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Mayor Alfonso Ortiz Welcomes You!

As Mayor of the City of Las Vegas, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to our historic community and invite you to spend some time taking in our breathtaking sites, learning more about our interesting history. Las Vegas is uniquely situated where the mountains meet the plains. Its location and natural resources provide a variety of recreation activities such as, hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, and boating. This year marks the 175th anniversary of the founding of Las Vegas and will be celebrated with remarkable events throughout the year. Read more...
This Week in Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NM

Nestled along the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Las Vegas and San Miguel County is an enchanting place to live and do business. It is a very interesting and diverse area. Regardless of what you are seeking, you will be sure to find it here! Click on the booklet below to view our latest Visitor's Guide.
For current dates on events, please view the Calendar of Events!

Looking for an Education…
Las Vegas and the surrounding areas offer two separate institutions of higher education: New Mexico Highlands University and Luna Community College. We are also very fortunate to have The Armand Hammer United World College, which is a prestigious high school issuing an international secondary school diplomas. Achieve your educational goals at any of these fine institutions. For more information, visit any one of these great campuses. Enjoy a big city education, with small classes and individualized attention.

Looking for a Business…
This is an area that has been thriving for decades. Experience the quaint and charming shops within the Old-Town Historic District. This area provides many small home-town shops, antiques, book stores, coffee shops, etc. If you are looking for the convenience of one of the many large corporate and business chains, we offer you that as well. The Las Vegas area has all of the amenities of the big city with a small town experience. Whether you are looking for an existing business, or want to start a business of your own, Las Vegas is the place for you!

Looking for Outdoor Recreation …
Not only are there two National Forests within minutes of downtown Las Vegas, you may also enjoy visiting one of the many campgrounds along the Gallinas River. Enjoy the primitive scenes of nature, along with various forms of wildlife. Don’t feel like roughing it, but still want to experience the outdoors, visit one of the large lakes in the state – Storrie Lake State Park. Only a few miles from town, the lake offers tent and RV camping, as well as hiking, fishing, boating and other water sports.

July 29 through 31-- Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally -- Early in 1898, Theodore Roosevelt recruited the first Volunteer Calvary Regiment from the Western Territories. During the next 70 years, Rough Rider reunions were held to honor the regiment’s military service. The Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally will bring motorcyclists from all walks of life, unique bikes, and personalities will characterize the Rally. Riders who come to Las Vegas will be riding Iron Horses. For more information on this event, please view their website: www.roughridermotorcyclerally.com

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