Today's Features

  • Monday, Feb. 19

  • I t is time to saddle up and get down to business — oh yes! That is an expression my moher used way too often when speaking to my sweet brother, Bill and me when we were kids. We understood the expression completely and we weren’t about to try anything stupid like disobeying her.

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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.

  • Gwen Albers/Optic photo

    Habitat for Humanity in Las Vegas and the United World College-USA in Montezuma recently recognized Sonya and Adam Berg of Rociada for their longtime volunteer efforts.

    The Bergs, who have been “Get-Away” parents at UWC for 15 years, also have volunteered for other organizations, including the Gallinas Watershed Council and Friend of Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge.

  • Thursday, Feb. 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.

  • I will be the first to admit that for the first 12 or so years of my life I never understood why there was so much “hoopla” and celebration in other peoples’ lives on New Year’s Eve. I don’t remember ever even being awake at that supposedly magic hour called midnight.

    Sweet brother Bill and I grew up across the driveway from our hospital complex at Valmora.

  • 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.

  • Saturday, Feb. 3
    The United World College-USA will host a Balkan music and dance night on the Montezuma campus. Open to the public, the free event will begin at 6 p.m. with a Balkan dance workshop in the dance studio of the Edith Lansing Field House. A performance by the Santa Fe Balkan Band EVET and dance party will follow at 7 p.m. in Kluge Auditorium. Children are welcome. For information, contact UWC Music Director Melinda Russial at melinda.russial@uwc-usa.org.

    Thursday, Feb. 8

  • Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 1-4
    United World College-USA will host its Annual Conference on the Montezuma campus. Free and open to the public, the conference will include lectures, a Balkan dance workshop, performances, yoga, hiking and more. To learn more or to register, go to uwc-usa.org and look for “Annual Conference.” For information, call Naomi Swinton at 505-454-4206.


  • Saturday, Jan. 27
    The “Saturdays at the Museum” series at the City of Las Vegas Museum and Rough Rider Memorial Collection presents “Outlaws of New Mexico” with presenter Tim Hagaman at 11 a.m. All events at the museum, located at 727 Grand Ave., Las Vegas, are free and open to the public. Call 505-426-3205 for information.

    Saturday, Jan. 27