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Today's Features

  • Lorraine Hurtado, a Chacon resident, spent a season in Antarctica. She went on  the advice of her nephew Andres Martinez, son of Phil and her sister Mary Ann. Andres has worked at the South Pole for 12 years. He is an engineer. He helped build the facility.
    Lorraine wanted to get out and have a new adventure away from her home and familiar surroundings for a while. She had lost her husband of 52 years and needed a change.

  • I was the happy recipient of some fabulous calendars this year. The Muench Colorado photography calendar brought back so many memories of our visits to this picturesque state. Viva Colorado, as they say, and I could take the same spectacular mountain snow scenes right here from my yard as I write this.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Search and Rescue will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11 at the Professional Home Health Care Annex, 1931 Seventh, Las Vegas, across from the Forest Service office.

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 11, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is  “The Missing Mitten Mystery” by Steven Kellogg. The theme for the month is “It’s Snow Time!” All programs are free and open to the public.

  • 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.

    • 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.

  • WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES
    • Search and Rescue will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11 at the Professional Home Health Care Annex, 1931 Seventh, Las Vegas, across from the Forest Service office.

  • 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.

    • 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.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Barter Hours introductory meeting at 3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 6 at Pedro's Bakery, 525 Grand Ave. Join us for a cup of coffee and find out about the Bartering group in Las Vegas. For more information, call 426-1468.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING
    EL PORVENIR
    • Movie Screening of  “Before We Say Goodbye” in Spanish, 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 8 at Ilfeld Auditorium. Rebekah Del Rio will be performing live before the showing. Free and open to the public.

  • The Mora Eagles YAFL team had a very successful season. The team members are in either third or fourth grade. In all the games they had seven wins and a sole defeat came from  a much larger Santa Fe team.  

    The dedicated team earned its championship at the 2011 YAFL Las Vegas League.

    They have played four different teams in the league and made a good showing as seen in the statistics.

  • Community Calendar

    Friday
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes basketball vs. McCurdy, home, varsity
    Saturday
    3 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes basketball vs. Dulce, home, junior varsity and varsity
    TBA – End of NRG tournament
    Sunday
    2:30 p.m.— VFW Auxiliary meeting, location TBA
    5 p.m. — VFW meeting, VFW Hall
    Monday