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Today's News

  • Lost in the fight

    Carol and Pat “Pappy” Harris watched the horror of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks play out from their remote San Geronimo ranch, and they grieved with the rest of the country for the thousands of Americans who perished on that grim September day.

    But it would be five more years before the full weight of Sept. 11 would hit them like a ton of bricks crashing down on their idyllic lives.

    The attacks affected the entire Harris family, but it had a profound impact on their second oldest son, Shane Harris, who viewed it as a call to defend his country.

  • War, peace and relationships

    Las Vegas Optic

    Hopes for peace, acts of war and strained international relations. Each grew out of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 — and have been directly felt in Las Vegas.

    You can see the impact in local lives. You can feel the effects in the words of friends and neighbors. Some even heard a calling as the towers fell.

  • Baca trial moves ahead

    SANTA ROSA — Lucy Lemos sobbed Wednesday morning as a witness described the final moments of her son’s life, lying on the ground bleeding with passersby trying to keep him alive as night fell on the city.

    Ana Fredlund was driving to a 6 p.m. class  at Highlands University on Nov. 9, 2009, when she heard the three rapid shots that ripped through Benito Lemos’ chest.

    As she came upon the scene at 12th Street and National Avenue seconds later, she asked a lady standing next to a vehicle if she needed help.

  • Escape artist
  • ‘Enlisted’ in the peace movement

    By Pat Leahan

    My world changed completely since 9/11.

    My heart ached as I watched my country devolve into a war monger — innocent people killed, soldiers exploited, veterans abandoned, domestic programs eliminated, all in the name of imperialism disguised as patriotism.

    Communities everywhere were suffering. I couldn't stand idly by. So I enlisted. I left my career and enlisted in the Peace Movement. I began volunteering full-time for justice, and eventually the Las Vegas Peace & Justice Center was born.

  • Looking Back - Sept. 9, 2011

    In 1911

  • Looking Ahead - Sept. 9, 2011

    Sept. 11 victims to be honored here Sunday

    Woodmen of the World Lodge 2 in coordination with the city of Las Vegas will have an “In Honor and Remembrance” celebration at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11 at Carnegie Library Park. The celebration will honor the heroes and victims of the Sept. 11 attacks as well as the men and women in the armed forces.

  • Weather - Sept. 9, 2011

    Friday
    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 68. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. North wind around 5 mph.

    Saturday
    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 71. North wind around 5 mph, becoming south. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48.

  • FYI - News

    More state police and case workers from the state Children, Youth and Families Department will be on hand at the New Mexico State Fair to watch for signs of child abuse, according to The Associated Press. CYFD Secretary Yolanda Berumen-Deines is scheduled to be at the fair today to promote a new hotline aimed at reporting child abuse. The State Fair kicks off this Friday.

  • Jail Log - Sept. 9, 2011

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center by area law enforcement between Aug. 30 and Sept. 7: