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Today's Features

  • WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES
    • Story Time, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 27 in the children’s area of Carnegie Public Library. All programs are free and open to the public. This week’s theme is “Arbor Day Celebration,” the book is “A Tree For Me” by Nancy Van Laan and the craft is easy shape tree.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING EL PORVENIR

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    Well-known theater activist, actor and playwright Cynthia Ruffin is teaching on the New Mexico Highlands University campus through April 29 through the university’s Nina Telsa Ballen Visiting Professor Program.

    Ruffin will also present a free public lecture, Ungagged, at 6 p.m. April 25 in the Leveo Sanchez Lecture Hall in Donnelly Library. Ruffin will lead the April 29 performance of Voices of Transformation at Sala de Madrid.

    Ruffin was born in Montreal and trained at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.

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    Award-winning writer, poet and activist Jimmy Santiago Baca will be in Las Vegas at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26 at New Mexico Highlands University’s Sinninger Hall. He is hosted by local bookstore, Tome on the Range.

  • TODAY HOY

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    • The Justin J. Roper Memorial Scholarship applications are available. The scholarship is open to West Las Vegas seniors. Applications are now available at the West Las Vegas High School counselor’s office. Application deadline is April 29.

  • Community Calendar

    Friday
    5 p.m. - Mora Rangers baseball vs. Monte Del Sol  at Ft. Marcy
    Good Friday Services at the churches
    Saturday
    10 a.m. - Mora track and field at NRG away, boys and girls
    Sunday
    6 a.m. - Easter Sunrise Service and Continental Breakfast, Chacon
    Monday
    3 p.m. - Mora Ranger baseball vs. Pecos, home
    Tuesday
    3:30 p.m. - Mora softball vs. Pecos, away

  • My collection of old family files is fascinating and now I realize how much I regret not taking a history class or two from Dr. Lynn Perrigo at Highlands so long ago. I’d advise any student in school now to make time, room, for at least an overview class on area history. You will never regret it!

    I just read a March 1937 copy of the State of New Mexico Department of Game and Fish brochure.

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    Samantha Romero, the reigning Little Miss Las Vegas, is coordinating a team for the upcoming Relay for Life Cancer Event that will be held on June 10 and June 11 at the West Las Vegas Track Field.  

    The donations that are collected will be use for cancer research. This dreaded disease has impacted each and everyone one of us in one way or another.  

    As the team captain, it is her desire is to promote cancer awareness to the youth as well as adults.  

  • TODAY HOY
    • Story Time, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 20 in the children’s area of Carnegie Public Library. All programs are free and open to the public. This week’s theme is “Celebrating Easter,” the book is “Pooh’s Easter Egg Hunt” by Isabel Gaines and the craft is decorating paper Easter eggs.

    THURSDAY JUEVES
    • Fort Union National Monument, National Park Service announces its monthly

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    Air Force Airman Arthur Vigil graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

    The airman completed an intensive eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.

    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

    He is the son of Joseph and Kathy Vigil of S. Pacific, Las Vegas.