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  • 12.4.2015
    FRIDAY
    3 to 5 p.m.
    The New Mexico Environment Department will host several public meetings in various locations around the state in order to share information, answer questions and receive initial public input on the options available for developing a State Implementation Plan in response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan. The local meeting will take place at city of Las Vegas City Council Chambers at 1700 N. Grand Ave.

    5 to 9 p.m.

  • Submit your calendar items and notices to…
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
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    • Substance Abuse Groups meetings take place 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 713 Railroad Ave. Las Vegas. For more information, call 425-2687.

  • 12.2.2015
    WEDNESDAY
    10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
    Carnegie Library Story Time takes place in the children’s area of library. All programs are free and open to the public.

    12.5.2015
    SATURDAY

    8 to 11 a.m.

  • Ingredients
        1 cup butter, softened
        1 cup white sugar
        1 cup packed brown sugar
        2 eggs
        2 teaspoons vanilla extract
        3 cups all-purpose flour
        1 teaspoon baking soda
        2 teaspoons hot water
        1/2 teaspoon salt
        2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
        1 cup chopped walnuts

  • Ingredients
        2 cups heavy cream
        1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
        1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
        1 teaspoon vanilla extract
        6 egg yolks
        1/2 cup white sugar
        1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
        1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
        1/8 teaspoon salt
        6 egg whites
        1/4 cup white sugar

  • Divinity

    Ingredients
        2 2/3 cups white sugar
        2/3 cup light corn syrup
        1/2 cup water
        2 egg whites
        1 teaspoon vanilla extract
        2/3 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

    Directions
    1.    Cook sugar, corn syrup, and water in a
        2-quart pot over low heat, stirring
        constantly, until sugar is dissolved. (On

  • EASY APPLE TART WITH CINNAMON CREME FRAICHE

    Start to finish: 1 1/2 hours
    Servings: 8

    For the tart:
    Butter, for the pan, plus 2 tablespoons chilled and cut into small pieces
    1 refrigerated pie crust (1/2 of a 15-ounce package), room temperature
    4 large cooking apples, such as McIntosh or Granny Smith, peeled, halved and cored
    1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
    1/4 cup sugar
    1 teaspoon cinnamon
    1 teaspoon cornstarch
    1/3 cup apricot or peach jam or preserves

  • Start to finish: 50 minutes
    Makes 25 to 30

    1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, divided
    8 ounces mixed mushrooms, finely chopped
    2 shallots, finely chopped
    Kosher salt
    1/2 cup water
    1/2 cup milk
    Ground black pepper
    1 cup all-purpose flour
    4 eggs
    3/4 cup crumbled blue cheese

    Heat the oven to 400 F. Coat 2 baking sheets with cooking spray.

  • FRIDAY • 12/04/15
    6 p.m.
    Noches de Familia at the Mora Spinning Mill. Free movie with refreshments. Everyone welcome to attend.

    SATURDAY • 12/05/15
    9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    14th Annual Winter Fest at Mora Elementary gym. Santa will arrive at 1 p.m. to hand out presents.

    SUNDAY • 12/06/15
    6 p.m.

  • Tuesday, Nov. 23, 1965 — The First National Bank in Las Vegas has just completed mailing out over $37,000 in Christmas Club checks to 268 Las Vegans who were able to put aside a small weekly payment so that they would be able to receive this extra money during the Christmas shopping season. Weekly deposits by these individuals ranged from as low as 25 cents to $10 a week or more, with the greatest number of customers paying in $5 each week.