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Today's Features

  • UPCOMING &
    ONGOING
    • Science Camp is for local community kids, in grades sixth through eighth, Wednesday, July 9 to Thursday, July 10. Hosted by Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance at the Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge near Watrous. Camp participants will leave Las Vegas at 8 a.m. on July 9 and will return to Las Vegas at 5 p.m. on July 10. Limited number of spots available. For more information, contact Lorraine Garcia at 505-917-2141 or by emailing lgarcia@hermitspeakwatersheds.org.

  • Submitted to the Optic

    The Sixth Annual Baby/Tiny Miss and Mister Las Vegas Pageant was held last month at West Las Vegas High School.  
    Twenty one girls and five boys competed for the titles in beauty in formal wear and personality in patriotic wear.

    Mariah Devine Lujan won the title of Baby Miss Las Vegas 2014.  She also won the title of Candid Princess and Best Personality. Lujan, 2, is the daughter of Robert and Crystal Lujan.  

  • TODAYHOY

  • Recently, a great event took place in Wagon Mound as a group of people gathered on the outskirts of Wagon Mound for a groundbreaking ceremony for the new senior citizens center.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Monday
    9 am. to 11 a.m. – Vacation Bible School, Mora Presbyterian Church, for children and youth
    5:30 p.m. — Advisory board meeting, Mora Valley Community Health Services, MVCHS administration Building
    Wednesday
    Junior Ranger Camp for ages 7 and 8, Fort Union National Monument. For reservations, call 425-8025.
    Thursday
    Junior Ranger Camp for ages 9 and 10, Fort Union National Monument. For reservations, call 425-8025.
     
    Friday

  • As I continue to marvel at the huge newspaper story in my old, ragged copy of the Denver Post (May 30, 1954) The July issue of New Mexico Magazine lands in my mailbox. “Las Vegas Historic Revival” is headlined on the cover, no less!
    Turn to page 36, and you will discover seven (yes, 7) pages of fabulous photographs and text about “our town,” no less.

  • UPCOMING &
    ONGOING

  • Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • Lions Club Glasses Collection Boxes are at the following locations. Banks: Southwest Capital, Community 1st, Douglas Ave and Legion Park; Wells Fargo; State Employees Credit Union. Opticians’ offices: Wal-Mart, Eye Associates, Mills Ave; Insight Optical, Highway 518. Also at Shoes ‘n Boots, Seventh Street. Used glasses are repaired then donated to charity groups serving those in need around the world.

  • TODAY
    HOY
    • Fiesta Queen Competition, 6 p.m. today (Monday), June 30 at the city of Las Vegas Council Chambers.
    • New Mexico Highlands University swimming pool is offering swim lessons for children 4 and older starting June 30. The lessons run Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. for two weeks for the cost of $30 for eight lessons. Registration takes place through Monday, July 10 before each session. If you have any questions, call the pool at 454-3073.

    TUESDAY
    MARTES

  • Editor’s Note: A version of this law camp article was published last week. We are running an updated version of it because last week’s article contained several errors.

    Amiree Olivas and Krystah Pacheco will return to school in the fall with a remarkable experience to talk about. Earlier this month the two Lazaro Garcia (Mora) Middle School students attended a five-day law camp at the University of New Mexico. The two have since returned to their respective homes full of excitement and thrilled to have experienced the camp.