CHS SOFTBALL: Lady Cats win twice in tournament

CNJ staff LAS CRUCES — Clovis High’s softball team bounced back from losses in the first two rounds to win twice on Saturday and earn ninth place in a 16-team tournament here. Freshman Lynnae Logan pitched a five-hitter in a morning game as the Lady Wildcats beat El Paso Ysleta 2-1, then the bats came […]

Elida downs Wolverines

CNJ staff DEXTER — The Texico Wolverines couldn’t overcome seven errors Saturday and lost to Elida 8-4 in the seventh-place game of the season opening Hal Bogle Invitational, hosted by Dexter. Texico built a 3-1 lead after two innings, but the Tigers rallied with three in the third and four in the fourth to take […]

ENMU’s struggles continue

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ENMU second baseman Mike McDuffie lunges to backhand a wide throw as Central Oklahoma’s Dean McIntyre slides into second with a stolen base in the first game of Saturday’s baseball doubleheader at Greyhound Field. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) CNJ staff PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University baseball team rallied to tie Central Oklahoma […]

Local Roundup: Seven-year sentence given to county man

CNJ staff A 43-year-old Clovis man will serve seven years in the New Mexico Department of Corrections for charges related to drug distribution, according to a press release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office. Leroy Jaramillo was found guilty by a Curry County jury Friday and was sentenced by District Judge Stephen Quinn immediately […]

Governor: Minimum wage bill his ‘crown jewel’

By Karl Terry and Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers As the clock ticked down on the 2007 New Mexico Legislature, a lobbying effort by Gov. Bill Richardson produced a state minimum wage. Legislation to raise the minimum wage from $5.15 to $7.50 won final approval Friday when it narrowly passed the Senate. Richardson called it the […]

Female motocross racer takes to track

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Danni Williams, 10, of Clovis, has won nearly 100 motocross races. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Behind oodles of gear — a jumpsuit, a helmet, white boots and gloves — Danni Williams appears formidable. When she puts on the final piece of her outfit (orange-tinted goggles that shadow her […]

House, Senate can’t rest yet

Staff and wire reports SANTA FE — Gov. Bill Richardson says lawmakers did great work in the legislative session that ended Saturday — just not enough of it. The governor said while it was the most productive session in state history, “we still have business to finish.” He said he will call the Legislature back […]

Cops get new rides

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Clovis Police Lt. Richard Johnson sits atop the first of two Harley-Davidson motorcycles to be placed in service with the Clovis Police Department. Thursday was the first day the bike was used, Johnson said. (CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer They’re taking to the streets of Clovis on two wheels […]

Capital outlay pleases lawmakers

Staff and wire reports Gov. Bill Richardson faces a tough obstacle as he seeks the Democratic nomination for president. He managed another tough obstacle earlier this week — pleasing a majority of state legislators — by approving $700 million in capital outlay projects. “I have signed this capital outlay package without any vetoes as a […]

Q&A: Former player at helm of Play Inc. board

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Charles Lott grew up with days of football and nights of basketball at Play Inc. Now as the president of the board he tries to give the same positive sports memories to today’s participants. He’s been a board member since 2003. Q:What are your earliest memories of Play Inc.? […]

Supreme Court dusts off second amendment

By Freedom Newspapers Viewed narrowly, the decision March 9 by a federal appeals court to overturn the 1976 District of Columbia law barring the ownership of handguns with just a few exceptions — such as for law enforcement officers in the course of duty — applies only to the District of Columbia. Therefore it has […]

Students give hope for free speech

By Bob Johnson: Guest columnist “Transparent” is the word my parents used when, as a young kid, I told a whopper to try to talk my way out of trouble. Maybe yours did, too. I learned from that. I discovered that the primary definition of transparent is “transmitting light so that objects and images can […]

Mother’s message carries session

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Kim Knox of Pleasant Hope, Mo., talks about her son, Jarrod, Friday at the Save-A-Life Tour at the Eastern New Mexico University Campus Union. Knox’s son was killed in a drunk driving related accident in November 2005. (CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisle) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers Using a sophisticated machine that makes an experience […]