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Today's Features

  • I continue to find interesting and  historical writings and newspaper columns in my family's collection of stuff. My parents were great friends of Walter and Delma Vivian. Walter was the editor of the Optic in 1950, and his wife, Delma was a talented reporter for the paper.

  • TODAY HOY
    • 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

  • 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

  • Submitted to the Optic

    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.

  • Submitted to the Optic


    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

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

    • 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.