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Today's News

  • Spurs getting a different LeBron

    The Associated Press
    MIAMI — Before reaching the top of basketball, LeBron James was run over by the San Antonio Spurs.
    The Spurs swept James’ Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2007 NBA Finals, so long ago that the winning game plan focused on exploiting James’ weaknesses. Those are nearly impossible to find now, and James essentially warned the Spurs that they shouldn’t bother looking.
    The Spurs already know.

  • Go Fish - June 7, 2013

    FISHING REPORT,
    June 4

    Charette Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.   
    Cimarron River: Water flow below Eagle Nest on Monday was 30 cfs. Trout fishing was good using elk hair caddis, Cimarron specials, brassies, Cimarron worms, stimulators, salmon eggs and worms. Anglers using dry dropper combinations did best. Stone flies are starting to put in an appearance. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was fair to good using salmon eggs, Power Bait and Pistol Petes.

  • BREAKING: Police investigating Big R shooting

    Authorities say a customer walked into the Big R store on Mills Avenue and apparently committed suicide this afternoon.

    Las Vegas Police investigators were at the scene trying to piece together the events surrounding the apparent suicide. The man who died has been identified as Michael Parson, who was in his mid-50s.

  • Victim’s grave vandalized

    By Karl Moffatt
    Las Vegas Optic

    The grave of murder victim Angel Arroyo was vandalized over the weekend, and family members are appalled by the lack of respect it shows.

    “This is sacred ground,” Floribal Bachicha, 26, said on Monday while visiting his brother’s grave at St. Anthony’s cemetery on the far end of Eighth Street.

    ”Whatever happened, happened. They should let my brother rest in peace. If not then they should come see me.”

  • Battling the blaze - Tres Lagunas fire at 8,660 acres

    Pecos — Gabe Sena likely won’t forget his last finals week at Pecos Middle School anytime soon.  The eighth grade student and his grandparents were evacuated from their home near El Macho Church, north of Pecos on Thursday. The massive Tres Lagunas blaze, which had consumed 8,660 acres and was 7 percent contained as of Tuesday morning, forced several families to evacuate the area.

  • East eyeing reduction in force

    Officials from both local school districts plan to cut back on their expenses during the coming fiscal year in hopes of getting off emergency supplemental funding.

    In an effort to pull it off, both school districts have not been filling vacant positions, and West has even eliminated some positions.

    At Las Vegas City Schools, the union is recommending a reduction in force for next school year rather than continuation of furloughs, which results in lower pay for staff.

  • Online bookseller must collect taxes

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The New Mexico Supreme Court says a nationally known online bookseller must collect taxes on sales for books, music and movies bought by customers in New Mexico.

    The state high court’s unanimous ruling Monday says barnes&noble.com’s sales are subject to gross receipt taxes even though the online merchant said it had no physical presence in New Mexico.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - June 5, 2013

    The Associated Press

  • Looking Back - June 5, 2013

    In 1963

  • Looking Ahead - News - June 5, 2013

    Montezuma Skating Pond meeting is Thursday

    Community Meeting on the Future of the Montezuma Skating Pond, sponsored by the Skating Pond Task Force, will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. this Thursday at the United World College in Montezuma. The task force wants your opinion on what the Skating Pond should be used for. For more information, call Lea at 425-5514.