Today's Features


    • Fiesta Mass and Procession, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, July 6 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

    • Live music and other activities for the 4th of July Fiestas, 11:45 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, July 6 at Plaza Park.

  • By Alison Ladman
    For The Associated Press

    Pulled pork is a treat often reserved as an occasional indulgence. Which probably is good, since it tends to be made with some of the fattier pieces of pork, which then are smothered with a sugary sauce and piled on a white roll. Trouble is, we love pulled pork and we wanted a version we could feel good about enjoying a little more often.

  • By J.M. Hirsch
    AP Food Editor

    It’s hard to not love an ingredient that loves fat.

    And that’s exactly what sage does — it partners perfectly with foods rich in oils and fats. That’s why it is so common in hearty holiday foods.

  • By Alison Ladman
    For The Associated Press

    Ready for a cool and refreshing soup hot off the grill? It’s got to be gazpacho.
    Gazpacho is the perfect healthy summer food. It’s jammed with all manner of vegetables, including the tomatoes and zucchini that tend to overrun our gardens, and traditionally is served cool to help beat the summer heat.

  • Only a hermit living in a dark cave wouldn’t be aware of the current political environment we seem to be completely surrounded by, and by all available media outlets. Yes, it seems like the “old” is new again.

  • Senior Lunch Menu

    Lunch menu for Mora–Wagon Mound senior
    centers with coffee and milk served daily.

    Monday, July 9 — Hot ham sandwich, lima beans, California vegetables, and chocolate cookies

    Tuesday, July 10 — Beef enchilada, lettuce, tomatoes, pinto beans, jalapeño, onions, salsa, crackers, chocolate pudding

    Wednesday, July 11 — Chicken salad, carrot sticks, sliced tomatoes, crackers, and bananas

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    • St. Paul’s Peace Church at Eighth and National is open from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays for prayer and meditation. The labyrinth in front of Faith Hall is open to the public for prayer and meditation daily every day.

    • Calling all Veterans, the city of Las Vegas selected veterans as the 2012 4th of July Parade Grand Marshals. The parade starts at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 4 beginning at Second Street and Mills Avenue and ends at Plaza Park. A special veterans program will follow at the park. For more information, call 505-718-9856 or email nnmveterans@gmail.com.
    • Fourth of July Fiesta parade, 10 a.m. starts at 2nd St. and MIlls and ends at Plaza Park.
    • Cineflex at Ilfeld Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4.