Today's News

  • Water bonds moving forward

    The City Council adopted an ordinance last week that sets the stage for the city to borrow up to $25 million for water system improvements.

    The vote, which occurred last week was largely a formality. Still members of the governing body, City Manager Timothy Dodge and the city’s financial adviser hailed it as a historic moment, and the mayor and council even took a moment to pose for a photograph while signing the ordinance.

  • Pet theater performance is Wednesday

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University presents the world-famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Ilfeld Auditorium.

    The Popovich Comedy Pet Theater is a perennial crowd pleaser featuring Gregory Popovich and his cast of jugglers, clowns and talented pets — including dogs, house cats, geese, parrots and more.

    The Popovich Comedy Pet Theater has toured more than 20 countries and is popular with audiences throughout the United States.

  • Area infant dies of whooping cough

    The Associated Press

    Health officials are warning that whooping cough is on the rise in New Mexico.

    Albuquerque television station KOB-TV reports that more than 670 cases have been confirmed by the state Health Department. Two of those cases — a 2-month-old girl in San Miguel County and a 4-month-old boy in Bernalillo County — were fatal.

    New Mexico ranks 10th in the nation with about 27 cases for every 100,000 people. That’s three times the national average.

    Health officials say the answer is immunization.

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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.

  • 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.