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Today's Features

  • SATURDAY SÁBADO
    • HU Alumni will be hosting the Second Annual Coach Bleil Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament, Saturday, June 29 at the Gene Torres Golf Course. For more information, contact Curt Spencer at 505-280-0308, or HU Athletic Director Ed Manzanares at 454-3368 for more information. Proceeds to support the Fred Bleil Scholarship — Endowment, to benefit Highlands University student athletes.

  • The Family Dollar Store will soon be opened in Mora. The building and parking lot have been ready and waiting for quite some time now. People have been watching the  progress of the building since the land was cleared, base put down and the building going up. The parking lot was prepared with parking spaces drawn out and the area readied for business. Now at last the completions is about to happen with an opening date around July 18.

    According to Gene Urioste, they will have the interior ready and workers hired by that date.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    4 p.m. to 6 p.m. — La Jicarita Rural telephone coop Customer Appreciation Day, hot dogs and beverages, prizes mariachi music and more
    7 p.m. — Free Family Movie Night, popcorn, door prizes, fun for the whole family, Presbyterian Church (across from Russell’s) parking in the back
    Saturday
    9 a.m. to noon — Mora /San Miguel Electric Cooperative, Inc Annual Meeting, Mora High School Gym
    Monday

  • The nearest forest fires so near to our watersheds were of great concern to those of us who live in these mountains. The smoke alone caused us to spend a lot of time watching for flying embers that could ignite a fire anywhere there is dry grass. There is lots of that everywhere now. May the rains come now.
    My last column, “Palabras Pintorescas (word pictures) was devoted to a review of the brand new book by Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, “Learning Las Vegas,” that just hit our Tome on the Range bookstore.

  • By Sara Moulton
    The Associated Press
    If you’ve never tasted fresh lemonade, you don’t know what you’re missing. It’s just so much more vivid than the supermarket stuff, much more about the lemon and less about the sugar.
    True, juicing the lemons can be a pain, but the process becomes very near painless if you start by softening the lemons in the microwave for 30 seconds. Then all you have to do is add sugar syrup — a mixture of sugar and water, heated until the sugar is dissolved — and some cold water. Done.

  • The Associated Press
    Who says salsa has to be made from tomatoes? Or dumped unceremoniously from a jar?
    With all of summer’s bounty, there are plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables that make fantastic salsas. Scoop them up with chips or crackers, or add them to sandwiches, salads, burgers and tacos. We came up with three simple salsas, but they are easily tweaked to whatever is fresh or happens to be in your refrigerator. Switch out the apples for peaches or plums, even chopped strawberries. Don’t like dill? Opt for basil or tarragon.

  • By Sara Moulton
    The Associated Press
    Just because summer seems to scream for pie doesn’t mean we are eager to crank up the oven. This is especially true at the Fourth of July, when we’d rather focus on the grill and preparations for fireworks.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Carnegie Public Library Summer Program presents Ken Karter Funny Dummy Show followed by the Veterans presentation of the U.S. flag starting at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 26 at the park. Sidewalk chalk drawings around the park of the U.S. flag will be done by the children with lunch served afterwards. U.S. flags will be given out upon departure.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING

  • UPCOMING & ONGOING
    • Saturday Morning Bird Walks, 7 a.m. on Saturday, June 22, meet at the Farmway parking lot, 7 a.m. on Saturday, July 6, meet at the Montezuma Skating Pond and 7 a.m. on Saturday, July 20, meet at the Farmway parking lot. Sponsored by the Las Vegas National Wildlife Reduge and led by Will Jaremko-Wright. For more information, contact Debbie Pike at 425-3581 ext. 205.

  • Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • The Las Vegas Total Community Approach Program is available to help anyone with a drug and alcohol problem get the help and treatment they need. The program provides free drug and alcohol evaluations and help paying for treatment for anyone who qualifies. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 454-8151.