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Today's Features

  • Community Calendar
    Friday
    7 p.m. — Mora Ranger football at Capitan, varsity
    Saturday
    9 a.m. — Mora cross country at Robertson. jv and v
    10 a.m. — Mora Rangerette volleyball at Santa Rosa, 7th and 8th
    10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. — First Fort and Arsenal Tours at Fort Union National Monument
    Sunday
    8 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Pancake/egg breakfast at VFW Hall to benefit building fund, $6

  • Well, what can I say? Bear with me, because this is a story almost out of ranch-style science fiction, or something like that. This is yet another vent that “just what do you do on a ranch” list — I sometimes keep.

  • By J.M. Hirsch
    AP Food Editor

    Fall inspires me to get back into the kitchen. Now if only it somehow also created lots of extra time for me to do that.
    This ridiculously easy pasta topped with roasted tomatoes, green peppers, garlic and sausage is a great example. Dump everything on a rimmed baking sheet, toss it in the oven, then go outside and play in the leaves. A little while later, boil up some pasta, spoon the “sauce” over it, top with grated Parmesan and you're done.

    AUTUMN ROASTED TOMATO AND SAUSAGE PASTA

  • By Candelora Versace
    The Santa Fe New Mexican

    SANTA FE  — There are plenty of people in Santa Fe — not to mention greater Northern New Mexico, the entire state and probably the vast American Southwest — who make their own salsa. A significant percentage, too, have most likely fantasized about packaging and selling that salsa. One Santa Fe resident, however, will tell you it’s not a project to be taken lightly.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 21, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Do Cows Turn Colors in the Fall” by Viki Woodworth and the theme is “Awesome Autumn!” All programs are free and open to the public.

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

  • TUESDAY MARTES
    • Nominations being sought for Las Vegas Citizens’ Committee for Historic Preservation Annual awards. Nominations for awards must be submitted between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday or Tuesday to the CCHP building at 116 Bridge Street in Las Vegas. All nominations must be received by Tuesday, Sept. 20. Award winners will be announced the first week of October and recognized at the annual dinner on Oct. 22. For more information, call CCHP from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at 425-8803.

  • Free health screenings and information will be featured at the free Community Health Fair sponsored by Alta Vista Regional Hospital from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17 at the city of Las Vegas Abe Montoya Recreation Center gymnasium.

    “I look forward to visiting with community members at this years’ health fair,” says Maridel Acosta, chief executive officer at Alta Vista Regional Hospital. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to raise awareness on health promotion and health education.”

  • TODAY HOY
    • Third Annual Ain’t Got No Frijoles Blues Festival, 8 p.m. to midnight on Friday, Sept. 16 with Wayne Roper and Unfinished Business and the Kenny Skywolf Band at the Plaza Hotel Ballroom. Tickets are needed for the Friday evening concert and may be purchased at the Plaza Hotel, Love Music and Travelers Cafe. Free concert from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Plaza Park featuring Jeff Romero and the Rainy Morning Blues Band, Wayne Roper and Unfinished Business, Kenny Skywolf Band and the Albuquerque Blues Connection. For more information, call 454-6771.