Cannon funding passes Senate

WASHINGTON — The Senate passed a bill Thursday that contains key funding for Cannon Air Force Base, according to a press release from Sen. Jeff Bingaman’s office. The bill, which primarily funds operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, contains $364 million to purchase seven MC-130J model Combat Talon II, five of which will be headed to […]

Bill passes, gives Cannon funding

House passes medicaid fix for rural hospitals

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Heather Wilson (R-NM) today welcomed House passage of H.R. 5613, Protecting the Medicaid Safety Net Act of 2008 by an overwhelming vote of 349-62.

McNabb delivers passes, laughs

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb was a surprise guest at the Jocks at the Rock charity event held at Rock Staubus gymnasium Saturday. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer If the NFL didn’t work out, Donovan McNabb could have had a solid career with the Harlem Globetrotters. The former Syracuse point […]

Baskett makes Eagles’ final cut

CNJ staff PHILADELPHIA — Clovis’ Hank Baskett is among the five wide receivers on the Philadelphia Eagles’ roster after the team cut 22 players Saturday to get to the league-mandated limit of 53 players. Entering his second season, Baskett is listed as a backup to Kevin Curtis on a depth chart on the Eagles’ team […]

Baskett wins weekly rookie honor

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Hank Baskett’s 89-yard touchdown catch Sunday against the Falcons was the longest scoring play from scrimmage this season, according to the Eagles’ Web site. (AP photo) CNJ staff NEW YORK — Clovis’ Hank Baskett was voted the NFL Rookie of the Week for the second time this season, the league announced Thursday. An undrafted rookie […]

Muleshoe moving on in playoffs

CNJ staff AMARILLO —The Muleshoe Mules are moving onto the next round of the Texas Class 2A playoffs. Junior quarterback Garrett Riley completed 11 of 31 passes for 153 yards and three touchdowns Friday night to lead Muleshoe past Panhandle 34-14 in an opening-round game at Dick Bivins Stadium. Senior running back Eric Washington rushed […]

Baskett catches two passes in 23-21 Eagles loss

The Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. — Matt Bryant nailed a 62-yard field goal — the third-longest in NFL history — to give the Tampa Bay Buccaneers an improbable last-second victory. The kick ruined a gallant comeback engineered by Donovan McNabb after the Bucs built a 17-0 lead, mostly on the strength of two interceptions that […]

Angelo State knocks off Hounds

CNJ staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Quarterback Jay Immel completed 18-of-24 passes for 229 yards and Angelo State scored two first-quarter TDs into a 17-7 Lone Star Conference South Division victory over Eastern New Mexico on Saturday night. Daniel Thomas added 119 yards rushing for the Rams (2-3, 1-1 South), who nearly doubled the Greyhounds […]

Wolverines fall to Canadian

CNJ staff AMARILLO — Texico found out crossing over into Texas makes a big difference. Matt Dickerson rushed for 162 yards and a touchdown and first-year starter Adam Cockrell added three touchdown passes Thursday to lead Class 2A Texas Panhandle power Canadian to a 39-0 win over Texico at Dick Bivins Stadium. Texico (1-1), which […]

Visitor Center policies clarified

Tech. Sgt Rich Jones The visitors center is currently staffed 24 hours a day to issue temporary base passes that are valid for 24 hours during the week and up to 72 hours on the weekend. The center is open for 24-hour operation to reduce the pedestrian traffic crossing traffic lanes at the main gate […]

Prep football: Foxes, Texico advance

CNJ staff FORT SUMNER — There would be no specatular comeback this tiime for the Cloudcroft Bears. Fort Sumner made sure this time, rolling to a 26-point lead in the first minute of the second quarter and posting a 51-13 win on Friday in the Class 1A state football playoff semifinals. The Foxes (10-2) will […]

Cowboys open with win

By The Associated Press SAN DIEGO — Drew Bledsoe threw three touchdown passes, two to Keyshawn Johnson, and became the 10th player in NFL history to throw for 40,000 yards as the Dallas Cowboys dropped San Diego 28-24. Bledsoe threw the winning 2-yard touchdown pass with 3:06 left as Johnson beat cornerback Sammy Davis on […]

BRAC pass distribution falls short of goal

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George Gilestra, of Clovis, reaches in the box for a ticket to Friday’s BRAC regional hearing during ticket drawing Wednesday at The North Plains Mall. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Pass distribution for Friday’s Base Realignment and Closure hearing shattered expectations of local leaders and organizers — but not in […]

BRAC hearing ticket distribution set for today

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The phones at North Plains Mall have been ringing constantly, property manager Cindy Banister said. In the past week, Banister said she has fielded anywhere from 50 to 100 calls — all inquiries concerning the approaching Base Realignment and Closure regional hearing. At the North Plains Mall, in the […]

Cats looking for passing grade in scrimmage

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Senior defensive end Jason Burns (61) is expected to be an impact player this season for the Wildcats. CNJ photo by Rick White By Rick White Passes, passes and more passes. Short ones in the flat. Crossing patterns over the middle, and a few deep balls to keep the defense honest. Clovis High senior cornerback […]

Sanders hoping for shot in NFL

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Former ENMU receiver Cale Sanders is hoping to still get a shot at the National Football League after dealing with a pair of severe injuries over the past two seasons. File photo By Rick White NFL scouts starting calling about Cale Sanders after a junior season at Eastern New Mexico University in which he blossomed […]

Fab 5

CNJ staff Top area performances in the past week: o Eastern junior Laci Lee finished with 11 points and 13 rebounds in Friday’s 59-57 win over Grand Canyon University. o Clovis junior Dominique Easterlin had 20 points and 10 rebounds in Tuesday’s season-opening 80-29 win over Hereford. o Farwell senior Kyra Christian scored 16 points, […]

Oh brother: Tatum tops Buffs again

CNJ staff TATUM — Brothers Alberto and Art Castro were in on six of Tatum’s nine touchdowns and the Coyotes survived a six-TD performance by Melrose sophomore Carlos Ruiz to beat the Buffaloes 57-40 on Saturday in the state six-man football championship. Tatum (12-0) handed the Buffs (9-3) their only three setbacks of the season, […]

Texico gains 1A finals

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texico linebacker Logan Brown jars the ball loose Cloudroft receiver Jacob Wikland. Cloudcroft recovered the fumble. CNJ photo by Rick White. By Rick White TEXICO — Texico took the path of least resistance, straying away from its power running game often enough to account for three touchdown through the air in a 56-0 win over […]