Start to finish: 1 1/2 hours
    Servings: 8

    For the tart:
    Butter, for the pan, plus 2 tablespoons chilled and cut into small pieces
    1 refrigerated pie crust (1/2 of a 15-ounce package), room temperature
    4 large cooking apples, such as McIntosh or Granny Smith, peeled, halved and cored
    1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
    1/4 cup sugar
    1 teaspoon cinnamon
    1 teaspoon cornstarch
    1/3 cup apricot or peach jam or preserves

  • Start to finish: 50 minutes
    Makes 25 to 30

    1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, divided
    8 ounces mixed mushrooms, finely chopped
    2 shallots, finely chopped
    Kosher salt
    1/2 cup water
    1/2 cup milk
    Ground black pepper
    1 cup all-purpose flour
    4 eggs
    3/4 cup crumbled blue cheese

    Heat the oven to 400 F. Coat 2 baking sheets with cooking spray.

  • FRIDAY • 12/04/15
    6 p.m.
    Noches de Familia at the Mora Spinning Mill. Free movie with refreshments. Everyone welcome to attend.

    SATURDAY • 12/05/15
    9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    14th Annual Winter Fest at Mora Elementary gym. Santa will arrive at 1 p.m. to hand out presents.

    SUNDAY • 12/06/15
    6 p.m.

  • Tuesday, Nov. 23, 1965 — The First National Bank in Las Vegas has just completed mailing out over $37,000 in Christmas Club checks to 268 Las Vegans who were able to put aside a small weekly payment so that they would be able to receive this extra money during the Christmas shopping season. Weekly deposits by these individuals ranged from as low as 25 cents to $10 a week or more, with the greatest number of customers paying in $5 each week.

  • Friday

    HIGH 27° / LOW 17°

    Snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 27. East wind 10-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

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



    HIGH 38° / LOW 23°

    A slight chance of snow before 11 a.m., then a slight chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

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

  • Submit your
    calendar items and notices to…
    •Substance Abuse Groups meetings take place 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 713 Railroad Ave. Las Vegas. For more information, call 425-2687.

  • 11.27.2015

    9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1965 — Dedication ceremonies for Melody Hall, the recently completed women’s dormitory on the Highlands University campus, will take place Sunday, according to Dr. Thomas C. Donnelly, president of Highlands. The dormitory is named after Gordon E. Melody, state senator from San Miguel County. Melody Hall houses 100 girls and has dining facilities for 200 students. The building and its facilities cost approximately $675,000 and was constructed by W.R. Bauske and Co. of Clovis.

  • Sunday

    HIGH 53° / LOW 24°

    Sunny, with a high near 53. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the morning.

    6:43 a.m. to 4:50 p.m.



    HIGH 58° / LOW 30°

    Sunny, with a high near 58. Monday night is expected to be partly cloudy, with a low around 30.

    6:44 a.m. to 4:50 p.m.



  • 11.22.2015

    9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts is under way and the deadline is Sunday. Drop-off at Calvary Chapel Las Vegas (located behind Super Save) is the relay center for dropping off your shoebox gifts for children all over the world. This is a project for families, groups, or individuals who want to donate items or money that pays for the shipping costs. Call Linda Alaniz for more information at 505-617-0546.

    9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Friday

    HIGH 58° / LOW 20°

    Sunny, with a high near 58. West wind 10 to 15 mph. Friday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 20. North wind around 10 mph becoming east after midnight.

    6:41 a.m. to 4:51 p.m.



  • 11.20.2015

    10 a.m to 3 p.m.
    Open house for new Center for Teaching Excellence at Highlands University located in room 102 in the Victoria D. Sanchez Teacher Education Center located at 1031 11th Street.


    9 a.m to 3:30 p.m.

  • Friday, Nov. 12, 1965 — American Legion Post 24 burned the mortgage on the American Legion property north of Las Vegas near the rodeo grounds. The mortgage has been completely paid off. At the ceremony were Legionnaires Ned Winston, J. Harvey Brown, Commander Sammy Martinez, Max Sandoval, Dale Gerdeman, George Lingnau, John Carlson and Seth Gray.

  • 11.18.2015
    10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
    Carnegie Library Story Time takes place in the children’s area of library. All programs are free and open to the public.

    5:30 to 7 p.m.

  • Submit your
    calendar items and notices to…
    •Substance Abuse Groups meetings take place 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 713 Railroad Ave. Las Vegas. For more information, call 425-2687.

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