las vegas


V.27 No.39 | 9/27/2018

Day Tripper

Las Vegas

Only an hour and a half drive from Albuquerque (or an easy three and a half hour ride on Amtrak), Las Vegas offers a pleasant blend of natural vistas and small-town charm.
V.25 No.21 | 5/26/2016
Neon at Charlie’s
Taylor Grabowsky

Day Tripper

Of Churches & Castles

Historic towns with prisms, ghosts and giant cream puffs

If you are interested in seeing a slice of New Mexico history, Las Vegas is a good place to start.
V.22 No.42 |

news

The Daily Word in Nevada shootings, online health care woes and the zombie obsession

The Daily Word

President Obama will give a talk today addressing problems people have been having with HeathCare.gov, a new health care website that allows people to compare insurance rates, understand health care laws and more.

A lawyer for a Roma couple accused of kidnapping a little girl in Greece says that the couple adopted her from her birth mother, though they still haven't located said mother for verification.

Hurricane Raymond is getting stronger.

There was a shooting at Sparks Middle School in Nevada this morning. Police say the suspect was “neutralized,” though it's not clear how many were shot, but the children were evacuated to the nearby high school.

There was another shooting in Nevada this morning, though this one was at a Las Vegas casino, in which one person was pronounced dead and two were wounded. Police say the suspect is in custody.

Joseph Sandoval, 50, was killed on Saturday after being struck by a Rail Runner train that was headed north to Santa Fe. Police are still trying to figure out why Sandoval was near the tracks.

Scott Chandler, owner of Tierra Blanca Ranch, spoke to Matt Lauer on "The TODAY Show" about the allegations of abuse and the Amber Alert for nine missing kids last week.

You think UNM has a solution to the national debt?

Are zombies holding America's imagination hostage?

V.22 No.25 |

news

The Daily Word in sea monkey collections, gay marriage and Wendy Davis

The Daily Word

The Rio Grande has become way less grande.

And county employees are broiling in their building.

A Las Vegas, NM school district ruins it for everyone. Because somebody wrote its name down wrong.

The Supreme Court went gay! Let's all get married!

Texas hero-lady Wendy Davis successfully fights for reproductive rights and shows everyone how a filibuster is really done.

A Florida entomologist found the wasp boss-level.

Here's a dude who collects all the crap they used to sell in the back of old comic books. I love this dude.

V.22 No.24 | 6/13/2013
(L to R) Loretta Hausman, Gerald Hausman and Alice Winston Carney

Arts Feature

Memories Into Memoirs

Writers workshop returns to Las Vegas

Pick a memory, any memory. Climbing a tree at age 10. The fender-bender you tried to hide from your parents right after you got your license. Walking along a dirt road beside a field of wildflowers under a vivid, kaleidoscopic sunset.
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V.21 No.32 | 8/9/2012
Veggies that’ll spoil you.
Ari LeVaux

Food

Bread, cheese, tequila and kimchee: the art and science of fermentation

At a Korean superstore in Las Vegas, I watched an employee whose sole job, it seemed, was organizing a vast array of kimchee. Her domain consisted of thousands of plastic tubs of fermented fish and vegetables in various combinations, usually spicy. She darted about the immense display cases and scrutinized the tubs' arrangement, rearranging their contents like beads on a giant abacus.

My feeling observing her that day roughly sums up how I feel about the process of fermentation generally: a mixture of awe and fear. The process is like some potent voodoo that could give you special powers or torture you to death.

Veggies that’ll spoil you.
Ari LeVaux

Food for Thought

Pickled Pink

The art and science of fermentation

At a Korean superstore in Las Vegas, I watched an employee whose sole job, it seemed, was organizing a vast array of kimchee. Her domain consisted of thousands of plastic tubs of fermented fish and vegetables in various combinations, usually spicy. She darted about the immense display cases and scrutinized the tubs' arrangement, rearranging their contents like beads on a giant abacus.

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V.21 No.24 |

News

The Daily Word in hot water, Vegas odds and animals gone wild

The Daily Word

A House of Representatives committee could vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress over Operation Fast and Furious documents.

Ecuador's embassy in London may now be the only thing standing between Wikileaks leader Julian Assange and extradition to Sweden.

Egypt seizes with new political and constitutional upheaval as conflicting reports over ousted President Mubarak's failing health circulate.

China's reserves of rare earth minerals—essential to production of high-tech devices—are dwindling due to "excessive mining," says report.

Interactive map of West Africa's devastating drought conditions.

May's global hot flashes are not relenting in June.

Vegas roulette wheel beats 114 billion to one odds.

New state department study counts 20.9 million worldwide victims of modern slavery.

Charter schools may be underperforming when it comes to serving disabled students.

Former inmate now exonerated testifies before Senate subcommittee that solitary confinement in prisons "by its design is driving men insane."

Wildlife conservation group says black bears around the Duke City are being egregiously eliminated from the area.

Charlie Sheen's surge of "tiger blood" was in fact a "psychotic break."

Handy tip: If you're squeamish about squid sperm ruining your calamari dinner, remove the internal organs before cooking it.

Water tanks in NYC as public art.

Amorous prehistoric turtles immortalized.