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Rural Health Care Options Continue To Fall Short

Jun 30, 2017
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What if you’re racing to the hospital, but it’s an hour away – or more? Pregnant women living in northern New Mexico have to cross over sixty miles to deliver their babies with a doctor or midwife. But in this state, half the battle is getting physicians to work in rural areas.

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Officials from a hospital in Las Vegas are responding to concerns about the closure of the ob-gyn unit there more than six months ago.

The CEO of Alta Vista Regional Hospital, R. Chris Wolf, said in a letter to Attorney General Hector Balderas that the rural hospital is not the only one in New Mexico that has trouble staffing for labor and delivery services. 

No Due Date For Pregnancy Care In Las Vegas

Sep 12, 2016
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It’s been more than six months since Alta Vista Regional Hospital in Las Vegas announced the temporary closure of its obstetrics unit. Pregnant women in northeastern New Mexico have had to drive to places like Albuquerque, Santa Fe, or Taos for routine check-ups and delivery.

Train Service To Northeastern NM To Continue

Mar 31, 2015
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Amtrak’s Southwest Chief passenger train route through northeastern New Mexico will not be altered. The train is the economic lifeline for many people in the affected service area.

Raton Mayor Sandy Mantz says Amtrak’s decision not to stop service is wonderful news, because every summer thousands of passengers arrive in town by train and are responsible for almost half the yearly sales at local shops.

Do Indians Make Better Cowboys Than Cowboys?

Nov 18, 2013
Tristan Ahtone

The Indian National Finals Rodeo (INFR) just wrapped up in Las Vegas. During the event, spectators enjoyed the usual rodeo competitions: barrel racing, steer wrestling and bull riding. But what's different about this event is it’s an Indian-only rodeo, which means in addition to the bulls, cows and Indian cowboys, the whole family is there.

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Half of home buyers in Las Vegas Nevada paid in cash in October. For the most part, these are investors buying up properties. Prices have dropped to 1990's levels, and many homes in the area are selling for below building cost.

In Part Four of the Fronteras Changing America Desk series Beyond Sprawl, Jude Joffe-Block reports some Las Vegas homes are getting attention from buyers from all over the world.

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A Las Vegas man has pleaded guilty in federal court to filing hundreds of fraudulent unemployment claims worth millions.  From the Fronteras Changing America Desk, Jude Joffe-Block reports the scheme cheated the government of 4-point-4 million dollars.

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As Las Vegas Nevada grew in recent years, so too did its Jewish population. But that can lead to problems during the High Holy Days.