Airman recognized for exceptional work

Cannon Connections photo: Argen Duncan Cannon Air Force Base Tech Sgt. Chris Cochran recently received the Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez Award at the Special Operations Com-mand Level. The recognition honors his work maintaining munitions. By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Tech Sgt. Chris Cochran spends his days around explosives. Cochran, who has been stationed at […]

Cochran, Confederate Railroad to perform at Ute Lake

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Courtesy photo Stephen Cochran is veteran who, along with band Confederate Railroad, will perform a concert at Ute Lake on Friday. Freedom New Mexico Featured artist Stephen Cochran is a former Marine who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. He writes many of his own songs with his life experiences as inspiration. Featured band Confederate Railroad […]

Quay woman sentenced in child drowning case

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico TUCUMCARI — A Tucumcari woman convicted of giving alcohol to a 12-year-old boy who drowned a few hours later has been sentenced to five years probation. Crystal Cochran, during Thursday’s sentencing hearing, was also ordered to participate in a drug-abuse recovery program and undergo mental health counseling. Cochran pleaded […]

Cochran, Dorthy M.

Dorthy M. Cochran, 74, of Clovis, died Sunday, June 4, 2006, in Clovis. She was born Oct. 13, 1931, in Fredrick, Okla., to Homer and Minnie T. Hawley Langston. Family members said she enjoyed sewing, going to garage sales and spending time with her children. She was preceded in death by her sons, James and […]

Two charged in relation to Tucumcari drowning

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — Two Tucumcari residents have been accused of supplying alcohol to minors in connection with the May 19 drowning death of 12-year-old Augustine “Augie” Montiel. Crystal L. Cochran, 18, and Fred Jaramillo III, 23, both of Tucumcari, were arraigned Tuesday in the Quay County Magistrate Court. Both face a […]

Cochran, Kayla M.

Kayla Maxizini Cochran Services: 2 p.m. Friday at Calvary Tabernacle in Clovis Miss Kayla Maxizini Cochran, 14, of Clovis died Monday, Sept. 5, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis She was born June 22, 1991, in Clovis to Gary Cochran and Kim Walker. She attended Yucca Junior High. Family members said she was […]

Local teams win semifinal games

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Clayton’s Lindsey Fluhman, left, and Texico’s Stephanie Bailey battle for a loose ball during the second half of a District 6-2A semifinal game Wednesday at Texico. Texico defeated Clayton 34-29. ( Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers, CNJ staff ELIDA — Melrose’s Schuyler Cochran came up big in the final minute on […]

Coleman, Judith

Judith Coleman Services: Have been held. Judith Coleman, 65, of Morton, Texas died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2004 at Cochran Memorial Hospital in Morton. She was born on Oct. 6, 1939 in Anson, Texas. She moved from Anson to Cochran County in 1944. She married Ronald Coleman on Jan. 19, 1957, in Cochran County, Texas. She […]

Clovis coach in charge of polishing stars’ skills

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Clovis High School girls basketball coach Miles Watters jokes with actors Tuesday at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Ryan Lengerich: CNI staff writer Allison Cochran approached the free-throw line Tuesday afternoon and calmly sank two shots. The 19-year-old Eastern New Mexico University freshman made countless shots in her four-year basketball career […]

All-star volleyball matches set for tonight

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Clovis High’s Jessica Hohn goes low for a dig during a Lady Wildcats volleyball match last fall at Rock Staubus Gym. CNJ file photo By Dave Wagner Although Monique Walker and Jessica Hohn plan to play volleyball in college this fall, the recent Clovis High graduates are trying to sharpen their games quickly this week […]

Texas cemetery opens for American Indians

Don McAlavy: Local columnist MORTON, Texas — This story began in the late 1950s when a wooden box containing human bones was found in the old Cochran County Museum in Morton. Morton is about 30 miles south of Muleshoe. The box was labeled “Indian bones — part of skeleton found in southern Cochran County.” Maxine […]

Zias end 10-game skid

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Maegan Rhoten hurler a three-hitter and right fielder Kyleigh Harris drove in the winning run Monday as Eastern New Mexico snapped a 10-game losing streak. Harris’ singled capped a two-run fifth inning as Eastern beat Abilene Christian 3-2 in the opener of a Lone Star Conference South doubleheader. Heather Cochran […]

Lady Wolverines rout Tucumcari in 6-2A

CNJ staff Brette Hadley led a balanced attack with 11 points as Texico rebounded from a heartbreaking loss by drilling Tucumcari 65-26 in the first round of the District 6-2A girls basketball tournament Monday at Texico Sports Arena. Mindi Roberts added 10 points for the Lady Wolverines, who jumped out to a 43-8 halftime lead. […]

Farwell man, Artesia woman separated by about 180 miles for nearly 60 years

By Eric Butler When R.C. Davis Jr. of Farwell lost track of his older half-sister in 1945, the nation was fighting wars in Europe and the Pacific Ocean simultaneously and 4-year-old “Junior” — as he was called — was just learning his ABCs. More than a half century later, R.C. realistically knew that June, six […]

Lady Buffs work under new coach

By Eric Butler When Melissa Ham became the new Melrose volleyball coach this year, the hiring brought with it a nickname. “Everybody called me mish-mash; some of them still call me mish — because they’ve known me that long,” says Ham, whose name was Melissa Misch when she graduated from Melrose in 1984. “Outside they […]