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Ric Anderson

Managing Editor

Ric covered beats ranging from police and courts to major-college sports before becoming a news columnist, opinion editor and now a news editor. Anderson spent 25 years with The Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World and The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal. He is a runner and a motorcyclist.

Recent Stories (view all stories)

  • Features

    Thursday, May 16, 2013

    The Valley is home to a diverse collection of racers and motorsports performers.

  • Features

    Thursday, May 16, 2013

    Don’t be surprised if you walk away with a surge of adrenaline and maybe even a tinge of invincibility.

  • Business

    Thursday, March 28, 2013

    From the patio dining area of Tacos El Gordo on Las Vegas Boulevard, there’s a view of the city’s past five agonizing years, its uncertain present and its possibly exhilarating future. Look, past the roadside signs for the tattoo parlor, smoke shop and foot reflexology joint in the strip mall between Encore and the Riviera. There, stark against the desert sky and the western mountains, are the skeletons of two unfinished buildings on the former Echelon property, one made of concrete, one of steel and both abandoned when the recession took down Las Vegas’ economy.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013

    After their May 1967 wedding at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas, Elvis and Priscilla Presley spent only six years as a married couple before divorcing in 1973.

  • News

    Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013

    With fireworks, fanfare and frivolity, Las Vegas once again showed the world Monday night how to put on a New Year's Eve party as 300,000-plus New Year's Eve revelers on the Las Vegas Strip and Fremont Street braved sub-freezing temperatures to toast the first few ticks of 2013.

  • News

    Monday, Dec. 31, 2012

    Despite a nip in the air as temperatures drop into the 30s, Las Vegas is giving its traditional warm New Year's Eve welcome to hundreds of thousands of visitors tonight throughout the Strip and in the downtown's Fremont Street. As the expected gathering of some 314,000 revelers celebrate, Sun reporters and photographers will be capturing the sights and sounds of celebration.

  • Las Vegas

    Monday, Nov. 26, 2012

    Las Vegas resident Nick Brocha makes his living riding motorcycles in ways that scream for a "don't try this at home" warning — including while standing on his head, or balancing on the bike on one foot while steering with the other. But he says he's not a daredevil. Brocha, of Henderson, is one of the most accomplished competitors in the niche sport of freestyle riding. The 34-year-old performs at bike shows and competitions worldwide for appearance fees and prize money.

  • News

    Thursday, July 4, 2013

    Smoke billows from a fire on Mount Charleston west of Las Vegas, Thursday, July 4, 2013.

  • Weather

    Monday, April 8, 2013

    Rain falls on the Las Vegas Strip Monday, April 8, 2013. The National Weather Service reported that scattered showers and wind are expected through Tuesday.

  • News

    Saturday, March 23, 2013

    Competitors stage for the start of the Mint 400 off-road race Saturday, March 23, 2013, near Las Vegas. The event drew more than 1,000 entrants in 19 pro classes and two sportsman classes.

  • News

    Saturday, March 23, 2013

    Competitors in the Mint 400 get a wave. The race was held on Saturday, March 23, 2013, near Las Vegas.

  • News

    Saturday, March 23, 2013

    Trucks roll to the starting line of the Mint 400 off-road race on Saturday, March 23, 2013, near Las Vegas.

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