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Today's News

  • Indulging in pulled pork

    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.

  • Fresh sage: What is it and how to use it

    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.

  • Cool, refreshing gazpacho

    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.

  • Call for Artists
  • Voter Registration
  • Looking through old Optics

    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.
     

  • Mora Community Calendar - July 6, 2012

    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

  • Fiestas change irks official

    By Brett J. Phelps
    Las Vegas Optic

    The decision to break from tradition and hold this year’s fiesta Mass at Immaculate Conception Church rather than Our Lady of Sorrows where, according to one city councilor, it has been held since the inception of the Fiestas, is drawing criticism.

    Councilwoman Tonita Gurule-Giron last week blasted Mayor Alfonso Ortiz’s administration and the committee organizing the fiestas for the decision, calling the change of venue a “travesty” and an insult to the city’s longstanding traditions.

  • Busy summer

    By Brett J. Phelps
    Las Vegas Optic

    For most kids the start of summer means a break from brainwork, but that wasn’t the case for the 460 youths who participated in Las Vegas City Schools’ 21st Century Community Learning Centers program this June.

  • City Council tackles full agenda

    While oil and gas drilling was the hot-button topic at this past Wednesday’s City Council meeting, the governing body also took action on a number of other items, including changes to its procurement code.