Today's Features

  • Sunday, Nov. 26

    Fall Flight Festival at the Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.Take the self guided wildlife drive through the Refuge six miles southeast of Las Vegas. Interpretive programs presented at 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. The program will be Prairie Dog Pals by James Trevor.For information, call Ted Winston at 505-429-2032.

    Wednesday, Nov. 29

  • Friday, Nov. 24
    Contestants are being sought for the Merry Christmas Pageant scheduled for Dec. 9. The deadline to enter is Nov. 24. The contest is open to boys ages 6 months to 5 years and girls 6 months to 12 years. Entry forms available at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center or the Carnegie Library. Sponsored by the Miss Las Vegas Scholarship Organization. Call Philip Ortiz at 505-718-6848 for information.

    Sunday, Nov. 26

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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.

  • Thursday Nov. 23

    A free Thanksgiving dinner will take place form 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., El Sombrero Restaurant, 825 Mills Ave., Las Vegas.


    Friday, Nov. 24

  • Monday-Monday, Nov. 13-20

    Calvary Chapel, 2310 7th St. in Las Vegas, is the Operation Christmas Child shoebox dropoff location for the Las Vegas area. The 2017 dropoff dates are Monday-Friday, Nov. 13-17, 4 to 6 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 18, 3 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 19 from noon to 2 p.m. and Monday, Nov. 20 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. For information, call 505-425-2817.


    Tuesday, Nov. 21

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

  • Friday, Nov. 17

    Holiday Show and Sale (Juried) Call for Artists, deadline midnight tonight. Seeking mostly small and reasonably priced fine crafts and artwork appealing to both art lovers and holiday shoppers.  Framed wall work, sculpture, fiber arts, ceramics, jewelry, tin work, soaps, etc. Check website lvfiba.org for information.


    Saturday, Nov. 18

  • Wednesday, Nov. 15

  • Time flies when one is having fun. In other words, fall is fleeting by so fast and yes, winter will soon be here. 

    We can feel the climate change as the days become shorter and the nights are cool to cold. Ice on the stock tanks is just around the corner now here at the ranch.

  • Sunday, Nov. 12

    A 6 p.m. concert at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 403 Valencia St., Las Vegas, features the NMHU Community Chorus and Fiesta Orchestra from Santa Fe and director Maestro Franz Vote. Tickets are $10 at the door. Call 505-454-1469 for information.


    Monday, Nov. 13