Las Vegas

A historic city located in San Miguel County, New Mexico, not to be confused with the more famous Las Vegas in Nevada. Founded in 1835, Las Vegas, New Mexico, is known for its vibrant history, rich architectural heritage, and cultural diversity. The city is situated near natural attractions such as Hermit’s Peak and the Pecos Wilderness, making it a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts and history buffs alike. The Calf Canyon/Hermit’s Peak Fire affected the surrounding region and, consequently, the city of Las Vegas, New Mexico. Legal issues stemming from the fire have involved individuals, businesses, and property owners in the area, seeking compensation for damages and advocating for effective wildfire management and prevention strategies.