Today's News

  • Weather - March 5, 2017


    HIGH 65° / LOW 37°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. Windy, with a southwest wind 15 to 20 mph increasing to 25 to 30 mph in the afternoon.
    6:25 a.m. to 6 p.m.


    HIGH 57° / LOW 26°
    Sunny, with a high near 57. Windy. Monday night — mostly clear, with a low around 26. Breezy.
    6:24 a.m. to 6:01 p.m.


  • Nigerian scholar to speak at women’s day event

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Nigerian sociology scholar Chine Onuegbu will talk on Wednesday about the Nigerian girls from Chibok who were kidnapped in 2014 by the extremist group Boko Haram.

    Onuegbu, a Bartos Institute Fellow at the United World College – USA, will deliver the keynote address at Highlands University’s International Women’s Day Celebration. Her research focuses on social justice, information literacy, conflict studies, and environmental sustainability.

  • Senior Lunch Menu — March 5, 2017

    The breakfast and lunch menu for the Las Vegas/Pecos Senior Centers, with 2 percent milk served with all meals. Menu for March 6 to March 10.

    Breakfast: Potato and egg burrito with cheese, and salsa
    Lunch: Chicken fajitas, salsa, Spanish rice, corn, and pumpkin muffin

    Breakfast: Cereal, and bagel with cream cheese
    Lunch: Lasagna, green beans, garden salad, garlic bread, and mixed fruit

    Breakfast: Pancakes, sausage, yogurt, and orange

  • Que Pasa - March 5, 2017

    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.

  • Was it another campaign speech?

    Editor’s note: The following editorial excerpt is from the Dallas Morning News, published March 1.

    President Donald Trump’s speech to Congress Tuesday was one of his better moments since his election. It marked a welcome change of tone since his inauguration just weeks ago, when he painted such a dark, insular picture of America and its role in the world.

  • The last word: Departing editor-publisher grateful for experience

    It was a chilly October day in Las Vegas, and I had just driven into town for an interview.

    I parked, and as I was walking to the imposing blue building at 614 Lincoln Avenue, the shimmering gold trees at Lincoln Park caught my eye.

  • Editorial Cartoon - March 5, 2017
  • Another Perspective: Storrie Project deal a waste

    By Arthur Ray Gallegos

    I fail to understand why the City of Las Vegas does not thrive. We have a mild seasonal climate, a major interstate highway, Amtrak Station, two postgraduate institutions, several radio stations, golf course, major hospital/dental services, endless real-estate opportunities, an airport to accommodate small jets, diverse recreational opportunities, low crime and what I consider a kind, quaint and friendly atmosphere.

  • Palabras Pinturescas: A Who’s Who among old rodeo/reunion sponsors

    The Rough Riders Cowboys’ Reunion program has sparked a lot of interest with my family and friends who come to visit here at the ranch. My last column was about the rodeo events and a description of the colorful brochure sent to me by long- time friends who now live in the Dallas area. I am so glad this place of our Las Vegas history wasn’t thrown away long ago. It is the August 1954 program and two pages contain a listing of contributors who made this big event possible.

  • Dear Teacher - March 5, 2017

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler
    Question: This year, the elementary school my children attend has become a year-round school. What are the benefits and downsides to this school schedule? — No More Summers