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Today's Features

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    No school - Mora Schools on Spring Break

    Saturday
    11 a.m. —  Mora High School baseball vs. Questa, away, doubleheader
    11 a.m. —  Mora High School softball vs. Tucumcari, away, doubleheader
    Monday
    No school - Mora Schools on Spring Break
    4 p.m. —  Mora High School baseball vs. McCurdy, home
    Tuesday
    TBA —  NMHU and LCC college visit with AVID students, high school and middle school

  • A recent Western Horsemen magazine’s cover features a very good looking horse’s head and the feature story (obviously) is: “Look Him in the Eye.” The gist of the story is — by looking him or her in the eye one can gauge the expression. This not-so-new idea pertains to almost all of our animal kingdom.

    My question is: How do I know what you are thinking? How are you aware of your immediate surroundings? and When do you ever look up, kid (and many adults) as you bury your face, look into that electronic instrument you are communicating with?

  • Below are some of the government agencies, banks and schools that will be closed or closing early in observance of the Good Friday holiday.

  • TODAY
    HOY
    • NMHU Women’s Center’s Open Mic Night, doors open at 5:30 p.m. for a discission followed by poetry reading from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1 at the Student Union Building theatre. All creative expressions and recital of other women’s works welcome.   
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1, in the children’s area of the public library. Free and open to the public.

    THURSDAY
    JUEVES

  • Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • The San Miguel County DWI Safe-Ride-Home Service operates from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Rides are provided in the Las Vegas area from liquor establishments to your home, for service call 429-0336.
    • The San Miguel Unit of the American Red Cross helps with any natural disaster and house fires. Persons interested in becoming a member are asked to contact Contact Connie Chavez at 425-6224. Meetings are every third Thursday at 6 p.m. in Faith Hall.

  • Submitted to the Optic

    Luna Community College will again offer an enhanced college credit summer program for upcoming classified high school juniors and seniors. For several years, Luna Community College has offered the Student Academic Advancement Institute (SAAI). This year, it will run from Monday, June 1 to Friday, July 24. Registration begins on Wednesday and runs through Friday, June 5.

  • Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • The San Miguel Unit of the American Red Cross helps with any natural disaster and house fires. Persons interested in becoming a member are asked to contact Contact Connie Chavez at 425-6224. Meetings are every third Thursday at 6 p.m. in Faith Hall.

  • TUESDAY
    MARTES
    • To celebrate the re-opening of the Dwan Light Sanctuary UWC-USA will present a musical program featuring UWC-USA Music Director Ron Maltais and second-year student Kailash Pandey of Nepal, who will play his tablah. The program will take place at 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31 at Dwan Light Sanctuary on the UWC-USA campus. The concert is free and open to the public.

    WEDNESDAY
    MIÉRCOLES

  • Submitted to the Optic

    The UNM Anderson School of Management Foundation Board will celebrate and honor its 2015 Hall of Fame Inductees on Tuesday, April 7. This is the 26th year for the event that celebrates the best and brightest of our alumni, faculty and community leaders.