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Today's News

  • State outlines cuts to Medicaid provider rates

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico’s Human Services Department has released an outline of proposed cuts to reimbursement rates for Medicaid health care providers aimed at trimming up to $160 million in annual state and federal spending.

    The proposal would rescind previous reimbursement increases to nearly 2,000 general physicians and trim payment rates to hospitals by between 3 percent and 8 percent.

  • CYFD hopes to increase childcare safety

    The cost of childcare in New Mexico is roughly $8,000 a year for an infant, according to the Economic Policy Institute report released earlier this month.

    The cost has many people struggling to make ends meet. According to the institute, a non-profit advocacy group for low- and middle-income citizens, the cost is higher than a year’s tuition at some in-state colleges.

  • Jail Log April 29, 2016

    Alexiaray Archuleta, 35, hold for court
    Christopher Montaño, 26, DWI, bench warrant, SM Magistrate
    Joseph Martinez Jr., 28, driving on suspended-revoked license, receiving or transferring stolen motor vehicles
    Joseph Herrera, 27, two-day commitment
    Lonnie Baca, 44, driving on suspended- revoked license, no insurance.
    Mario Ramirez, 37, abuse of a child
    Derek Andrade, 36, probation violation, failure to appear
    Orlando Hoskie, 30, failure to appear, DWI, bench warrant, SM Magistrate

  • Thumbs April 29, 2016

    A JOB WELL DONE

  • Editorial Cartoon: April 29, 2016
  • Dispatch New Mexico - History will be written by young voters too

    The older you get, the more you appreciate history, because you’ve lived through so much of it.

    And in this year, history is being written in dynamic and unpredictable ways. So don’t blink or you might miss it.

    Here in New Mexico, the tumult isn’t so obvious. We mostly live in small villages, towns and cities, and that’s not where the action is. Consistent with history, most of the really big changes are going on in the urban centers of our nation, and with the young.

  • Looking Back April 29, 2015

    Tuesday, April 26, 1966 — Si Zentner and his orchestra have been engaged for the annual Spring Formal at Highlands University. Zentner and his award-winning band were hired by the Student Senate at HU for the formal to be held in University Hall, according to William Powell, student social coordinator for the activity.

  • Weather April 29, 2016

    Friday

    HIGH 57° / LOW 36°

    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 57. West wind 10 to 15 mph.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:11 a.m. to 7:46 p.m.

     

    Saturday

    HIGH 62° / LOW 36°

    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 62. West wind 5 to 10 mph.
     
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:09 a.m. to 7:47 p.m.

     

  • Que Pasa April 29, 2016

    4.29.2016
    FRIDAY

    All day
    The Miss Las Vegas Scholarship Organization is sponsoring the Eighth Annual Baby/Tiny Miss and Mister Las Vegas pageant on Saturday, June 11. The deadline to enter is Friday, April 29. The competition is open to boys and girls six months to five years old. The competition includes beauty in formal wear, personality in zoo wear, and pre-pageant photogenic competition. For more information call Philip Ortiz at 505-718-6848.

    4.30.2016
    SATURDAY

    4 to 8 p.m.

  • Noticias April 29, 2016

    Submit your calendar items and notices to…
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
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    •The San Miguel County DWI Safe-Ride-Home Service operates from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Rides are provided in the Las Vegas area from liquor establishments to your home, for service call 429-0336.
    •Fourth Judicial District Court Appointed Special Advocates needs volunteers. The local CASA program is taking applications for volunteers. Call CASA at 454-0223 or visit the office.