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  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Aug. 1, 2014

    THUMBS UP! A SUCCESSFUL RALLY
    The Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally has come and gone, but fortunately the economic benefits of the event will linger on. Motorcyclists spent lots of money this past weekend at local hotels and motels, restaurants, gas stations and assorted other benefits. That spending helps boost our economy. To those who spent countless hours organizing the rally, we thank you.

    THUMBS UP! A WONDERFUL PERFORMANCE

  • Editorial Cartoon - Aug. 1, 2014
  • Nuestra Historia - Charles Ilfeld built business empire

    By Jesus L. Lopez

    The most well known of the early Jewish settlers of Las Vegas was Charles Ilfeld, who came here in 1867, when he was only 20. He had arrived in Santa Fe two years earlier, emigrating from Homburg vor der Hohe, a town in Germany near Frankfurt, then part of the Prussian Empire. According to Ilfeld family history, Charles arrived in Santa Fe with only $5 in his pocket.

  • Editorial Roundup - Aug. 1, 2014

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    Corpus Christi Caller-Times on the hysteria surrounding immigration (July 25, 2014):

    Put those fears of catching ebola from immigrant children to rest.
    Health professionals at the ninth annual Border Health Conference are sending the clear signal that the thousands of children flooding the border from Central America won’t infect us all with exotic diseases. That’s in direct conflict with health-scare hysterics perpetrated by political opportunism and bad journalism.

  • Mora County Notebook - Mora Fiesta marshals’ background impressive

    By Kimberly Mares

    For the Optic

    Two well-known residents led the way during this year’s Mora Fiestas parade last Saturday morning. Matias and Joan Maestas’ work has benefitted the area tremendously.

  • Palabras Pintorescas: If only Gascon creek had salmon in it

    I really enjoy learning new ideas, new ways to do things. High on this list at the moment is the use of parchment paper to cook things like salmon or chicken. The recipe is so simple and so good. One just places a serving size piece of salmon, (or a chicken breast) on a square of parchment paper. Then one adds sliced onions, thinly sliced lemons and tops it off with a spring of fresh fennel. Bake in a moderate over for 30 minutes or so and you have dinner in a paper dish! The fennel probably wouldn’t work with chicken, but I plan to explore this idea soon.

  • Noticias - Aug. 1, 2014

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • $1,000 reward for information on arson at Rio Gallinas Charter School offered by the governing council of the school. The donated reward to Crime Stoppers seeks information that leads to the identity and conviction of the person(s) who committed arson at the school. If you have information about this crime, contact LVPD Commander Ken Jenkins at 426-3162 or Crime Stoppers at 425-8884.

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  • Que Pasa - Aug. 1, 2014

    TODAY HOY
    • Over the Edge Part 7, an original comedy about Las Vegas, 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 1, Saturday, Aug. 2; and 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3 at Sala de Madrid on the NMHU campus. Tickets are $10 general admission, $8 seniors, and $5 for students with valid ID.

  • Ebola outbreak prompts warning

    By Mike Stobbe
    AP Medical Writer
    NEW YORK  — U.S. health officials on Thursday warned Americans not to travel to the three West African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola.
    The travel advisory applies to nonessential travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, where the deadly disease has killed more than 700 people this year.
    “The bottom line is Ebola is worsening in West Africa,” said Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who announced the travel warning.