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Today's News

  • ‘Almost like coming home’ - Hospital CEO has ties to area

    Alta Vista Regional Hospital’s new chief executive officer is no stranger to hospitals, having led one in Denver that employed about 1,200 people.

    But bigger doesn’t always mean better, says Kathleen Cahill, explaining that patients can get lost in the shuffle at large hospitals.

  • Three hurt in suspected DWI crash

    A wrong-way driver caused a head-on collision Monday evening, leaving three people injured.

    Las Vegas police say the crash, which occurred near where New Mexico Avenue turns into Church Street, was caused by a repeat drunk driver.

    Las Vegas police arrested and charged 46-year-old Petrolino Urioste, of the 1100 block of Chavez Street with felony DWI, fourth offense, three counts of causing great bodily injury, reckless driving and having an open container.

  • White House: Cuts would hurt NM

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — The White House has released a list of impacts on New Mexico to automatic budget cuts that are set to take hold this week.

    The White House compiled the numbers from federal agencies and its own budget office. The numbers reflect the impact of the cuts this year. Unless Congress acts by Friday, $85 billion in cuts are set to take effect from March-September.

  • Looking Back - Feb. 27, 2013

    In 1963

  • Looking Ahead - News - Feb. 27, 2013

    AAUW book sale is Friday and Saturday
    Check out the huge selection of books at the AAUW annual used book sale this Friday and Saturday. The book sale is held in the NMHU Student Center lobby from noon to 6 p.m. on Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Funds raised go to support scholarships for NMHU women.

  • Weather - Feb. 27, 2013

    Wednesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 38. Northwest wind 5-15 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 14. West wind 5-10 mph, becoming light and variable.

    Thursday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 41. Northeast wind 5-15 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 18.

    Friday
    Sunny, with a high near 42. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 21.

    Saturday
    Sunny, with a high near 51.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:33 a.m. to 5:55 p.m.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Feb. 27, 2013

    The Associated Press

    Senate panel rejects bill

    A New Mexico legislator says she’ll try again next year now that a state Senate committee has rejected a bill to end promotion of third-graders whose reading ability isn’t adequate.
    The Senate Education Committee rejected the so-called “social promotion” bill sponsored by Republican Sen. Gay Kernan of Hobbs on a 5-4 party-line vote following a nearly four-hour hearing Saturday.

  • Free phones available to those with hearing loss

    Submitted to the Optic

    The New Mexico Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing — the state agency that distributes specialized telecommunications equipment — is now offering New Mexicans with hearing loss a first-of-its-kind amplified phone that allows users to read as well as hear conversations.

    The phone will be provided at no cost to New Mexicans with hearing loss.

  • Que Pasa - Feb. 27, 2013

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27 in the children’s area of the pubic library. This week’s book is “Diego’s Arctic Rescue” adapted by Erica David. Free and open to the public.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING

  • Noticias - Feb. 27, 2013

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