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    Dr. Robert Anthony, M.D., has joined the medical staff of Alta Vista Regional Hospital as a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist with more than 33 years of experience. Dr. Anthony offers prenatal care, annual exams, birth control, treatment for gynecological conditions and more.  

    “We are excited to welcome Dr. Anthony to our medical staff.” Chris Wolf, AVRH chief executive officer, said. “His knowledge and experience is a great addition to Las Vegas Medical Group – OBGYN and our community.”

  • By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Highlands University presents the Fine Arts Collection Summer Exhibition in the Ray Drew Gallery though Sunday, July 19, offering the public a chance to view a number of artworks that have not been featured before.  

    The university’s Ray Drew Gallery is in Donnelly library at 802 National Ave.

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    Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance is offering a fly-fishing workshop for beginners or experienced anglers from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday at Gallinas Canyon. The workshop was originally scheduled for mid-May but due to water conditions was rescheduled for Saturday.

    Fly-fishing, like hunting, helps keep us connected with reading the land and water ways. Discussion will focus on whether the river is healthy enough to support trout and how to enhance the river’s ability to sustain a healthy trout population.

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    Pecos National Historical Park will be hosting a Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site Navajo Rug and Jewelry Show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

    Learn about historic Indian trading and the living artistic legacy of Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site, the oldest continuously operating trading post in the Southwest.

  • By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    Luna Community College will be having its 11th Annual Car Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at the college.

    A $20 entry fee is required per vehicle. Entries will be received until the day of the event. The first 100 paid entries will receive a commemorative T-shirt and a plaque. All entries will qualify for door prize drawings. Entries will be received until the day of the event.

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    Rociada residents Randy Huston and Hannah Huston released their album “Cowboys and Girls,” and it has already landed them recognition from the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.

    The album will be awarded the organization’s Outstanding Traditional Western Album and Hannah will receive the New Horizon Award in April in Oklahoma City in April.

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    This past August, a “video treasure hunt” around Las Vegas drew plenty of participants for 20 prize tokens for thousands of dollars worth of books, artwork, meal and gift certificates from local businesses, to benefit the Dana Konno Nursing Scholarship Fund at Luna Technical Institute.

    This Sunday, another Treasure Hunt will be held for the benefit of Nepal relief, in light of the recent disastrous earthquakes there.

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    St. Paul’s Peace Church will hold its Third Annual Memorial Day service for veterans, their families and friends in the Las Vegas and surrounding area at its 10 a.m. service on Sunday.

  • By Amanda Lucero
    Luna Community College

    Five Luna Community College School of Business students were inducted into the Kappa Beta Delta International Honor Society, recently. The Alpha Beta Delta Chapter was formally installed on Nov. 20, 2014.

    They were Christina R. Cooley, Raymond A. Benavidez, Anna C. Provencio, Jordan Milliano and Anyssa D. Romero.

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    Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance (HPWA) is offering a fly-fishing workshop for beginners or experienced anglers from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday at Gallinas Canyon.

    Fly-fishing, like hunting, helps keep us connected with reading the land and water ways. Discussion will focus on whether the river is healthy enough to support trout and how to enhance the river’s ability to sustain a healthy trout population.

  • By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The Highlands University Department of Music presents a Brush Up Your Shakespeare concert Sunday with professional musicians singing musical compositions based upon the Elizabethan playwright and poet’s work.

    The concert is at 3 p.m. in the Kennedy Alumni Hall, 905 University Ave. Tickets are $5. Highlands University students with valid IDs are free.

    The concert features Christina Martos, soprano vocalist, Carlos Archuleta, baritone vocalist, and Debra Ayers, pianist.  

  • With wildland fire season upon us the CHET fire station has organized a Wildland Interface Summit starting at 4 p.m. on Thursday at Mora Elementary School gym.

    Shawn Alvey, a captain at CHET Fire Department near Cleveland, said the event will include presentations by representatives of the state forestry department, National Resource Conservation Service, the National Forest Service and Mora County officials.

    They will discuss fire, defensible spacing, and funding available for landowners pertaining to cross fencing, thinning and farming.

  • By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The Highlands University Department of Music presents an Original Music Concert starting at 7 p.m. today (Friday) in Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave.

    Ticket prices for the Original Music Concert are $5. Highlands University students with valid IDs are free.

    The concert features works written and produced by Highlands University music students, many of whom are in the Music Technology Program. Music professor Edward Harrington directs the program and the concert.

  • By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The Highlands University HU Singers will present “My Story” at 7 p.m. today (Friday) and Saturday in Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave.

    Andre García-Nuthmann, director of Highlands University’s choral and vocal program, will direct the musical production and accompany on piano.

    Tickets for “My Story” are $5 for general admission. Highlands University students with valid IDs are free.

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    A healing service open to all members of the community will be held at 10 a.m. on Sunday at St. Paul’s Peace Church in Las Vegas. The church, located at the corner of National Avenue and Eighth Street, has had a long history of prayers for healing, including the regular practice of the laying on of hands and anointing the sick with oil blessed for healing.

  • By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Highlands University students and alumni have the opportunity to meet a record number of employers and recruiters at the university’s annual Spring Career Fair on Thursday.

    The free event requires no preregistration and will be from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom, 800 National Ave. The Office of Career Services organizes the career fair.