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  • Wid Slick, MainStreet group to be recognized

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    Friday the 13th is a lucky day for 19 individuals and organizations who will receive Heritage Preservation Awards from the state Cultural Properties Review Committee in Santa Fe.
    The New Mexico Historic Preservation Division, of the Department of Cultural Affairs today released the 2011 award winners.

  • Ranger Camps taking registrations

    Fort Union National Monument will host two all-day Junior Ranger Camps beginning at 10 a.m. and ending at 4 p.m on Thursday, June 9 and Friday, June 10.

    For children ages 7-12, the camps will introduce youngsters to the diverse history and natural splendor of Fort Union through hands-on games, activities, and ranger led programs. The June 9 Junior Ranger Camp is geared for children ages seven to nine and the June 10th camp is geared for children ages ten to 12. Both camps are free of charge.

  • SynergyFest
  • Arbor Day celebration in LV

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    Every year the Tree Board of the City of Las Vegas and the City get together to plant a tree and celebrate National Arbor Day. Last year nearly 50 small trees were planted in Marrujo Park on Commerce Street.

    The city has provided a source of effluent water for the new trees. This year several of last year’s trees will be replaced and a new larger tree will be planted in the same park.

    Mayor Alfonso Ortz will proclaim Arbor Day in Las Vegas at 4 p.m. this Friday, April 29 at the park. The public is invited.

  • Legislative Visit
  • Theater expert at NMHU

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    Well-known theater activist, actor and playwright Cynthia Ruffin is teaching on the New Mexico Highlands University campus through April 29 through the university’s Nina Telsa Ballen Visiting Professor Program.

    Ruffin will also present a free public lecture, Ungagged, at 6 p.m. April 25 in the Leveo Sanchez Lecture Hall in Donnelly Library. Ruffin will lead the April 29 performance of Voices of Transformation at Sala de Madrid.

    Ruffin was born in Montreal and trained at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.

  • Tome hosts writer-poet Baca

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    Award-winning writer, poet and activist Jimmy Santiago Baca will be in Las Vegas at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26 at New Mexico Highlands University’s Sinninger Hall. He is hosted by local bookstore, Tome on the Range.

  • Little Miss seeking donations

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    Samantha Romero, the reigning Little Miss Las Vegas, is coordinating a team for the upcoming Relay for Life Cancer Event that will be held on June 10 and June 11 at the West Las Vegas Track Field.  

    The donations that are collected will be use for cancer research. This dreaded disease has impacted each and everyone one of us in one way or another.  

    As the team captain, it is her desire is to promote cancer awareness to the youth as well as adults.  

  • Basic Training Graduate

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    Air Force Airman Arthur Vigil graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

    The airman completed an intensive eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.

    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

    He is the son of Joseph and Kathy Vigil of S. Pacific, Las Vegas.

  • UWC concert features Perich

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    In a crossover of music and art, United World College-USA presents Tristan Perich, performing his electronic magnum opus, 1-Bit Symphony at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 22 in the Kluge Auditorium.
    Called both “high-brow” and “brilliant” by New York Magazine, Perich’s Symphony is an electronic composition in five movements, programmed onto a single microchip. Projections on five screens accompany the music, displaying Perich’s binary digital tapestries. The concert is free and open to the public.