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  • OB unit inches toward reopening

    The reopening of the obstetrics unit at Alta Vista Regional Hospital is inching closer toward fruition.

    Friday, hospital officials announced that two new OB/GYN providers have been hired and will soon start accepting patients.

    Dr. Carol Kiesling and Dr. R. Eric Seward, both OB/GYN physicians, have joined the hospital medical staff.

    “We are delighted to welcome Dr. Kiesling and Dr. Seward to our medical staff, which means our community once again has local, convenient access to OB/GYN services,” Alta Vista CEO Chris Wolf said.

  • OB unit inches to reopening

    The reopening of the obstetrics unit at Alta Vista Regional Hospital is inching closer to fruition.

    On Friday, hospital officials announced that two new OB/GYN providers have been hired and will soon start accepting patients.

    Dr. Carol Kiesling and Dr. R. Eric Seward, both OB/GYN physicians, have joined the hospital medical staff.

    “We are delighted to welcome Dr. Kiesling and Dr. Seward to our medical staff, which means our community once again has local, convenient access to OB/GYN services,” Alta Vista CEO Chris Wolf said.

  • Shakeup in community development

    City of Las Vegas officials voted for another shake-up in a director’s position on Wednesday evening. Annette Velarde, who has served as the city’s community development director, will return to her previous position as event planner and film liaison.

    “She does a great job as event planner; those are her strong points,” City Manager Richard Trujillo said during an interview after the meeting. “We are lacking that right now.”

  • Baca family project meeting in the works

    By Jason W. Brooks
    Las Vegas Optic, Editor

    A visitor probably wouldn’t have to go far into New Mexico to meet someone with the last name of Baca.

  • International showing - Highlands professor’s sculpture in international show

    Submitted to the Optic
    New Mexico Highlands University fine arts professor David Lobdell’s fire sculpture will be featured at the International Festival of High Temperatures starting Friday through Sunday in the heart of the medieval city of Wroclow, Poland.

    Lobdell is among the artists the Academy of Art and Design in Wroclow invited to participate in the 10th jubilee of the festival organizers say celebrates hot art.

  • In Brief - News - June 23, 2017

    The Associated Press
    Toulouse Oliver to seek re-election
    SANTA FE, N.M. — New Mexico’s top elections official says she will run for re-election in 2018.

    Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver announced her bid for the Democratic nomination Tuesday, saying she wants to continue implementing reforms of the state’s campaign finance rules as well as increasing voter education in rural and Native American communities.

    Toulouse Oliver was elected secretary of state during a special election in November 2016.

  • Several events on tap
  • Weather - June 23, 2017

    Friday

    HIGH 81 / LOW 52°
    Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny; high near 81. North wind 10 to 15 mph becoming east in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    5:46 a.m. to 8:20 p.m.

    Saturday

  • Attorney calls board action ‘illegal’

    The attorney for former Wagon Mound schools superintendent has fired back against the board claiming their action last week was illegal.

    Last Thursday, the board voted 4-1 — with the only dissenting vote coming from board member Eldie Cruz — to let Sheryl McNellis-Martinez’s contract expire at the end of June. In January, the board had approved a three-year contract with McNellis-Martinez.

  • Adoption event