Clovis gets taste of Pecos League action

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Roswell second baseman Clint Stottlemeyre makes the catch on a pop-up by Ruidoso’s Chris Davis to end the third inning. Dave Wagner Clovis nearly had a Class A minor league team this year. Thursday night, the city was exposed to what it might see in the fledgling Pecos League. The […]

Pecos League plans game in Clovis

CNJ staff The Pecos League is coming to Clovis — at least for a day. A game between the Alpine Cowboys and Carlsbad Bats is planned 7:05 p.m. July 28 at Mike Harris Field. Tickets are $6. The six-team league, which sought to have a franchise in Clovis this season, is seeking game sponsors and […]

Pecos League to hold series in Clovis

One day after dropping the Clovis Pioneers from the 2011 lineup, the Pecos League is scheduling a preview of what it hopes could be a launching point to its inclusion in the independent league in 2012. Commissioner Andrew Dunn said Clovis is the scheduled host for a three-game regular season series between the Carlsbad Bats […]

Clovis baseball team seeking new manager

Kevin Wilson John Harris found the Sox fit him better, and the Clovis Pioneers are looking for a new manager four months before their professional baseball debut. Harris, a 1973 graduate of Clovis High School, was named Wednesday as the manager of the Amarillo Sox, who will play in the American Association this season. The […]

Host families, ballpark schedules on baseball meeting agenda

Kevin Wilson The Pecos League has found a pair of home ballparks in Clovis. They’re hoping their players can find some homes as well. Host families, ballpark schedules and numerous other issues will be discussed 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Parks and Recreation Department building at 500 Sycamore. The Pioneers will play the 2011 season […]

Professional baseball league coming to Clovis

Kevin Wilson Professional baseball is coming back to Clovis. Pecos League Commissioner Andrew Dunn said Thursday that one of the league’s eight teams will definitely be in Clovis in 2011. Most of the games are expected to be played at Bell Park, owned by Clovis Municipal Schools, though some may be at the city-owned Mike […]

Baseball league more optimistic about adding Clovis

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The Pecos League has submitted a few concessions it would like as it moves toward the possibility of opening play next May with a baseball team in Clovis. “I think there’s going to be baseball there (in Clovis), unless they come up and say (a park lease is) going […]

Officials optimistic about setting up pro baseball team in Clovis

Kevin Wilson An effort to place a professional baseball team in Clovis seems ahead early in the count. Officials with the city and the Pecos League of Professional Baseball Clubs, set to open play in May 2011, reported a positive meeting Friday afternoon. Andrew Dunn, the commissioner of the Pecos League, is trying to finalize […]

Grant McGee: Friend showed ropes of living in New Mexico

I got an e-mail a few days ago from my good friend Kent, the Bard of the Pecos, now a part-time judge, duly elected by the folks of Elida. Kent was going in for hip surgery and, you know, there’s no absolute guarantee that you’ll emerge on the other side hale, hearty and alive. Kent […]

Thursday morning briefing: Christmas on the Pecos and leftovers

Good morning. Welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday morning briefing.

New fire restrictions on federal land

FIRE RESTRICTIONS BEGIN MAY 15 FOR PECOS DISTRICT The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Pecos District (Carlsbad and Roswell Field Offices) announces the implementation of fire restrictions at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, May 15, 2009, for BLM administered lands within the Lincoln, Chaves, Lea, De Baca, Guadalupe, Roosevelt, and Eddy Counties. County governments should be […]

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 […]

Texico boys Class 2A semifinal preview

Class 2A No. 3 Texico vs. No. 1 Penasco 8 a.m. at The Pit Records: Texico 23-5, Penasco 22-7 How they got there: Texico beat Lordsburg 43-32, Pecos 56-21. Penasco beat Escalante 65-54, Bosque Prep 82-60 in the quarterfinals. Lowdown on Texico: After erasing an early 18-point deficit to make it to the Class 2A […]

Texico overtakes Pecos

The Associated Press RIO RANCHO — Courtland Luscombe scored 19 points and Casey Crist and Seth Bailey each added 17 to lead Texico to a 56-51 win over Pecos in the boys Class 2A quarterfinals on Wednesday. Texico (23-5) trailed by eight points at halftime and one at the end of the third period, patiently […]

Youthful Wolverines take on Pecos

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer The Texico Wolverines entered the season with little experience. However, juniors Courtland Luscombe, the team’s leading scorer at 18 points per game, Daniel Schueler and Josh Murray stepped up for the fourth-seeded Wolverines, who face No. 5 Pecos (15-8) today in the Class 2A state quarterfinals at the Santa […]

Memorials important during fight for freedom

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist On this Memorial Day weekend, I have to retell the story about the man I met several years ago. I have written about him before, but I think it calls for retelling. I was on a plane from Albuquerque to Lubbock. My heart was touched as I saw an elderly […]

Fort Sumner railroad bridge turning 100 this year

By Don McAlavy The railroad bridge at Fort Sumner is 100 years old this year. The bridge crew knew they had a big job ahead of them. One of the great floods of the Pecos River in 1903 demonstrated to the Belen cutoff railroad crew that the bridge on the Pecos would have to be […]

Day trips: Christmas on the Pecos

Freedom Newspapers For a different kind of Christmas experience, drive to Carlsbad for the 14th Annual Christmas on the Pecos tour. This is a unique experience to tour displays of holiday lights along the Pecos River aboard pontoon boats. What is it The annual Christmas on the Pecos tours begin on Thanksgiving night, and will […]

Lopez Sr., Fidel

Fidel Lopez Sr. Services:Have been held. Fidel Lopez Sr., 75, of Portales, died July 12, 2005, at his home. He was born on April 24, 1930, in Sanderson, Texas, to Priciliana and Ramon Lopez. He moved to Pecos, Texas, as a boy. In 1959 he moved to Portales to make his home. On Nov. 2, […]

Floyd Jr, Thomas

Thomas J. “T.J.” Floyd Jr., 71, of Clovis, died Thursday, June 9, 2005, at his home. He was born on May 26, 1934, in Del Rio, Texas, to Thomas J. and Josephine Stewart Floyd. He married Nancy Woodhouse on May 29, 1955. He worked for the ATSF Railroad for 37 years traveling around New Mexico, […]