Buyers snag 358 acres of land in BLM auction

There weren’t a lot of takers Tuesday for federally owned lands on the auction block. Thirteen of 29 parcels the Bureau of Land Management put up for sale found buyers. The land purchases totaled 357.6 acres of the 597.6 acres available, while the bureau raised $19.2 million of the $29.7 million it set as the parcels’ total minimum price.

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Heller calls for audit of VA claims-handling

WASHINGTON – Sen. Dean Heller and other senators who monitor the Department of Veterans Affairs called Wednesday for a series of reviews as the VA claims improvement in handling benefit applications but also is being buffeted by new allegations of mismanagement.

Sports

Real Madrid tops Forbes list as most valuable soccer team

European champions Real Madrid are the world’s most valuable soccer club for a third straight year, according to a Forbes poll released on Wednesday that showed the average value of the top 20 teams rose 11 percent over last year.

Nevada fishing report, May 7, 2015

LAKE MEAD — With a slight reprieve from the heat going into the weekend, now is a good time to get out on the water. Anglers are finding the best odds of netting shad early in the morning, and that leads to good fishing for striped bass. Coves around Government Wash have been producing quality fish, including largemouth, smallmouth and striped bass. In addition to live shad, various lures and reaction baits have been tempting fish to strike. With the current water levels at the lake, it is recommended that boaters check the National Park Service website (nps.gov/lakemead) for launch ramp updates and alerts within the National Recreation Area.

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Business

20 ways to pay less at Costco

Saving money at Costco goes well beyond scoring free food samples. There are plenty of little-known Costco shopping hacks that can save you big bucks at the register.

Nation and World

Heller calls for audit of VA claims-handling

WASHINGTON – Sen. Dean Heller and other senators who monitor the Department of Veterans Affairs called Wednesday for a series of reviews as the VA claims improvement in handling benefit applications but also is being buffeted by new allegations of mismanagement.

Opinion

EDITORIAL: Pacquiao’s injury deceit deserves punishment

Manny Pacquiao managed to give both boxing and the state of Nevada a black eye, not because of any punch he threw against Floyd Mayweather Jr. during Saturday night’s megafight at the MGM Grand Garden, but because he couldn’t punch hard enough to make the bout competitive.

EDITORIAL: Keep primaries in place

If Nevada abandons its presidential caucuses in favor of a primary, it should do so because it serves the interests of voters, not the interests of a dysfunctional state Republican Party.

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