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February 20, 2019

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Five kids is a lot for a mama goat.

New Mexico lawmakers agree it's time for a change. But they can't seem to agree on whether we should spring forward or fall back.

The Senate on Thursday voted 25-17 to allow the state to remain on daylight saving time all year. The House, however, earlier this week voted to remain on Mountain standard time all year.

The Albuquerque Journal reports that opponents of both proposals have focused on the potential to complicate life for New Mexico residents who live near the Texas border. Texans participate in both standard and daylight saving time.

• Curry County ranchers Wyatt and LaShawna Young aren't trying to get your goat – their nanny gave birth to five kids on Thursday morning.

For city dwellers among us, goats generally give birth to twins, though single and triplet births are also common. Five at a time is rare. reports the record is six, though an Arizona woman claims her nanny had seven kids earlier this month.

LaShawna Young said she's been around goats her entire life and has never seen more than triplet births. "Tootsie" had triplets twice before birthing enough for a goat basketball team early Thursday. Mama and the five babies all seem to be doing well and were resting under a heat lamp Friday morning.

• has ranked Eastern New Mexico University the 50th best online college/university in the nation. "I'm glad to see that our online programs are being recognized," said ENMU President Jeff Elwell in a news release. "We've developed several degree programs online and have had good responses from our students. It is great we are getting national recognition for the efforts of our faculty." The University of Florida was ranked No. 1 by the website.

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