Today's News

  • In Brief - News - Sept. 7, 2012

    From The Associated Press

  • Looking Back - Sept. 7, 2012

    In 1962

    Friday, Sept. 7 — West Las Vegas school administrators were experiencing serious problems in providing sufficient classroom space and textbooks to an increased enrollment of nearly 200 students. Total enrollment this year is expected to reach 1,800, as compared to 1,632 last year, according to Superintendent Phillip Gonzales. Montezuma school, with two classrooms, had already reached an enrollment of over 70 and it was found necessary to transfer all third-grade students to the North and South Public Schools to relieve this load.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Sept. 7, 2012

    Tri-County Farmer’s Market harvest festival

    Celebrate the harvest at the corner of Sixth & University from 7 am to sell out on Saturday. Buy fresh produce, baked goods and herbs while listening to four bands play — Los Tropicales, Rainy Morning Blues Band, Corn Courage, Carl Bernstein & Marilyn Priddy — during the  harvest festival.

  • Weather - Sept. 7, 2012

    Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 78. North wind 10-15 mph, becoming east in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47. Northeast wind 10-15 mph.


  • Clinton boosts Obama in rousing speech

    By David Espo
    AP Special Correspondent

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — In an impassioned speech that rocked the Democratic National Convention, former President Bill Clinton proclaimed Wednesday night, “I know we’re coming back” from the worst economic mess in generations and appealed to hard-pressed Americans to stick with Barack Obama for a second term in the White House.

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news - Sept. 7, 2012

    THUMBS UP! NEW BUSINESS. It looks as if Las Vegas is going to get its first modern brewery. New Mexico Craft Brewing has been approved for the necessary licenses so it can make, distribute and sell its beer at 1212 Railroad Ave. Some 15 new jobs will be created, with manager Miguel Melendez saying the company’s goal is to “stay true to Las Vegas and to our area” by keeping its beer “as local as possible” — all the way down to local artists creating product labels that tell the story of this area.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 7, 2012
  • Vote according to God’s law

    First, let’s set the stage with an excerpt from “The Manhattan Declaration,” which was developed by a group of prominent clergy, ministry leaders, and scholars of (many Christian) faiths:
    “Therefore, let it be known that we will not comply with any edict that compels us or the institutions we lead to participate in or facilitate abortions, embryo-destructive research, assisted suicide, euthanasia, or any other act that violates the principle of the profound, inherent, and equal dignity of every member of the human family.

  • Nuestra Historia - Failed unity: 1882-1884

    Soon after the east side began its lightning-fast growth in 1879, many west side businesses moved across the river to the new rail town, finding it easier and more profitable to be near the railroad docks and sprawling commercial houses on Railroad Avenue. Thus began a gradual decline of the west side, which will be reviewed at length later.

  • Editorial Roundup - Excerpts from editorials around the nation - Sept. 7, 2012

    The News & Observer of Raleigh on U.S. Capitol neglect (Aug. 31) — What’s next? Leaving the gum on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial? Or perhaps Republicans in the U.S. House will decide to leave the pool at the World War II memorial empty. Maybe they’ll want to cut back services at the Smithsonian and leave the fingerprints on John Glenn’s Friendship 7 capsule.