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Today's Features

  • TODAYHOY
    • Investment Fraud Seminars, 5:15 p.m. on Monday, July 16 and noon on Tuesday, July 17, both at the Council Chambers in City Hall. For more information, call Tasha Martinez at 426-3286.

    TUESDAYMARTES
    • Municipal Court will be closed half day on Tuesday, July 17 and all day from Wednesday, July 18 to Friday, July 20 so court staff may attend a Judicial Conference. For questions, call municipal court at 425-9403.

  • TODAY HOY
    • North American Butterfly Association’s New Mexico count, Gallinas area counters will be in the field all day, on Friday, July 13, weather permitting. Beginning “butterfliers” and young people are welcome. Meet at 8:30 a.m.,at the fishing - ice-skating pond in Montezuma. For more information, contact Sonya Berg at ssberg@kitcarson.net or at 425-6680.

    SATURDAY SÁBADO

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

    • The city of Las Vegas Utilities Department has re-opened its utility payment center at City Hall at 1700 North Grand Ave. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The center is for payments only.

    • The Las Vegas unit of the American Red Cross helps individuals who have suffered a house fire plus engages in other emergency activities. Meetings are one Tuesday evening a month at 6 p.m. Those interested in becoming volunteers may contact Connie Chavez at 425-6224 or conniec@desertgate.com.

  • Recently, Theaterwork of Santa Fe presented the production “Where Angels Come to Sing: A Celebration of Mora Valley.”

    This production was presented by Mora High School students who worked with David Olson and his staff for a year, gathering stories from the past and present. These are stories of people of the Mora Valley who have walked in this beautiful place for centuries and who walk here today and will walk in the years to come.

  • Community Calendar

    Friday
    6 p.m. — Girls North South All Stars State Basketball game New Mexico Highlands University
    8 p.m. Boys North south All Stars Basketball game –New Mexico Highlands University
    Saturday
    9 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Fort Union annual tours of the First Fort Union focus on the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Fort Union National Monument
    Sunday

  • Old saying says: “if the shoe fits, wear it.” I just discovered a column that I wrote for the June 4, 1971 Las Vegas Livestock Journal. This was written for its “This Woman’s World” page and this is editor Brumbelow’s introduction for it:

    “There’s at least one place in New Mexico where there’s been some moisture. Editha Bartley of the Gascon Ranch near Rociada tells you about it.”:

    “Just about the time things are regular around here, and a fellow gets used to something, things have to change.

  • Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • The Las Vegas unit of the American Red Cross helps individuals who have suffered a house fire plus engages in other emergency activities. Meetings are one Tuesday evening a month at 6 p.m. Those interested in becoming volunteers may contact Connie Chavez at 425-6224 or conniec@desertgate.com.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Search and Rescue will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11, in the basement of the Methodist Church, 8th and National.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING
    EL PORVENIR

    • Benefit Dance for Alyssa Romero, 2012 Mora Fiesta Rodeo Queen Candidate, 8 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, July 14 at the Lounge in Mora, N.M.