Today's News

  • State police focus on seat belts

    State police officers issued 72 seat-belt and six child restraint citations in an operation last week, an official said.

    On the night of Feb. 20, the state police held a three-hour operation on the four-lane portion of Seventh Street. The operation, like a similar one in early December, focused on seat-belt and child restraint violators.

    The operation also yielded 20 citations for other offenses, as well as five arrests for outstanding warrants and revoked licenses, state police said.

  • Voters head to polls — where to vote

    Las Vegas voters will head to the polls Tuesday to choose a mayor and Ward 3 City Council member and determine how much council members and the mayor should make.

    The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., with the city running the election.

    According to the city clerk's office, 105 people had voted early as of late Friday morning. That's far less than two years ago, but then, four council seats were contested.

  • Candidates want poll watchers

    All five candidates in the Ward 3 City Council race have signed a petition asking for poll watchers and challengers to be on hand for Tuesday’s election.

    Under state law, a petition containing the signatures of a majority of candidates gives them the right to designate poll watchers and challengers.

    Candidate Andrew Feldman drafted the petition document, and he came up with the names for the poll watchers and challengers. His opponents, Joey Herrera, Henry A. Sanchez, Luis Ortiz and Max Trujillo, signed on Wednesday.

  • Builder to enter race for state rep

    Local general contractor Travis Regensberg ran against state Rep. Richard Vigil six years ago and lost.

    Now he’s giving it another try.

    Regensberg, 42, announced this week that he is running as a Democrat for the District 70 state representative seat. The district includes Las Vegas, the Valley and other rural areas in San Miguel County as well as the eastern portion of Torrance County.

  • It's Oscar, Friendo

    Douglas Avenue changed overnight. The Coen Brothers’ film crew fixed simple red and white plastic lettering to a vacant office building, adding geriatric walkers, tightly wound ACE bandages, and the promise of pharmacological discount in a carefully orchestrated window display.

  • Bridge school prepares for its closure

    With less than four months before the end of the school year, Bridge Academy is preparing to shut down for good.

    “I don’t know if the City Schools has ever been involved in the closing of a school, but for me it’s a very significant issue. I’m proud to be a part of it — it wasn’t very pleasant at first, but it’s something that has to be done,” Ruben Cordova, the academy’s director, told the Las Vegas City Schools board last week.

    In November, the board rejected Bridge’s charter.

  • Council looks at home program

    In its last meeting before next week’s election, the City Council on Wednesday looked at the progress of the housing authority’s homeownership program.

    Councilman Macario Gonzalez said the city has waited years for the start of the homeownership program, urging the city to do what it could to launch it.

  • The phone is a fine invention

    Two years ago, I was a high school sophomore with no cell phone. Almost everyone I knew had one, but I wasn’t terribly jealous. I lived in a small town and went to a small school. It wasn’t difficult to get a hold of me, and I didn’t think I really needed a cell phone.

  • City election a sign of the times

    A walk down Seventh Street offers more political posters per mile than any other road in Las Vegas the week before Tuesday’s election.

    Seventh Street is ground zero for the hotly contested Ward 3 City Council position, with five candidates in the race, Joey Herrera, Andrew Feldman, Henry A. Sanchez, Luis Ortiz and Max Trujillo.

  • RIck Mobbs draws on his intuitions

    Four people float in a rain-reminiscent sky, simple grins lighting round faces, arms extended past swollen bodies the colors of spring grass.

    They fly in harmony, in silly joyous formation, a family of Macy’s Parade balloons, perhaps, or a collection of free-wheeling cartoon thought bubbles. Rick Mobbs’ study in watercolors, “Flying,” offers a glimpse into captured serenity, but the artist’s vocation began in a place far from calm.