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Today's News

  • Heat can eliminate Pacers tonight

    By Tim Reynolds
    AP Sports Writer

    TIM REYNOLDS, MIAMI — Chris Bosh got them started. LeBron James took over in the second half.

    And in the end, the Miami Heat moved one win from yet another Eastern Conference title.

    James had 32 points and 10 rebounds, Bosh added 25 points — nearly matching his output from the first three games of the series combined — and the Heat grabbed control of the East finals by topping the Indiana Pacers 102-90 in Game 4 for a 3-1 lead.

  • Little League - May 28

    The following are upcoming scheduled Las Vegas Little League games. LVLL games are held at Keyes Park on Grand Avenue.

    MAJORS DIVISION
    Wednesday, May 28: Reds vs. Cardinals, 5:30 p.m; Mets vs. Angels, 7:30 p.m.

    MINORS DIVISION
    Wednesday, May 28: Express vs. Threshers, 6:15 p.m.; Red Wings vs. Sandgnats, 7:45 p.m.
    Thursday, May 29: Bats vs. Rattlers, 6:15 p.m.; makeup game slot, TBA, 7:45 p.m.

    SOFTBALL DIVISION
    Wednesday, May 28: Stars vs. Lady Devils, 4 p.m. or TBA

  • Looking Ahead - Sports May 28, 2014

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Trinidad, 6 p.m., Trinidad, Colo.
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Trinidad, 6 p.m., Trinidad, Colo.
    Softball

  • Their sacred pledge

    Editor’s note: In honor of Memorial Day, Mora native Charles Padilla has written the following essay about the repatriation of the war dead from WWII.

    By Charles Padilla

    For the Optic

  • 450 affected by city billing glitch

    A software glitch in the city’s new automated meter reading system resulted in incorrect bills for about 450 of the city’s natural gas customers.

    The city disclosed the problem in a news release issued Thursday evening.

    The 450 customers affected were overbilled four their natural gas usage in May.

  • 10 Pecos seniors also Luna grads

    They walked the line during a college graduation prior to their own high school commencement exercise. Earlier this month roughly 22 percent of the Pecos High School graduating class received their associates certificate or degree from Luna Community College prior to their high school diploma courtesy of a dual enrollment program. Then last weekend they received their high school diplomas.

  • City OKs parting gift for some cops

    Las Vegas Optic

    Longtime city police officers in good standing will be allowed to keep their primary duty weapons under a resolution approved unanimously by the City Council last week.

    Las Vegas Police Chief Christian Montaño proposed the resolution as a way to honor longtime officers. Under the old system, duty weapons had to be returned to the city upon an officer’s retirement.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - May 26, 2014

    The Associated Press

    6 killed in
    I-10 crash

    DEMING — Several vehicles were involved in a crash on an interstate highway in southwestern New Mexico during a dust storm, killing at least six people, the State Patrol said.
    The crash occurred about 5:30 p.m. MDT Thursday in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 10 in Hidalgo County, several miles from the Arizona border.

  • Carlsbad growing fastest in NM

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Carlsbad and other oil patch communities in southeastern New Mexico are the fastest growing in the state, the Census Bureau reported Thursday.

    According to the agency’s latest estimates, the population of Carlsbad increased about 3.4 percent, to 27,653 people, from mid-2012 in July 2013.

    Nearby Hobbs was close behind with growth of 3.1 percent.

  • Looking Ahead - news - May 26, 2014

    Celebration of learning
    Rio Gallinas School will have a Celebration of Learning from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 27 at Plaza Hotel Ballroom. Topic is immigration reform. Watch a documentary, hear speeches, and form your own opinion about what should happen with immigration reform today.