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  • 4.1.2016
    FRIDAY
    10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    The AAUW Annual Used Book Sale will be held at Sala de Madrid on the Highlands campus. The sale starts at 10 a.m. both days and goes until 6 p.m. on Friday and 4 p.m. on Saturday. There will be a great selection of used books.

    5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

  • Submitted to the Optic

    Hundreds of local residents are joining forces to fight lung cancer, united in the belief that surviving lung cancer should be the expectation, not the exception.

     These everyday superheroes will be meeting at the Albuquerque Free to Breathe Bike Ride and Yogathon on Sunday at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque. All proceeds from the event support Free to Breathe, a lung cancer research and advocacy organization dedicating to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.  

  • Monday, April 4, 1966 — (Editorial) The crowd at McAllister Lake for the opening of fishing season there was estimated between 2,000 and 3,000 fishermen from all areas of the state and possibly elsewhere. It is a hope that everyone made a catch that will take outstretched arms to describe. It is also a hope that everyone had a pleasant break from his routine and will come back often for more fishing or other recreation at McAllister Lake or any of the other numerous fun facilities in the Las Vegas area.

  • Wednesday

    HIGH 51° / LOW 21°

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 51. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:49 a.m. to 7:21 p.m.

     

    Thursday

    HIGH 54° / LOW 24°

    Sunny, with a high near 54. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Thursday night
    A 10 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:47 a.m. to 7:23 p.m.

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    •The San Miguel County DWI Safe-Ride-Home Service operates from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Rides are provided in the Las Vegas area from liquor establishments to your home, for service call 429-0336.
    •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.

  • 3.30.2016
    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.

    10 a.m. to nooon
    The Las Vegas Women’s Golf Association will be having a coffee to sign up members and new members at 769 Diane Ave. All women golfers are welcome. The group plays Wednesday mornings from April until the end of October. For information, call 429-0379

  • Monday, March 28, 1966 — The State Mutual team, the new City League Champions, accepted the championship trophy from Chris Chavez, owner of Graham’s Pharmacy, who donated the trophy. Members of the team are Chris Trujillo, Ted Maestas, Leland Abreu, Ben Estrada, Pete Ortega, Leo Segura, Frank Herrera and Maggie Valdez. The team beat Quality Chevrolet 88-64 in the finals at West Las Vegas Gym.

  • 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!

  • The lunch menu for the Mora /Wagon Mound Senior Centers, with coffee and milk served daily.

    MONDAY
    Red chile and potatoes, pinto beans, flour tortilla, and pumpkin pie with topping
    TUESDAY
    Sweet and sour pork, oriental vegetables, carrots, fruit cocktail, peanut butter cookie, gelatin with topping
    WEDNESDAY
    Green chile cheeseburger, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pickles, French fries, cottage cheese, and peaches
    THURSDAY
    Lemon baked chicken, rice, cucumber salad with dressing, beets, and spice cake
    FRIDAY

  • Thursday, March 24, 1966 — And the walls came tumbling down . . . Razing of the Little Theatre and the Radio Studio began Monday when construction crews began preliminary work on the addition to the Student Union Building at Highlands University. The addition, to be built on the site of the leveled buildings by the Cee Bee Construction Co. of Carlsbad, will cost approximately $250,000. The completion date for the addition has been set for Nov. 15.

  • Sunday

    HIGH 59° / LOW 36°

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 59. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    7:04 a.m. to 7:13 p.m.

     

    Monday

    HIGH 72° / LOW 44°

    Sunny, with a high near 72. Monday night —
    mostly clear, with a low around 44.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    7:02 a.m. to 7:14 p.m.