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  • State, March of Dimes work to reduce preterm births

    The Associated Press

    The New Mexico Health Department says it’s partnering with the March of Dimes to reduce the number of preterm births in the state.

    New Mexico has earned a C on the March of Dimes latest report card.

    The grade is based on comparing each state’s rate with the organization’s goal of 9.6 percent by 2020.

    New Mexico’s preterm birth rate dropped to 11.8 percent in 2011.

  • Looking Back - Nov. 26, 2012

    In 1962

  • Looking Back - Nov. 26, 2012

    In 1962

  • Looking Ahead - News - Nov. 26, 2012

    Ornament workshop

    A Victorian Christmas Ornament Hands-on workshop will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. this Wednesday. It’s sponsored by Princess Party Wednesday. For more information, call Bambi Doe Blake at 425-2684.

  • Weather - Nov. 26, 2012

    Sunny, with a high near 57. North wind 5-15 mph, becoming east in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 24. Southeast wind around 10 mph, becoming southwest after midnight.

    Sunny, with a high near 62. Southwest wind around 10 mph. Clear at night, with a low around 33.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 63. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 34.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:48 a.m. to 4:49 p.m.

  • Judgment Day - Ex-teacher must register as sex offender

    In the end it came down to a disgraced man crying, standing in a packed courtroom apologizing for his sins and for the hell he put his family through.

    It came down to the woman who chronicled in open court how her teacher and golf coach had seduced her beginning when she was just 14 — a freshman at Robertson High School trying to deal with her parents’ separation.

  • Local mechanic makes TV debut on national show

    Michael Romero started his automotive business in a small two-bay garage on Alamo Street.

    But don’t let the humble beginnings fool you. He has expanded that business to an automotive shop that brings in vehicles to the Meadow City from all over.

    Romero’s meticulous work has even caught the attention of a television personality, propelling him to the national spotlight via a cable network show.

  • School of Social Work accredited

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Highlands University School of Social Work has received official notice of reaccreditation from the Council on Social Work Education. The reaccreditation is for eight years, the maximum level possible.

    The Council for Higher Education Accreditation recognizes the Council on Social Work Education, or CSWE, as the sole professional accrediting body for social work programs in the United States.

  • US, Mexico sign rules on sharing Colorado River

    By Elliot Spagat
    The Associated Press

    CORONADO, Calif.  — The United States and Mexico on Tuesday signed a pact for new rules on sharing water from the Colorado River, capping a five-year effort on how to spread the pain of drought and reap the benefits of wet years.

    The far-reaching agreement gives Mexico badly needed water storage capacity in Lake Mead, which stretches across Nevada and Arizona.