Today's Features

  • Submitted to the Optic

    St. Paul’s Peace Church will hold its Third Annual Memorial Day service for veterans, their families and friends in the Las Vegas and surrounding area at its 10 a.m. service on Sunday.

    6 p.m. — Mora High School graduation, high school gymnasium
    6 p.m. — Mora Little League, Cubs vs. Yankees, Field 1, and Rockies vs. Dodgers, Field 2
    6 p.m. — Mora Little League T-Ball, Angels vs. Giants, Field 1, and Rockies vs. Padres, Field 2
    6 p.m. — Mora Little League, Dodgers vs. Cubs, Field 1, and Rockies vs. Yankees, Field 2
    6 p.m. — Mora Little League T-Ball, Padres vs. Giants, Field 1, and Rockies vs. Angels, Field 2

  • Summer is almost here, even though our mountains have had several late snow storms in May, no less. And, the newspapers, radio and television have had some disturbing news lately.

    Back in the day, quite a while ago, we tuned in to KFUN radio because that really was the only source for daytime news in the country where we lived.

    If there was a fire burning in the area, the radio station would immediately let us know where it was. That ultimately had to end because too many folks showed up, mostly just to look.  

  • By Amanda Lucero
    Luna Community College

    Five Luna Community College School of Business students were inducted into the Kappa Beta Delta International Honor Society, recently. The Alpha Beta Delta Chapter was formally installed on Nov. 20, 2014.

    They were Christina R. Cooley, Raymond A. Benavidez, Anna C. Provencio, Jordan Milliano and Anyssa D. Romero.

  • Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • Casa de Samaritan Homeless Shelter at 716 Grand Ave. is operating every night, providing meals, laundry and hot showers from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The shelter is open for overnight stays. The Thrift Store, at Seventh and Legion, offers vouchers for clothing, bedding, etc. Samaritan House offers a food pantry distribution every second and fifth Wednesday. Applications for rental services for those who may qualify are available call 454-1390.

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20, in the children’s area of the public library. Free and open to the public.

    • Fly-fishing in the Gallinas River class will take place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 23 at Gallinas Canyon. Cost is $10 and will be taught by Aaron Juarros. To register or for exact location and directions, call Lea at 425-5514.

  • Submitted to the Optic

    Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance (HPWA) is offering a fly-fishing workshop for beginners or experienced anglers from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday at Gallinas Canyon.

    Fly-fishing, like hunting, helps keep us connected with reading the land and water ways. Discussion will focus on whether the river is healthy enough to support trout and how to enhance the river’s ability to sustain a healthy trout population.

    • Entrepreneurship Forum, presentations by Jaquin Amador of The Loadn Fund and Bernadette Lujan of Balanced Health Acupuncture, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, May 18, at El Fidel Hotel. Open to the public. For more information, call Andrea Gottschalk at 425-6113.

    • Tierra y Montes Soil & Water Conservation District will hold its monthly board meeting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 19 at the U.S. Forest Service building. For more information, call 425-9088.


  • By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The Highlands University Department of Music presents a Brush Up Your Shakespeare concert Sunday with professional musicians singing musical compositions based upon the Elizabethan playwright and poet’s work.

    The concert is at 3 p.m. in the Kennedy Alumni Hall, 905 University Ave. Tickets are $5. Highlands University students with valid IDs are free.

    The concert features Christina Martos, soprano vocalist, Carlos Archuleta, baritone vocalist, and Debra Ayers, pianist.