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Today's Features

  • Wednesday, March 21
    “Paying for College: Financial Literacy and FAFSA Workshop” will take place in the West Las Vegas High School Career Lab from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. New Mexico Highlands University Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships will present a financial literacy workshop to help students complete their FAFSAs. Call Alexis at 505-454-3318 for information.

    Friday, March 23

  • Friday, March 16
    Mustard Seed grant proposals are due Friday, March 16 by noon. Grants provide  “seed” money for one-time expenses of new projects. Priority funding for children/youth involvement, mission, and/or community or church-related projects. Submit proposals to fupc.nm@gmail.com or by regular mail to First United Presbyterian Church, Attn: Mustard Seed Committee, 1000 Douglas Ave., Las Vegas, NM, 87701. For application requirements and other information, call 505-425-7763.

    Saturday, March 17

  • Las Vegas Optic reports

    MORA —Merl Witt, president of the Saint Vrain Mill Preservation and Historical Foundation, recently announced that the first most significant step in the restoration of the St. Vrain Mill — stabilization of the foundation — has just been completed. 

    More than 150 years ago, Ceran St. Vrain commissioned the building of his stone mill (Molino de Piedra) at a site located along the northern edge of the Village of Mora.

  • • 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.

  • Thursday, March 8
    The monthly board meeting of the El Creston Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association will be held at 7 p.m., 49 Mira Sol, Ojitos Frios Ranches subdivision. The public is welcome to attend. The agenda will be posted 72 hours in advance on www.elcreston.org.

  • Monday, March 5
    Las Vegas Police Commander Eric Padilla will be hosting a meeting at 6 p.m. in the LVPD station’s training room to solicit public input regarding the city opening and operating a shooting range near Camp Luna.

    Thursday, March 8
    The monthly board meeting of the El Creston Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association will be held at 7 p.m., 49 Mira Sol, Ojitos Frios Ranches subdivision. The public is welcome to attend. The agenda will be posted 72 hours in advance on www.elcreston.org.

  • 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, Feb. 28

    The New Mexico Economic Development Department and other agencies are hosting a free energy workshop from 10 a.m. to noon in Luna Community College’s nursing program Auditorium, 366 Luna Drive in Las Vegas. Questions? Contact Johanna Nelson at Johanna.Nelson@state.nm.us or 505-827-0264.

    Wednesday, Feb. 28

  • Submit yourcalendar items and notices to jbrooks@lasvegasoptic.com.

    • HOPE (Housing Opportunities Programs for Elders) is offering transportation services locally for seniors 55 and older. Call 505-398-0170 for membership forms to join or to volunteer.

  • Saturday, Feb. 24
    Saturdays at the Museum presents “Buffalo Soldiers.” Deputy James Shephard, of Fort Union National Monument, will make a presentation at 11 a.m. at the Las Vegas City Museum and Rough Rider Memorial Collection, 727 Grand Ave. in Las Vegas. Call 505-426-3204 for information.

    Wednesday, Feb. 28