Letters to the editor: Do not let governor decide race

I read your recent article about the poll your newspaper conducted in our state Senate race. I noted the large number of undecided voters and would like to pose a question: Would those voters like Santa Fe to choose our next senator or would they like to choose this person? Thank you and please remember [...]

Letters to the editor: Spears will not compromise values

Angie Spears is an independent, honest woman with strong Christian, family values. That's why I support her personally. But I also support her candidacy professionally, as the district attorney, because she comprehends the dangers of the law that allows illegal immigrants the right to a New Mexico driver's license. She will fight to repeal it. [...]

Letters to the editor: Mudslinging gets worse every election season

This year's political campaigning is absolutely sickening. Every day we are inundated with flyers about one of the candidates. Every other evening we are called about how we are going to vote. At this point in the campaign, I really think we should have a candidate who would be absolutely loyal, can't tell a lie [...]

Editorial: Boxer Tapia’s struggles, victories will be remembered

Champion. Celebrity. Big-hearted. Troubled. Addict. Every life is filled with victories, complications and contradictions, and so was the life of Albuquerque native Johnny Tapia. But Tapia's life was bigger than most, as reflected in the coverage of his death by the major news and sporting media and celebrity gossip sources from around the world. The [...]

Driver’s licenses do not make roads safer

I find it somewhat disturbing that both candidates in the District 7 Republican state senator primary race consider violating the fundamental human right of free travel a pressing issue. The "most significant local issue," in fact. Of course, this violation is dishonestly framed as ending the issuance of "driver's licenses" for "illegal immigrants." It is [...]

ENMU’s Wolfe named academic All-America

Senior first baseman-designated hitter Mitch Wolfe has been chosen to the first-team Capital One Academic All-America team for the 2012 season. Wolfe, from Litchfield, Ariz., had been a two-time All-District 6 choice for the academic squad and was a three-time Lone Star Conference all-academic honoree. To be eligible for the Capital One honor, a player [...]

Zias add midfielder

The Eastern New Mexico University women's soccer team has added Jacquelyn Perez, a center-midfielder from El Paso, to its squad for the 2012 season. Perez was twice awarded all-district honors at El Paso's Coronado High School. She represented the state of Chihuahua in the U-17 Mexican nationals. "Jackie is a natural playmaker," ENMU women's coach [...]

Steers’ Prokop takes Friona position

Mike Prokop keeps moving a little farther west along U.S. Highway 60. Prokop, a Clovis High grad who spent 10 years as a football assistant at CHS before moving on to head coaching stints at Texico and Farwell, has taken a position as football coach and athletic director at Friona. Prokop won small-school state titles [...]

Miller being ordained Immanuel Lutheran pastor

Michael Miller will be ordained as the pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Clovis 4 p.m. Sunday. Miller will be officiated by Rev. Randall Golter, Rocky Mountain district president. Circuit Counselor Rev. Gary Piepkorn of Portales will assist in the ordination. A reception for Miller will follow the service. Miller grew up in Oakland, Calif. [...]

Clovis man found guilty in store stabbing

A Clovis man was found guilty Thursday of three charges connected to a August 2010 stabbing. Guadalupe Murillo, 32, faces up to eight-and-a-half years for two felony counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and a count of unlawful possession of a switchblade, a misdemeanor. According to a release from the district attorney's office: [...]