Wildcats hold off Onate

Freedom New Mexico Senior Kyler Brewer-Hill threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Richie Chavez for the only score of the second half and Clovis beat Onate 21-13 in a Class 5A state quarterfinal game Friday at Leon Williams Stadium. Brewer-Hill also had a 64-yard TD pass to Chavez in the first quarter. Jordan Hill added […]

Clovis breezes in district opener

Freedom New Mexico Clovis went to the air, and grounded the Carlsbad Cavemen in the process.Senior Kyler Brewer-Hill threw for 146 yards and three of Clovis’ four touchdown passes on the night, and ran a quarterback sneak for a touchdown on another Wildcat drive in a 42-7 win in Friday night’s District 4-5A game at […]

Bingaman chairs hearing of New Mexican for top Bureau of Reclamation job

U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today presided over the confirmation hearing of New Mexican Michael L. Connor, who was nominated by President Obama to lead the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR). Connor graduated from Las Cruces High School and earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from New Mexico State University.

Reid alone in lead at WAC championship

CNJ Staff HENDERSON, NEV. — New Mexico State’s Travis Reid, who began the day tied for first, is alone in first after posting a one-over par 73 in the second day of the Western Athletic Conference men’s golf championship. Reid has a two-day total of 140 and holds a two-stroke lead over Fresno State’s Grant […]

Ingle ready to lead Legislature

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan State Sen. Stuart Ingle expects the financial shortage to be the biggest issue in this year’s Legislative session. Here, he sits in his Portales home next to photos of his daughters. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Hunter, family man, farmer, state senator for 24 years. Portales resident Stuart Ingle […]

Cardinals headed to Super Bowl

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — That’s not a mirage rising out of the desert, folks. It’s the Arizona Cardinals soaring to their first Super Bowl. Yes, the Cardinals, founding members of the NFL, but historically among the most dysfunctional of franchises, finally have joined the big boys. Capitalizing on Larry Fitzgerald’s three first-half touchdown receptions, then […]

Baskett’s Eagles advance to NFC title game

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Donovan McNabb and his Philadelphia Eagles get another week to keep chasing that elusive Super Bowl crown. Eli Manning and the New York Giants get a whole offseason to wonder what went wrong. McNabb made all the big plays that Manning did not, and the Eagles eliminated the Super Bowl […]

Commission takes lead in Cannon growth study

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to take the lead in a Joint Land Use Study into expansion and a changed mission at Cannon Air Force Base. As community sponsors, the county will act as the lead, local agency and partner with the Office of Economic Adjustment in obtaining grant money […]

Commissioners OK hotel cleanup

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Cleaning up Hotel Clovis and starting a pilot program for recycling dominated business Thursday for Clovis city commissioners. As part of efforts to rehabilitate the hotel building on Main Street, commissioners approved a proposal from GranCor Enterprises to rid the facility of asbestos, pigeon droppings and lead-based paint for $421,066. […]

Campos elected to lead region

CNJ staff Rep. Jose Campos, D-Santa Rosa, has been elected to lead the Western region of the Council of State Governments, according to a release.The region is made up of Republican and Democratic legislators in 13 states. CSG-WEST is headquartered in Sacramento, Calif., with sister organizations in New York, Chicago and Atlanta.

Moseley holds lead in rodeo finals

CNJ staff LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Cassie Moseley of Farwell holds the overall lead Monday after five of 10 rounds in barrel racing competition of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Moseley won Friday’s second round, placed second in Sunday’s fourth round and fifth in Monday’s fifth round. Her overall time is 69.94 seconds, giving her […]

Clovis beats Goddard 35-14

ROSWELL — Clovis outscored Goddard 14-0 in the third quarter to regain control of the game, and went on to beat the Rockets 35-14 in Friday’s game at the Wool Bowl. The Wildcats scored on Stefan Mills’ 14-yard run and a 9-yard pass from Josh Potocki to Josh Bryan in the pivotal quarter. Quarterback David […]

Newman downs Zias in five

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Zia outside hitter Nicole Vanderploeg fields an attack in the second game of Thursday’s match against Newman at Greyhound Arena. The host Zias were defeated in five games by the Jets. Freedom New Mexico Angie Bennett got three of her match-high 15 kills in the deciding fifth set, and the […]

Press release: Sotelo captured

UPDATE 8.29.08: On August 28, 2008 at approximately 11:30 PM (MST), Victor Sotelo was located and arrested in Albuquerque, New Mexico by the SWIFT Task Force out of Albuquerque, following a lead that was generated through the task force that has been assembled at the Curry County Sheriff’s Office.

Fireworks can lead to trouble

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked whether local governments should outlaw the sale, use and/or purchase of fireworks in our hot, dry conditions. Responses: • “Every year we hear of fires set by fireworks. Some are of little consequence, while others are tragic.

Pearce wins GOP Senate slot

By Heather Clark ALBUQUERQUE — Rep. Steve Pearce has won the Republican Party’s nomination in a tight primary race for the U.S. Senate over rival Heather Wilson. The southern New Mexico represenatative won the primary race early Wednesday with roughly 51 percent of the vote, compared to Wilson’s 49 percent with 99 percent of precincts […]

April 25, 2008 Education Digest

Junior to reperesent Clovis at capital Clovis High School junior Nakesha Ross was chosen to represent Clovis at the National Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C., in June. Ross, who attends school at the Clovis Freshman Campus, was chosen by Lead America, a national youth leadership organization, based on her grades. Ross is attempting to raise […]

McCain reaches magic number to clinch GOP nomination

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — John McCain clinched the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday, an extraordinary comeback for a candidate whose White House hopes were dashed eight years ago and whose second bid was left for dead eight months ago. “The most important race begins,” he said in an Associated Press interview. According to the AP […]

Zias finish season with win

CNJ staff PORTALES — It’s been a long season and a tough learning process for the freshman-dominated Eastern New Mexico University women’s squad. Still, the Zias were able to close out their campaign in style Saturday night, getting a career-high 22 points from sophomore forward Megan Kabrick in rolling to a 75-56 Lone Star Conference […]

Mustangs get past Hounds

CNJ staff PORTALES — Guard Nolan Richardson IV scored 17 points, grabbed six rebounds and handed out nine assists Saturay night to lead Midwestern State to a 75-56 Lone Star Conference South Division men’s basketball victory over Eastern New Mexico University at Greyhound Arena. The Mustangs (13-13, 5-7 South) dominated the first half and cruised […]