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Today's News

  • A hero’s welcome
  • Judge rules mental health audit will remain secret

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A judge has ruled that government agencies don’t have to disclose an audit of more than a dozen mental health providers under investigation for possible overbillings and fraud, because the audit contains law enforcement materials that are confidential.

  • Highway officials offer tips on driving on ice

    The Associated Press

    Drivers beware. With bitter cold temperatures settling in over a big chunk of the country, highway officials are warning people to stay off slick roads and, if they must go out, take extra care when getting behind the wheel.
    Sgt. Mike Watson, of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, said drivers should be prepared before leaving their homes.
    Some of his tips:

  • Festive characters
  • Que Pasa - Dec. 9, 2013

    WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Merry Christmas, Stinky Face” by Lisa McCourt. Free and open to the public.

    FRIDAY VIERNES

  • Noticias - Dec. 9, 2013

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • The San Miguel Unit of the American Red Cross helps with any natural disaster and house fires. Persons interested in becoming a member are asked to contact Contact Connie Chavez at 425-6224. Meetings are held every third Thursday at 6 p.m. in Faith Hall.
    • The San Miguel County DWI Safe-Ride-Home Service operates from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Rides are provided in the Las Vegas area from liquor establishments to your home, for service call 429-0336.

  • An amazing legacy

    Invictus

    Out of the night that covers me,
    Black as the pit from pole to pole,
    I thank whatever gods may be
    For my unconquerable soul.

    In the fell clutch of circumstance
    I have not winced nor cried aloud.
    Under the bludgeonings of chance
    My head is bloody, but unbowed.

    Beyond this place of wrath and tears
    Looms but the horror of the shade,
    And yet the menace of the years
    Finds and shall find me unafraid.

    It matters not how strait the gate,

  • Editorial Cartoon - Dec. 9, 2013
  • Another Perspective — What to know about Medicare in 2014

    By Bob Moss

    Submitted to the Optic

    The New Year brings improvements and other changes to Medicare. Here’s a brief rundown of what to expect in 2014.
    The best news is that there are no changes in Medicare’s Part B premium and deductible.

    The standard premium for the part of Medicare that covers your doctor visits and outpatient hospital care will stay the same — $104.90 per month. Over the past three years, the premium has remained unchanged or turned out lower than first projected.

  • Freeze frame - Robertson beats Silver, sub-zero temps in 3A championship game

    Frigid conditions and a snow-covered field didn’t slow the Robertson Cardinals on Saturday in the Class 3A state championship football game.

    Neither did the Silver Colts.

    The host Cardinals scored 20 unanswered points in the pivotal third quarter to capture the state title — Robertson’s third on the gridiron in school history.