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  • Trump stands by false claim that Obama founded the Islamic State

    By Josh Lederman
    The Associated Press

    MIAMI — Donald Trump repeatedly accused President Barack Obama of founding the Islamic State group on Thursday, refusing to take back a patently false allegation even when questioned about the logic of his position.

  • Weather - Aug. 12, 2016


    HIGH 83° / LOW 54°
    Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
    6:18 a.m. to 7:53 p.m.


    HIGH 74° / LOW 52°
    A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74. East wind around 10 mph.
    6:19 a.m. to 7:52 p.m.


  • Looking Back - Aug. 12, 2016

    In 1966
    Wednesday, Aug. 3, 1966 — (Photo) Hard at work evaluating textbooks to be used during the coming year in the Mora School System are Mrs. Mary V. Walck, Ojo Feliz; Mrs. Agatha Aragon, Las Vegas; Mrs. Estella Aragon, LeDoux; and Mrs. Ruth McFate Fort. The teachers are participants in the Mora Reading Institute being conducted on Highlands University campus this summer. The instructors for the course are Mrs. Dorothy Beckett and Charles May.

  • HU dean helps author early childhood textbook

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The Highlands University School of Education dean edited a textbook that will give teachers new tools for improving early childhood mathematics and language education.

    Education Dean Lora Bailey edited Implementing a Standards-Based Curriculum in the Early Childhood Classroom and also authored a chapter in the book about helping young learners build vocabulary.

    The Taylor-Francis Group, a higher education publisher, will release the textbook in 2017.

  • Engaging the senses — ‘Rising Star,’ HU Media Arts department multisensory exhibit reception set for Friday

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    A multisensory museum exhibit that gives tribute to a Native American poet, musician and activist can be experienced by everyone — including those with disabilities — thanks to Highlands University media arts students.

    The reception for the exhibit Rising Star: A Tribute to John Trudell is Aug. 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. at 166 Bridge St. The exhibit is open Aug. 8 through 12 from 5 to 7 p.m.

  • Cop shoots carjacking suspect

    A man wanted in connection with a carjacking near San Felipe Casino was shot by a state police officer in San Miguel County following a chase on Interstate 25.

    The suspect, 52-year-old William Wilson, suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound and was taken into custody, state police said in a news release. He is facing multiple charges related to both the carjacking and for trying to flee the police officer.

  • Will Trump energize the Latino vote?

    Editor’s note: This story is part of Divided America, AP’s ongoing exploration of the economic, social and political divisions in American society.

    By Sergio Bustos and Nicholas Riccardi
    The Associated Press

    LAS VEGAS, Nev.  — It’s a persistent paradox in American politics: Many Hispanic families have an immense personal stake in what happens on Election Day, but despite population numbers that should mean political power, Hispanics often can’t vote, aren’t registered to vote, or simply choose to sit out.

  • It’s time for 43rd annual county fair

    The moment has arrived for plenty of youngsters. It is county fair time, meaning all the hard work, time and dedication with their livestock will soon be judged.

    The 43rd annual San Miguel/Mora County Fair opens today with a queen’s contest at 9 a.m. and all indoor exhibits accepted from 2 to 7 p.m. at the fairgrounds located off State Road 65 north of Las Vegas going toward Montezuma. The fair runs until Saturday evening.

  • In Brief - News - Aug. 10, 2016

    The Associated Press
    Thousands of refunds stalled
    The New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department says it has temporarily halted around 74,000 personal income tax refunds this year.
    The Albuquerque Journal reports officials say the move is aimed at fighting tax fraud due to identity theft.
    That decision has stalled more than one out of 10 claimed refunds by New Mexico tax filers.

  • Weather - Aug. 10 , 2016


    HIGH 82° / LOW 58°
    Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after noon. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent
    6:16 a.m. to 7:55 p.m.