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  • Nuestra Historia - The mean season begins for New Mexico

    Referring to New Mexico’s ancient capital, a Congressional committee reported in 1888 that Santa Fe “is wretchedly built and the inhabitants, with the exception of a few Americans residing in the place, are ignorant and degraded, and the place bears an evil reputation as one of the most miserable towns on the globe.”

  • Editorial Roundup - Excerpts from editorials around the nation

    The Dallas Morning News on U.S.-Mexico border entry (Feb. 19) — The legal, and vital, movement of people across the U.S.-Mexico border is seldom in the public consciousness. The national discourse is so dominated by illegal entries that we end up defining migration by an illicit act that is, statistically speaking, a gross aberration. The overwhelming number of people who enter from Mexico do so legally in a routine that stands out for its astonishing numbers.

  • RMAC meet time for wrestling, track

    It’s Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference championship time this weekend for a couple of New Mexico Highlands teams.

    NMHU’s wrestling team competes in the RMAC tournaments, which double as the NCAA Division II Western Regionals, on Saturday and Sunday in Hays, Kans., on the campus of Fort Hays State University.

    Coach Doug Moses will try to guide each of his Cowboys into the top four of their weight classes; top four at regionals advance to the national meet March 9-10 in Pueblo, Colo.

  • Cards KO Raton

    Ryan Tafoya scored.

    Ryan Tafoya blocked a shot.

    Ryan Tafoya grabbed the rebound.

    Ryan Tafoya got the ball back on the other end of the court and put it in the hoop for two more points.

    It was that kind of night for Tafoya and the Robertson Cardinals, who steamrolled visiting Raton 75-40 Wednesday in the semifinal game of the District 2-3A boys’ basketball tournament.

  • Lady Dons let one get by

    West Las Vegas was held to two points over the last four minutes and change of regulation Tuesday night, and Raton came up with the big shots needed to steal a 57-53 upset in the District 2-3A girls’ basketball tournament.

    The third-seeded Lady Dons led most of the evening — by as many as 12 points — and enjoyed a 51-46 edge midway through the fourth quarter, following a Jaymee Quintana basket off a Celeste Trujillo assist.

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  • NMHU contingent conquers Mount Taylor quadrathlon

    Submitted to the Optic

    New Mexico Highlands University was well represented at the prestigious 29th Annual Mount Taylor Winter Quadrathlon this past Saturday in Grants.

    Drawing more than 400 contestants, the challenging 43-mile round-trip race is from downtown Grants to the summit of 11,103-foot Mt. Taylor and back. It includes 26 miles biking, 10 miles running, 5 miles skiing, and 2 miles snowshoeing.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 24, 2012

    • LCC at Trinidad State JC (DH), 12:30 p.m., Trinidad, Colo.
    • District 2-3A tournament final: Robertson boys at Taos, 7 p.m., Taos
    • District 2-2A tournament final: Mora boys vs. Santa Fe Prep, 6:30 p.m., Montoya Gym
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at RMAC Indoor Championships, Kearney, Neb.

    • LCC at Trinidad State JC (DH), 12:30 p.m., Trinidad, Colo.

  • FYI - Sports - Feb. 24, 2012

    This is the last week of registration for Las Vegas Youth Soccer League spring 2012 season. Registration will be held through Feb. 25 only, waiting list basis. Absolutely no late registrations will be accepted. To register, visit the league Web site http://clubs.bluesombrero.com/Default.aspx?alias=clubs.bluesombrero.com%... for online registration or stop by Desert Gate Internet on Bridge Street in Las Vegas.

  • Administration seeks rules

    By Anick Jesdanun
    AP Technology Writer

    NEW YORK  — The Obama administration is calling for stronger privacy protections for consumers as mobile gadgets, Internet services and other tools are able to do a better job of tracking what you do and where you go.