Wednesday, March 9, 2016
The Raid on Columbus New Mexico: The news hit.
Most towns and cities in 1916 were served by a morning and an evening newspaper, or a paper that published a morning and evening edition. Therefore, most Americans would have started learning of the Villista raid around 5:00 p.m. or so as the evening newspapers were delivered or started being offered for sale.
Here's the evening edition of the Casper Daily Press, a paper that was in circulation in Casper Wyoming in 1916 and which is the predecessor of one of the current papers.