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Community

  • Campbell named award winner

    Submitted to the Optic

    When Alta Vista Regional Hospital asked former patients to nominate exceptional nurses who exceeded expectations, the community responded.
    The Patient Choice Award recognizes the quality care, comfort and compassion offered by the nurses at Alta Vista Regional Hospital, and honors one nurse in particular. As part of National Nurse’s Week, May 6-12, JoAnn Campbell, RN, was presented with the award at a hospital ceremony.

  • Birthday celebration
  • MMS bands to host concert

    The Memorial Middle School Bands will be host to a Spring Concert at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24 at the Memorial Middle School gymnasium.

    Performances begin with a combination of students from Sierra Vista, Los Niños, and Legion Park Elementary schools.

    Also performing is the Memorial Middle School sixth grade band and the concert will culminate with Memorial’s more advanced band.

  • Wid Slick, MainStreet group to be recognized

    Submitted to the Optic

    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

    Submitted to the Optic

    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.