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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.

    • 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.

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    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.

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    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

  • Jan. 13 - 19

  • 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.