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Today's Features

  • Submit your calendar items and notices to jbrooks@lasvegasoptic.com

    • San Miguel County Magistrate Court hours: Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The office will be open from 8 a.m. to noon on Fridays.

    • A Friday bridge group plays at the Las Vegas Senior Center at 1 p.m.  New players are welcome. For information call Bill Neis, 454-4118, or email eumo@stonefieldsheep.com.

  • Wednesday, July 11
    A free legal fair will be held in Highlands University’s Student Union Building, 800 National Ave., Las Vegas, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Attorneys and paralegals from New Mexico Legal Aid will offer free legal advice to eligible low-income people and families who are facing legal issues involving public benefits, landlord-tenant matters, consumer rights, unemployment benefits, foreclosure, and creditor-debtor matters. For information about the event or to register, contact New Mexico Legal Aid at 505-425-3514.

  • Sunday, July 8
    The Rev. Laurie Lyter Bright, Executive Director of Pilgrims of Ibillin, will make a presentation on peace and reconciliation through education agency in Israel and Palestine in the Fellowship Hall of First United Presbyterian Church, 1000 Douglas, at 12:30 p.m. A light lunch will be served at noon. There is no charge; the public is welcome to attend.

    Monday, July 9

  • Thursday, July 5
    The West Las Vegas High School Class of 1998 is hosting a Gallinas River cleanup from 10 a.m. to  noon. Family, friends, and community members are welcome. Bring leather work gloves or garden gloves. Bags will be supplied. Meet at the riverwalk on the north side of Bridge Street. For more information, call 505-803-6099 or 505-920-3009.

    Thursday, July 5

  • This column was originally published in the Optc in July of 2012.

    An old saying says: “if the shoe fits, wear it.” I just discovered a column that I wrote for the June 4, 1971 Las Vegas Livestock Journal.

    This was written for its “This Woman’s World” page and this is editor Brumbelow’s introduction for it:

    “There’s at least one place in New Mexico where there’s been some moisture. Editha Bartley of the Gascon Ranch near Rociada tells you about it."

  • Monday-Sunday, June 25-July 1
    The Pendaries Community Center is hosting a a series of free Wellness Week events in Pendaries, beginning Monday, June 25. Events include a vegetarian or vegan cooking class, walking meditation, yoga, laughter wellness, Tai Chi and more. Call Rebecca Wood at 800-515-3195 or Lisa O’Hair at 316-516-6199 for more information.

    June 18-27

  • Monday-Sunday, June 25-July 1
    The Pendaries Community Center is hosting a series of free Wellness Week events in Pendaries, beginning Monday, June 25. Events include a vegitarian or vegan cooking class, walking meditation, yoga, laughter wellness, Tai Chi and more. Call Rebecca Wood at 800-515-3195 or Lisa O’Hair at 316-516-6199 for more information.

    Monday-Wednesday, June 18-27

  • Thursday, June 21
    Fort Union National Monument’s June “Glimpses of the Past:” series will be presented by Harriet Frieberger and entitled “Visionary or Villain: A Night of Lucien Maxwell.” This program will be held at 7 p.m. at the CCHP/Santa Fe Trail Interpretive Center, 116 Bridge St., Las Vegas. For information, visit nps.gov/foun or like the Fort Union page on Facebook.

    Friday, June 22

  • I was out on my deck, planting flowers from the Mora Valley Ranch Supply store (their plants are used to our high elevation here at the ranch) when the Optic came in the mail.

    I always page through it quickly to get the news pertaining to our area.
    I was surprised to learn that Dennis Mitchell had passed away. I have known Dennis for a very long time and thankfully my radio can pick up KFUN radio here in these high mountains so I always get the local news, every morning when I am cooking breakfast.

  • Thursday, June 21
    Fort Union National Monument’s June “Glimpses of the Past:” series wil be presented by Harriet Frieberger and entitled “Visionary or Villain: A Night of Lucien Maxwell.” This program will be held at 7 p.m. at the CCHP/Santa Fe Trail Interpretive Center, 116 Bridge St., Las Vegas. For information, visit nps.gov/foun or like the Fort Union page on Facebook.

    Friday, June 22