Today's Features

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 5 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “The Cow That Went OINK” by Bernard Most. Free and open to the public.
    • Career and Internship Fair, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5 at the Student Union Building ballroom on the Highlands University campus. More than 40 employers are scheduled to participate in the fair.


  • By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    A record number of employers will be at the Highlands University Career and Internship Fair for students and alumni from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

    The university’s Office of Career Services will host the fair, which is in the Student Union Building ballroom at the northwest corner of National Avenue and 8th Street.

    • One of the last public hearings for the San Miguel County oil and gas regulatory ordinance is at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 3 in the Commission chambers - second floor of the courthouse. Commissioners are expected to take action on the ordinance during a meeting on Nov. 12. They are also hearing public comments about the amendment to the Comprehensive Plan. For more information, call 426-1468.


  • Submitted to the Optic

    Fourth Judicial District Judges Matthew Sandoval and Gerald Baca, along with Chief Judge Abigail Aragon, presented various certificates to attorneys during a luncheon last Friday at El Rialto Restaurant.

    • Fraternal Order of Eagles #3815’s  Halloween Carnival, 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31 at  211 S. Grand in Las Vegas. Free and open to the public.
    • Fixit Friday, bring in broken items and have them repaired or repurposed, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31 at the Parachute Factory, 166 Bridge St. Free and open to the public.

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    3 p.m. to 6 p.m. — Farmers Market, Southwest Capital Bank parking lot

    5 p.m. —  Mora volleyball vs. McCurdy, junior varsity and varsity, home

    TBA —  Mora volleyball at district tournament, varsity, continues through Saturday, Nov. 8
    6 p.m. — Mora Clinic Board meeting, board room

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  • October seems to be my “fall behind” month, an not just because it is fall. My house is suffering through an invasion once again. Yes, it is a good invasion however.

    My cousin Yolanda spent several days here with me last month, and I welcomed her and her knowledge and interest in anything that grows, blooms or is green.