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Today's Features

  • Border and immigration issues are of increasing concern to us all. What are the issues facing families split by the border? Should undocumented migrants have driver’s licenses? What are the implications of people crossing the border? Do we have a responsibility to be informed and involved? What are the laws? What’s the Dream Act? How does immigration affect us in Las Vegas?

  • At the age of 88, the Rev. John McHugh continues to serve as a priest at St.Gertrude’s Church in Mora and the outlying mission churches. He served as a priest at different places for a combined 58 years.

    Born in Tulsa, Okla., on Aug. 9, 1923, McHugh moved to Oklahoma City with his family when he was 5. He had one sister, Mary Lee. They attended school at Lady of Perpetual Help in Oklahoma City. He attended St.Gregory’s High School in Shawnee, Okla., and then spent a year studying at Oklahoma University.

  • 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.