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Governor creates Early Childhood Trust Fund

By Office of the Governor  SANTA FE – Surrounded by early childhood advocates, educators, lawmakers, children and parents, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Tuesday established the New Mexico Early Childhood Trust Fund, signing House Bill 83 into law in a Cabinet Room ceremony at the state capitol. The Early Childhood …

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Fishing and stocking report

By NM Game and Fish Catches of the week Eagle Nest Lake: Alexine Lopez, of Espanola, caught a 16.5-inch rainbow trout using a Swedish Pimple jig Feb. 15. Lake Van: Chevy and Valerie Wyatt, of Roswell, caught their limits of rainbow trout using green garlic PowerBait Feb. 12. The following …

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Except for possible playoff games to settle first place ties, the regular season winds down with defending state champion Pecos’ girls traveling to Texico Friday with the top spot at stake in District 7-2A

By Arnie Leshin  The road to a second-straight 2A state championship for the Pecos girls basketball team takes them instead to Texico Friday night. Win that one, host the District 7 tournament, win that, and the path will be a berth at state, and hopefully a high seed. That’s what …

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Big Wednesday hoops night in the City Different, with District 5-5A at Capital against cross-town rival Santa Fe High in a clash for first place, and in 2-3A at St. Michael’s, it’s West Las Vegas visiting, with the two tied for first place in district

By Arnie Leshin  It’s that time when New Mexico high school basketball teams have their minds on two things, one is getting as high a seed as possible in district, and two, doing enough in the district tournament to earn a berth in the state tournament. For first place Santa …

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Ron Drake, the traveling man, handling his new head coaching role at Academy of Technology and The Classics with his basketball wisdom, and happy in teaching it to the young girls program

By Arnie Leshin  It was late afternoon Saturday, one day after Valentine’s Day, one day after Ron Drake’s birthday, and the holiday is no doubt older than he is, but to him, all that matters is having a basketball team to coach. And he’s been doing it a long time. …

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Second place Santa Rosa arrived at Pecos Saturday with upset on its mind, but the streaking Panthers were more then ready and sent the Lions away with a decisive 69-35 setback

By Arnie Leshin  With his Pecos team traveling to Texico Friday for its final regular-season game, senior Anthony Armijo put on a show before the home crowd at Louis G. Sanchez gymnasium Saturday night. Armijo, a freshman who turned in a stellar effort when the Panthers won their first of …

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