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Today's News

  • It's GAIN, with pocketbook pain

    You used to hike at McAllister Lake for free. Now it will cost you.

    The state Game and Fish Department is calling it “GAIN.”

    Under GAIN — which stands for Gaining Access Into Nature — a number of popular areas for fishing, hunting and recreation have been designated as wildlife management areas.

    According to Game and Fish’s brochure on the topic, this opens these areas to new activities such as wildlife viewing, wildlife photography, opportunities accessible by hiking, bicycling, skiing, snowshoeing and horseback riding.

  • Golf course much improved

    Motorists driving down Mills Avenue don’t get the sense of how much Highlands University’s golf course has improved, as work is just about complete and gates open for duffers in early August.

  • An afternoon with the romantics

    Highlands University’s Performing Arts Club will present “An Afternoon With the Romantics” July 28 at 3 p.m. in Kennedy Hall at 905 University Ave.

    The music of Romantic period composers Brahms and Chopin will be featured, including a highlight of 18 Brahms waltzes. Arias from the same time period, about 1812 to the early 1900s, are also on the program. Beethoven, a Classical-era composer who helped usher in the Romantic period, is also included in the repertoire.

  • THe Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally

    A man with a thick drooping mustache barreled into Las Vegas. He bellied up to the Plaza Hotel saloon bar, scores of his rowdy companions drowning their seat-saddle pain with shots of cheap whiskey. Teddy Roosevelt didn’t ride a Harley, but only because they hadn’t been invented yet.

    This weekend, the third annual Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally coaxes a new breed of frontiersmen to the Plaza.

  • Feast and family at the Fiesta de Santiago

    James sat on the edge of the Sea of Galilee. The water shimmered, its choppy surface echoing the deep azure of Israel’s morning sky. He held a fishing net in his hands, his fingers carefully darning small holes ripped by the tides.

    His brother and father sat near him, and as they worked, they noticed a peaceful man striding with purpose toward them. Follow me, the man said. James and his brother felt the tug of something divine, something clear and wondrous. They handed their father the repaired nets and placed sandaled feet into wet sand, into a new life with Jesus.

  • All-Star fracas embarrassing end to otherwise beautiful week

    By Richard Tripp

    At what point is the North-South All-Star game not an exhibition and things go too far?

  • Childrens' Theater comes to town

    If it’s summer in Las Vegas, that must mean Missoula Children’s theatre.

    This acclaimed performance group is once again headed to our city. This year, their touring production is Robin Hood. And, this also means that local children from the first through 12th grades will have the opportunity to audition for the play. The touring group is scheduled for Las Vegas from July 28 through August 2.

  • County takes step toward liens

    The San Miguel County Commission has taken another step toward revising its solid waste ordinance to slap liens on properties in which trash bills are unpaid.

    At this week’s meeting, the commission unanimously voted for the ordinance to be published in the newspaper, a required step before voting on it.

    The ordinance also would increase fines for illegal dumping from a maximum of $300 to $1,000.

  • District leader's wife gets waiver

    The Las Vegas City Schools board was asked to do something it hadn’t done in a while — get involved in the hiring of a district employee.

    Superintendent Rick Romero asked the board to consider granting a waiver to his wife, Eloisa, for a teaching position at Paul D. Henry Elementary School.

  • Men accused in explosion

    Two Las Vegas men were arrested early Tuesday morning after police were called to investigate an explosion at the Dairy Queen at 2408 Seventh St.

    Chad Zamora, 21, 2028 Mark Drive, and Matthew Almanzar, 19, 870 Castle View Drive, were each charged with the dangerous use of explosives and criminal damage to property.