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Today's Features

  • My fellow columnist, Art Trujillo, recently asked me if I ever ran out of ideas, stories I can write about. Obviously, the answer is “no” because things just pop up in my life and that reminds me of yet another tall tale or story.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 21 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Get Up and Go!” by Nancy Carlson. Free and open to the public.

    UPCOMING &
    ONGOING
    • West Las Vegas High School graduation takes place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 25, at Gillie Lopez gymnasium.

  • TUESDAY MARTES
    • Tierra y Montes Soil & Water Conservation District monthly board meeting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 20 at the U.S. Forest Service building. For more information, call 425-9088.

    UPCOMING &
    ONGOING
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 21 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Get Up and Go!” by Nancy Carlson. Free and open to the public.

  • Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • Lions Club Glasses Collection Boxes are at the following locations. Banks: Southwest Capital, Community First, 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 then donated to charity groups serving those in need around the world.

  • Spring is here and all of the great activities that go with it are in full swing. It is a happy, exciting time especially at the Mora Schools.

    Last Tuesday, there was the Annual Health and Transitional Fair at the Joseph Montoya Gym. Many people from the community and the school attended the fair. The Mora/Colfax Head Start Program, Mora Valley Community Health Services, Mora Valley Health Council and School Based Health Centers sponsored the event.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    9:30 a.m. — Kindergarten graduation, Elementary Gym
    Saturday
    11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Customer Appreciation Day at Mora Valley Ranch Supply, hot dogs and refreshments
    Sunday
    2 p.m. — VFW Auxiliary meeting, VFW Building
    Tuesday
    6 p.m. — T-Ball Cubs vs. A’s, Little League Field, Holman
    6:45 p.m. — T-Ball Angels vs. Orioles, Little League Field

  • A recent letter to the editor in the New Mexican (the Santa Fe daily paper) by Georgia Snead caught my eye. I have known Georgia and her family for a very long time and yes, she is closely related to our famed writers, S. Omar and Elliot Barker. She wonders why Omar Barker was left out of a collection written by Walter Skold, titled “Reviving Dead Poets.”

  • SATURDAY SÁBADO
    • Private Landowners Workshop at Pritzlaff Ranch on Saturday, May 17. There will be federal, state, and non-governmental agencies attending the workshop to provide information on conservation easements tax incentives, riparian land management, restoration projects, private landowner’s rights, sustainable thinning of trees and many more conservation programs. The workshop will begin at the Ranch Headquarters at 10 a.m. For more information, contact Debbie Pike 425-3581.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 14 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “I’m Gonna Like Me” by Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell. Free and open to the public.

    UPCOMING &
    ONGOING

  • WEDNESDAY
    MIÉRCOLES
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 14 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “I’m Gonna Like Me” by Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell. Free and open to the public.

    UPCOMING &
    ONGOING