Alamogordo pulls away from Wildcats

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Clovis’ Michael Lewis blocks out Alamogordo’s Will Bynum during a 1-and-1 free throw situation in Tuesday’s game at Alamogordo. (Alamogordo Daily News: Ellis Neel) By Gidal Kaiser: Alamogordo Daily News ALAMOGORDO — Clovis just wasn’t able to match Alamogordo’s final run. The host Tigers used a quick 6-0 run as the catalyst for a game-ending […]

CHAMPIONSHIP SATURDAY: 1985 Wildcats made history — barely

By Rick White: CNJ managing editor A manager at an Albuquerque employment agency, former Clovis Wildcat Sam Dickey spent this week talking smack. His target was a co-worker from Mayfield. The topic was who would win Saturday’s Class 5A state-championship game. It’s the same competitive fire that made Dickey a standout center and linebacker on […]

Chavez Jr., Mark

Mark Angelo Chavez Jr., 2, of Alamogordo, died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2005, in Albuquerque. He was born Oct. 31, 2002, to Mark Angelo Chavez and Victoria Falcon. He is survived by his mother and father; two sisters, Amanda and Esperanza Falcon of Alamogordo; grandparents, Raymond and Gloria Falcon of Alamogordo, Dana and Peggy Bauder of […]

State football playoffs

CNJ staff Friday Class 5A Alamogordo 27, Rio Rancho 25 Clovis 42, Las Cruces 6 Eldorado 10, Carlsbad 7 Mayfield 49, Hobbs 6 Rio Grande 14, Cibola 7 Class 4A First round Artesia 63, Santa Teresa 7 Class 1A Semifinals Texico 19, Capitan 16 Fort Sumner 51, Cloudcroft 13

Day trips: Alamogordo makes for spontaneous day

By Mike Jimenez: Freedom Newspapers Where in New Mexico can you surf the pristine white sand dunes in the morning, stroll the New Mexico Museum of Space History in the afternoon, and save that show at the IMAX theater for last? Where else, but in Alamogordo. Located in the Tularosa basin and surrounded by the […]

Jones, Monte

Monte Jones Services:Have been held. Monte Jones, 73, formerly of Clovis, died Thursday, April 21, 2005. He was born on Aug. 24, 1931, to Agrie and Elva Jones. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He earned a bachelor’s, master’s and an education specialist degree from Eastern New Mexico University. He did […]

Barris, Rena N.

Rena N. Barris, 91, of Clovis, died Saturday, April 30, 2005, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on Dec. 30, 1913, in Chillicothe, Texas, to Stephen and Lourittie Holden Richardson. Her family homesteaded in Greer. She married Glen Barris on June 25, 1930, in Clovis. She was a nurse for various doctors […]

Howard, Roy

Roy Howard Services: Have been held. Roy C. Howard Sr., 92, of Phoenix, died Friday, April 8, 2005, at Desert Sky Nursing Home in Phoenix. He was born on Nov, 11, 1912 in Motley County, Texas. From 1955 until 1997 he was a general contractor in Alamogordo. He was preceded in death by his wife, […]

Inconsistent Wildcats split with Alamogordo

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Clovis’ Nathan Dodge heads for first base for an unassisted out during the first game of a doubleheader against Alamogordo Wednesday at Bell Park. Clovis dropped the first game 5-4, but rebounded to win the second 12-2. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Forget curiosity, inconsistency is killing these Cats. Clovis […]

Lady Cats make it 18 straight

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Clovis’ Brittany Blackmon rips the rebound from Alamogordo’s Shirece Johnson during the first half of their game Saturday at Rock Staubus Gym. Clovis’ Vanessa O’Neal and Alamogordo’s Amber Gonzales are in back. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) CNJ staff Playing perfect and staying perfect are two different things. Clovis capped off its non-district schedule with […]

Clovis basketball capsules 1-14

By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Boys Purple Pepper Shootout Friday Gadsden (11-4) at Clovis (14-1), 7 p.m. Last game: Clovis beat Portales 57-47 Tuesday. At stake: Clovis’ top ranking in the Class 5A Albuquerque Journal coaches poll and momentum going into the start of District 4-5A play next week. Gadsden players to watch:Frank Borden, […]

Search continues for missing Farwell native

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers The search continues for a missing Alamogordo woman who went for a walk Sept. 24 and never returned. David Lynn said his wife, 55-year-old Vicky Lynn, takes medication to battle depression. “I feel powerless,” David Lynn said about the last 3 1/2 months. “I’ll be honest with you, if there’s […]

Looking back at 2004’s best silliness

By Ned Cantwell Looking back at the old year and forward to the new one…. New Mexico puts the finishing touches on 2004, still one of only two states allowing cockfighting. Its sensible new rules to protect convenience store workers are under appeal. And its laws favor strip mall payday loan bandits who screw the […]

Senior guard provides spark off bench

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Clovis senior Dominique Easterlin drives to the basket during the second half of Tuesday’s game against Alamogordo at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Senior guard Jacob Jones doesn’t start, doesn’t put up a ton of points, but that doesn’t diminish his role with the Clovis Wildcats. […]

Griggs, Ida

Ida Griggs Services: Have been held. Ida Bell Griggs, 95, of Alamogordo, died Saturday, Dec. 12, 2004, in Alamogordo. She was born on Aug. 2, 1909, in Checotah, Okla. to Luck and Rebecca (Norris) Etchison. In 1928, she married Dan Griggs and in 1946 they moved to Clovis. She was president of the Clovis PTA, […]

Isom, J.C.

J.C. Isom Services: Have been held. J.C. Isom, 89, of Clovis died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004, at Laural Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. He was born on Dec. 19, 1914, in Willow, Okla., to Claude and Annie Miller Isom. He married Bertha Tate on April 13, 1940, in Oklahoma. He was a carman for the Atchison, […]

Farwell native still missing

By Tony Parra and David Stevens: Freedom Newspapers Nine days ago, a neighbor saw Vicky Lynn leave her Alamogordo home for a routine walk. Family and friends haven’t seen the Farwell native since, despite an intensive search effort by law enforcement and hundreds of volunteers. “It’s one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to […]

Hounds join search effort for wife of former Texico coach

By Dave Wagner: freedom Newspapers PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University football team called off Tuesday’s practice and traveled to Alamogordo to help search for a former player’s mother who has been missing since Friday. ENMU head coach Bud Elliott, his coaching staff and about 50 players participated in the search for Vicky Lynn. […]

Wildcats football notebook

By Rick White Bruce is back Three decades after he started his coaching career at Gattis Junior High, former Texico, Bovina and Alamogordo head coach Bruce Scroggins is back at Clovis. He is coaching the defensive ends and tight ends. “The kids like to be around him and he likes to be around the kids,” […]

Craig, Donald

Donald Craig Services: Have been held. Donald “Don” Ray Craig, 67, of Boles Acres, died Sunday, July 18, 2004. He was born on Sept. 22, 1936, in Floyd, to Dean and Veta Craig. He moved to Alamogordo in 1955 and worked for Rex Adams and many others. In 1959 he entered the U.S. Army and […]