Fireworks mark 51s win over Fresno

The Las Vegas 51s provided some fireworks to beat Fresno 8-5 on Friday night at Cashman Field.

Sunrise Region: Green Valley boys, Coronado girls claim titles

The team championships for both boys and girls at Friday’s Class 4A Sunrise Regional swimming championships came down to Coronado and Green Valley and the final event of the day — the 400-yard freestyle relay.

Small schools: Pahrump Valley rallies to beat Virgin Valley

Pahrump Valley exploded in its last two turns at bat to turn a 7-0 fifth inning deficit into a come-from-behind 9-7 victory over Virgin Valley in the Class 3A Southern Region tournament on Friday.

Sunrise Region: Chris Verdugo’s double powers Rancho past Coronado

Chris Verdugo went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles, including a two-run double in the sixth that broke a 10-10 tie, as the Rams defeated the Cougars 14-10 at Green Valley to advance to the championship round of the Sunrise Region baseball tournament.

Gender parity and Orwellian doublespeak

If significant numbers of women in an organization will make a difference or change it, exactly what are those differences and changes, and are they good or bad?

Comparing public- and private-sector wages

Could it be that private-sector owners and shareholders demand so much in profit that they leave nothing in the pot to pay their workers?

Las Vegas road work affects traffic for Electric Daisy Carnival

Traffic conditions will be worse than usual this year during the Electric Daisy Carnival, when a heavily used section of the Spaghetti Bowl interchange closes in downtown Las Vegas, the Nevada Department of Transportation said.

Mets call up Dominic Smith, Buddy Baumann from the 51s

Smith takes the roster spot of Jay Bruce, who was placed on the paternity list, and Baumann the spot of reliever Hansel Robles, who was placed on the disabled list.

Black Tap touts its burgers, but don’t miss the shakes

The name — Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer — is a little misleading. Yes, the burgers are finely crafted, using a blend of beef from New Jersey-based Pat LaFrieda, who’s been called America’s most famous butcher. Sure, there are plenty of craft beers — more than a dozen on tap, another dozen in cans, plus standard American and Mexican brews. But The Venetian’s offshoot of the New York cult favorite has got some serious game when it comes to milkshakes.

Utah firm buys Henderson apartment complex for almost $100M

They’re two miles and nearly $70 million apart. Salt Lake City investment firm TM Equities recently bought the Castile apartment complex in Henderson for $99.6 million, more than five years after buying arental complex up the road for $30 million, property records show.

School trustees OK sale of bus yard to North Las Vegas

A dilapidated 2-acre maintenance yard for the Clark County School District will be part of North Las Vegas’ downtown revitalization plan after trustees approved a notice of intent to sell the property to the city for $750,000.

Knights’ Fleury having record season with assist from goalie coach

David Prior, the Golden Knights’ goaltending coach, has helped Marc-Andre Fleury with the mental and physical aspects of his game and it has resulted with the best season of his career while carrying over to the playoffs.

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