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Today's Features

  • “The Harvey Girls” will be the theme for the 2008 Las Vegas Citizens’ Committee for Historic Preservation Annual Preservation Awards Dinner, which will be held at the former Harvey House Hotel, the Montezuma Castle at the United World College of the American West.  

  • Environmental friendliness, or what we call “green,” is enjoying unprecedented popularity. Hollywood celebrities can now be seen on cable TV showing off the solar panels on their multi-million dollar mansions.

    Indeed, you will even hear that “green is the new black.”

    On one level, that’s great. It’s hard to find fault with people seeking to reduce their environmental footprint. But on another level, it’s troubling.

  • Say solar energy and people immediately think about high tech solar panels and sophisticated electronics. While that’s one way to capture solar energy, price puts it out of the hands of many. There’s one form of solar, though, that is within the grasp of of most of us, and that is passive solar heating.

    In its simplest form, passive solar heating means  setting up your home and land to make maximum use of the sun’s heat.

  • It’s a funny show about serious issues — an evening of song,  dance and good clean musical fun on the themes of racism, naziism, homosexuality, and other adult topics.

  • It’s sad to see that even today people are judged by the color of their skin, the way they talk, their hair, the way they look, etc. It’s not right! But it still happens.

    Everywhere you go, you can be judged by either the way you look or talk.

    Because of judgment, a lot of people are afraid to be who they really are, because they are afraid of what people may say.

  • Change is definitely something that this country needs. During these past months this country has seen great change taking over.

    A women was nominated to be a candidate for presidency and an African-American man might just be our next president. What’s even more incredible is that now, more than ever, people are starting to let their voices be heard.

  • The National Park Service and Fort Union National Monument announces its monthly “Glimpses of the Past” presentation. The program will be held at the Citizens Committee for Historic Preservation/Santa Fe Trail Interpretive Center, 116 Bridge St., in Las Vegas, Thursday Nov. 20 at 7 p.m.

  • Well-known artist Eddie Dominguez is working with fine art students on the Highlands University campus as part of the new Nina Tesla Ballen Visiting Professor Gift Program. The program includes events for the public.

    David Lobdell, Fine Art Department professor and program coordinator, said Dominguez is the first to visit the Highlands campus as part of the new visiting professor program. The program will allow Highlands to host visiting professors from different academic disciplines.

  • The bent, tortured wail  of an electric guitar slices through the smoke and the noise like a razor. A singer shouts  out from the heart, his voice full of hurt and gravel, singing of lost love and hard luck. He cries out and his guitar cries back.

    It could only be the blues.

    This Sunday, Nov. 16, local blues and rock band Unfinished Business with bring this soulful music to the El Fidel Hotel. The band will perform from 2 to 4:30 p.m. There is a $6 cover charge, and rooms are available for those who wish to stay for the night.

  • Sun salutations, yoga for fitness, yoga flow: what’s it all about?

    The ancient practice of yoga came to America about 40  years ago from India but now is “mainstream” in America according to Henrietta Griego, a certified and registered yoga teacher. It offers people these basic benefits: balance, strength, flexibility along with focusing attention and calming the mind.