• Committee for Clean Water, Air, and Earth working meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 17 the Presbyterian Church Community Room. For more information, call 426-1468.
• Highlands Foundation and Las Vegas First Entrepreneurial Networking Program is hosting a Breakfast Entrepreneurship Forum from 7:30 to 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept.18 at Kennedy Hall. Call Valerie Hayden at 454-1205.
• Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 19, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Dora’s Pirate Adventure" by Leslie Valdes. Free and open to the public.
• Las Vegas First Entrepreneurial Networking Program and Highlands Foundation kick-off of a Thursday evening Entrepreneurship Forum. The first evening forum will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20 in the El Fidel lobby. Complimentary tapas will be served. Call Valerie Hayden at 454-1205.
• Taos Revolt of 1847: The Murder of Governor Bent historical discussion will be featured at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, at the CCHP/ Santa Fe Trail Interpretive Center, 116 Bridge St. The valleys and mountains of New Mexico thundered with sounds of cannon fire during the Mexican American War of 1846. The towns of Mora and Taos were in an uproar over the fluctuating ideas of nationality, land ownership and political boundaries. Charles Bent, born in West Virginia in 1799, moved out west seeking fame and adventure. Establishing relations with French businessman Ceran St. Vrain and his younger brother William in Colorado, these men would create the trade empire along the Santa Fe Trail known as Bent’s Fort. For more information and a complete schedule of events, contact Fort Union National Monument at 425-8025, or visit www.nps.gov/foun
UPCOMING & ONGOING
• West Las Vegas Class of 1962 50th Class Reunion, Sept. 21 and Sept. 22. For more information, call Emilio Aragon at 426-7719, Horace Lucero at 429-897, Kathy Tapia at 429-9836 or Lydia Lovato at 454-3990.
• West Las Vegas Class of 1982 30-year class reunion, Sept. 21 and Sept. 22. Contact Gloria Salas-Wiggins at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 505-617-5287.
• West Las Vegas Class of 1992 20-year class reunion will take place on Sept. 21 and Sept. 22 for the high school homecoming. For more information, call Cassandra Rivera at 429-9595 or Darlene Varela at 426-7083.
• Fort Union National Monument annual First Fort Tours on Saturday, Sept, 22. The public may visit the site of the original fort and see the ruins of the third fort arsenal. Tours from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.focus on the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, the changes it brought about as portions of the First Fort were relocated to a more defensible location and the arsenal expanded in size, all in order to meet a Confederate threat
from Texas. The ranger led tours are scheduled as follows: First Tour 9a.m., Second Tour 10:30 a.m., Third Tour 12:15 p.m., Final Tour 2 p.m. Visitors and park staff will meet at the Visitor Center for a brief introduction and to caravan out to the First Fort site. It is recommended that visitors wear sturdy walking shoes, bring a hat, sun block, snacks and water. For more information and a complete schedule of events, contact Fort Union National Monument at 425-8025, or visit www.nps.gov/foun.
• Exhibition of paintings by Martin Montoya at New Mexico Highlands University’s Ray Drew Gallery, the exhibit will be on display until Sept. 28. For more information, contact Bob Read at 454-3338.
• Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge is open for dove hunting all of September. Dove hunting on the refuge is by permit only. Permits may be obtained from the refuge visitor center 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. A $5 user fee must be paid is cash upon receipt of each permit. Hunters also must have a valid State of New Mexico hunting license. Call 425-3581.