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Today's News

  • The Orlando victims

    We pause to reflect on the 49 men and women who were murdered at an Orlando, Florida, gay nightclub early Sunday morning in what authorities are calling the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

    Stanley Almodovar III, 23
    Amanda Alvear, 25
    Oscar A Aracena-Montero, 26
    Rodolfo Ayala-Ayala, 33
    Antonio Davon Brown, 29
    Darryl Roman Burt II, 29
    Angel L. Candelario-Padro, 28
    Juan Chevez-Martinez, 25
    Luis Daniel Conde, 39
    Cory James Connell, 21
    Tevin Eugene Crosby, 25

  • Work of Art: Give me an ‘A’

    “The last shall be first and the first shall be last.” I hope the words (or at least their promise) from the book of Matthew come clear in this recounting of graduation services I’ve attended.

    Late in May, I attended a complete graduation ceremony and part of another. The ceremony I stepped in and out of was to take a photo.

  • Looking Back June 15, 2016

    Tuesday, June 7, 1966 — Mrs. Leonore M. Valdez, teacher of Spanish and American history and principal in the Wagon Mound Municipal Schools, is one of 30 teachers selected by Indiana University to participate in an NDEA Institute for Advanced Study of Spanish, to be held in Bloomington, Ind., and Salamanca, Spain in June.

  • Weather June 15, 2016

    Wednesday

    HIGH 91° / LOW 50°

    Sunny, with a high near 91. Breezy, with a north wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest 15 to 25 mph in the morning.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    5:45 a.m. to 8:18 p.m.

     


    Thursday

  • Wedding bells
  • Que Pasa June 15, 2016

    6.18.2016
    SATURDAY
    8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • Noticias June 15, 2016

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  • Pittsburgh skates to Cup triumph

    The Associated Press

    PITTSBURGH — When the Pittsburgh Penguins won the Stanley Cup in 2009, a dynasty appeared to be in the offing. It didn’t quite work out that way. Injuries and inconsistent postseason play sent the franchise into a full-fledged identity crisis.

  • Copa crowds averaging 40K fans

    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK — Fans at some first-round Copa America games have arrived to see empty sections, even closed-off decks.

    Still, the tournament is averaging more than 40,000 fans per game, a figure certain to increase in the knockout rounds.

    When the United States hosted the World Cup in 1994, it set records with 3.6 million spectators and an average of almost 69,000. The first 20 Copa America matches through Sunday averaged 40,429.

  • Chihuahuas bite in extras

    It took 13 innings for the host El Paso Chihuahuas to put down the Albuquerque Isotopes in their series opener Monday night.

    El Paso won 2-1 largely on the strength of its strong pitching, which held the visiting Isotopes to five hits.

    Frank Garces started and went six innings for the Chihuahuas, limiting Albuquerque to one run on four hits and a walk.