of Puerto Rico will be accepted. For information, call 505-429-4344 0r 505-426-5087.


    Friday, Oct. 20

  • Submit your calendar items and notices to jbrooks@lasvegasoptic.com.

    • San Miguel County Magistrate Court hours: Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The office will be open from 8 a.m. to noon on Fridays. 

    • A Friday bridge group plays at the Las Vegas Senior Center at 1 p.m. New players are welcome. For information call Bill Neis, 454-4118, or email eumo@stonefieldsheep.com.

    • The Alcoholics Anonymous local hotline is 505-425-3577.