Today's Features

    • West Las Vegas High School homecoming parade, 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 19 starting at the county courthouse, east on National Ave. and Bridge Street to 12th Street, south on 12th Street to Douglas Ave., east on Douglas to Sixth Street, north on Sixth street until Carnegie Park. The homecoming game takes place at 7 p.m. Friday evening at Herrera Complex against the Capital Jaguars.


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    DonDiego Rains, 10, of Holman, placed in various competitions at the Rocky Mountain National Rendezvous in Colorado, which he attended with his father in July.  

    Rendezvous is a recreation of the fur trade era where everything in sight must be of a pre-1840 style. Clothing is of the period, tents are canvas and cooking is over wood. All vehicles must be out of camp by Saturday evening and stay out until the following Saturday afternoon. No plastic, nylon, aluminum, electricity or propane are permitted.


    3 p.m. to 6 p.m. — Farmers Market, Southwest Capital Bank parking lot

    TBA — Mora cross country at Pecos

    4 p.m. — Mora middle school volleyball vs. Memorial Middle School, away

    5:30 p.m. — Mora volleyball vs. Robertson, junior varsity and varsity, away

    5:30 p.m. — Mora volleyball vs. Santa Fe Prep, junior varsity and varsity, home

  • It is never easy to say goodbye to an old friend, and this time it is a very old friend. That huge, beloved Ponderosa Pine tree next to the road and just down from our yard died this spring.

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 17 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Froodle” by Antoinette Portis. Free and open to the public.

    • Annual round-up/sign-up event for recruiting local Cub Scout members for Pack 60 of the Las Vegas Cub Scouts takes place starting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18 at the Rough Rider Cafeteria on the Luna Community College campus.

  • Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • An account has been set up at Wells Fargo Bank to help with the medical treatment expenses for Joel Baca. He has been receiving medical treatment in Denver at the University of Colorado Hospital and is battling several medical problems. The donation account is under Joel Baca at Wells Fargo bank.

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    In honor of Smokey Bear’s 70th anniversary as official “spokesbear” for wildfire prevention across the United States, the New Mexico State Fair has invited him to be the Grand Marshall for this year’s parade.

    Dan Mourning, EXPO New Mexico’s general manager, announced that Smokey and his friends from the New Mexico State Forestry Division have said yes.