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What makes Las Vegas special?

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February 10, 2018

I’ve been giving this a lot of thought, especially since I have accepted an assignment to write an article about that very thing. Face it, if you live here you are in one of two camps: There’s nothing special about Las Vegas! There’s everything special about Las Vegas! What I want to know, is what… Read More ›

Henrietta Martinez Christmas

Four to be honored at annual banquet

LVCCHP celebrates 41 years of service  Award winning author Henrietta Martinez Christmas will be the guest speaker at the annual Las Vegas Citizens’ Committee for Historic Preservation banquet on Saturday, Jan. 27, at Charlie’s Event Center on Douglas Avenue. Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner begins at 6 p.m. Christmas is a respected historical researcher… Read More ›

Getting fired up for E. Romero

A Partners in Preservation project What if one act performed once a day for 30 days by you could result in bringing preservation dollars to Las Vegas? Would you do it? If the answer is YES, mark your calendar and get ready to log in every day to Vote Your Mainstreet. With enough participation and… Read More ›

Ghost in the house

Is there a ghost in the house?

Find out at the CCHP Places with a Past Tour Aug. 5 The Las Vegas Citizens Committee for Historic Preservation Places with a Past Historic Homes and Buildings Tour returns on Aug. 5, with haunting recall of lore and legend about ghosts flitting here and there. Visit Montezuma Castle (United World College), the Plaza Hotel,… Read More ›

At the Castaneda

Q&A With Tour Guide Kathy Hendrickson

More than a tour; it’s an experience If you are looking for someone to lead a tour of Las Vegas, N.M., you couldn’t find a better person for the job than Kathy Hendrickson of Southwest Detours. Her enthusiasm combined with copious amounts of research give clients what they’re looking for, an entertaining experience full of… Read More ›

Q&A: Ronald Maltais, artistic director of the Castañeda Concert Series

and Emmy Grimm, co-founder of EmiArteFlamenco The Feb. 18 EmiArteFlamenco event will feature singers Eva Encinias and Joaquin Encinias, guitarists icardo Anglada and Mario Febres, and dancers Elena Osuna, Nevarez Encinias and La Emi. The group will also offer two free Flamenco workshops in the Plaza Hotel Ballroom at noon for children ages six through thirteen… Read More ›

Pinwheel Quilt

Out and About in Las Vegas

A tiny overview of the 2016 Places With a Past Tour in pictures, with a comment or two… NOTE: Apologies to readers. My first post of this was weird in ways I can’t explain, so I took it down, not realizing there would be a post with links to the “site that is no more”…. Read More ›

Jim Terr

Q&A With Cinematic Entrepreneur

And promoter of Las Vegas: Jim Terr Promoting the community can sometimes feel like a thankless job. It requires hard work, a sweeping understanding of the area, discerning what makes the area appealing locally and to visitors, and an ability to connect with readers and viewers in interesting ways. Jim Terr continues to be a… Read More ›

2016 PWAP Tour

Film Locations Focus of PWAP Tour

More than 100 movies, TV shows and commercials have been filmed in Las Vegas and San Miguel County. The appeal of the area as a filming location goes back to the birth of cinema. Beginning in the early 1900s, countless movie makers and film stars found in Las Vegas the perfect backdrop for their creative… Read More ›

Speakers to Share Santa Fe Trail Stories

The photo to the right depicts an 1870’s stone walkway from the enlisted barracks to the hospital at the third Fort Union. The walkway has steps that lead into and out of the ruts of the Santa Fe Trail. From the National Park Service website. These may be ruts in a roadway, and interesting to… Read More ›

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