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  • Weather - Aug. 21, 2015

    Friday
    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. West wind 5-15 mph. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph.

    Saturday
    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Northwest wind 5-10 mph. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 54.

    Sunday

  • In Brief - News - Aug. 21, 2015

    The Associated Press
    Retailer to close 90 stores

    HOUSTON — Stages Stores Inc., the company that owns Bealls, plans to close about 90 underperforming locations.
    The Houston-based retailer made the announcement Thursday.

  • Rodeo time in Pecos
  • Meadow City Music Fest schedule of events

    The Meadow City Music Festival kicks off today with a free performance by Floozy at Plaza Park. The event will run until Sunday.

  • Que Pasa - Aug. 21, 2015

    TODAY
    HOY
    • Las Vegas Magistrate Court will be closed Wednesday, Aug. 26 through Friday, Aug. 28 as staff is attending the Magistrate Court Conference. Magistrate court will be open on Monday, Aug. 24 and Tuesday, Aug. 25 but will not have judges available on Tuesday, Aug. 25 as judges will be at the conference starting on Tuesday. Regular hours resume on Monday, Aug. 31.
    • Mora Magistrate Court will be closed until Friday, Aug. 28 due to staff and judges attending the annual conference.

  • Dept. to review Animas River spill

    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — The Interior Department will lead a review of the Colorado mine spill that tainted rivers in three western states.

    The review was announced late Tuesday after elected officials from both parties questioned whether the Environmental Protection Agency should be left to probe its own heavily criticized response to the disaster. EPA and contract workers accidentally unleashed 3 million gallons of contaminated wastewater on Aug. 5 as they inspected the idled Gold King mine.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - August 21, 2015

    THUMBS UP! QUITE AN HONOR
    Congratulations to Highlands University professor Bob Bell who was recently inducted into the United States Martial Arts Association’s 2015 Hall of Fame. Bell, an exercise and sports sciences professor at Highlands, is a retired chiropractor. He has a 7th degree black belt and has trained in judo for 30 years.

    THUMBS DOWN! GONE TOO SOON

  • Editorial cartoon - Aug. 21, 2015
  • Just a Thought - Amazing grace how sweet the sound

    By Rick Kraft

    My family was attending an interdenominational chapel service at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, Colo., when the visiting pastor spoke to us about grace. He spoke about numerous instances in his life when he had been given grace.

    He closed his sermon leading us in singing the most beloved hymn of all time: “Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me. I once was lost but now am found, was blind, but now I see.

  • Another perspective - Progress made: Time to work wiser and smarter