Today's Features

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


    • Search and Rescue will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 13 at the state police headquarters in Las Vegas.

    • El Creston Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association board of directors meeting, 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 14 at 49 Mirasol Rd. in Ojitos Frios subdivision. The meetings are open to the public. For more information, contact Lupita Gonzales at lupitagonzales2002@yahoo.com.


    The Las Vegas Area Association of Educational Retirees August meeting at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 11 at K-Bobs restaurant. The program will include State Convention Delegate selection and action on constitution and bylaws. For more information, call Tomás at 575-421-2455.

    • Luna Community College will be closed from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 12 as employee orientation will take place. The campus re-opens for business at 1 p.m. that day.


    • 41st Annual San Miguel/Mora County Fair, Friday, Aug. 8 - 8:30 a.m. Lamb show followed by goats, steers, and breeding stock, 1 p.m. scavenger hunt, 1 p.m. small animal judging, 2 p.m. horse show, 6 p.m. watermelon eating contest, and 7 p.m. goat roping. Events take place at the fairgrounds off Hot Springs Boulevard going toward Montezuma.

  • Miranda Serna left a legacy of the art of basketball to many. For Mora, she left a legacy that is personalized, as Mora is where her roots were. Her legacy continues with the annual basketball camp held in her beloved hometown of Mora.

    This year’s camp took place July 21 to July 23 at the Mora Elementary School gym. Fifty young basketball enthusiasts particpated this year.

  • One of the lesser luxuries of life way out here in the country is getting a Sunday newspaper on Sunday. A friend and neighbor knows this and often drops off his copy of the Albuquerque Journal on a Sunday afternoon. I am reading the book section and discovered a “hot off the press” book signing was about to take place in Albuquerque. “Images of America, Sanatoriums of New Mexico” by Richard Melzer and a forward by Jake Spidel Jr. is dear to my heart, naturally.

  • Submitted to the Optic

    Janelle Torres can check Mutton Busting off her bucket list for the second year in a row. Next up for the 7-year-old Cleveland native? How about barrel racing? It’s the next logical step.

    Torres, who is starting second grade at Mora Elementary, rode to a championship in Mutton Busting on July 26 at the Mora Fiestas Rodeo.

    “This was her second time doing Mutton Busting,” her proud father Robert Torres said.