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  • Looking ahead - News - Nov. 28, 2014

    Christmas Fair at Sala de Madrid

    Annual Christmas Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 28, Sat. Nov. 29 and Friday, Dec. 6 at Sala de Madrid on the Highlands campus. For more information, contact Inez Gallegos-Lujan at 505-652-6943.

  • Weather - Nov. 28, 2014

    Friday
    Sunny, with a high near 73. West wind 10-15 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 34.

    Saturday
    Sunny, with a high near 72. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 32.

    Sunday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 63. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 28.

    Monday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 57. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 31.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:49 a.m. to 4:48 p.m.

  • 3 reasons shoppers will spend cautiously

    By Anne D’Innocenzio and Chris Rugaber
    AP Business Writers

    Falling gas prices. Soaring stock market. Unemployment at a six-year-low.

    All signs point to a successful holiday shopping season. Despite the economic tail winds, though, retailers are finding themselves having to work to get shoppers into stores.

    Why? Five years into the economic recovery, most Americans still are struggling.

  • ‘Oh, Christmas tree’
  • Students of the month - Nov. 28
  • Noticias - Nov. 28, 2014

    Submit your calendar items and notices to
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • Casa de Samaritan Homeless shelter at 716 Grand Ave. is operating every night, providing meals, laundry and hot showers from 6 to 8:30 p.m. From November through March, the shelter is open for overnight stays. Their Thrift Store, at Seventh and Legion, offers vouchers for clothing, bedding, etc. Samaritan House offers a food pantry distribution every second and fifth Wednesday. Applications for rental services for those who may qualify are available. Call 454-1390.

  • Que Pasa - Nov. 28, 2014

    TODAY
    HOY
    • San Miguel County offices will be closed on Friday, Nov. 28 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.
    • City of Las Vegas offices will be closed on Friday, Nov. 28 for Thanksgiving.
    • The City of Las Vegas Transfer Station will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 27 and Friday, Nov. 28 for the Thanksgiving holiday. All commercial routes will run as scheduled except for the Thanksgiving Day commercial route which will not run. For more information, call Mary at 426-3217.

  • Holiday cookies inspired by candy bars

    CARAMEL PEANUT THUMBPRINTS

    Start to finish: 1 hour
    Servings: 4 dozen

    1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
    1/2 cup granulated sugar
    1/3 cup packed brown sugar
    1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1 egg
    2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted
    2 cups all-purpose flour
    2 cups chopped salted peanuts
    48 cream center caramel candies (such as Caramel Creams)

    Heat the oven to 350 F.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Nov. 28, 2014

    THUMBS UP! IMPRESSIVE CREDENTIALS
    The Las Vegas San Miguel Economic Development Corporation has hired William Hendrickson as its new executive director. Hendrickson earned his MBA from the University of South Florida and has 20 years of business experience. We congratulate Hendrickson on his new position and wish him luck in bolstering economic development in our community.

    THUMBS UP! AN OPEN DOOR

  • Editorial cartoons - Nov. 28, 2014