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  • World news in brief - Aug. 18, 2017

    The Associated Press
    Hate crimes law might finally pass
    INDIANAPOLIS — Supporters of establishing a hate crimes law in Indiana say they hope their push will overcome longstanding opposition in the Legislature following the deadly violence at a rally of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia.

    The Anti-Defamation League lists Indiana as one of just five states without laws against crimes motivated by biases, such as race, gender, religion and sexual orientation.

  • Weather - Aug. 18, 2017


    HIGH 84°/ LOW 56°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Friday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 56. Southeast wind around 5 mph.

    6:22 a.m. to 7:46 p.m.


    HIGH 83° / LOW 56°
    A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 7am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.  

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  • Noticias - Aug. 18, 2017

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    • First Born program provides services to families in San Miguel and Mora counties. It is a free and confidential home visiting program. To learn more about the program, or to schedule a visit, call 454-1343.

  • Que Pasa - Aug. 18, 2017

    8 a.m. to midnight
    Boobie Bandits Motorcycle Run will take place starting with event registration from 8 to 10 a.m. at Plaza Park, followed by a blessing of the bike at 10 a.m. and kickstands up at 10:30 a.m. Locations of the stop include Pendaries, Russels in Mora, Salman Ranch, Midway Store in Sapello and ending at Plaza Park. A silent auction and food to follow from 5 to 8 p.m. and dance from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Palms Ballroom featuring music by Eminente and Los Malcriados. The run benefits Cindy Branch.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Aug. 18, 2018

    Rain, blessed rain! It helps things grow and prosper, but one of the side-effects of excessive moisture has to do with the mayhem that results to paved surfaces. The recent weeks of rain and hail have wreaked havoc.

    Probably the most impacted area was where Cinder Road and Palo Verde meet, near Memorial Middle School. Indy 500 veteran and New Mexico native Al Unser himself would be unable to navigate the massive potholes.

  • Editorial cartoon - Aug. 18, 2017
  • Dispatch New Mexico - The lives and legacies of our surviving governors

    Call this one of those where-are-they-now pieces, this one on former New Mexico governors. We still have five of them running around, you know.

    I saw former Gov. Bill Richardson the other day on television for the first time in a while, lending a reasonable voice to the insanity that is enveloping the showdown between North Korea and the United States.

    Rhetorically, it’s difficult to discern who’s crazier, Kim Jong-un or Donald Trump, but thankfully there are still voices of diplomacy still out there.

  • Dons on the rise

    Sept. 17, 2016, quickly turned into a party for young John Balizan and the West Las Vegas Dons.

    Balizan, pressed into solo starting duty as the Dons’ quarterback after an injury to the older Robbie Alarcon, found himself alone at the controls.

    He didn’t shy away from the pressure. He thrived on it.

    Balizan completed 11-of-16 passes for 254 yards, including an 81-yard bomb to fellow freshman Estevan Gonzales. That strike was one of three touchdown throws for Balizan as West went on to a 56-23 victory at Albuquerque Academy.

  • That was then