By Raven Romero
For the Optic
Las Vegas is stepping back to a time when outlaws roamed the streets and gun-clad cowboys were the only hope for safety. Instead of bars, there were saloons and instead of cars, horse-drawn buggies crowded the streets with the townsfolk in their frock coats and boots.
Las Vegas is hosting the kickoff next Saturday of a unique statewide tourism event called “Catch the Kid,” centered on Billy the Kid and his exploits, with a Wild West theme sure to entertain people from all over New Mexico.