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Today's News

  • Free enterprise prevails

    It’s getting to where Washington D.C.’s manufactured crises are becoming so commonplace that they’re barely cause for concern anymore. Witness the so-called sequester, which began March 1 to a whole lot of media noise while the general public slept through it.

    Despite President Obama’s cries of wolf — calling the sequester a disaster, though that simply didn’t happen — the U.S. economy chugged along en route to a bona fide recovery for reasons having nothing to do with a dysfunctional U.S. government.

  • Editorial Cartoon - March 20, 2013
  • Work of Art - Adding s’s to our yes’es

    The first thing I reach for in reading a newspaper is the opinion section. And when going online, to read other newspapers, I click until the editorials, columns and letters to the editor show up.

    In short, I luuuuve to read other people’s opinions. But that (reading others’ opinions) comes with a price: namely fighting my urge to correct people’s spelling, grammar and punctuation. Often, I miss the points others make because I’m too busy chasing commas, run-on sentences and words that dangle.

  • Sacrifices help Cowboy sluggers win

    Punctuating the game with the big inning they’d been looking for, the Highlands baseball team defeated Metro State 7-2 Sunday and ended up with a split of the four-game weekend series at Brandt Park.

    The Cowboys and head coach Steve Jones improved to 14-7 overall and 10-2 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

    Josh McMahon, Highlands’ third baseman, drove in four runs and went 4 for 5 at the plate in one of the better individual efforts of the season to date.

  • B.J. Gonzales hoops fest begins Friday

    March Madness isn’t just about high school or college basketball. It’s also about the 11th annual B.J. Gonzales Tournament, to be held Friday through Sunday at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    Spectators are welcome.

    The tournament is a 12-team double-elimination format bracket and brings to town some of the most competitive recreational hoops available in the region.

  • Dons win by 10

    West Las Vegas made quick work of Monte del Sol with a 14-4 road victory on Monday afternoon in Santa Fe.

    The Dons are 2-1-1 and get ready to take part in the Aztec tournament running Thursday through Saturday.

    Robertson baseball and both RHS and WLV softball teams are scheduled to play in tournaments at St. Michael’s, also starting Thursday, in Santa Fe.

  • Lobos face Ivy League champs

    Staff and wire reports

    SALT LAKE CITY — New Mexico earned a No. 3 seed in the NCAA West Region after winning the tough Mountain West Conference regular season and tournament titles.

    The Lobos (29-5) will face No. 14 seed Harvard (19-9), the Ivy League champions, on Thursday in Salt Lake City. Tipoff is 7:50 p.m. Mountain time.

    Behind co-stars Kendall Williams and Tony Snell, this is the best team the Lobos have had since Norm Ellenberger’s teams in the late 1970s.

  • Ags underdogs against St. Louis

    Staff and wire reports

    SAN JOSE, Calif. — After winning the Atlantic 10 tournament title, Saint Louis will start the NCAA tournament Thursday against WAC champion New Mexico State.

    Tipoff is around noon Mountain time on Thursday.

    The Billikens (27-6) were assigned a No. 4 seed Sunday after beating VCU to win just the second conference tournament title in school history.

  • West boasts intriguing matchups

    By John Marshall
    AP Basketball Writer

    Gonzaga got the seed it wanted, earning the No. 1 spot in the West Region of the NCAA tournament.

    The Zags have a seemingly easy opening-round game, facing a team that won its only NCAA tournament game 20 years ago.

    It gets quite a bit tougher for Gonzaga after that.

    Following an opening game against Southern University on Thursday in Salt Lake City, the Zags will have to get through a gauntlet of good teams.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March 20, 2013

    Wednesday
    No local varsity events scheduled

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • LCC at Adams State JV (DH), noon, Alamosa, Colo.
    • St. Mike’s Invite: Robertson vs. TBA, Santa Fe
    • Aztec Invite: West Las Vegas vs. Española Valley, 6:30 p.m., Aztec

    Softball
    • St. Mike’s Invite: Robertson vs. Albuquerque Academy, 2 p.m.; West Las Vegas vs. Española Valley, noon, Santa Fe
    Friday
    Baseball
    • NMHU at Colorado Mesa, 6 p.m., Grand Junction, Colo.