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Today's Features

  • By J.M. HIRSCH
    AP Food Editor

    People have been eating it for thousands of years, yet still no one can tell me why it should be peeled. So I don’t, and neither should you.

    “It” being fresh ginger, the gnarly brown root that lives amongst the grocer’s Asian produce. And the flavor is so much better than dried, you must get to know it.

  • By Alison Ladman
    For The Associated Press

    Whether you dress your potato salad with mayo or belong more in the vinegar camp, the beauty of this picnic staple is that it so wonderfully accommodates just about anything you care to add. And if the flavors are big and bold, all the better.

    So this year we decided to take a basic vinegar potato salad to the next level.

    We added all the trimmings you’d typically expect on an Italian grinder.

  • UPCOMING & ONGOING
    EL PORVENIR

    • The San Miguel County DWI Safe-Ride-Home Service is available Fridays & Saturdays, from 8 pm to 2:30 am. Call 429-0336 for service. Rides are given in the Las Vegas area from liquor establishment to home.

    • Vado de Juan Paiz Acequia Association meeting, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 29 at the old fire department in Anton Chico, N.M. Fore more information, contact Lisa Gallegos at 429-2079.

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

    • The city of Las Vegas Utilities Department has re-opened its utility payment center at City Hall at 1700 North Grand Ave. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The center is for payments only.

    • The Las Vegas unit of the American Red Cross helps individuals who have suffered a house fire plus engages in other emergency activities. Meetings are one Tuesday evening a month at 6 p.m. Those interested in becoming volunteers may contact Connie Chavez at 425-6224 or conniec@desertgate.com.

  • TODAY/HOY

    • Municipal Court will be closed through Friday, July 20 so court staff may attend a Judicial Conference.

    • The San Miguel County DWI Safe-Ride-Home Service is available Friday & Saturday, from 8 pm to 2:30 am.
    Please call 429-0336 for service. Rides are given in the Las Vegas area from liquor establishment to home.

  • Las Vegas Optic Staff

    The schedule may have changed from one weekend to another but the fun and excitement won’t, as the 2012 Mora Fiesta promises to again be its usual good time for all who attend.

    This year’s lineup includes a rodeo on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, the crowning of this year’s queen, a Saturday morning parade and more than a dozen performers and bands carrying the sounds of the fiesta through the weekend.

  • The lunch menu for the Mora/Wagon Mound Senior Centers with coffee and milk served daily.

    Monday, July  23 — Chili dog, baked potato wedges, mixed vegetables with butter, and orange

    Tuesday, July 24 — Ham with noodles, California vegetables, salad with dressing, cottage cheese, and peaches

    Wednesday, July 25 — Taco salad, mexicorn, saltine crackers, and mixed fruit

    Thursday, July 26 — Santa Fe chicken with rice, broccoli with cheese, buttered carrots, and pineapple upside-down cake

  • By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University cultural anthropology professor Mario Gonzales was honored with the Hispanic Writer Award to attend the Taos Summer Writers’ Conference that started on Sunday and finishes on July, 22.
    Named as one of the top ten writers’ conferences in the country, the event is now in its 14th year.

  • TODAYHOY
    • Investment Fraud Seminars, 5:15 p.m. on Monday, July 16 and noon on Tuesday, July 17, both at the Council Chambers in City Hall. For more information, call Tasha Martinez at 426-3286.

    TUESDAYMARTES
    • Municipal Court will be closed half day on Tuesday, July 17 and all day from Wednesday, July 18 to Friday, July 20 so court staff may attend a Judicial Conference. For questions, call municipal court at 425-9403.