Local News

  • Flamenco performance at Plaza Hotel on Saturday

    By Susan Vander Meer
    One Roof Publishing

    Ronald Maltais, artistic director for the Castañeda Concert series, recently announced the next two performances, the first of which will take place at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday in the Plaza Hotel Ballroom.

    The performance showcases Flamenco musicians and dancers. The third concert in the series will be at 3 p.m. on May 7 at Ilfeld Auditorium with violinist Elizabeth Young, cellist Dana Winograd, percussionist Ralph Marquez and Maltais at the piano.

  • Lawmaker warns that state needs $200M

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A leading Democratic lawmaker says New Mexico may need an additional $200 million or more to address a budget shortfall for the coming fiscal year and rebuild reserves enough to protect its credit rating.

    Senate Finance Committee Chairman John Arthur Smith of Deming on Monday warned of a budget gap between $200 million and $250 million for the fiscal year starting July 1.

  • 6 Samaritan House volunteers to be honored

    By Gwen Albers

    Two months after a stroke took the life of Judi Gallegos’ son, she joined the non-profit group that sometimes provided her Lonnie with a warm bed.

    “I felt the need to do something in his memory,” Gallegos said about becoming a volunteer with Casa de Samaritan Homeless Shelter after Lonnie’s passing on Dec. 24, 2012 -- one day after his 50th birthday.

  • NASA scientist to talk about space station today

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    A free public lecture at Highlands University today (Wednesday) features a NASA scientist who will shed light on the indoor air quality environment of the International Space Station.

    Marit Meyer, a NASA Glenn Research Center scientist, will talk at 5 p.m. at Sininger Hall, Room 100, 904 University Ave. Sininger is in the university’s Central Park opposite Donnelly Library.

  • Weather - Feb. 15, 2017


    HIGH 52° / LOW 27°
    Sunny, with a high near 52. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
    6:47 a.m. to 5:44 p.m.


    HIGH 62° / LOW 30°
    Sunny, with a high near 62. Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
    6:46 a.m. to 5:44 p.m.


  • Optic move stirs up lots of memories

    Most of the boxes are packed, the furniture has been moved to our new offices, and the movers have finally gotten my hundred-pound dictionary out the door.

    About all that remains is junking the unwanted equipment and finding the best place for my Pulitzer Prize. OK, so I don’t really have a hundred pound dictionary, much less a Pulitzer, sadly. The closest thing I have to that coveted award is what results when I try to make breakfast and come up with a Pullet Surprise.

  • Man facing 10 years for fatal DWI crash

    A Las Vegas man is facing a 10-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to vehicular homicide, DWI and reckless driving in connection with the June 6, 2016, death of 25-year-old Monique Martinez.

    Tobe J. Apodaca, 24, entered into a plea agreement with prosecutors last week. District Judge Abigail Aragon accepted the plea during a Monday hearing.

  • Looking Back - Feb. 12, 2017
  • Weather - Feb. 12, 2017


    HIGH 38° / LOW 25°
    A 30 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 38. Northeast wind around 15 mph.
    6:50 a.m. to 5:40 p.m.


    HIGH 39° / LOW 27°
    A chance of rain and snow. Cloudy, with a high near 39. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
    6:49 a.m. to 5:41 p.m.


  • City launches online bill pay

    City of Las Vegas utility customers who have long been frustrated at not having the ability to pay their bills online can celebrate.

    The contractor working with the city to make that happen has promised that online bill pay will be available through a link on the city’s website beginning today (Friday), said city spokesman Lee Einer. The city will accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.

    But utility customers who opt to take advantage of that option will end up paying $2.50 more per transaction for the convenience.