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Today's Features

  • MONDAY LUNES
    • The Las Vegas Optic office will be closed on Monday, Jan. 20 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
    • City of Las Vegas Transfer Station will be closed on Monday, Jan. 20 due to the Martin Luther King Jr. Day. All routes both commercial and residential will run as scheduled, but the transfer station/recycling center will be closed. For more information, call 426-3217.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING

  • Mora County Commissioner, Paula Garcia traveled to Washington, D.C., to represent New Mexico at the meeting of the National Association of Counties recently. The annual conference brings together the presidents and executive directors of each state association of counties. Garcia attended as the President-Elect of the New Mexico Association of Counties.

    During the past three years, Garcia has served on the board of directors of NMAC. She has been involved with developing policy recommendations for the New Mexico State Legislature and the United States Congress.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    3 p.m. to 8 p.m. — Mora Leadership Training Institute, Buena Vista Fire Department Building
    5 p.m. — Mora Middle School Rangers vs. Peñasco, away, seventh and eight
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes vs. Robertson, away, junior varsity and varsity
    Saturday
    1 p.m. — Mora Rangers vs. Mesa Vista, away, junior varsity and varsity
    1 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes vs. Mesa Vista, away, junior varsity and varsity

  • Because I am primarily a news junkie when it comes to watching television, I am out of the loop when popular, fictional series come along. However I happened upon a PBS special very recently that really rang a bell with me.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Penguin’s Hidden Talent” by Alex Latimer. Free and open to the public.

  • Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • The San Miguel Unit of the American Red Cross helps with any natural disaster and house fires. Persons interested in becoming a member are asked to contact Contact Connie Chavez at 425-6224. Meetings are held every third Thursday at 6 p.m. in Faith Hall.
    • The San Miguel County DWI Safe-Ride-Home Service operates from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Rides are provided in the Las Vegas area from liquor establishments to your home, for service call 429-0336.

  • WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Penguin’s Hidden Talent” by Alex Latimer. Free and open to the public.

  • UPCOMING & ONGOING
    • Robertson High School Blood Drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23 in Mike Marr Gymnasium. To set-up an appointment or for more information, call Bryanna Duran at 426-6007 or Donna Ortiz at 429-4698.