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  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 27, 2013

    Wednesday
    Basketball
    • District 2-2A girls’ semifinal TBA, 6:30 p.m., site TBA
    • District 2-3A girls’ tournament: Robertson-West Las Vegas winner at Pojoaque Valley, 7 p.m., Jacona
    • District 2-3A boys’ tournament: Robertson vs. West Las Vegas-Raton winner, 7 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • Memorial Middle School boys vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym

    Thursday
    Basketball
    • District 2-3A boys’ tournament: Taos vs. Wednesday winner, 7 p.m., Taos

  • Cowboys earn split in Abilene

    A three-run eighth inning completed a successful comeback for New Mexico Highlands’ baseball team in a 5-4 triumph Sunday at Abilene Christian. The win came in the finale of a four-game series and forged a series split for the Cowboys (3-5 overall).

    The teams split on both days of the weekend series, with Abilene winning games one and three, 15-5 and 5-0, and Highlands taking two and four, 11-1 and 5-4.

    The last game was a clutch win for coach Steve Jones and his team.

  • AG charges Mora sheriff

    Ten months ago, during a heated altercation with one of his deputies, Mora Sheriff Thomas Garza proclaimed that he was the sheriff and as such “I can do what I want.”

    Last week, the state Attorney General’s Office fired back a message of its own, charging the sheriff with two fourth- degree felonies.

    But in another bizarre twist, the charges aren’t related to the April 7 quarrel between Garza and then-deputy Lee Allingham over Garza’s insistence that a DWI suspect be released.

  • Vegas night
  • Deadline looms for beneficiaries

    By Jen Treacy
    Las Vegas Optic

    People who receive monthly checks from the federal government are in for a big change beginning this Friday.

    In an effort to reduce costs, the U.S. Treasury is switching to a direct- deposit system for people who receive government assistance.

  • House approves $5.9 billion budget

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration will receive money to establish a merit pay system for teachers under a proposed state budget approved Thursday by the House despite objections from Democrats.

    The House approved the financial blueprint on a 53-16 vote on Thursday, and sent it to the Senate for consideration. Only Democrats voted against the bill.

  • Looking Back - Feb. 25, 2013

    In 1963

  • Looking Ahead - News - Feb. 25, 2013

    ‘Bully’ documentary to be shown at Ilfeld
    The documentary “Bully” is showing at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Ilfeld Auditorium. It is rated PG, and the event is free and open to the public. It’s sponsored by New Mexico Highlands University’s Office of Campus Life.

  • Weather - Feb. 25, 2013

    Monday
    A 20 percent chance of snow before 11a.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 36. North wind 10-15 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 17. Northwest wind around 10 mph.

    Tuesday
    A 10 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 41. West wind 10-20 mph. A 10 percent chance of snow showers at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 12.

    Wednesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 34. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 15.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:35 a.m. to 5:53 p.m.

  • Noticias - Feb. 25, 2013

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