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    •Substance Abuse Groups meetings take place 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 713 Railroad Ave. Las Vegas. For more information, call 425-2687.

    •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 at 6 p.m. every third Thursday in Faith Hall.

  • TUESDAY
    4 p.m.
    The Rangers of Mora Middle School will take on  Questa at home.

    THURSDAY
    4 p.m.
    The Rangers of Mora Middle School will take on Valley in Ribera.

    3:30 p.m.
    The Rangers and Rangerettes of Mora High School will face the Peñasco Panthers during these away games.

    FRIDAY
    4 p.m.
    The Rangers of Mora Middle School will face the Peñasco Panthers at home.

    SATURDAY
    10 a.m.

  • Friday, Feb. 4, 1966 — A big black cat, shipped from Fort Lee, N.J., to make its home here with the family it owns, Mr. and Mrs. William J. Bowman and children, who have moved here to make their home, arrived in Las Vegas with a stowaway, a tiny white mouse, in its shipping crate. The black cat, shipped air freight to Albuquerque in a wooden crate with air holes in it, was transferred to a truck in the Duke City and then shipped on to Las Vegas. It is not known when or where the stowaway mouse joined the black cat.

  • Sunday

    HIGH 49° / LOW 21°

    Sunny, with a high near 49. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the morning. Sunday night — mostly clear, with a low around 21.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:56 a.m. to 5:34 p.m

     

    Monday

    HIGH 51° / LOW 26°

    Sunny, with a high near 51. Monday night — mostly clear, with a low around 26.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:55 a.m. to 5:35 p.m.

     

  • 2.8.2016
    MONDAY
    Feb. 8 to April 18

  • Submit your
    calendar items and notices to…
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
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    •Substance Abuse Groups meetings take place 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 713 Railroad Ave. Las Vegas. For more information, call 425-2687.

  • Friday

    HIGH 39° / LOW 9°

    A 10 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 39. North wind 5 to 15 mph. Friday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 9. Wind chill values as low as -1.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:58 a.m. to 5:32 p.m.


    Saturday

  • 2.6.2016
    SATURDAY
    All day
    The Miss Las Vegas Scholarship Organization is looking for contestants to compete in the Miss Las Vegas Pageant on Saturday Feb. 20. The contest is open to young women 17 to 24. Phases of competition are interview, talent, physical fitness in swimsuit, and formal wear. To enter the competition go to www.missnewmexico.org and enter online. For more information, contact Philip Ortiz at ortiz87701@yahoo.com or 718-6848. Deadline to enter is Saturday, Feb. 6.

    7 to 10 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 2, 1966 — The community of Mora has undertaken a drive to establish a public library. At a meeting of the Mora Library Committee last week it was decided to kick off a book and donation campaign immediately in order to establish the much needed facility as soon as possible. The first contributor in Mora to the library fund was the Joe Martinez family. They donated 40 books on merchandising dating back to the 1800s.

  • Wednesday

    HIGH 30° / LOW 3°

    A 10 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 30. Wind chill values as low as -4. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:59 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

     

    Thursday

  • 2.3.2016
    WEDNESDAY

    10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

    Carnegie Library Story Time takes place in the children’s area of the library. All programs are free and open to the public.

    2.4.2016
    THURSDAY

    7 p.m.
    The El Creston Mutual Domestic Consumer’s Water Association board will meet at 49 Mira Sol Road in the Ojitos Frios Subdivision. The public is welcome.

    2.6.2016
    SATURDAY

  • SUNDAY
    9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    The New Mexico Environment Department Drinking Water Bureau and Rural Community Assistance Corporation are offering free training for water system board members in your area! The training will focus on board responsibilities and management. The training will take place at St. Gertrude’s Parish Hall. Contact Laura Dubin at 505-819-8511 or Ldubin@rcac.org to register.

    MONDAY
    4 p.m.
    The Rangers of Mora Middle School will take on the Questa for this away game in Questa.

    TUESDAY

  • Tuesday, Feb. 1, 1966 — George Lincoln Rockwell, head of the American Nazi Party, came to the Highlands University campus in Las Vegas Monday night at the invitation of the Student Senate. He came and saw -- but he surely did little conquering, although he was afforded a generally courteous and good humored reception. No untoward incidents of any kind took place as about 700 students and faculty members filled University Hall to the brim.

  • Sunday

    HIGH 54° / LOW 30°

    A 10 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 54. West wind 15 to 20 mph. Sunday night — a 10 percent chance of snow showers.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    7:02 a.m. to 5:27 p.m.

     


    Monday

    HIGH 40° / LOW 15°

    Snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 40. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
    Monday night — a 40 percent chance of snow showers.

  • 1.30.2016
    SATURDAY
    1 to 3:30 p.m.
    Eighth Annual Literacy Fair will take place at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center gymnasium. This event is sponsored by The Literacy Council of Northeastern New Mexico, a division of the LV Arts Council. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call Dorothy T. Maestas at 454-0005.

  • Submit your
    calendar items and notices to…
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    _______________
    •Substance Abuse Groups meetings take place 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 713 Railroad Ave. Las Vegas. For more information, call 425-2687.

    •Alcoholics Anonymous Hotline is 425-3577.

  • Friday, Jan. 28, 1966 — The large balloon carrying instruments which was supposed to come to the ground some 50 miles northeast of Las Vegas late Thursday afternoon went astray. The upper winds were more westerly than southwesterly, apparently for the Las Vegas FAA flight service station said late Thursday that the balloon and load had come to rest about 35 miles northwest of Guthrie, Texas, at 4:26 p.m. Thursday.