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Today's Features

    • 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 benefit breakfast for Masonic Scholarships takes place every first Saturday of each month from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Masonic Building at 518 Douglas Ave. Buffet consists of French toast, bacon, sausage, fruit bowl, cold cereal, biscuits and gravy, eggs, potatoes, green chile, pancakes, coffee, tea, juice, and milk. Cost is $10 per person.
  • Sunday July 8-Sunday, Aug. 22
    New Mexico Highlands presents a National Day of the Cowboy Art Exhibition in the university’s Ray Drew Gallery from July 8 – Aug. 22. The exhibit features New Mexico artists who have lived the cowboy way. The artists reception will be July 22 from 1 – 3 p.m. in the gallery, which is in Donnelly Library at 802 National Ave. Hours for the Ray Drew Gallery are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and Sundays from1 to 5 p.m.

    Monday-Friday, July 23-27

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  • Sunday, July 8 — Sunday, Aug. 22
    New Mexico Highlands presents a National Day of the Cowboy Art Exhibition in the university’s Ray Drew Gallery from July 8 – Aug. 22. The exhibit features New Mexico artists who have lived the cowboy way. The artists reception will be July 22 from 1 – 3 p.m. in the gallery, which is in Donnelly Library at 802 National Ave. Hours for the Ray Drew Gallery are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and Sundays from1 to 5 p.m.

    Friday-Sunday, July 20-22

  • Saturday, July 21
    Are you a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or Dementia? Do you know someone who is impacted by dementia? Come learn about the disease, caregiving strategies and free resources available at a community information session. It’s from 10 a.m. to noon in Alta Vista Regional Hospital’s classroom A/B.  Call 1-800-272-3900 or 505-424-1710 for information.

    Monday-Friday, July 23-27

  • Suddenly, it is summer. And suddenly it is hot. Yes, it is so hot, even here in our mountains, that our creeks have now dried up. Our mountain meadows are brown.

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    • 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