Today's News

  • Blindsided by a shortfall

    Shortly after Las Vegas City Schools officials told the district’s employees last week that they are facing a $1.2 million shortfall in the 2012-13 budget, school board member Ernesto Salazar said he was blindsided by the news.

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 11, 2012
  • Editor's Note - Election postmortems

    The turnout wasn’t great in San Miguel County or statewide, but there’s still plenty of interesting tidbits to consider, given the results from last week’s elections. Here are a few:

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  • Bradley surprises Pacquiao

    By Tim Dahlberg
    AP Boxing Writer

    LAS VEGAS  — Timothy Bradley promised to shock, though the biggest shock in his fight with Manny Pacquiao came from the judges’ scorecards.

    In a fight Pacquiao seemed to have in hand, two judges decided otherwise, giving Bradley a split decision Saturday night and ending the Filipino fighter’s remarkable seven-year unbeaten run.

  • WLV softball players shine in North-South

    Montanna Martinez’s two-out grand slam in the bottom of the seventh inning played like a Hollywood script during the North-South All-Star softball games over the weekend.

    It also helped secure the West Las Vegas graduate the coveted Most Valuable Player honors for the event, which was held in Bayard.

  • Isotopes strand Memphis runners in 2-1 win

    By some measures, Isotopes pitcher Will Savage didn’t have a fantastic game Saturday.

    Savage allowed eight hits — one a home run — and gave up four walks, striking out just a couple Memphis batters.

    But that six-inning performance by Savage plus one inning apiece of shutout ball by relievers Derrick Loop, Scott Rice and Josh Wall was critical in Albuquerque’s 2-1 defense-heavy victory at Isotopes Park.

  • At last: Heat, James take Game 7

    By Tim Reynolds
    AP Sports Writer

    MIAMI  — LeBron James finally got a Game 7 victory, on his third try.

    Next up, the NBA finals — and his third try at that elusive first championship. A year after watching someone else celebrate on their home floor, the Miami Heat were the ones dancing at midcourt.

  • Devils extend Stanley Cup finals — again

    By Tom Canavan
    AP Sports Writer

    NEWARK, N.J. — Forget the Stanley Cup coronation for the Los Angeles Kings.

    The New Jersey Devils suddenly have made things a lot more uncertain.

    How uncertain?

    While the Kings are still a victory away from the first Cup in the club’s 45-year history, the Devils are only two wins short of pulling off a feat in the finals that no team has managed for 70 years, rebounding from an 0-3 deficit.

  • Drive-by suspect arrested

    A man released from prison just two weeks earlier is accused of shooting at another vehicle near the 1700 block of Grand Avenue on Tuesday evening.

    After the shooting, the terrified victims sped away and hid behind Alta Vista Regional Hospital. The suspects fled the city, but Las Vegas police were able to determine that they were in Torrance County, police Chief Christian Montaño said.

    The alleged shooter and getaway driver were taken into custody on Wednesday, following a lengthy standoff with U.S. Marshals and Torrance County sheriff’s deputies.

  • Hitting the big time - Duo performed on Fallon show

    For two Las Vegas natives their love of music has opened up numerous doors including trips to Las Vegas, Nev., Austin and New York City. The trumpet playing Dorothy Lanphere and Emily Maestas, a daughter/ mother duo, returned late last month from a quick trip to the Big Apple where they performed with country superstar Ronnie Dunn on the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

    And later this summer their musical talents will be showcased at the Olympics in London.