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  • Isotopes shut out Hawks

    John Ely struck out eight batters and gave up eight hits over six and one-third innings Monday night to lead the Albuquerque Isotopes to a 5-0 shutout of Oklahoma City.

    The game began an eight-game homestand for the Isotopes, who host the RedHawks through Thursday before entertaining Nashville for a four-game set.

    Ely bumped his record to 2-2; he has a 5.06 earned run average this season.

    Relievers Wil Ledezma and Shane Lindsay held Oklahoma City hitless the last two and two-thirds.

  • Bynum’s record day leads Lakers

    The Associated Press

    LOS ANGELES  — A day before Andrew Bynum produced one of the most eye-popping defensive performances in NBA playoff history, he spoke up to his Lakers teammates about the importance of getting off to a good start in their championship quest.

    With an NBA record-tying 10 blocked shots, the 7-foot All-Star center put the Lakers on the good foot — and the Denver Nuggets on their heels.

  • Cowboys sweep UNK

    The NMHU Cowboys completed their series sweep of the Lopers of the University of Nebraska-Kearney with a 10-5 win on Sunday in front of a robust home crowd. It was the final home series of the season for Steve Jones and company.  

    The Pokes celebrated their seniors in their final home series of the season and sent them off in style with the win. The Cowboys will be graduating 10 seniors from their program this season.

  • East to end year in black

    Las Vegas City Schools should end this fiscal year in the black, Superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez informed the district’s audit committee on Thursday afternoon.

  • Co-op customers to get $1M

    Members of the Mora-San Miguel Electric Cooperative are in line to receive more than $1 million in refunds from the co-op, thanks to a Feb. 28 board decision.

    Co-op General Manager Abran Romero said the co-op plans to mail out just under 8,000 capital credit retirement checks on Tuesday. The largest check will be for $87,000 and will go to the Glorieta conference center, which has historically been the co-op’s largest electric customers.

  • Verbal Jousting

    When it comes to debate, you’ve got to know the rules. And while West Las Vegas High School students have been honing their debate skills for a couple of years now, they’ve yet to enter the world of competitive debating.

  • Prescribed burn planned at refuge

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge plans to implement a prescribed fire project on the east side of the refuge in early May.

    The burn unit is located southeast of the refuge headquarters 3 miles southeast of Las Vegas.

    This prescribed fire is part of a fuels reduction and grassland maintenance project on the refuge to enhance native habitat for a variety of wildlife species.

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  • Looking Back - April 30, 2012

    In 1912

    Monday, April 29 — Late this afternoon Charles O'Malley received the following telegram from Jack Curley: Leave Monday night at 5 o'clock for Chicago to remain until Wednesday or Thursday evening . . . In preparation for the coming heavyweight fight.

  • Looking Ahead - News - April 30, 2012

    City budget hearing is today

    The city of Las Vegas is scheduled to hold a daylong budget hearing today, April 30, at City Hall, 1700 N. Grand Avenue. The hearing is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. with a presentation by the city manager and finance director of the preliminary fiscal year 2013 budget.