Today's News

  • A stylized life

    A woman and man dance, arms arched together in continuous embrace. The woman’s hair cascades down her shoulders, following the curve of her back. Her right foot reaches beneath her man’s legs, giving the terra cotta sculpture a breath of captured movement, of music

  • Candidate reports signs damaged

    Travis Regensberg, a candidate for state representative, has reported that eight of his signs have been damaged.

    The signs feature his photo as well as the slogan, “Amigo de la Gente.” In a number of cases, his picture has been kicked out and vulgar names have been spraypainted over the signs, he said.

    He said he planned to keep up the signs so others would see that a few are cowardly.

  • Ringers hail new church addition

    A row of Las Vegans stand at the front of the First United Presbyterian altar prior to Sunday service, smarty dressed in white dress shirts and black cotton gloves. They wait, each holding the handle of a gilded bell.

    Conductor Karyl Lyne raises her arms, pointing at one ringer, then another, coaxing tones into the sanctuary. A cascade of clear chimes fills the space. The music is gentle, familiar, reminiscent of Christmas, of old-fashioned weddings. The ringers concentrate, lifting each bell and thrusting it with precision.

  • Economic group seeks more money from city

    An official from an economic development group asked the city this week to more than double its annual donation, contending the increase would yield dividends for Las Vegas.

    Sharon Caballero, executive director of the Las Vegas-San Miguel Economic Development Corporation, requested that the city increase its annual contribution from $40,000 — where it has stood for years — to $102,000.

    “I realize $102,000 may be dreaming a little bit,” she said.

  • Good news on housing 'premature'

    The city got good news, but it proved incorrect.

    This week, Gary Gaylord, the contract accountant for the Las Vegas Public Housing Authority, told the City Council that he had good news: A federal agency had removed the authority’s troubled designation, although it remained unofficial.

    “All the work the staff has done to get us there has been wonderful. We want to keep it that way,” he said.

    The only problem: The authority is still deemed troubled.

  • Sounds even series with Isotopes

    A pivotal fifth inning saw Nashville break open a 2-2 game, scoring three runs to take the lead for good in an eventual 11-3 win over Albuquerque on Wednesday night at Isotopes Park.

    It was a reversal of fortune for the Isotopes, who had defeated the Sounds 11-3 the previous evening to open the four-night series. And it was a rough outing for the ‘Topes’ pitching staff, which gave up 11 runs on 14 hits and six walks.

  • Leger, Lucero for commission

    San Miguel County’s government is arguably the best-run in the area. That’s to the credit of the county manager, his staff and the current County Commission.

    With two competitive races for commission in Tuesday’s Democratic primary, it’s important voters look at which candidates are best able to continue the progress and find ways to improve those areas of county government that are lagging.

  • Rival objects to candidate's presence in clerk's office

    A dispute has erupted between the two candidates for county clerk in Tuesday’s Democratic primary.

    Candidate Richard Medina is questioning why his opponent, Melanie Rivera, a county clerk’s employee, was in the office on Tuesday. He noted a county policy that mandates employees running for county office be on leave for 30 days before an election.

    Rivera, supervisor of the clerk’s Bureau of Elections, confirmed she was in the office for five minutes and that it was her first time there since she started her leave a few weeks ago.

  • Exceeding expectations

    A West Las Vegas student group took home scores of awards, but some members apparently thought they could have done even better.

    West Las Vegas Middle School Business Professionals of America excelled at the National Competition in Reno, Nev., recently bringing home 83 awards.

    Principal Josephine Romero said she was proud of her students.

  • Area man convicted of hurting girlfriend

    An area man has been found guilty of pistol-whipping his girlfriend in one incident and throwing her off a recliner in another, officials said.

    District Attorney Richard Flores reported that Russell Gonzales was convicted recently in a jury trial in District Court. He was convicted of aggravated battery against a household member with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault against a household member with a deadly weapon and tampering with evidence, Flores said.