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Today's News

  • Alumbra fights on

    Las Vegas Mayor Tonita Gurule-Giron has reached out to local businesses, soliciting donations in an effort to help continue funding  women’s health services in Las Vegas.

    Alumbra Women’s Health Services has been on the brink of closing its doors for several months as the locally owned business has suffered greatly due to the closing of the obstetrics department at Alta Vista Regional Hospital one year ago. The closure has caused Alumbra, owned by Las Vegas native and resident Connie Trujillo, to lose roughly half of its annual income.

  • Jail Log - March 10, 2017

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Feb. 28 and March 8:

  • N.M. leaders watchful as health care overhaul nears

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico’s health care sector and policy makers were warily studying a proposal Tuesday by U.S. House Republicans to replace the Affordable Care Act that has cut the state’s uninsured rate in half since 2013.

    Of particular concern were measures to reduce federal matching funds for newcomers to Medicaid health coverage starting in mid-2019, and link overall federal spending on Medicaid to a limited, per-beneficiary amount.

  • Weather - March 10, 2017

    Friday

    HIGH 70° / LOW 39°
    Sunny, with a high near 70. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph becoming south in the morning.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:18 a.m. to 6:04 p.m.

    Saturday

    HIGH 64° / LOW 33°
    Partly sunny, with a high near 64. North wind 10 to 15 mph becoming east in the afternoon.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:17 a.m. to 6:05 p.m.

    Sunday

  • Brandi Aragon’s play ‘Circumstance’ hits stage

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Highlands University presents “Circumstance,” a student’s original play about teenagers with mental illness at 7 p.m. today (Friday) and Saturday.

    Brandi Aragon, a Highlands music performance senior, wrote “Circumstance” and directs the production performed by the university’s Zero Theatre Club in the Sala de Madrid, 801 University Ave.

  • Noticias - March 10, 2017

    Submit your calendar items and notices to…
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    _______________

    • If you are a non-profit or church and need volunteers on a regular basis, contact the San Miguel County DWI Office at 425-7998.

    • The “Si Se Puede” group of Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 310 Mills Ave. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call the NA helpline: 800-925-4186 or Frances at 575-815-8544.

  • Que Pasa - March 10, 2017

    3.10.2017
    FRIDAY
    Noon to 12:30 p.m.
    Amnesty International weekly rally, “No Ban, No Wall,” in conjunction with the Las Vegas community from noon to 12:30 p.m. every Friday on the corner of Seventh Street and Mills Avenue.

    7 p.m.
    Contrafact, a jazz group consisting of Highlands students will be performing at the NMHU Observatory. Members of Contrafact include Jamie Garcia (trumpet, flugelhorn, and vocal), Geneva Poteet (cello and vocal), Danny Sharp (guitar), and Mark Gillingham (clarinet).

    3.11.2017

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - March 10, 2017

    THUMBS UP! REACHING FOR THE SKIES

  • Editorial Cartoon - March 10, 2017
  • Dispatch New Mexico - A primer on politics and governmentIt was a year for high-tech, political disruptions

    Gather ‘round, young-’uns, for a lesson in politics and government. Now is a good time, since our New Mexico Legislature is currently in session, and will be until March 18, when the session must come to an abrupt end.

    Remember last year’s election, when it was all about Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton? Well, it wasn’t. Here in New Mexico, a lot of people were running for jobs as senators and representatives in our state Legislature, and now they’re elected and sitting in Santa Fe doing the state’s business.