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Today's Features

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    • The Las Vegas Police Department is requesting assistance from business owners to update the department’s emergency contacts. They are requesting all local businesses to fill out an afterhours contact form to better serve the community. Forms are available at the station and on the city’s website.

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    On Sunday, Santa and his helpers will be at El Fidel Hotel Lobby to give gifts to children and listen to special requests they might have.

    Parents are invited to bring their children from 9 to 10:30 a.m. to this free event hosted by the Las Vegas /San Miguel Chamber of Commerce.  

    He previously greeted the children of Las Vegas during the Electric Light Parade earlier this month, but due to the bitter cold temperatures, many families were unable to attend the “gift giving” event in the Old Town Gazebo.

  • TODAY HOY
    • 2nd Annual Light Parade and House Lighting Contest in Anton Chico by Renewing the Spirit of Anton Chico. House lighting contest at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16. Oremos at 3 p.m. and light parade at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17 with a guest appearance by Santa Claus immediately after at the school. For more information, call Naiomi Garcia at 505-507-4515.

  • Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com

    • The Las Vegas Police Department is requesting assistance from business owners to update the department’s emergency contacts. They are requesting all local businesses to fill out an afterhours contact form to better serve the community. Forms are available at the station and on the city’s website.

  • During the packed Mora Chamber Commerce’s Winter Fest held in the Mora Elementary Gymnasium Santa Claus appeared with lots of toys for the many children who had been awaiting his arrival. The children were lined up all around the gym waiting for their turn to see Santa and receive a gift. Santa’s helpers, the Sangre de Cristo’s bikers, helped him get the gifts from many people who gave to their Toys for Tots program.

  • Community Calendar

    Saturday
    1 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes basketball at Clayton, junior varsity and varsity
    2 p.m. — Mora Rangers basketball at Clayton, junior varsity and varsity
    Monday
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Rangers basketball vs. Santa Rosa,  home, junior varsity and varsity
    Wednesday
    4 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes basketball vs. Springer, home, junior varsity and varsity

  • Eight degrees below zero is cold to colder, and hopefully by this time this is printed warmer weather will have returned. This cold is usually reserved for early January, not early December. Global warming not at its best, I’d say.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 14, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “The Mouse Before Christmas” by Michael Garland. The theme for the month is “It’s Christmas Time in Las Vegas.” All programs are free and open to the public.

  • TUESDAY MARTES
    • Rio Gallinas School of Ecology and the Arts’ celebration of learning from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13 and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at New Mexico Highlands University's Kennedy Hall. On Tuesday, the first to fourth grade students will present their work about the late Col. William Roberts also known as “Billy Goat Roberts.” On Wednesday, students in fifth to eighth grade will speak about “Water Around the World” and what they have learned since the beginning of the school year.

    WEDNESDAY
    MIERCOLES

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    • Las Vegas Cub Scouts Pack 60 has begun its annual popcorn sales. Cub Scouts is a nonprofit organization that uses the proceeds as a fundraiser. Cub Scouting promotes a boy’s character, citizenship and fitness in a positive and educational manner. To purchase popcorn or for more information, call Ida Sue at 617-0849.

    • Grief Support Group meeting from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Mondays at the Presbyterian Church. For more information, call Rosemary Pierson at 425-9299 or 425-7763.