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Today's Features

  • Friday

    HIGH 62° / LOW 28°

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:56 a.m. to 7:17 p.m.

     

    Saturday

  • Submitted to the Optic

    Learn about the life of Civil War soldiers in New Mexico, interact with living history participants, participate in kids’ activities such as hand-tinting a daguerreotype or working on a personal journal page, see black powder demonstrations, and hear speakers share their expertise on life during the Civil War in the West at the Pecos National Historical Park annual encampment.

    Starting at 1 p.m. today (Friday) volunteers are being sough to help clean up the battlefield. Volunteers are asked to meet at the visitor center.

  • 3.25.2016
    FRIDAY

    1 to 5 p.m.
    San Miguel County Offices will be closed in observance of the Good Friday holiday. Offices will re-open at 8 a.m. on Monday, March 28.

    1 to 5 p.m.
    The Las Vegas Optic office will be closed at 1 p.m. in observance of Good Friday observance. Office will re-open at 8 a.m. on Monday, March 28.

    3.26.2016
    SATURDAY

    9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Monday, March 28, 1966 — An elderly man, apparently confused by the new traffic lights installed at Grand and University, was injured near noon Saturday when he was struck by a slowly moving automobile as he attempted to cross the intersection. Jose Morales, 74, was taken to a local hospital after an incident where he was treated for a fractured left wrist and released.

  • Wednesday

    HIGH 51° / LOW 20°

    A slight chance of rain and snow showers after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 51. Windy, with a west wind 25 to 30 mph becoming north 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:59 a.m. to 7:16 p.m.

    Thursday

  • 3.23.2016
    WEDNESDAY

    10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
    Carnegie Library Story Time takes place in the children’s area of the library. All programs are free and open to the public.

    3.25.2016
    FRIDAY

    1 to 5 p.m.
    San Miguel County Offices will be closed in observance of the Good Friday holiday. Offices will re-open at 8 a.m. on Monday, March 28.

    3.26.2016
    SATURDAY

    9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Roasted beet and citrus salad

    Start to finish: 1 hour 30 minutes (30 minutes active)
    Servings: 6

    4 medium beets (preferably multiple colors)
    2 cups grapefruit and orange segments
    2 tablespoons brown sugar
    3 tablespoons olive oil
    2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
    2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
    Kosher salt and ground black pepper
    5 ounces baby kale or arugula
    1/2 cup toasted chopped pecans
    1/4 cup toasted flake coconut (preferably unsweetened)

  • By Sara Moulton
    The Associated Press

    Cheesecake is usually served cold. So brace yourself for something a little different.

    The first time I made this recipe, I pulled it out of the oven and set it on the counter to cool. The plan was to chill it overnight in the refrigerator. But my dear daughter — also known as The Girl with the Sweet Tooth — just couldn’t wait to dig in. So I handed her a spoon. And when she started babbling with delight, I tried it, too.

  • By Melissa D’Arabian
    The Associated Press

    Who says a holiday roast has to be red meat or poultry? Take a page from my French husband’s family’s book of traditions and serve salmon!