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Today's Features

  • Suddenly it is summer, and suddenly summer is flying by. I know it must be August because our annual fun filled invasion of our little people has just occurred.         

    Ah, yes, changes are occurring. It is a different world out there to this old lady. The preteen girls sit quietly on the couch, each with an Ipod in hand, playing games while it rains. The rains let up and boom! They are out the door, playing hide-and-seek.

  • Community Calendar
    Saturday
    1 p.m. — Mora volleyball vs. Dulce-junior varsity, varsity, Home
    10 a.m. — Unveiling of new exhibits about Fort Union National Monument
    11:30 a.m. — Refreshments at Watrous Community Center
    Noon — Lunch with a ranger; families bring sack lunch
    12:15 p.m. — Ranger Walk to second pull off to view the new wayside overlook
    1 p.m. — Santa Fe National Historic Trail tour, Fort Union rangers will help kids earn a junior ranger badge

  • By Sara Moulton
    For The Associated Press

    Labor Day generally gets people thinking about grilling up the last of summer’s burgers and steaks. Allow me to suggest setting aside tradition in favor of a leaner alternative, namely, a full-bodied fillet of salmon. And topping it off is not a slice or two of cheese, but a robust, chunky, vegetable-packed vinaigrette.

    You won’t be sorry. And you won’t miss the burgers and steak.

  • The Associated Press

    When we think of steaming, we generally think stovetop cooking. And during the heat of summer, that can make this very healthy form of cooking seem very unappealing.

    But the folks at Cooking Light magazine have come up with a simple way to enjoy a delicious steamed dinner without the fuss (or heat) of indoor cooking. For this deliciously spicy shrimp, black bean and corn dish, they use the grill to get the job done. The results are quick and easy, and you don’t need to heat up your kitchen.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 22, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Zorro Gets an Outfit” by Carter Goodrich. Free and open to the public.
    • Cineflix at Ilfeld, 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 22 at Ilfeld Auditorium on the campus of New Mexico Highlands University, showing “Snow White & the Huntsman.” Free and open to he public.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING

  • TUESDAY MARTES
    • Tierra y Montes Soil and Water Conservation District monthly board meeting, 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 21 at the U.S. Forest Service Building. For more information, call 425-9088.

    WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 22, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Zorro Gets an Outfit” by Carter Goodrich. Free and open to the public.

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

    • The Las Vegas Total Community Approach Program is available to  help anyone with a drug and alcohol problem get the help and treatment they need. The program provides free drug and alcohol evaluations and help with paying for treatment for anyone who qualifies. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 454-8151.

    • The Children’s Workshop is offering free child development screenings. The schedule an appointment, call 426-1760 or 454-0348.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Registration for Immaculate Conception Religious Education Classes for 2012-13 will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. until Aug. 17. Classes begin Monday, Aug. 20 and will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. For more information, call Rita Garcia at 454-0685 425-1455.

    SATURDAY SÁBADO

  • By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Poet John Trudell will join his poet daughter, New Mexico Highlands University student Tara Evonne Trudell, on stage at 5 p.m. this Sunday at Highlands University’s Ilfeld Auditorium for an evening of spoken word and poetry.