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School prayer by a teenager


Due to so many requests, the following poem is by a teenager in Bagdad, Arizona.

The New School Prayer

Editorial cartoon 3-16-18

(Cartoon drawn by Eddie Macias)

NCAA Tournament Capsules

Loyola-Chicago guard Donte Ingram (0) celebrates sinking a 3-point basket in the closing seconds of the second half of a first-round game against Miami at the NCAA college basketball tournament in Dallas, Thursday, March 15, 2018. Loyola-Chicago won 64-62. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Results from the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday:

Milton’s Brewing hosting fundraiser in Carlsbad


March 16
Fish fry fundraiser and music by Gleewood

Vikings cap Cousins welcome party, with $84M guaranteed deal

Minnesota Vikings new quarterback Kirk Cousins, right, is welcomed to the podium by head coach Mike Zimmer before addressing the media at a news conference after he was introduced after signing a three-year, $84 million contract at the NFL football team's new headquarters Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Eagan, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The leverage of free agency in his prime brought Kirk Cousins the market-setting contract with Minnesota.

Redskins sign speedy wide receiver Paul Richardson

Newly signed Washington Redskins wide receiver Paul Richardson, left, poses with Doug Williams, right, the NFL football team's senior vice president of player personnel, at a news conference Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Ashburn, Va. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins signed former Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Paul Richardson to a five-year deal in the hopes that he provides them the outside speed threat they lacked last season after the departure of DeSean Jackson.

Stenson bounces back and leads Bay Hill

Henrik Stenson, of Sweden, lines up a putt on the 17th green during the first round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Henrik Stenson had a hot putter, a much quieter crowd and a one-shot lead in the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

5-time NCAA champion baseball coach Augie Garrido dies at 79

In this June 17, 2011, file photo, Texas' coach Augie Garrido surveys the playing field during NCAA college baseball practice at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb. Garrido, who won three national baseball championships at Cal State Fullerton and two more at Texas, has died, the University of Texas announced Thursday, March 15, 2018. He was 79. (AP Photo/Dave Weaver, File)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Wherever Augie Garrido went in his six decades in college baseball, wins and championships always followed.

Man who killed his family as a teen faces hearing on freedom

This undated photo provided by the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department, in New Mexico, shows Nehemiah Griego. A New Mexico judge had said Griego, who killed five family members as a teenager, could be released from custody but was preparing Thursday, March 15, 2018, to kick off a lengthy hearing revisiting whether he is ready to go free. (Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department, File)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico judge previously said a young man who killed five family members as a teenager could be released from custody but was preparing Thursday to revisit whether he can go free.

US, states agree to collaborate on Mexican wolf recovery

In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a Mexican gray wolf leaves cover at the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro County, N.M. The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish announced an agreement with Arizona and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Thursday, March 15, 2018, aimed at getting Mexican gray wolves to the point where they can eventually be removed from the endangered species list. (Jim Clark/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP, File)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. government and state officials intend to work together to recover an endangered species of wolves that once roamed the America Southwest, with a new signed agreement.

US reviews New Mexico land boss’ concerns on border access

Aubrey Dunn, New Mexico State Land Commissioner, stands near a section of the U.S./ Mexico Border where his office says a section of the border wall has ben constructed on state trust land, in Santa Teresa, N.M., Tuesday, March 6, 2018. says the federal government has overstepped its authority and is trespassing on state trust land along the U.S.-Mexico border without compensating the state. Dunn on Tuesday posted signs aimed at blocking border patrol operations along the one-mile stretch of state land. (Josh Bachman/The Las Cruces Sun-News via AP)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection is looking into concerns by New Mexico’s top land manager about whether federal agents can access a milelong stretch of state land along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Roswell police: Some students who made school threats ID’d


ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Roswell police have identified students responsible for three of nine recent threats directed at schools and for a false report to one student’s parents and are trying to identify those responsible for the other threats.

‘An erosion of the culture of the acequias’

In a March 9, 2018 photo, William Gonzales of Lourdes, NM, cleans out a section of acequia, or man-made irrigation ditch, adjacent to his property. (Luis Sánchez Saturno/Santa Fe New Mexican via AP)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — “Bring your pala so you can do some Pilates.”

Footbridge collapses onto busy highway, crushes 8 vehicles

Emergency personnel respond to a collapsed pedestrian bridge at Florida International University on Thursday, March 15, 2018, in the Miami area. The brand-new pedestrian bridge collapsed onto a highway crushing several vehicles. (Roberto Koltun/Miami Herald via AP)

MIAMI (AP) — A pedestrian bridge that was under construction collapsed onto a busy Miami highway Thursday, crushing at least eight vehicles under massive slabs of concrete and steel and killing multiple people, authorities said.

Thousands flee violence in mass exodus from Syrian towns

This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows Syrian civilians with their belongings, fleeing fighting between Syrian government forces and rebels, in eastern Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, Syria, Thursday, March. 15, 2018. Thousands of civilians streamed out of Hamouria in Syria's besieged, opposition-held enclave of eastern Ghouta on Thursday, crossing on foot and in pick-up trucks and tractors to government-held territory near the capital, Damascus, according to footage on state-run Syrian television. (SANA via AP)

BEIRUT (AP) — Tens of thousands of terrified men, women and children streamed out on foot and in pick-up trucks Thursday from besieged enclaves on two fronts, fleeing bombings from the Syrian military near the capital, Damascus, and Turkish troops in the country’s north.

Video of events outside school shooting to be released

Nikolas Cruz is lead out of the courtroom after an arraignment hearing at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Cruz is accused of opening fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Feb. 14, killing 17 students and adults. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, Pool)

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities were set to release surveillance video Thursday showing what happened outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during the Valentine’s Day massacre that killed 17 people.

Without Toys R Us, 30,000 jobs, a black hole for toy makers

In this Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, photo, shoppers walk into a Toys R Us store, in San Antonio. Toys R Us's management has told its employees that it will sell or close all of its U.S. stores. The 70-year-old retailer is headed toward shuttering its U.S. operations, jeopardizing the jobs of some 30,000 employees while spelling the end for a chain known to generations for its sprawling stores and Geoffrey the giraffe mascot. The closing of the company's 740 U.S. stores will finalize the downfall of the chain and force toy makers and landlords to scramble for alternatives. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — The demise of Toys R Us will have a ripple effect on everything from toy makers to consumers to landlords.

Sweden hosts North Korean foreign minister amid speculation

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho gets on a car on his arrival at the Beijing International airport in Beijing, Thursday, March 15, 2018. A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson confirmed during a routine briefing that he was on his way to Sweden. (Minoru Iwasaki/Kyodo News via AP)

STOCKHOLM (AP) — North Korea’s foreign minister met with his Swedish counterpart Thursday after making a surprise trip to Stockholm that has fueled speculation about a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Helicopter activity result of routine patrol by State Police


In reference to concerns on social media of helicopters throughout the city Wednesday night, the Roswell Police Department’s public information officer says the New Mexico State Police Aircraft Unit was conducting routine patrol operations in support of the State Police district office in Roswell and other local agencies.

Local higher ed gets more than $14M; Bond funding also would give millions

The automotive mechanics and welding building at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell has been approved for $3 million in general obligation bond funding, which requires voter approval. (Lisa Dunlap Photo)

In a change from recent years when state budget deficits were a problem, local higher education institutions will not experience cutbacks in general funding for the 2018-19 academic year, and, pending voter approval, could get several million for major building projects.


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