American stays alive

CNJ staff American broke open a close game with an eight-run sixth and went on to a 17-10 victory Tuesday night over Roosevelt County in losers bracket play of the District 3 9-10-year-old Little League All-Star tournament at Dickenson Field. Lorenzo Colmenero and Jarron Hill hit two-run doubles and Kordell Tindell added a two-run single […]

American beats Zia to take 13-14 crown

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Ryan Malone hit a go-ahead, two-run double in the bottom of the fifth and American went on to a 12-7 win over Zia Monday night for the championship in the 13-14 District 3 Little League all-star tournament at Brady Field. American finished the double-elimination tournament unbeaten, and advances to […]

Roosevelt displays home run power

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Devin Holguin slides home with a run for American during Saturday’s matchup against the Roosevelt County at Dickenson Field. (CNJ staff photo: Andrew Chavez) CNJ staff Lightning and rain put the District 3 Little League all-stars tournament 12-year-old winners bracket final on hold Saturday night at Dickenson Field, but not before Roosevelt County unleashed some […]

Late homer beats Zia

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Zia Little League third baseman Phillip Martinez fields a ground in the first inning of a District 3 Tournament game Wednesday in Portales. (CNJ staff photo: John Eisel CNJ staff PORTALES — Travis Stobb hit a walk-off solo home run to left field, giving Roosevelt County a 7-6 win over Clovis Zia in the first […]

Quay wavers on pipeline project

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES —The Ute Water pipeline project is in danger of losing another partner. Quay County Manager Terry Turner on Wednesday said the county more than likely will opt out of the project. Turner said county commissioners have been discussing the exit of the project. “Quay County has seen a decline […]

Madrid , Grace

Grace Madrid Services: Have been held. Grace Ellen Madrid, 54, of Tucumcari, died Wednesday, May 18, 2005, at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque. She was born on Nov. 27, 1950, in Santa Fe, to Raymond and Lena Borquez. She graduated from Tucumcari High School in 1969. She married Alex Madrid on June 3, 1976, in Amarillo. […]

Harden holding off challenger

By David Irvin Incumbent New Mexico Sen. Clint Harden, R-Clovis, held a 232-vote lead over challenger Robert Frost with 97 percent of the precincts reporting late Tuesday. Harden had 7,913 votes; Frost had 7,681 with 66 of 68 precincts final. If Harden wins, he can credit Curry County where he recorded 76 percent of the […]

Portales mayor presses for unity in water project

By TV Hagenah: Freedom Newspapers LOGAN — Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega on Wednesday urged members of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority to work together — not independently — in efforts to negotiate with the Interstate Streams Commission for the region’s future water suppy. Ortega criticized Tucumcari City Manager Richard Primrose for sending a […]

Quay attorney: Jailer to be arraigned monday

By William Thompson TUCUMCARI — Robert Gonzales, the Quay County detention center employee charged with criminal sexual conduct involving minors, will be arraigned in 10th Judicial District Court soon, according to Nancy English, an attorney for the district attorney’s office. Gonzales faces two counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor and two counts of […]

Sex charges dismissed against Quay County jail employee

By William Thompson Robert Gonzales, the Quay County Juvenile Detention Center employee who was arrested and charged in November with criminal sexual acts, has had all charges against him dismissed in Quay County Magistrate Court. However, evidence will now be presented against Gonzales before a grand jury, his supervisor at the detention center said. Magistrate […]