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Today's Features

  • Community Calendar

    Friday
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes basketball vs. Robertson, away, junior varsity and varsity

  • When a bunch of ranchers get together, no matter the occasion, the discussions are always lively. My most recent encounter with my longtime rancher friends was at Geraldine Huston’s memorial service. This was a very sad event, but she would have loved the homemade foods and strong coffee served at lunch afterward. Geri was one of many longtime ranching wives from this area.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 18, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “One Winter’s Day” by M. Christina Butler. The theme for the month is “It’s Snow Time!” All programs are free and open to the public.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING EL PORVENIR

  • 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.

  • Submitted to the Optic

    There is a new education director at the City of Las Vegas Museum. Kristin Hsueh (pronounced “shoe”) started in October and hit the ground running.

    She has already made contact with New Mexico Highlands University staff and faculty, the United World College staff and several other community groups and individuals in preparation for bi-monthly educational programs throughout 2012.

    As Hsueh emphasizes, these programs are to be cooperative education events working very closely with the Las Vegas Community at-large.

  • MONDAY LUNES
    • The Las Vegas Optic business office will be closed on Monday, Jan. 16 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The office will reopen at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17.

    • In observance of the Martin Luther King holiday San Miguel County offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 16 and reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 17.

  • Submitted to the Optic
    Sustainable Las Vegas wants to give residents ideas about how to save money and conserve natural resources by improving their homes.
    SLV’s fourth annual Sustainable Homes Tour features local homes that provide examples of how electrical and heating bills can be reduced or eliminated by using the energy of the sun as well as various conservation measures.
    The SLV’s homes tour is from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14 at the Las Vegas Arts Council building, 140 Bridge St.

  • SATURDAYSÁBADO

  • 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.

  • Mora /Wagon Mound Senior Centers lunch menu with milk and coffee served daily.

    Monday, Jan. 16 — Closed for Martin Luther King Day
    Tuesday, Jan. 17 — Chicken and rice, broccoli, peas with carrots, pot luck rolls with margarine and oatmeal cookies
    Wednesday, Jan. 18 — Beef steak rancher, pinto beans with green chile, salad with dressing and strawberry shortcake
    Thursday, Jan. 19 — Pork stir fry, stir fry vegetables, salad with dressing, wheat roll with margarine and apple cobbler