Today's News

  • Senior Profile - ‘Chula’ McWilliams keeps the spirit alive

    If there is a word which might characterize the life of now-100 year old Sara Esperon Pimentel de McWilliams, it just might be “tapestry,” a term that implies a pleasing complexity of detail.

    The tapestry (tapiceria) of Sara’s life has been interwoven with life experiences spanning the state of Oaxaca, in southern Mexico, north to the USA, from Indiana to New Mexico. Sara was born May 6, 1911, in Oaxaca city, the second daughter of Jose Esperon Ceballos and Maria Pimentel de Esperon.

  • City moves forward on 3 projects

    The Las Vegas City Council voted Tuesday to move forward on three high-profile projects: the purchase of about 125 acre-feet of water from the state Game and Fish Department, partnering with the county on a regional recycling system and hiring an architect to design the proposed gateway over University Avenue.

    The water purchase and recycling measures passed unanimously while the gateway project required a tie-breaking vote from Mayor Alfonso Ortiz.

    Water purchase

  • Local Briefs

    Five injured in
    I-25 accident

    Five Las Vegas youths were transported to a Santa Fe hospital Wednesday afternoon after the vehicle they were in crashed into a median on Interstate 25 between Pecos and El Dorado and rolled several times, according to state police.

    The driver of the vehicle, Ty Lewis, 18, sustained the worst of the injuries — an apparent skull fracture, Sgt. Tim Johnson said. He said it appears Lewis is going to be fine. Lewis is a graduating senior at Robertson High School.

  • Looking Back

    In 1911

    Monday, May 29 — Considerable damage was done yesterday afternoon by the hail to the buildings and gardens of the Las Vegas Green Houses of which Perry Onion is the proprietor. The new green houses were not damaged as the glass is of double strength and is capable of resisting the roughest of hail storms. The older buildings, however, got the full benefit of the storm, many square feet of glass being broken. Flowers and plants growing in these structures were considerably damaged...

  • Looking Ahead

    Movies in the Park this Saturday

    “Splendor in the Grass,” will be shown at dusk on Saturday at Carnegie Library park (weather permitting). Popcorn, drinks and snacks will be sold by the Friends of the Library.

  • Weather - May 27, 2011

    Sunny, with a high near 83. Breezy, with a west wind 15-25 mph with gusts as high as 35 mph. Mostly clear at night with a low around 47. West wind 10-20 mph.

    Sunny and breezy, with a high near 83. West wind 10-15 mph,  increasing to 20-25 mph. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Mostly clear and breezy at night, with a low around 49.

    Sunny and breezy, with a high near 79. Mostly clear and breezy at night, with a low around 48.

  • FYI - News

    Las Vegas is in Stage IV water restrictions. Under the restrictions, residents are not allowed to water their lawns at all. At-home car washing is also prohibited. Local car washes may remain open as long as they are using recycled water. Fines range from a warning for a first offense to a $450 fine for a third and subsequent offense.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news

    THUMBS UP! ONWARD AND UPWARD. Another graduation crop is walking away with degrees and diplomas this month, offering the rest of us a reason to hope for a better future in their hands.

    Congratulations to all who went the distance and earned that valuable piece of paper — not such an easy task but well worth the effort.

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 27, 2011
  • Nuestra Historia - Temple Montefiore and the Taicherts

    By the late 1800s the Jewish presence in Las Vegas was robust and thriving, with the largest population of German Jews in all New Mexico. Most had become successful merchants and had been joined by extended family members emigrating from their old home lands in western Europe.