Today's Features

  • 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

  • This column was originally published in 2012.

    Unless one lives up on Hermit’s Peak as the hermit did so long ago, one can’t help but be aware that graduation time is here.

    Yes, I can say I have been there and done that a couple of times.
    I graduated from Robertson High School in 1950, and four years later from Highlands University, right here in Las  Vegas.

  • Saturday, June 9
    The 14th Annual Luna Community College Car Show will include all makes and models of cars, trucks, motorcycles and bikes, original, classic and custom vehicles, music, food vendors and LCC informational booths. For more information, contact Anthony at 505-429-0425 or Dave at 505-718-9560.

    Saturday, June 9

    The Amor de La Tierra Garden Club will meet at 9 a.m. at Traveler’s Cafe on the Las Vegas Plaza. Contact Nina Marquez Johns, ninamjohns@gmail.com or 505-425-5239, for information.

  • Saturday-Sunday, June 2-3
    Two Democratic Party candidates will be a part of campaign events this weekend. State Auditor candidate Brian Colón will appear Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Travelers Café, 1814 Plaza St, Las Vegas. Sunday, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Congressman Ben Ray Lujan will visit with constituents at Charlie’s Spic N Span. Charlie’s will have a special chicarron bar set up for the event.

    Monday, June 4

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

  • Thursday, May 24
    R. Jordan Gendra is the first native-Spanish rabbi ordained in 500 years. He is moving to Albuquerque in July and has authored several books and articles in Spanish. He is speaking from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Leveo Sanchez Auditorium (Room G35). For information, call 505-398-6092 or email animarfin@gmail.com.

    Friday, May 25

  • Friday, May 18
    A Public Land Management Commissioner candidate meet-and-greet will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at “The Spot”  Old Town Mission”, at Chavez and Socorro streets in Las Vegas. The event is sponsored by RUIDO Indivisible Group, LVNM and San Miguel County Federation of Democratic Women. For information, call 505- 490-0590.

    Friday, May 18

  • Sunday, May 6
    RUIDO Indivisible, which stands for both the Resistant Unified Indivisible Democratic Organization and is the Spanish word for “noise,” will meet from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at “The Spot” Old Town Mission”, at Chavez and Socorro streets in Las Vegas. Victor Reyes of Michelle Lujan Grisham’s Campaign will be featured speaker.
    Monday, May 7

  • Senior Center Breakfast Menu

    Here is the breakfast menu for the Las Vegas/Pecos Senior Centers,
    for the weeks of May 7-11 and May 14-18.

    Cup cereal, Half bagel w/2t cream cheese

    Muffin, 2 boiled eggs, 1 orange, 4 Oz. Yogurt.

    Two pancakes and sausage, 4 Oz. yogurt, one orange.

    Two oz. Peanut butter, 1 tsp jelly  on half slice toast, 4 oz cereal.

    FRIDAY, MAY 11