Country youngsters fill time during ride to school

Youngsters who live in or near town often ride a bus to school. Country kids sometimes feel the school bus is their second home because they spend so much time on it. We made bus time fun. In our part of the world fall was pi

Aug. 1, 2008

HOLLYWOOD–God bless America, and how’s everybody? • Brett Favre infuriated Green Bay Packer fans with plans to arrive in training camp on Friday and rescind his retirement. For months, people in Wisconsin have showered the emotional quarterback with going-away gifts. He is not going away, but it was worth a try. • Oliver Stone released […]

Cats look to get win in The Pit

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Jaden Isler and his Clovis High basketball teammates remember all too well the last time they played in The Pit. The Wildcats rolled into the Class 5A state championship game in March at the University of New Mexico’s basketball facility in Albuquerque with 28-1 record, but had to settle […]

ENMU to get boost


Freedom New Mexico: Thomas Garcia Eastern New Mexico University senior football player Carlos Downey works on curls in school’s football weight room on Wednesday. The ENMU Board of Regents recently approved the construction of a new weightroom that will serve the entire athletic pro By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Members of the […]

ENMU plans football clinic

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s football coaches will host a coaching clinic and a women’s “football tutorial” at 6 p.m. Monday in Room 2 of Greyhound Arena. The coaching clinic is open to football coaches at all levels. The women’s program is for women 18 years old or older. For information, contact […]

Area youngsters compete in Sun Country Junior PGA event

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Several area youth participated in the Sun Country PGA Junior Championship golf tournament on Monday and Tuesday at Desert Greens Golf Course. In boys competition, Ethan Peterson of Texico placed third in a field of 23 in the 13-14 division with a score of 83-78 — 161, while Texico’s Christian Fontanilla […]

Happy birthday, Tucumcari

Tucumcari celebrates a century as an incorporated city this year.

July 31, 2008

HOLLYWOOD–God bless America, and how’s everybody? • Barack Obama met with economists Monday following his return from Europe, where he met with NATO leaders and helped craft a unified Allied policy for disarming Iran. He’s the acting president of the United States. Nature can’t stand a void. • Brett Favre faxed a letter to the […]

Adjusting wage rates hinders U.S. workforce

Freedom New Mexico Earlier this month, many people with

Portales Municipal Court temporarily closed

Freedom New Mexico The Portales Municipal Court will be closed today through Aug. 8 to allow staff to attend training, according to a press release from the court. Persons with a court appearance scheduled during this time will not be penalized. Court will reopen on Aug. 11 and those who miss a date should check […]