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  • Isleta Pueblo, Hard Rock part ways

    The Associated Press

    ISLETA PUEBLO — The Hard Rock name and an American Indian pueblo south of Albuquerque are parting ways.

    A resort executive for the Orlando, Fla.-based company announced Wednesday that Isleta Pueblo officials have decided to drop its affiliation with the Hard Rock brand at its casino and resort.

    The casino has operated under the name Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Albuquerque for three years and the pueblo has spent millions for the right to use the name.

  • Board rejects petition on PTSD medical pot

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A petition aimed at removing post-traumatic stress disorder as a qualifier for medical marijuana in New Mexico has been rejected.

    The New Mexico Medical Cannabis Advisory Board unanimously ruled Wednesday to reject the petition by an Albuquerque psychiatrist who said there was a lack of scientific evidence proving medical marijuana helped those with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

    The board voted 7-0 to recommend that interim Health Secretary Brad McGrath reject the petition despite the claims.

  • Looking Back - Nov. 9, 2012

    In 1962

    Tuesday, Nov. 6 — Dr. Isaac Terr, who headed the SOS drive in San Miguel County, reported that it appeared that most of the people who took Type I oral polio vaccine returned for Type II, and that a fair number who missed the first dose took the second. Over half of the residents of the community took the vaccine. “This is less than the percentage hoped for, but still gratifying, as a start,” Dr. Terr said.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Nov. 9, 2012

    Veterans Day breakfast to be held Sunday

    The Las Vegas Elks Lodge #408 is hosting a Veterans Day breakfast from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. this Sunday at the lodge located at 2305 Collins Drive. All veterans and their families are invited.
     

  • Weather - Nov. 9, 2012

    Friday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. Windy, with a west wind 20-30 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Isolated showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. Windy, with a southwest wind 25-30 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent.

    Saturday
    A slight chance of rain showers. Areas of blowing dust before 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 56. Windy, with a southwest wind 30-35 mph, with gusts as high as 50 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent.

    Sunday

  • HU plans discussion on impact of watershed fire

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University
    New Mexico Highlands University is presenting a panel discussion this Wednesday on the impact of a wildfire in the Gallinas Watershed.
    The science café will be at 5:30 p.m. in the Margaret Kennedy Alumni Hall, 905 University Ave. The university chapter of Sigma XI, a scientific research society, is sponsoring the event as part of its science café series.
    Light refreshments will be served.

  • Hispanic voters carry president to NM win

    These are the highlights of results of exit polls conducted in New Mexico for The Associated Press and television networks:
    WHY OBAMA WON: President Barack Obama scored well among first-time voters and younger voters, and he nearly split votes with Republican challenger Mitt Romney among voters over 30.
    The newly re-elected president had a commanding lead among Hispanic men and women, but white voters favored Romney.
    Both candidates maintained votes within their political bases.

  • Given 2nd term, Obama facing new urgent task

    By Nancy Benaca
    and Nedra Pickler
    The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama faces a new urgent task now that he has a second term, working with a status-quo Congress to address an impending financial crisis that economists say could send the country back into recession.
    “You made your voice heard,” Obama said in his acceptance speech, signaling that he believes the bulk of the country is behind his policies. It’s a sticking point for House Republicans, sure to balk at that.

  • Victory for Obama

    By David Espo
    AP Special Correspondent

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama rolled to re-election Tuesday night, vanquishing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and prevailing despite a weak economy that plagued his first term and put a crimp in the middle class dreams of millions.

  • Mixed results on tax hikes

    Voters in San Miguel County appear to have narrowly defeated a proposed increase in the gross receipts tax to pay for ambulance, emergency dispatch and behavioral health services, delivering a blow to county officials who had hoped to use the money to bolster emergency dispatch services.