Today's News

  • Alta Vista sued over data breach

    Alta Vista Regional Hospital and its parent company, Tennessee-based Community Health Systems, Inc. are being sued over a cyberattack in which hackers took information on more than 4 million patients from its computer network earlier this year.

    Briana Brito, a San Miguel County woman, filed the lawsuit in state District Court in Las Vegas in late September. She and her attorneys are seeking class action status. Judge Gerald Baca is presiding over the case.

  • Highlands, NHCC sign deal

    The Associated Press

    The National Hispanic Cultural Center and New Mexico Highlands University have signed an agreement to strengthen research ties.

    The five-year agreement reached Friday calls for the two institutes to share resources and develop courses focusing on Hispanic culture.

    Under the agreement, the Las Vegas university will create a plan to encourage its professors to use the Albuquerque center’s genealogy program and the center will bring some of its exhibits to the college.

  • Looking Back - Oct. 13, 2014

    In 1964
    Friday, Oct. 9, 1964 — Dr. Thomas C. Donnelly, president of Highlands University, was one of several New Mexico university presidents to protest a recommendation of the Board of Educational Finance to raise out-of-state tuition beginning September 1965. The increase for non-residents would be from $500 a year to $580. Donnelly maintained the BEF acted without input from universities and that the out-of-state increase would discourage many from applying here.

  • Looking ahead - News - Oct. 13, 2014

    Flu shot clinic set for Wednesday
    The San Miguel Public Health Office will be hosting a flu shot clinic from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday at 18 Gallegos Road. There is no charge to those attending the clinic, but everyone should bring their insurance card, including Medicaid or Medicare, with them.

  • Weather - Oct. 13, 2014

    Sunny, with a high near 61. North wind 5-15 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 33. South wind 5-10 mph, becoming north after midnight.

    Sunny, with a high near 74. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 42.

    Sunny, with a high near 81. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 49.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    7:06 a.m. to 6:28 p.m.

  • HU students help preserve New Mexico’s heritage

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Media arts students from Highlands University helped preserve New Mexico’s rich cultural heritage in 2014 by creating websites, museum exhibits, mobile apps, promotional videos, a book design and more for cultural institutions across the state.

    The 18 students are paid interns in the university’s one-of-a kind AmeriCorps Cultural Technology program, or ACT.

  • Que Pasa - Oct. 13, 2014

    • San Miguel County offices will be closed on Monday, Oct. 13 in observance of the Columbus Day holiday.
    They will reopen on Tuesday, Oct. 14.
    • City of Las Vegas offices will be closed Monday, Oct. 13 in observance of Columbus Day. The Abe Montoya Recreation Center will remain open. All essential services will continue. City offices will re-open on Tuesday, Oct. 14.


  • Give Buxton a chance

    Matt Griego, the city’s interim Community Development director, likely got more than he was bargaining for this past Wednesday when he briefed the City Council on the results of the Buxton Analytics study.

    The city commissioned the study several months ago, agreeing to pay the company $50,000 in exchange for data about where Las Vegas residents are spending their money and what they’re spending it on. The company was also asked to use the data collected to identify retailers and chain restaurants that could do well in Las Vegas.

  • Editorial cartoon - Oct. 13, 2014
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Health facilities an issue of survival for small towns

    New Mexicans should be tired of all the state rankings, since they only seem to show us as the worst, or among the worst, in such issues as poverty, education, child welfare and more. So forgive me when I say, I’ve got one more — emergency services.

    I ran into this particular ranking in the AARP Bulletin, a monthly publication that I receive for getting old and paying my old-folks dues. I read about it in the Bulletin, but really it’s the American College of Emergency Physicians that sounded the alarm.