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Today's News

  • Go Fish - Aug. 8

    Fishing report, Aug. 5
    This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers.

    Charette Lakes: Trout fishing was fair to good using Power Bait, Pistol Petes and spinners. Fishing for perch was fair using worms.

  • Not in my backyard

    By Nigel Duara and Dina Cappiello
    The Associated Press

    BOARDMAN, Ore. — The largest power plant in Oregon, the Boardman Coal Plant, sat idle one day earlier this summer, “cold steel” in industry parlance, its dirty power no longer wanted on an electricity grid that is becoming greener.

  • Four ways to save on dorm room essentials

    From StatePoint

    College tuition may be costly, but outfitting your collegiate student with dorm décor, apparel and everything to support a great academic year doesn’t have to be. With care, college students and their parents can make back-to-school preparations a wallet-friendly experience.

    The discount experts at Dollar General are offering some helpful advice for saving on all your dorm room essentials.

  • Tips to ensure a smooth transition to college

    From StatePoint

    The transition to college is an exciting time, full of anticipation for the next chapter of life. But with new opportunities come uncertainties, from financing an education to picking the right courses.

  • Exercise can help kids do better in school

    From StatePoint

    Physical activity may not be the first thing parents or teachers think about when they want to boost a child’s academic performance, but evidence supports the notion that a bit of exercise for the body is beneficial to the brain as well.

  • Fun do-it-yourself projects for back to school

    From StatePoint

    Back to school shopping can seem tedious and boring for some students. But you can help your young ones get motivated for a new school year by getting them more involved in the experience.

    After an extended vacation, going back to school and getting back into the  daily grind can seem stifling, but personalizing and accessorizing school supplies, lockers and work spaces can be a simple antidote.

    With that in mind, here are a few tips and DIY ideas to get kids pumped about the new school year:

  • Fire destroys Inn of Las Vegas

    Las Vegas Optic

    The Inn of Las Vegas, the once trendy Las Vegas hotel that for years was a popular venue for weddings and other special occasions, was destroyed by fire Tuesday.

    The fire started at about 6 p.m. Firefighters rushed to the scene but were unable to save the north Grand Avenue structure. The building had been boarded up for years.

    Las Vegas police shut down a portion of Grand Avenue in front of the burning building as paramedics stayed close by.

  • Fire set to city courthouse

    Las Vegas police and the state Fire Marshal’s Office are investigating an attempted arson that took place early Saturday morning at the municipal courthouse on Grand Avenue.

    A man who lives across from municipal court called 911 early Saturday morning after noticing flames across the street, according to the incident report filed in the case.  

  • It’s County Fair Time! Queen contest kicks off event

    This year’s 41th Annual San Miguel/Mora County Fair starts today (Wednesday) with animals of all sizes making their way to the fairgrounds, just north of town.

    Ted Roybal, president of the County Fair Association, said there is plenty of fun for the whole family at this year’s fair. The fair is free and open to the public at the fairgrounds, located just north of Las Vegas off Hot Springs Boulevard going towards Montezuma.

    The fair kicks off with a queen contest at 1 p.m. today and ends Saturday night with family activities.

  • Waterline leak closes Seventh St.

    A break in a main city waterline near Southwest Capital Bank has resulted in intermittent closures of Seventh Street between Douglas and National and the loss of an estimated 50,000 gallons of water.