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Today's News

  • Cause of Sunday fire undetermined

    Authorities have yet to determine the cause of a three acre fire that broke out at about 4:30 p.m. Sunday west of Camp Luna near the shooting range.

    Dubbed the Shooting Range Fire, the blaze sent smoke billowing above Las Vegas and sparked fears of a difficult fire season ahead. The fire was contained within a few hours.

    Dan Ware, spokesman for State Forestry, said the fire was human caused, though exactly how it was ignited had not been determined as of Monday afternoon.

  • Looking Ahead - News - April 4, 2012

    Cascarón Festival this weekend

    The City of Las Vegas Museum, Friends of the City Museum and Carnegie Park are sponsoring a Cascarón Carnival this weekend. Those interested in participating are invited to create cascarones — confetti-filled decorated eggs — from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday at the City Museum. From 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. this Sunday, take the cascarones to Carnegie Park where they will be broken open. The event is free and open to the public. Contact Kristin Hsueh at 426-3204.

  • Weather - April 4, 2012

    Wednesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 59. West wind 5-10 mph. Clear at night, with a low around 34. West wind 5-10 mph.

    Thursday
    Sunny, with a high near 71. North wind 5-15 mph, becoming southwest. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 37.

    Friday
    Sunny and breezy, with a high near 73. Mostly clear and breezy at night, with a low around 36.

    Saturday
    Sunny, with a high near 69. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 36.

  • Que Pasa - April 4, 2012

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 4, in the children’s area of the public library. All programs are free and open to the public.
    • United World College students provide free homework help from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. each Wednesday at the Travelers Café on the Las Vegas Plaza. All age levels. Any questions, call Sharon Seto at 454-4206.

  • Process was usurped

    Marvin Salazar should know how the process works. As a Las Vegas Planning & Zoning commissioner, he should know how to apply for permission to place a manufactured home on property owned by his daughter.

    But he didn’t follow his own site plan. By placing the home within three feet of the property line, he violated the city’s setback and site plan requirements — so the home was illegally placed on the property.

  • Editorial Cartoon - April 4, 2012
  • Work of Art - Got a Magic Marker?

    Several months back, around the time Highlands University developed its own license plate, I jumped in line for one of the lower numbers.

    Sharon Caballero, in charge of selling the new tags, called me when someone cancelled an order, and I was able to draw HU00011. A second plate, HU00211, which fits my second car, I got directly from the local motor vehicle department, unaware that Highlands had a stash of the lower-numbered plates.

    Not bad! The lower number makes me feel oh so important; the higher number, 211, reminds me I ought to weigh a lot less than that.

  • Bustos leads all-state selections

    Justin Bustos’ remarkable senior season received a crowning honor this past month with the announcement of his selection to the Class 3A boys’ basketball all-state team.

    Bustos led Robertson in scoring and was among the state and team leaders in several statistical categories, helping the Cardinals reach the state semifinals in March.

  • Cowgirls recover, earn split with Lions

    A pair of bounce-back efforts on Sunday secured a doubleheader sweep and a four-game series split for New Mexico Highlands softball in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play against visiting Colorado-Colorado Springs.

    The Cowgirls, who’d lost both ends of a Saturday twinbill with the Mountain Lions, trailed by three runs in Sunday’s opener but put together four runs in each of the third and fourth innings to prevail 8-4.

  • ‘Cats claim crown

    The Associated Press

    NEW ORLEANS — Before his confetti-flecked suit gets back from the cleaners, John Calipari will be on the road.

    Such is life for a coach who recruits all that NBA-ready talent — especially when those players get in the habit of bringing championships back to their ol' Kentucky home.