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Today's Features

  • Community Calendar

    Friday
    1 p.m. - Fiesta volunteers meeting - Help at Fiesta needed call county manager or county clerk for more information
    Saturday
    9 a.m. - Annual First Fort and Arsenal Tours also at 11a.m., 1p.m., and 3 p.m at Fort Union National Monument
    Sunday
    Noon to 3 p.m - Spaghetti Benefit Dinner - building fund for VFW. Building expansion which will allow for larger community activities - $7 donation adults and $5 for children
    Wednesday

  • We all know that a tiny spark that falls on a very dry forest starts a forest fire, instantly. The recent fires just over the hill from us brought back so many memories of fires here, not all that long ago.

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    • Search and Rescue will meet from 6  to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13, at the Professional Health Care Annex, 1931 Seventh Street, across from the Forest Service Office.

    • 22nd Friendship Caravan to Cuba will visit Las Vegas from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13, at Tapetes de Lana on the Plaza. For more information, call 454-6771.

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    Silver Threads has recently completed a one-of-a-kind quilt to be raffled at the People’s Fair in August as a fundraiser for Friends of Carnegie Library.
    For June and July the quilt will be displayed at Community First Bank, Bank of Las Vegas, State Employees Credit Union, the City of Las Vegas city hall, Thread Bear and Carnegie Library.

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    Rosita Gallegos, a native of Las Vegas for more than 70 years, celebrated her 104th birthday on Sunday, June 26.

    A party was held in her honor at Vida Encantada Nursing and Rehab Center where she resides.  More than 70 friends and family members gathered for the celebration. She was serenaded by Juan Ortega with the traditional birthday song, “Las Mañanitas,” as well as other Spanish songs. A luncheon buffet of Mexican food was served.

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    • A low-cost vaccination clinic for pets will be held from noon to 3 p.m. on Friday, July 8 at the West Las Vegas middle school gym.The following services are being offered: rabies - $10, parvo/distemper - $10, feline/distemper - $10, deworming - $5, tape deworming - $5 - $15, and microchipping - $16. No appointment necessary. Dogs must be on leash and cats must be in carriers. Volunteers are also needed. To make an appointment for spay/neuter services, call 505-983-4309 ext.129. To help make these clinics possible, call 305-479-3618.

  • Sharon Stewart, a resident of Chacon, has exhibited her photography in shows throughout the United States.

    In 1987 through 1989 her pictures were shown in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Charleroi, Belgium and Frankfurt, Germany

    Currently her photos are being exhibited at the exhibit ‘Earth Now,’ American Photographers and the Environment at New Mexico Museum of Art on the Plaza in Santa Fe. The exhibit can be viewed through Oct. 9.