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  • Que Pasa - Feb. 16, 2015

    TUESDAY
    MARTES
    • St. Paul’s Peace Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 17 at the church located on the corner of Eighth Street and National Avenue. Tickets are $8 per adult, $4 for children 12 and younger and includes all-you-can-eat pancakes and ham.

    WEDNESDAY
    MIÉRCOLES

  • Editorial cartoon - Feb. 16, 2015
  • Too many data breaches

    From filing tax returns and paying bills over the internet to online banking and electronic medical records, virtually every aspect of our lives is documented in an electronic record somewhere.

    There’s no question that these advances in technology have made our lives easier. But in the quest for greater convenience we have failed to do enough to safeguard the electronic systems we’re using, and we’re now beginning to realize just how vulnerable we are.

    The data breaches that have occurred in the last 18 months alone have been staggering.

  • Dispatch New Mexico - Another dismal round of voting

    I had thought I’d seen it all — paying attention to the news after so many years will do that to you. Politics becomes so predictable, advocacy so redundant, today’s story so much like yesterday’s. The news, like history, tends to repeat itself.

    But last week I read a story in the Roswell Daily Record unlike any I’d ever seen before. In the Chaves County town of Hagerman, population 1,200 or so, no one voted in the school board election. That’s right, nobody. Nada. Zero. Zip. Not even the candidates themselves.

  • A Valentine’s Day sweep

    Omar Garcia delivered a Valentine’s Day greeting that  New Mexico Highlands University baseball fans could appreciate.

    Garcia hit six times in seven at-bats Saturday, amassing eight RBI, six runs, two home runs and two doubles to help the Cowboys sweep Eastern New Mexico in a doubleheader at Brandt Park.

    NMHU won a 12-11 squeaker in Saturday’s first game, then held on for a 17-11 win in the nightcap.

  • Cardinals rack up district titles

    Nine individual District 2-4A wrestling championships were added to Robertson’s hardware haul on Saturday, and the countdown is on for what could be plenty more at this week’s state tournaments.

    Robertson had already won the district team title a week earlier at McFarland Hall, crushing all opposition in the district duals to reclaim the top spot from Taos.

  • Hoops Roundup - Dons bounce back to 2-4A lead

    West Las Vegas’ boys got even with Taos on Saturday night at Gillie Lopez Gym, and they didn’t require leading scorer D.J. Bustos to do so.

    The Dons (18-5 overall, 3-1 in District 2-4A) won a back-and-forth slugfest 71-66, taking control in the third quarter after trailing most of the first half.

    Bustos, injured in a Thursday night comeback win at Pojoaque Valley, did not play for West. His status for this week is uncertain.

  • Lobos fall to Wolfpack in OT thriller; Aggies stay atop WAC

    The Associated Press

    RENO, Nev. — Marqueze Coleman gave Nevada the lead by hitting the first of two free throws with :35 left in overtime and AJ West put an exclamation on it by rebounding his missed second attempt and dunking, giving the Wolf Pack a 66-63 win over New Mexico Saturday night.

    Nevada trailed by eight points after Sam Logwood’s jumper with 4:14 left, but Coleman put the Wolf Pack on his back, drilling a 3-pointer and following it up with six straight free throws to put Nevada up by one, 57-56 with 1:50 to play.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Feb. 16, 2015

    Monday
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas Middle School boys at Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

    Tuesday
    No local varsity events scheduled

    Wednesday
    Basketball
    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas Middle School boys vs. Los Alamos, 4 p.m., WLV
    Softball
    • NMHU at Eastern New Mexico (DH), noon, Portales

    Thursday
    Basketball
    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym

  • ‘Derelict in our duties’

    The San Miguel County Commission gave the green light Tuesday for staff to apply to the New Mexico Finance Authority for a $746,000 loan to buy several new vehicles and equipment.

    But one commissioner voted against the measure, saying the county appears to be putting the cart before the horse because a proper needs assessment doesn’t appear to have been done.

    The county is planning to buy three 4x4 pickups, two transport vans, two law enforcement vehicles, two semi-chassis units, one solid waste packer truck and one steel drum roller.