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Today's News

  • NBA Finals: Warriors halfway to title

    By Janie McCauley
    The Associated Press

    OAKLAND, Calif.  — Stephen Curry and coach Steve Kerr’s Golden State Warriors have repeatedly said they want to build something special for the long haul, to compete for championships year after year.

    LeBron James considers his familiar NBA Finals opponent among the best teams ever.

  • Stanley Cup Finals: Caps one win away

    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Evgeny Kuznetsov smiled about getting four assists. He tried not to smile too much at the thought of being one win away from the Stanley Cup.

    With Kuznetsov and goaltender Braden Holtby leading the way, the Washington Capitals are on the verge of capturing the first title in their 43rd season after routing the Vegas Golden Knights 6-2 on Monday night to take a commanding 3-1 series lead.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, June 6-9

    WEDNESDAY (June 6)
    Baseball

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Iowa Cubs, 11:08 a.m., Des Moines, Iowa
    • Little League games, Keyes Park and Rodriguez Park
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Adult League games: Bud Light vs. AVRH Scrubs, 6:30 p.m.; I'd Hit That vs. Bud Light, 7:30 p.m.; Ol’ Sons vs. Red Doggs, 8:40 p.m., Rodriguez Park

    THURSDAY
    Baseball

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Iowa Cubs, 6:08 p.m., Des Moines, Iowa

  • Some rules for retirement

    Our area’s oldest and longest-term residents have earned our respect and our admiration.

    They have the life experience, often specific career-field skills and, often, a working knowledge of their community and its history. We appreciate their contributions and rely on their leadership and passing along lessons — both positive examples and stories of mistakes to avoid repeating.

  • West Schools submit $29m budget to state

    West Las Vegas Schools cut it close in terms of timing, but in terms of spending, there was some room to spare.

    On the heels of some years that involved drastic cuts, West Schools submitted a $29.5 million budget to the Public Education Department on May 31, just a few hours before its deadline.

  • Sullivan to plead in killing of Marquez

    A trial start date of Monday, June 11 had been set for Las Vegas man accused in a July 2016 homicide. 

    However, Daniel Sullivan is still scheduled to be in San Miguel District Court that day — but not for a murder trial.

    Sullivan, 28, is scheduled to enter into a plea agreement with the Fourth District Attorney's office on charges stemming from the July 2016 death of Steven Marquez in a South Pacific Street apartment.

  • Chamber Corner: ECC Solar

    NOTE: This is the second item in a series on members of the Las Vegas / San Miguel Chamber of Commerce businesses.

     

    One San Miguel County business is about to open a new location and expand a business — in a growing industry many are hoping will continue to expand.

  • Police apprehend two men wanted in Dixon triple homicide

    The Associated Press

    DIXON — Some residents in a small community located near Española say a home where a triple homicide occurred had a reputation as a drug house.

  • Pics of the Past

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    Highlands University has launched an historic photo campaign on social media in celebration of the university’s 125th year anniversary or quasquicentennial.

    Every week, Facebook users can visit the page called “New Mexico Highlands University” to see what new images have been posted. Many of the photos have been scanned from the university’s Southwest Wind yearbooks, ranging from as far back as 1911 and as recently as 1987.

  • Jail Log, Sunday's Optic, June 3, 2018

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between May 23 and May 30, 2018: