Fort Lewis beats ENMU in soccer opener

CNJ staff DURANGO, Colo. — Freshman forwards Hayley Hollenga and Sara Egbom each scored a pair of goals Thursday as Fort Lewis defeated Eastern New Mexico University 5-2 in the women’s soccer season opener for both teams. The Skyhawks outshot ENMU 25-4 overall and 17-4 on goal. Fort Lewis opened a 3-1 halftime lead with […]

Foxes looking for three-peat in Class 1A

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Coming off back-to-back Class 1A state championships, Fort Sumner coach Dexter McDaniel is hoping the Foxes can do something they’ve never done. “We’re excited about this year because the boys have an opportunity to three-peat, which is something never done at Fort Sumner,” said McDaniel, beginning his fourth season […]

Husband convicted of 2004 killing

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — A Quay County jury found a Fort Sumner man guilty Thursday of killing his wife three years ago outside their home. The jury deliberated for less than two hours before finding Jose Garcia, 42, guilty of murder in the second degree, tampering with evidence and using a firearm […]

Hayride accident claims life of Fort Sumner girl

CNJ Staff A hayride turned into a tragedy Friday evening when an 8-year-old Fort Sumner girl was killed after falling beneath a trailer being pulled by a tractor, according to officials. Anna Marie Unruh was riding on the trailer with a group of adults and children when she attempted to jump off, according to Deputy […]

Vaughan Pipeline begins flowing

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Members of the Bureau of Reclamation and Interstate Stream Commission take a hayride Wednesday from the Vaughan Pipeline. By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers FORT SUMNER — With a hay ride and buckets, the Interstate Stream Commission celebrated the first water delivered through the Vaughan Pipeline on Wednesday. The pipeline, named […]

Billy the Kid’s legend lives on long after his death

By Don McAlvy: Columnist In the fall of 1987 Maryln and Joe Bowlin, owners of the Billy the Kid Museum near Billy’s grave and what was left of the old Fort where Billy was killed, returned from Hico, Texas, mad as wet hens. They had seen Bob Hefner’s Billy the Kid Museum at the little […]

Old Fort Days schedule

Fort Sumner: Today Musicfest, 7 p.m., high school multi-purpose room Friday Great American Cow Plop, 10 a.m., north of Chamber of Commerce Windows to the Past, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., downtown Kids goat roping, 11 a.m., south of the Chamber of Commerce Kids Street: pet show and games, noon to 4 p.m., Dallas Park […]

Military Digest: Tucker

Army Pvt. Tanya O. Tucker has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C., according to an Army & Air Force Hometown News Service press release. She is the daughter of Rosita Morehead of Clovis and Scott Morehead of Benton, La. Tucker is a 2004 graduate of Benton High School.

Vixens notch 1A state crown

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CNJ correspondent: Scot Stinnett Fort Sumner sophomore Rita Herrera grimaces as she prepares to cut loose during Saturday’s Class 1A state girls shot put competition in Albuquerque. Herrera won the event at 36 feet, 5 inches, helping the Vixens capture the team title. Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — Fort Sumner’s girls are back in […]

Saturday area prep district track

CNJ staff Saturday District 6-2A At Santa Rosa Boys Team standings: 1. Texico 142 1/2; 2. Santa Rosa 122; 3. Tucumcari 99 1/2; 4. Clayton 58. High point individual: Mario Posada, Texico 26 1/2. Texico results Field events High jump: 2. Ryan Morgan 5-2; 3. Dillon Crawford 5-2. Long jump: 1. Justin Garrison 19-3; 3. […]

April 27, 1971

La Debonair at 510 Main was offering all of its wash and wear wigs for $7.99 each. … A woman at 207 Thornton had reported her record player was stolen while she was on vacation. The phonograph was valued at $90. … The Clovis News-Journal reported two “hippie-type men” were in Curry County Jail following […]

Fort Sumner greets AFSOC

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers FORT SUMNER — Air Force Special Operations Command personnel were in Fort Sumner Wednesday for an encore presentation of a public hearing on the Draft Environmental Statement for a proposed move to Cannon Air Force Base. With residents in the Fort Sumner vicinity impacted by changes in the use of […]

Meetings Watch: Air Force Environmental Impact meeting

CNJ staff What: Air Force Environmental Impact meeting When: 6-8 p.m. today Where: Clovis Community College auditorium, Room 154 Background: Air Force Special Operations Command was required by law to complete a draft addressing the environmental and socioeconomic impacts of moving the 16th Special Operation Wings to Cannon Air Force Base. The 16th SOW is […]

Fort Sumner sweeps Fox-Vixen Relays

FORT SUMNER — Cass Dimitroff took two individual titles and helped the 800 relay team to victory Saturday as Fort Sumner took the boys small-school championship in the Fox-Vixen Relays. The Foxes finished with 108 points to 93 for runnerup Pecos. Meantime, Fort Sumner’s girls got wins from Laurel Herrera in shot put and discus […]

Sometimes, weatherman gets it right

By Grant McGee: Local columnist Did you know it takes 4 1/2 hours to get to Roswell? It does if you go by way of Fort Sumner and Vaughn. It’s not the best way to get to the Chaves County seat, but it’s the way we ended up going last Saturday. My daughter Wendy was […]

AREA TRACK: Fort Sumner qualifier

CNJ staff Saturday Boys Team standings: 1. Fort Sumner 108; 2. Hagerman 85; 3. Santa Rosa 74; 4. Dexter 50; 5. (tie) Clovis Christian and Melrose 23; 7. House 19; 8. Mora 18; 9. (tie) Floyd and Friona 15; 11. San Jon 8. Field events Shot put: 1. Aaron Arcos, Friona 44-5 1/4; 2. Tyler […]

Girls state capsules

CNJ staff Class 3A Portales 41, Ruidoso 34 ALBUQUERQUE — The Portales Lady Rams knew they could beat District 4-3A rival Ruidoso — heck, they’d already done it three times this season by double-figure margins. The fourth one, in a Class 3A state quarterfinal game on Tuesday at The Pit, came a little harder before […]

Class 1A capsules

Girls Quarterfinals No. 6 Fort Sumner vs. No. 3 Hagerman When: 5 p.m. today. Where: Rio Rancho High School Records: Fort Sumner 18-8, Hagerman 24-4. How they got here: Fort Sumner beat Temple Baptist 58-29. Hagerman beat Carrizozo 75-47. Last state title: Fort Sumner won the Class 1A title in 2005. Hagerman has never won […]

Lady Wolverines advance to 2A state quarterfinals

CNJ staff Katlin Luscombe scored 16 points and Texico put the defensive clamps on visiting Tularosa in the second half en route to a 47-31 win in a first-round game of the Class 2A girls state tournament in Texico. Bryn Mayfield, Victoria Richards and Amanda Bass added seven points each for the District 6-2A champion […]

Vixens top Elida in OT for 3-1A girls tourney crown

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers ELIDA — The Fort Sumner Vixens led nearly the entire game Friday night, but needed clutch free-throw shooting to beat Elida 60-58 in overtime in the District 3-1A tournament championship. “Any time you play Elida and a Dan Howard team, and you come out of an Elida gym (with a […]