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Today's Features

  • Suddenly it is summer, and it is time to move the geranium jungle out of the living room and out on the deck. Hiding in plain sight is one of my two camel saddles. With Egypt now in the news, my two camel saddles and their history came to mind.

    Yes, my Aunt Elvira and I rode camels around the pyramids in Egypt during our big trip in 1953. Neither one of us knew what a camel saddle looked like, but there are the usual tourist photos of us riding these camels.

  • EDITOR’S NOTE: Sara Moulton was executive chef at Gourmet magazine for nearly 25 years, and spent a decade hosting several Food Network shows. She currently stars in public television’s “Sara’s Weeknight Meals” and has written three cookbooks, including “Sara Moulton’s Everyday Family Dinners.”

    By Sara Moulton
    The Associated Press

  • Submitted to the Optic

    The Santa Fe Opera will present a four-day symposium on Oscar Wilde in conjunction with the world premiere of Theodore Morrison’s opera Oscar.

    The symposium begins on Thursday with a keynote address by Merlin Holland, author and only grandchild of Wilde. The keynote address takes place at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Santa Fe Woman’s Club, 1616 Old Pecos Trail in Santa Fe.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Backyard Adventures, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. from July 22 to July 26, at Our Lady of Sorrows Parish Hall on the Plaza. Price is $50 per child and includes two field trips to National Refuges. Backyard adventures is for children between the ages of 8 to 12. Registration is open at the City Museum and refuge. For more information, contact Kristin Hsueh at 426-3204 or khsueh@desertgate.com. The event is sponsored by the City of Las Vegas Museum in partnership with the Denver Zoo Rio More Program and the Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge.

  • Submitted to the Optic

    Rocky Mountain Youth Corps (RMYC), a non-profit organization based in Taos, has been awarded a contract through the New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority to implement the federal Department of Energy’s Weatherization Assistance Program.  

    Qualified low income homes in Taos, Colfax, Union, Mora, Harding, San Miguel, Guadalupe and Quay counties receive services to improve residential energy efficiency.

  • TODAY HOY
    • Las Vegas Municipal Court will be closed Friday, July 19, court will reopen Monday, July 22. Court staff will be attending a judicial conference. If you have any questions, contact municipal court at 425-9403.

    SATURDAY SÁBADO
    • Saturday Morning Bird Walk, 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.

  • By Elizabeth Karmel
    The Associated Press
    Sometimes the promise of leftovers is almost more exciting than the meal itself! And who says leftovers can’t be planned?

  • The Mora Little League played at the All Stars tournament held earlier this month at Santa Rosa.

    The 10- to 11- year-old children coached by Carlos Mendoza, Michael Aragon, and Mindi Ann Casados lost their first two games to La Plaza and Santa Rosa.

  • SENIOR LUNCH MENU

    The lunch menu for the Mora /Wagon Mound Senior Centers with coffee and milk served daily.

    Monday — Spaghetti and sauce, buttered green beans, green salad and dressing, garlic bread, gelatin with topping, and pears
    Tuesday — Chicken a la king, sautéed potatoes and onions, mustard greens, biscuit, and chunky fruit
    Wednesday — Beef brisket, broccoli, carrots, potluck roll with margarine, pineapple salad, and applesauce cake

  • New Mexico has lost a true friend recently. I have known David Cargo for a long time, and those of us who knew him well will never forget him. I can assure you of that.