First person: Rodeo life

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Shelby Mayfield, 12, shown with her horse, Cream, was the top girls winner at the High Plains Junior Rodeo with five saddles. Shelby Mayfield’s running out of room for her winnings. Shelby, 12, and her brother Shad took home six saddles at this year’s High Plains Junior Rodeo. Shelby, who […]

Weddings — Sept. 19

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Jamerson Micah Lauren Mayfield of Texico and Cody Don Jamerson of Friona were married July 29, 2010, at Gallery Fifteen in Texico. The bride is the daughter of Rick and Marti Mayfield of Texico. The groom is the son of Rick and D’Lynn Jamerson of Friona. Bridesmaids were Morgan Mayfield and McKenzi Mayfield. The maid […]

2008 Little Buckaroo Rodeo results

Results of the 2008 Little Buckaroo Rodeo held June 9-10 at the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. Horseback events and rough stock Ages 6 and under spur 1. Kade Aucutt, 2. Trevon Pool, 3. Tristen Pool Ages 7-9 spur 1. Deanne Guthrie, 2. Cassie Cotton, 3. Sydni Myers Ages 10-13 spur 1. Daniel Kirkland, 2. […]

Feb. 17 – Little Miss Showoff

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Shelby Mayfield, 8, rides a bicksin gelding Saturday that her father brought to the Clovis Horse Sale to sell. Sylvester Mayfield said Shelby has been riding horses since she was a baby. Mayfield didn’t take the bid of $5,800 because he said the horse was worth closer to $7,000.

First person: Judge comfortable on the border

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Robert Brack was appointed a U.S. district judge in 2003. By Liliana Castillo: Staff writer U.S. District Judge Robert Brack, 54, moved to Clovis in 1965. In the 42 years that Brack lived in Clovis, he met his wife and became a state judge. In 2003, Brack moved his family […]

Local Roundup: Man convicted of selling cocaine to officers

CNJ staff A 45-year-old Clovis man was convicted Tuesday of selling cocaine to undercover narcotics officers, according to the District Attorney’s office. Glen Mayfield will serve seven years imprisonment, according to a press release. Mayfield admitted in court, after hearing the evidence against him, he sold cocaine to law enforcement officers four times during an […]

Clovis man convicted of selling cocaine

Clovis Man Convicted of Selling Cocaine Clovis, NM – Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today that Glen Mayfield, age 45, was convicted of four counts of trafficking crack cocaine. Mayfield pled guilty to the charges and the Court immediately proceeded to a sentencing hearing. During the sentencing hearing, District Court Judge Teddy Hartley ordered […]

‘Mrs. Tucumcari’ dies at 91

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico Former Tucumcari Mayor Mary Mayfield called her “an icon.” Others knew her as “Mrs. Tucumcari.”’ Margaret “Bettie” Ditto, a Tucumcari leader and city promoter for six decades, died on Saturday at age 91. The cause of death was not immediately known, but friends said her health had been failing […]

5A title game fan-tastic

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CNJ Staff Photo: Rick White Clovis student manager Dominique Smalls consoles Clovis senior Derrick Phillips after Mayfield beat Clovis 49-48 in double overtime Friday in the Class 5A state championship game at Leon Williams Stadium. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico In a game with more drama and twists than a murder mystery, someone had […]

Tucumcari mayor resigns, cites poor health as reason

By Freedom New Mexico Mary Mayfield resigned Thursday as city commissioner and mayor of Tucumcari, effective immediately. Mayfield, elected mayor in 2004, is the first woman in the city’s history to serve as mayor. She had been advised by medical professionals to resign, according to her letter of resignation. “As some of you know, my […]

Under pressure

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis junior cornerback Scott McMath zeroes in on junior running James Howard during practice Wednesday at the high school. The Wildcats host Eldorado tonight in their home-opener. By Rick White: CNJ managing editor Here is what the Clovis Wildcats know after one game. * The offense can move the ball […]

‘Cats fall to Mayfield

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Las Cruces Sun-News: Norm Dettlaff Mayfield’s Yanni Suter, left, and Isaiah Dominguez tackle Clovis tight end Layne Strebeck on Friday in Las Cruces. By Dave Wagner: CNJ Staff LAS CRUCES — The Clovis Wildcats, by their own admission, were slow getting started in the first quarter Friday night. Two-time defending Class 5A state champion Mayfield […]

Prep Football: Here we go again

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis High School senior corner Jaden Isler returns a punt during Thursday afternoon’s practice session. The Wildcats open their season today against defending 5A champions Mayfield High School. By Rick White: CNJ Managing Editor It only seems right that the Clovis Wildcats get first crack at ending the Mayfield Trojans’ […]

Girl’s night out

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Saige Bell takes a short ride during the 8-and-under calf riding event Wednesday evening at the High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals at the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. Sugar and spice and everything nice, as the saying goes, are what little girls are made of. But you can’t blame […]

Filmmakers borrow Texico name

By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer Kevin Costner plays apathetic, everyday guy Bud Johnson from Texico in his new movie, “Swing Vote,” according to movie officials. According to a synopsis of the movie, Johnson’s daughter, Molly, sets off a chain reaction that makes her father the swing vote in the presidential election. “Basically, Kevin Costner […]

Mayfield overpowers Lady Cats

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Clovis High’s Brittany Johnson squeezes a shot off between Mayfield defenders during Saturday’s Class 5A state championship game in Albuquerque. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CN sports writer ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High’s girls knew their work was cut out against top-ranked Mayfield in Saturday’s Class 5A state championship game at The Pit. Madison […]

CHS BOYS BASKETBALL: Cats rally to outlast Mayfield

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Clovis High’s Bryce Hill, right, wrestles with Mayfield’s Luis Quinones for control of the ball during Saturday’s Class 5A first-round state tournament game at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Although nowhere close to sea, Clovis coach J.D. Isler did have a bit of an albatross hanging on […]

Sluggish start hurts Lady Cats

CNJ staff LAS CRUCES — The first half was a case of extremes. Mayfield’s Madison Spence was red hot, and the Clovis Lady Wildcats ice cold. Spence scored 21 of her game-high 31 points in the first half, and Mayfield held on for a 59-46 win Tuesday over the Lady Wildcats. Tori Northcutt led Clovis […]

Texico thrashes Lovington in season opener

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Texico’s Faith Martin is fouled by Lovington’s Jaz Hernandez during Tuesday’s matchup at Texico. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer TEXICO — In his second year as Texico girls coach, Keith Durham said his team has had to learn a new system under his leadership. In their season opener on […]

Wildcats not amused by seeding ‘joke’

By Greg Price: CNJ Sports Writer Clovis assistant coach Darren Kelley was not a big fan of the state’s two-year-old playoff system even before learning Saturday the Wildcats were seeded fourth in the Class 5A state playoff pairings. “The committee as a whole is joke,” said Kelley, who felt the Wildcats should have been seeded […]