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  • Noticias - Feb. 16, 2010

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  • Legislative bills we like

    Last December, a great new feature went online in the form of the Sunshine Portal, a website designed to provide greater accountability and transparency in New Mexico government. State Sen. Sander Rue, R-Albuquerque,  sponsor of the legislation that created the site, said the concept was to create a “one-stop shop” to see where state agencies are spending taxpayers’ money.

  • Work of Art: An eckalectic reading list

    By Art Trujillo

    After years of having graded essays of kids all the way from seventh grade through their senior year, I encountered my share of words like “nuke-you-lerr” when the students meant “nuclear.”

    Why is it so difficult? Why does this combination of nasals, plosives, vowels and glides make even scientists struggle — sometimes not even realizing it’s grating on others?

  • Cowboy sluggers open 3-1

    ODESSA, TEXAS — The New Mexico Highlands baseball team wrapped up the University of Texas-Permian Basin tournament on Sunday, going 2-1 with wins over Colorado School of Mines (11-7) and tournament host UTPB (4-0).

    The Cowboys fell in their final game against Wayland Baptist University 14-5. With the conclusion of the tournament, the Cowboys are now 3-1 overall in their young season.

  • No doubting Thomas
  • WLV girls tame Taos foes

    West Las Vegas welcomed Vanessa Lucero back to the lineup Monday night in a home game against Taos, and she didn’t disappoint.

    Lucero scored seven of her 10 points in the first half as the Lady Dons opened a 20-point lead. Then she added a three-pointer to punctuate the third quarter. She also  rebounded and altered plenty of Tiger shots in West’s 53-41 victory.

    The outcome helps West keep pace with red-hot Robertson as the Meadow City schools prepare for their rematch Friday at Mike Marr Gym.

  • Bustos nets 28 in Taos

    Justin Bustos shredded Taos for 28 points Monday evening as the Robertson Cardinals won 72-65 to earn their third District 2-3A victory in as many games.

    RHS was to play at West Las Vegas on Tuesday night, with a quick rematch Thursday at Mike Marr Gym.

    Robertson led Taos 22-13 after one period, but the Tigers didn’t let things get out of control, narrowing the margin to 30-28 by halftime.

    The Cardinals padded the lead to 62-54 with approximately four minutes to go.

  • Luna softball rocks El Paso

    Luna Community College’s softball team didn’t take long to break the ice for wins in the spring campaign, just under way.

    Coach Meredith Gilpin guided her LCC softball squad to three wins in four games over the weekend at El Paso Community College in El Paso, Texas.

    The Rough Rider women split day one with a 9-2 win and an 8-0 defeat, then closed with a 9-3 and 3-0 sweep on day two.

    Coach Antonio Siqueiros and his Rough Rider baseball team, meanwhile, continue a rigorous early schedule.

  • Crespin falls in title bout

    In her short career to date as a professional boxer, Las Vegas’ Amanda Crespin has either dominated her foes with powerful combinations or pushed them to the limits in close decisions.

    This past Saturday’s match with Brittany Cruz for the Women’s International Boxing Association youth featherweight title was the latter.

    Cruz edged Crespin 59-55 in a six-round split decision at Sky Ute Casino in Ignacio, Colo.

  • Cowgirls take 1 of 5

    Highlands’ softball team came away with one victory in five games in the season-opening Desert Stinger Softball Tournament this past weekend in Las Vegas, Nev.
    The Cowgirls, led by head coach Shellie Broyles, scored a 14-8 win Saturday against Upper Iowa University.