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Today's News

  • Christmas Fair Fun
  • 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

    Monday
    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.

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

    Wednesday
    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.

  • FFA members win bronze in marketing plan event

    Submitted to the Optic

    Members of the Robertson High School FFA Chapter in New Mexico were one of 31 teams participating in the National FFA Marketing Plan Career Development Event. The event was held in conjunction with the 85th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. Manny Villanueva, Ramos Aragon, and Tabitha Sanchez competed with 90 other members from across the country. The team, led by advisor Thomas Clay, was awarded a Bronze emblem.

  • Que Pasa - Nov. 26, 2012

    WEDNESDAY
    MIERCOLES
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 28, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Turkey Surprise” by Peggy Archer. Free and open to the public.
    • Victorian Christmas Ornament Hands-on workshop, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 28. Sponsored by Princess Party Wednesday. For more information, call Bambi Doe Blake at 425-2684.

  • Cleaning up our emissions

    Global warming. Climate change. Extreme weather. Call it what you want, just recognize it as an environmental upheaval of epic proportions. Earth and Humanity are moving toward the edge, and it doesn’t appear reversible given today’s political and economic paradigm.

    Forget the argument that all this is a hoax — the science, coupled with empirical observation is there, that the earth is indeed warming.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Nov. 26, 2012