Today's News

  • Fiesta Fun
  • Foibles are forgiven in Andy’s Mayberry

    By Martha Waggoner
    The Associated Press

    RALEIGH, N.C. — Andy Griffith’s gift to the show that bore his name wasn’t just the homespun wisdom of the plain-spoken sheriff he played. It was the place he created: a small town where all foibles are forgiven and friendships are forever, full of characters who felt like family.

  • Nuestra Historia - Fiestas!

    Editor’s note: This column first appeared July 1, 2011.

    Since Las Vegas was founded in 1835, fiestas have been celebrated at the Old Town Plaza, but a Fourth of July celebration did not begin until 1882.

  • Editorial Cartoons - July 6, 2012
  • The lifeblood of U.S. startups

    In a rare moment of genuinely bipartisan lawmaking, the president recently signed the JOBS Act into law. Short for “Jumpstart Our Business Startups,” JOBS will roll back some of the regulatory barriers that small and mid-sized entrepreneurial ventures face in their efforts to grow and go public.

    This is a great victory for the American start-up community. Now, policymakers need to turn their attention to the hurdles in the way of talent acquisition.

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news - July 6, 2012

    THUMBS UP! FUN ADDITION. Adding a comedic element to the Fiestas isn’t exactly new, but this year’s comedy performance by actor and comedian Steven Michael Quezada promises to add some spice to the weekend. He hits the Ilfeld Auditorium stage at 8 tonight; general-admission tickets are $20 each, while Highlands University students get in for $15.

  • Go Fish - July 6, 2012

    JULY 3

    Charette Lakes: Fishing was fair using Power Bait, jigs and worms for trout and perch.

    Cimarron River: Hot spot for trout: Fishing was great this past week for anglers using stone flies, elk hair caddis, tricos, BWOs and spinners. Water flow below Eagle Nest Lake as of Monday was 55 cfs. Fishing at the Gravel Pit lakes was fair using Pistol Petes and Power Bait.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 6, 2012



    • District 4 Little League All-Star Tournament, 9-10: Las Vegas vs. Springer, noon; Taos vs. Clayton, 2 p.m.; La Plaza vs. Mora, 4 p.m., Raton Little League complex

    • District 4 Little League All-Star Tournament, 11-12: Santa Rosa vs. Taos, noon; Las Vegas vs. Raton, 2 p.m.; Mora vs. Springer, 4 p.m., Raton

    • District 4 Little League All-Star Tournament, 10-11: Las Vegas vs. La Plaza, 2 p.m., Raton

  • Torres, 45, narrowly misses Olympics

    By Beth Harris
    AP Sports Writer

    OMAHA, Neb. — Dara Torres is headed back to Florida to watch the Olympics on TV, like a lot of middle-aged folks.

    The 45-year-old mom missed making a record sixth U.S. swim team by nine-hundredths of a second, finishing fourth in the 50-meter freestyle on the last night of the trials Monday.

    “This is really over,” she said, smiling. “That’s it; I’m going to enjoy some time with my daughter, have a nice summer and cheer on the U.S. team from afar.”

  • Fiesta run Sunday

    Las Vegas Optic

    Runners and walkers who don’t want to save your last-minute huffing and puffing for Sunday, rest easy.

    There’s still time to sign up for the Las Vegas Fiesta Memorial Run after all.
    Late registration and early packet pick-up will be available from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center.