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Today's News

  • Heading to Nationals

    Zant Zamora, 17, hasn’t always had a rope in his hand. It just seems that way.

    Zamora is in Gillette, Wyo., this week competing in the National High School Finals Rodeo. The Robertson High School senior qualified in three events — team roping (with partner Corey Charley), light rifle, and trap shooting. If he can crack the top six, he’ll earn a coveted spot in the Junior National Finals Rodeo and compete in Las Vegas, Nev., this December.

    “It’d mean a lot,” he said. “It’d be a huge accomplishment.”

  • France reels from deadly attack

    The Associated Press

    NICE, France — A Tunisian living in France drove a large truck through crowds celebrating Bastille Day along Nice’s beachfront, killing at least 84 people, many of them children, according to police and hospital officials. The slaughter ended only after police killed the armed attacker in a hail of bullets.

  • East chief wasting no time

    Superintendent Kelt Cooper is shaking things up at the Las Vegas City Schools district.

    Since taking the helm of the district in early May, Cooper has initiated several changes. 

    Most recently he moved around administrative staff for the upcoming school year. He also brought in an associate superintendent with Las Vegas roots.

    Cooper said he initiated the changes to better suit the district. Several familiar faces will remain, but not everyone was rehired.

  • Beth Speaks for Herself - My brother’s keeper

    My brother lives in self-induced isolation in a small apartment complex in Winter Haven, Florida. For years, Bob was a fantastic water skier. He skied barefoot back when hardly anyone had accomplished that feat (pun unexpected and enjoyed). He spent summers on Stony Lake slaloming and barefooting and taught lots of youngsters how to ski.

  • Hillary Clinton, the candidate we know so well — and don’t

    By Jocelyn Noveck
    AP National Writer

    When she was about 14, Hillary Clinton says, she wrote to NASA volunteering for astronaut training.

    NASA’s reply was simple and definitive: No girls.

    “It was the first time I had hit an obstacle I couldn’t overcome with hard work and determination, and I was outraged,” she would write in her book, “Living History.”

  • For The Donald, it’s about America’s ego — and his own

    By Nancy Benac
    The Associated Press

    Donald Trump once owned up to the force driving him in life: ego.

    “Almost every deal I have ever done has been at least partly for my ego,” the billionaire declared in a 1995 New York Times piece titled, “What My Ego Wants, My Ego Gets.”

  • For The Donald, it’s about America’s ego — and his own

    By Nancy Benac
    The Associated Press

    Donald Trump once owned up to the force driving him in life: ego.

    “Almost every deal I have ever done has been at least partly for my ego,” the billionaire declared in a 1995 New York Times piece titled, “What My Ego Wants, My Ego Gets.”

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 17, 2016
  • Editorial Cartoon - July 17, 2016
  • Editorial:A great investment

    More people are vising our state than ever before. Statistics compiled by the state tourism department show that 33.4 million trips were taken in New Mexico in 2015, 700,000 more trips than in 2014.

    So why should we care?

    Tourism is a vital part of New Mexico’s economy. When tourists come to our state, they rent rooms at area hotels and motels. They eat at local restaurants and shop at our stores. And they fuel up their vehicles at our service stations.