UNLV hires Colorado defensive coordinator

Colorado defensive coordinator Kent Baer took the same job at UNLV under new coach Tony Sanchez. Baer also will coach linebackers. The Rebels also hired Andy LaRussa from Colorado to coach safeties and be the special teams coordinator.

‘Showstoppers’ dazzles on opening night

Steve Wynn was over the moon after Saturday’s opening night of “Showstoppers,” describing his salute to Broadway as “the most fun I’ve ever had.” Judging from the strong audience feedback, his best-of-Broadway format is a welcome addition to the entertainment community.

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UNLV signs JC quarterback

Kurt Paladech, the quarterback at Laney College in Oakland, Calif., signed with UNLV. He has three seasons of eligibility remaining.

Las Vegas Outlaws mine expansion draft

The new Arena Football League team selects 13 players, including former UNLV defensive lineman B.J. Bell. Tanner Varner, an all-league linebacker from Orlando, was the Outlaws first pick.



10 weirdest ways to use your HSA dollars

Aside from doctor’s office visits, prescriptions and the like, we don’t tend to hear too much about what else qualifies as an HSA-OK medical expense. Do you have an HSA and want to start putting your savings to good use? Scroll through this list to find out what you can use those funds for.

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EDITORIAL: State GOP infighting

The story of Nevada’s Assembly Republican caucus is something between soap opera and slapstick. Amid the betrayal and mistrust are too many self-inflicted blows to the groin to count.



East valley New Year’s Eve happenings

Michael Feinstein’s New Year’s Eve with special guests Laura Osnes and Jessica Sanchez is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 31 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $49 to $199. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.