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Today's News

  • Hackers access patient data

    The Associated Press and Optic staff

    Hospital operator Community Health Systems, which operates Alta Vista Regional Hospital and five others hospitals in New Mexico, said a cyberattack took information on more than 4 million patients from its computer network earlier this year.

  • Boy on bike struck by vehicle

    A 6-year-old Las Vegas boy on his bicycle sustained minor injuries after being struck by a vehicle near his home on the 2400 block of Calle Alegre Sunday night.

    The boy, Daniel E. Gonzales, was taken to Alta Vista Regional Hospital where he was treated for abrasions. Officers responding to the accident determined that the crash was due to pedestrian error. The driver, 16-year-old Dominique Miranda, was not cited.

    According to a police report filed in the case, the accident happened just after 8 p.m.

  • 7 apply for East school board post

    The Las Vegas City Schools board will soon have a new board member. On Monday, the east side school district announced the names of the seven people who applied to fill former board member Ernesto Salazar’s seat.

    The person selected will have to run in the next school board election in order to remain on the board.

    Salazar resigned in late July, citing a new out-of-town job and health issues plaguing his father. Salazar did not recommend anyone to fill his seat.

  • Looking Back - Aug. 20, 2014

    In 1964
    Monday, Aug. 24 — Three area high school seniors have been awarded William Salman Scholarships to attend Highlands University this fall, Dr. Thomas C. Donnelly, president of Highlands has announced. They are Wilma Jean Brown, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Estus Brown; Jacqueline Ann Ferreira, daughter of Mrs. Lucille Ferreira; and Bernabe Jaramillo Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernabe Jaramillo.

  • Looking ahead - News - Aug. 20, 2014

    Music from Angel Fire
    Music from Angel Fire Las Vegas Concert, 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 21 at Ilfeld auditorium on the Highlands campus. For more information, call 575-377-3233 or 888-377-3300.

  • Weather - Aug. 20, 2014

    Wednesday
    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Southwest wind 5-10 mph. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. West wind 5-10 mph.

    Thursday
    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Southwest wind 5-10 mph. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56.

    Friday
    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 80.

  • Watrous Day
  • Que Pasa - Aug. 20, 2014

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 20 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Make a Wish, Honey Bear!” by Marcus Pfister. Free and open to the public.

    THURSDAY JUEVES

  • Trash City, USA

    Just when you think it can’t get any worse, it does. Unsightly litter is nothing new in the city of Las Vegas or in San Miguel County.

    Take a short drive and chances are you’ll come across a discarded pile of trash, a mattress or even a couch tossed on the side of the road somewhere.

    But some callous scofflaw has taken the nasty behavior to a new low, discarding more than two dozen used syringes by the side of the road near Porkchop Hill.

  • Editorial cartoon - Aug. 20, 2014