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Today's Features

  • SUNDAY
    DOMINGO
    • Knights of Columbus annual free throw contest for boys and girls ages 9 through 14, registration begins at 11:30 a.m. with contest at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 25 at the West Las Vegas High School gym. Parents/guardians must bring their child’s birth certificate on the day of the competition. Call Manuel Carrillo at 505-652-8522 or Raymond Lujan at 429-0532.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING

  • The Mora and Pecos rivalry at its best was shown on the court during last Friday’s homecoming games at Mora High School. For me it was the cycle of history repeating itself once again.

    Despite having a big rivalry on the floor, there are so many connections between the small northern New Mexico towns. For one, the main sport for both school districts, hence, the rivalry on the hardwood. Another connection is the number of people between the two towns that are related or good friends.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    6 p.m. —  Mora Little League elections, Tapetes de Lana

  • My friends know how unorganized I am, but once in a while I actually discover something that was put where it belonged. This time, Yes­—it does happen... I noticed some folders or something of that nature in a bookshelf totally devoted to children’s books. I must say I don’t get into that bookcase often now because I don’t have small children nearby, in my family now.

  • TODAY
    HOY
    • Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance, Casa de Cultura and La Milpa Community Garden’s community volunteer day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 19 at La Milpa Community Garden located at 319 Taos St. The day is in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy. Volunteers will build raised garden beds, remove trees and weeds, and perform basic garden cleaning duties to get the community garden ready for spring planting. For more information, contact lgarcia@hermitspeakwatersheds.org.

  • By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    A brilliant moon floats in a deep blue New Mexico night sky above purple mountains framed by golden autumn foliage.

    Abstract blocks of vivid orange, violet, green and yellow curve across the canvas, hinting at a mountain silhouetted at sunset. These are two of the 30 paintings featured in the “Frank McCulloch 50 Year Retrospective — The Abstract Years” art exhibit that opened on Monday at Highlands University, with an artist’s reception from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 25.

  • SATURDAY
    SÁBADO
    • American Association of University Women will sponsor a public forum and buffet luncheon to discuss legislation for the upcoming state legislature from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. n Saturday, Jan. 17 at Charlie’s Spic and Span. Rep. Tomas Salazar and Sen. Pete Campus will present during this forum. Luncheon cost is $12 and features red and green enchiladas. For reservations, contact Sonya Berg at berg.sonya42@gmail.com.

    MONDAY
    LUNES

  • Submit your calendar items and notices to
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • Alcoholics Anonymous Hotline is 425-3577.
    • Interested in fostering or adopting a New Mexico child? Call CYFD at 1-800-432-2075 or 426-7594 for more information.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR
    Friday
    Ranger and Rangerette Spirit Day  
    2 p.m. —  Mora Homecoming Parade with line-up at 1:30 p.m.
    Saturday
    2 p.m. —  Mora High School Rangerettes basketball vs. Pecos, junior varsity and varsity, home
    4 p.m. —  Mora High School Rangers basketball vs. Pecos, junior varsity and varsity, home
    Coronation of homecoming royalty will take place after boys varsity game

    Monday
    School Day due to schedule change