ENMU club participating in amateur radio Field Day

Freedom New Mexico On June 25 and 26, Eastern New Mexico University’s Greyhound Amateur Radio Club will be participating in a national and Canadian annual event, Field Day, which is the climax of Amateur Radio Week sponsored by the National Association for Amateur Radio. From about 11 a.m. Saturday to 2 p.m. June 26, amateur […]

Ham radio operators gather for mock emergency

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks Jeff Hardy points out what could be bad incoming weather moving into Clovis/Curry County on Wilhite Road. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico Amateur Ham Radio Operators Club in Curry County will contact other radio operators around the area in a mock emergency Saturday and Sunday […]

Tuesday morning briefing: amateur radio operators and choir

Good morning. Welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Tuesday morning briefing.

Chavez qualifies for U.S. Amateur

CNJ staff LAS CRUCES — Clovis’ Guillermo Chavez qualified for the U.S. Amateur after finishing as medalist at Tuesday’s qualifier at New Mexico State University. Chavez, a 2005 Clovis High graduate, shot an 8-under-par 136 in the two-day tournament. The U.S. Amateur is Aug. 24-30 at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla.

Palin’s sudden exit amateur political move

Freedom New Mexico Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s apparent exit from politics is as inscrutable as her meteoric rise to national prominence. On Friday, she held an unexpected press conference, where she announced she would not run for re-election and dropped the blockbuster news that she was also resigning from office in the middle of her […]

Amateur bull riding good for laughs

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist I’m sure it’s written someplace that every ranch boy must try riding a bull — in a rodeo — at least once in his life. In the olden days most every town had an amateur rodeo every year — usually a jackpot deal. That was the perfect place for a […]

Amateur rodeos have unexpected results

Glenda Price Summertime in the Southwest is rodeo time. We’ve got 4-H rodeos, high school and junior rodeos, amateur punkin’ rollin’s and, of course, the professional productions. In the old days we had many amateur rodeos — the kind where you can pay your entry fee and get your number half an hour before the […]

A Country Rodeo

by Glenda Price Professional rodeos are fun, but my favorites are the small-town amateur “punkin rollins” and the ones at neighbor ranches. If we have an announcer at all he mostly yells through whatever kind of speaker system he can rig up. Often the local funnyman finds some baggy pants, borrows his wife’s makeup (which […]

Young fighters emerge

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Ayanna Vasquez, left, defeated Cheyenne Candalaria in a battle of 13-year-old girls during Saturday’s state Golden Gloves competition at Roy Walker Community Center. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Amateur boxers have to be at least 17 years old in order to be eligible to win Golden Gloves championships. But that […]

Golden Gloves begins

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Alejandro Martinez, 14, right, misses a straight punch to opponent Cody Castaneda, 14, during Friday’s state Golden Gloves boxing tournament at Roy Walker Community Center. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent While much attention has been turned toward mixed martial arts, in the world of fighting competitions, amateur boxing in New […]

Hamming it up

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo This ham radio allows members of Eastern New Mexico Amateur Radio Club to tune into a conversation anywhere in the world. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer It’s a small world after all — at least for amateur radio users. Eastern New Mexico Amateur Radio Club members said they are […]

Reid set for U.S. Amateur

CNJ staff Clovis’ Travis Reid is scheduled to compete in the U.S. Amateur golf tournament, which begins on Monday at the Junior Olympic Club in San Francisco. Reid, who graduated from Clovis High in 2005 and will be a junior this fall at New Mexico State, qualified for the event by winning a sectional tournament […]

Reid qualifies for U.S. Amateur golf

CNJ staff Clovis’ Travis Reid has qualified for the U.S. Amateur golf tournament in San Francisco later this month by winning a sectional tournament over the weekend in Mansfield, Texas. The 2005 Clovis High graduate shot a 36-hole score of 5-under-par 137 to win the event by one stroke. The top two finishers in each […]

Chavez shoots 76 in qualifier meet

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High grad Guillermo Chavez shot a first-round score of 40-36 — 76 on Tuesday in the first round of a United States Golf Association amateur qualifying tournament at the University of New Mexico’s Championship Golf Course. Chavez, who recently completed his freshman year at UNM, is in a three-way tie […]

Clovis native Goff second at Sun Country Amateur

CNJ staff Las Cruces — Clovis’ Robert Goff played the course well, but Lee Sanchez Jr. was better. Sanchez hit a 5-under 67 on Sunday to win the Sun Country Amateur Championship at the New Mexico State University Golf Club to finish 11-under for the tournament. Goff, who will be a senior for the NMSU golf […]

Arenacross coming to fair

By Dave Wagner Kody Vigil is looking forward to performing in front of a home crowd in Saturday’s Curry County Fair Arenacross at Mounted Patrol Arena. He’s also considering turning professional in the next year. “I’ve been at it for a while now,” said Vigil, a 19-year-old California native. “I’ve been racing motorcycles since I […]

Rocking the house

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“Tops in Blue” performs the opening number Wednesday at Doc Stewart Park across from Cannon Air Force Base. “Tops in Blue” performed music melodies from various music decades and styles. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina Some members of the “Tops in Blue” Air Force entertainment troupe weren’t even born when retired Lt. […]