Local Olympian competes Aug. 18

Opening ceremonies for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing are Friday but we’ll have to wait 10 days more to watch former Tucumcari resident Amber Campbell compete in the women’s hammer throw.

Feb. 9 – Just checking

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU junior Jessica Pacheco meets with head coach Amber Daniels to make sure she’s received the signals correctly before she bats Saturday at the double header at Zia Field.

Baca given max sentence

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Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry Amber Robinson’s mother, Joann Martinez, reads a lengthy statement Friday during the sentencing hearing of Robinson’s killer, Richard Baca, in Roosevelt County District Court. By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers District Judge Steven Quinn sentenced 20-year-old Richard Baca to 21 years in prison Friday on charges connected with the 2004 death of […]

Portales slaying trial to begin

By Freedom Newspapers After multiple delays, the jury trial of a Portales man accused of killing a 19-year-old Portales woman in 2004 is set to begin Monday in Roosevelt County District Court. Richard Baca, 20, of Portales is accused of first-degree murder in the death of Amber Robinson of Portales. He is also charged with […]

Abduction press conference notes

CNJ staff Clovis Police Chief Dan Blair on the safe recovery Friday of 10-year-old Marissa Graham, abducted from Texhoma, Okla., Thursday night: The recovery: We received the 911 call from a local convenience store that a little girl was there that had been kidnapped out of Oklahoma. We had received earlier or last night an […]

Sandia honor roll

Names of some honor-roll students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns. Third Grade A: Shelby Jones, Marisa Michael, Jeff Searcy, Cory Taylor A/B: Miriam Alcocer, Thomas Andrews, Blake Beevers, Tate Eppler, Brian Finch, Audrey Gabaldon, Brady Harlin, Richard Hernandez, Coby Knight, Jonah Lucero, Patrick Smith Fourth Grade A: Andrea Aguilar, Aryn Alexander, […]

Nevaeh Amber Lopez

Nevaeh Amber Lopez, infant, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2006, in Grants. She was born Monday, Jan. 16, 2006, in Grants. She was the daughter of Asia Skye Pena and Jake Lopez of Portales. A graveside service will be held. The Rev. Pete Jaramillo will officiate. Arrangements are Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.

2/4 Sandia honor roll

Third Grade A Honor Roll: Audrey Gabaldon, Brady Harlin, Richard Hernandez, Jonah Lucero, Marisa Michael, Patrick Smith, Cory Taylor. A/B Honor Roll: Miriam Alcocer, Teresa Carey, Tate Eppler, Brian Finch, Jada Gooden, Shelby Jones, Abby Powers, Jeff Searcy, Estevan Vasquez. Fourth Grade A Honor Roll: Tayelor Chavez, Matt Matelski, Allison Michael. A/B Honor Roll: Andrea […]

1/22 Honors

Elizabeth Greig, of Clovis, was named to the Kansas State University chapter of Phi Kappa honor society. Several Clovis Schools participated in a canned Food Challenge. They collected 7.933 total pounds of food. The following is a list of the winning classes: • Barry Elementary,Terri Dixon, second grade • Bella Vista,Amanda Ratledge, fourth grade • […]

Texico’s Parmer signs with ENMU for track

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Amber Parmer admits she has a little trouble separating which sport she likes best — volleyball, basketball or track. After signing recently to run on the Eastern New Mexico University track team, the recent Texico High School graduate thinks she’s made the right choice. “I’ve always wanted to do […]