Day trip: Aztec Ruins National Monument

The Aztec Ruins National Monument is located at 84 County Road 2900 in Aztec. Gabriel Monte • Location: 84 County Road 2900, Aztec. The national monument is located on Ruins Road about 1/2 mile north of New Mexico Highway 516, in the city of Aztec. • What activities can you enjoy at this location: Follow […]

Rep. Luj

Washington, DC – Tomorrow, Rep. Ben Ray Luj

Zias get offseason makover

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — To say the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team will have a different look in 2007-08 could be considered a serious understatement. Only four players who were active on last year’s 14-12 squad (5-9 Lone Star Conference South) will be back, plus redshirts Erica Cook and […]

Cats vs. Aztec

Cats vs. Aztec

Cats annihilate Aztec

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Clovis senior Michael Lewis posts up on Aztec center Ryley Hegarty during the Cats’ 63-25 rout of the Tigers on Friday night at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer When your turnovers outnumber your points for the game, you know you’ve had a long night. Overwhelmed from […]

Lady Tigers down Clovis

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Clovis freshmen center Antiesha Brown hustles for a loose ball as Aztec senior guard Charity Gillespie reaches for it at Rock Staubus Gym on Friday night. (Freedom Newspapers: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer What started as a scorer’s duel in the first half came down to defense and free throws as the […]

CHS BASKETBALL: Clovis set for busy weekend

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer With his team off to a 4-0 start, Clovis High boys basketball coach J.D. Isler said he’s less concerned about who the Wildcats are playing and more about fine-tuning their overall game. CHS boys and girls squads begin a busy weekend with a doubleheader today against Aztec at Rock […]

Lady Cats bounce back with rout

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent RIO RANCHO — Clovis bounced back from a loss to top-ranked Sandia in the semifinals Saturday and beat Los Lunas 57-35 in the third-place game of the Mel Otero Invitational. A big second quarter gave the Lady Wildcats (5-1) a commanding position over Los Lunas (3-5). Clovis had only a […]

Aztec blanks Lady Cats in tourney

CNJ staff ARTESIA — The Lady Wildcats were mystified by Aztec junior pitcher Melinda Simms and fell 6-0 Friday in the first round of the Artesia Invitational tournament. “I’ve got to hand it to their pitcher,” Clovis coach Brandi Thomas said. “She had a real nasty riseball.” Simms held the Lady Cats to three hits, […]

Johnny L. Harding Sr

Johnny L. Harding Sr., 85, of Aztec and formerly of Clovis, died Monday, Nov. 7, 2005, in Aztec. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 26 years and retired as a master sergeant. He also worked as an independent milkman. He and his wife, Willie May, delivered milk in Clovis and Portales for nearly […]

Cats pull away from win at Aztec

CNJ STAFF AZTEC — Guards Cody Thornsbury, Bryce Hill and Jaden Isler turned consecutive steals into baskets in the fourth quarter Tuesday night, and the Clovis High boys basketball team pulled away to a 60-48 victory over Aztec. The Wildcats never trailed after the first quarter, but saw the Tigers pare an eight-point halftime deficit […]

Cats hit road for lengthy trip to Aztec

CNJ staff The Clovis High boys basketball team will tune up for District 4-5A play with a couple of road trips this week, beginning with a long one to Aztec for a 6 p.m. contest today. The Wildcats (11-6) left on Monday afternoon for Albuquerque, where they planned to spend the night before completing the […]

Lady Cats blast Aztec

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Clovis High’s Tori Northcutt releases the ball over Aztec’s Rayla Doty during the first half of Friday’s game in the State Farm Classic at Rock Staubus Gymnasium(CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer For the second-straight outing, the Clovis Lady Wildcats played a near-perfect first half. The Lady Cats jumped ahead […]

Lady cats happy to play host

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Clovis’ Ebony Bunton grabs a rebound away from Portales’ Ashleah Richards during the second half of the Lady Wildcats 51-30 win over Portales Tuesday in Clovis. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer After putting 700 miles on the team’s travel bus last weekend, Clovis girls coach Miles Watters welcomes the […]

Tournament results

Boys Milk Cow Classic At Rock Staubus Gym Wednesday’s games Abilene Cooper 52, Rio Rancho 48 Pampa 67, Santa Fe St. Michael’s 55 Rio Grande 65, Aztec 54 Clovis 70, Amarillo Tascosa 59 Thursday’s games Consolation semifinals Rio Rancho vs. St. Michael’s, 11:10 a.m. Aztec vs. Tascosa, 12:50 p.m. Championship semifinals Cooper vs. Pampa, 4:10 […]

Aztec surges past Clovis for 3rd place

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Clovis freshman Jasiman Dykes, right, challenges Aztec senior Alyse Spencer for the ball during the second half of their game during the Clovis Girls Soccer Invitational Saturday at Yucca Soccer Complex. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Fatigue and lack of experience caught up to Clovis on Saturday in a […]

Miller, Eldon

Eldon Miller Services:Have been held. Eldon L. “Bunk” Miller, 81, of Aztec, died Monday, Nov. 22, 2004. He was born on May 14, 1923, in Rogers, to Lem and Gnita Miller. He grew up in Rogers, but he lived most of his life in the Farmington-Aztec area. He married Mary Catherine Bell on Dec. 30, […]

Updated state tournament results

The Associated Press State Basketball Tournament Scores Tuesday GIRLS Class 5A Quarterfinals Clovis 44, Gallup 40 Rio Rancho 41, La Cueva 29 Sandia 47, Los Lunas 39 Mayfield 82, Highland 55 Class 4A Quarterfinals St. Pius 63, Silver 45 Deming 63, Aztec 62 Roswell 67, Los Alamos 51 Kirtland 60, Moriarty 35 Class 2A Quarterfinals […]

Friday basketball scores

CNJ Staff Basketball New Mexico Friday The Associated Press GIRLS Clovis 71, Lubbock Coronado 62 Sudan, Texas 44, Texico 43 Aztec 56, Bloomfield 34 Cliff 43, Cobre 33 Del Norte 52, Belen 34 Des Moines 57, Questa 40 Grady 74, Gateway Christian 16 Laguna-Acoma 54, Estancia 14 Mayfield 80, Silver 53 Ruidoso 43, Artesia 39 […]

Arnold, Dorothea Sue

Dorothea Sue Arnold Services: Have been held. Dorothea Sue Arnold, 86, of Aztec died Sunday, March 7, 2004, at San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington. She was born on Aug. 5, 1917, in Topeka, Kan. A resident of Aztec since 1959, she was active in the America Legion Auxiliary, the Girl’s State Program and […]