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  • VA officials knew of wait time problems

    The Associated Press

    PHOENIX — An audit by the Veterans Affairs health care network in the Southwest shows officials knew years ago that employees were manipulating data on doctor appointments.

    The 2012 audit and other records obtained by The Arizona Republic found hospitals and clinics in Arizona, New Mexico and western Texas chronically violated department policy and created inaccurate data on patient wait times using a variety of methods despite a national directive to stop the practices.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - June 25, 2014

    The Associated Press

    Artists: ‘Black Place’ in peril
    NAGEEZI, N.M.  — Some artists and environmentalists are concerned that oil and gas drilling is encroaching on the black, white and gray hills in northwestern New Mexico made famous in Georgia O’Keeffe’s drawings and paintings.

  • Looking Back - June 25, 2014

    In 1964
    Thursday, June 25 — The West Las Vegas Police Department members held their first department meeting following reorganization of the department. The current force includes Chief Melecio Perea,. Patrolman John Flores, Ptl. George Salazar; Meter Maid Margie Gallegos; Sgt. Paul Mares, Ptl. Andy Vigil and Ptl. Ray Garduño.

  • Weather - June 25, 2014

    Wednesday
    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming southwest 10-15 mph in the afternoon. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. Southwest wind 5-15 mph, becoming northwest after midnight.

    Thursday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Northwest wind 5-15 mph, becoming southwest in the morning. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 56.

    Friday

  • Tidying up
  • Sánchez named NMHU distinguished alumnus

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Shaun Sánchez, a leader in the United States National Wildlife Refuge system, was named a distinguished New Mexico Highlands University alumnus for this Friday and Saturday’s Summer Alumni Reunion.

    Sánchez will be recognized at the alumni dinner at 6 p.m. Friday in the ballroom of the Student Union Building at the northwest corner of National Avenue and 8th Street.

  • More funding for Bradner

    The state Water Trust Board has approved another $4 million for the city of Las Vegas’ Bradner Reservoir project, a move that leaves the city just $2 million shy of what it has previously said it needs to move forward on the project.

  • Exploring nature
  • East sodding project hits snag

    Baseball season has ended and football is on the horizon for Robertson High School, but the issue of substandard fields continues.

    During a board meeting on Thursday evening, the Las Vegas City Schools board declined to award the sodding of the high school baseball field to Parson’s Lawn and Landscaping in a split vote. Some parents have complained that the baseball field was unsafe this past season because it lacks sod.

  • Lost man rescued from wilderness

    A 68-year-old man who became separated from his hiking partners Wednesday afternoon in the Carson National Forest near Mora was rescued by New Mexico Search and Rescue the following day, according to the state Department of Public Safety.

    The man became separated from his party at about 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday while on a day hike. New Mexico Search and Rescue was activated at 7:53 p.m., and area volunteers searched the area around where he was last seen all night.