This little Las Vegas claims a large presence in New Mexico’s history, landscape — and skies
By MARY ANN ANDERSON Tribune News Service | Sunday, October 1, 2023, 12:05 a.m.
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Local artists Meredith Britt, left, and Dale Tozzi are two of the artists of El Zocalo Cooperative Art Gallery on Plaza Park in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Behind them is some of Tozzi’s work. (Mary Ann Anderson/TNS)
Rock Ulibarri stands in front of “The People’s History of El Norte,” an 11-panel chronology of Las Vegas mural he designed and was then vividly painted by some 300 high school students. (Mary Ann Anderson/TNS)
A drive around the countryside near Las Vegas, New Mexico, produces plenty of photo ops, with tiny churches, old mills and hilly landscapes created by the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The tradition of blue doors is a common theme in New Mexico. (Mary Ann Anderson/TNS)
Plaza Antiques, the oldest antiques store in Las Vegas, New Mexico, is owned by Andy and Melissa Kingbury. The colorful store is crammed with jewelry, furniture, weavings and much more. (Mary Ann Anderson/TNS)