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Today's News

  • Impressive performance

    Congratulations to the faculty and staff at West Las Vegas’ Union Elementary for their school’s impressive performance on last school year’s standards based assessment.

    State report cards released late last week reveal that 72.9 percent of Union Elementary students scored proficient or better in reading, while 81.4 percent of its students scored proficient or better in math.

    Those rates far exceed the proficiency levels of all other Las Vegas-area schools, and it is certainly something worth celebrating.

  • Work of Art: Does news ever change?

    How much history is buried in various construction sites, in homes, backyards and under carpets?

    It’s interesting to come across information long past, and even overdue. Some news discoveries can be embarrassing.

    In 1962, I learned about one such instance while attending a dinner meeting of the Cook County (Ill.) Press Association, in which an editor of one of Chicago’s dailies spoke to us about Chicago journalism history.

  • Golf for a good cause

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College
    The 2014 Luna Community College Foundation Annual Scholarship Golf Classic will be held on Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Pendaries Golf Course in Rociada. A shotgun start is scheduled at 9 a.m.

    A four-person team sponsor is $1,000 or $250 per individual. Individuals are welcomed to play. A hole sponsorship is $250. The entry fee covers green fees, a cart, and a prime rib dinner. All money raised will be used to match a Title V endowment for academic scholarships.

  • Thomas back in Denver

    The Associated Press
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo.  — Peyton Manning’s top target is back. In the building, at least.

    Demaryius Thomas returned from bereavement leave Monday, but his flight from Georgia didn’t get back in time for him to participate in a spirited practice at Dove Valley that featured three scuffles.

    Thomas missed the first five days of training camp for the AFC champs following the death last week of his grandmother.

  • In the Long Run, Part 2
  • Scott to coach Lakers?

    The Associated Press

    LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers have waited nearly three months to hire a new coach, and they’re apparently making Byron Scott wait a few more days.

    Scott said this weekend that he has been hired by the Lakers, but the club insisted Sunday that no deal has been reached.

    Scott, who won three NBA titles as a shooting guard for the Lakers, told KCBS-TV he will take over the club, which hasn’t had a coach since Mike D’Antoni resigned April 30.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - July 30, 2014

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Sacramento RiverCats, 1:05 p.m., Sacramento, Calif.

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Sacramento RiverCats, 8:05 p.m., Sacramento, Calif.

    Friday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Sacramento RiverCats, 8:05 p.m., Sacramento, Calif.

    Saturday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Tacoma Rainiers, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Softball

  • Applicants sought for East post

    Las Vegas City Schools board member Ernesto Salazar’s seat on the board will be vacant starting Friday, and on that day, applications for the position will become available.

    Earlier this month, Salazar announced that he was resigning from the board, citing job relocation and health issues plaguing his father. He did not recommend anyone to fill his seat.

  • Having a blast
  • Auditor: No federal review of alleged fraud

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A federal Medicaid agency isn’t planning to review a decision by Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration last year to freeze payments to mental health providers because of alleged fraud, mismanagement and overbillings, State Auditor Hector Balderas said Thursday.

    In a letter to a legislative panel, Balderas said the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services informed him in March it decided not to review state findings of “credible allegations of fraud” against more than a dozen providers.