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Today's Features

  • TODAY HOY
    • The Las Vegas Area Association of Educational Retirees August Meeting, 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 13 at the Plaza Hotel / Conservatory. Planning and Update for the 2012 NMAER State Convention. For more information, call Tomás at 575-421-2455.

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

    • Las Vegas City Schools has a new Dress Code with lots of changes. A copy is available on the district’s website (www.cybercardinal.com) or at the Central Office, the office of the Director for Instruction at Robertson’s Patio Building, or at Wal-Mart.Call 454-5700.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Registration for Immaculate Conception Religious Education Classes for 2012-13 will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Aug. 10 and Aug. 13 to 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

  • Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • Las Vegas City Schools has a new Dress Code with lots of changes. A copy is available on their website (www.cybercardinal.com) or at the Central Office, the office of the Director for Instruction at Robertson’s Patio Building, or at Wal-Mart.Call 454-5700.

  • Early last month, Cyrus Martinez began serving The Hershey Company in Hershey, Penn., as its council, labor and employment attorney.

    Susan M. Angele, vice president and global deputy general council says that Martinez will provide legal advice, training and manage litigation with respect to labor and employment matters, including discrimination law, employee safety and employment policies and practices and union related matters.

  • Community Calendar

    Saturday
    10 a.m. — Sangre de Cristo Livestock Growers Association, Mora School Board Room
    Noon — District 5 meeting of VFW Auxiliary, VFW Building
    7:45 p.m to 10 p.m. — Every 45 minutes, Candlelight Tours, Fort Union National Monument
    Sunday
    5:00 p.m — VFW Meeting, VFW Hall
    Monday
    7:45 a.m. — Mora Independent School teachers report for work
    Tuesday

  • Back in the old days of not-so-long-ago I could plan a whole afternoon of strictly quiet and pleasant time working on and researching my next column. That was because it was raining and I was housebound, for lack of a better term. No such rainy afternoons are in the immediate forecast, which is surely not good.

  • By Sara Moulton
    For The Associated Press

    There are few foods as simple, delicious and complete as fresh seasonal corn on the cob. When it’s really fresh, I’ll even eat it raw. No boiling, no butter, no salt. It’s perfectly sweet and tender right off the stalk.

  • The Associated Press

    Great taste often comes down to contrast.

    It’s why we pair tender and crunchy textures, sweet and sour flavors, and hot and cold temperatures (think hot fudge sauce over vanilla ice cream). In a way, these contrasts amplify the flavors of the dish, making the food much more than a simple sum of the parts.

    And it’s a technique well suited to healthy eating. Because by playing with contrasts, you are able to coax so much more from otherwise simple ingredients.