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Today's Features

  • Mora County Commissioners attended the 76th annual New Mexico  Association of Counties earlier this month in Las Vegas. County Manager Tomas Sanchez was also in attendance.

    It was a busy three days for the commissioners and county managers. and presenters of the workshops. People from all over the state of New Mexico converged on Las Vegas for the gathering of the counties.

  • Well, the older I get, the more I realize how many opportunities I’ve missed…mainly, the opportunities to visit with those who were much older than I, and who knew so much local history.

  • UPCOMING & ONGOING
    EL PORVENIR

    • The West Las Vegas High School Class of 2003 will have a meeting  at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 28 at the Rye Lounge to discuss plans for the 10-year reunion. For more info or questions call Francisco Sanchez 429-4437 or Elizabeth Garcia @ 505-718-9117.

    • Public Input meeting regarding Vacant Building Maintenance Draft Ordinance, 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 28 at City Hall, 1700 N. Grand Ave. For more information, call Melanie Gallegos at 426-3276.

  • UPCOMING & ONGOING
    EL PORVENIR

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

  • Submitted to the Optic

    The Ray Drew Gallery at New Mexico Highlands University will present Return of the Corn Mothers, a photographic exhibition featuring the stories and portraits of multi-generational and multi-cultural women of the Southwest.

    This exhibition is on loan from Metropolitan State College of Denver, Department of Chicana/o Studies Journey Through Our Heritage program.
    The traveling exhibition is a 2007 Rocky Mountain Women’s Institute award winner and a 2009 Colorado Endowment for the Humanities award recipient.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Youth Art/Talent Show, 5 p.m. on Friday, June 22 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. Ages 12 and older are invited to participate, any form of art is welcome. For more information, email BAMD.LV@gmail.com. This event is being facilitated by UNM BA/MD pre-med students assigned to Las Vegas.

  • The Cleveland Park is getting a clean-up, repair and beautification this summer, thanks to Mora County, Mora Valley Chamber of Commerce, Mora Valley Ranch Supply Store and several community members who are partnering with the Rocky Mountain Youth Corp. to provide employment for eight youth this summer.

    The Cleveland Park in Mora County is being cleaned and regenerated. The youth are currently trimming brush and cleaning up the vegetation, and building a walking trail around the park.

  • Community Calendar

    Saturday and Sunday
    All Day — Cultural Encounters, 150th anniversary of Civil War as it relates to New Mexico and Fort Union, Fort Union National Monument in Watrous. See page 3 for more information.
    Tuesday
    6 p.m. — Little League baseball, Little League Field in Holman
    Field #1 Cardinals vs. Rockies
    Field #2 Dodgers vs. Braves
    Wednesday
    11 a.m. — ECHO food distribution, Helping Hands Inc.

  • If it is summertime, the living should be easy. Part of my easy living includes make-ahead dishes for lunch or supper. After so many years of three big meals a day for a crowd, a few tricks of this cooking trade have rubbed off on me.

    My summer calendar has begun to fill up. I now intend to be ahead of the game. I’ll have lunches almost completed and ready to pull out of the “ice box” as they used to be called.