Centennial banquet held on rails

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CNJ Staff Photo: Gabriel Monte Leo Delaloye, a BNSF Railway chef, prepares a cheese tray Friday in the railway’s Red River car. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer It’s been an adventurous month for Leo Delaloye, a chef with 17 years experience from Kansas. He has spent his time cooking in a kitchen zooming by […]

CHS GOLF: Cats move up two places in tourney

CNJ staff ROSWELL — Clovis High’s boys moved up two notches on Tuesday to finish seventh in the two-day Roswell Invitational golf tournament, played at the New Mexico Military and Spring River golf courses. The Wildcats shot a four-man total of 338 on Tuesday at Spring River for a two-day total of 670. Portales, led […]

Day Trip: Brighten holidays with trip to River of Lights, Luminaria Tour

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Thousands of illuminated luminarias, hand-filled sandbags with lighted candles, will line the streets of Albuquerque during the annual Luminaria Tour on Dec. 24. (Courtesy photo) By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers For a dose of well-lit Christmas spirit, take a drive to Albuquerque for the city’s annual River of Lights or Luminaria Tour. Get tickets for […]

Candidate’s border-crossing stunt backfires

By Freedom Newspapers One thing is certain: Raj Bhakta loves attention. The Pennsylvania congressional candidate, best known as one of the many failures Donald Trump fired on his “Apprentice” television show, came to Texas’ Rio Grande Valley last week to pull a publicity stunt on the river. The idea certainly was creative. But it didn’t […]

Protectionists contribute to pupfish plight

By Freedom Newspapers We have followed the plight of the Devil’s Hole pupfish, a rare creature confined to a single limestone cave in remote Death Valley, whose already tenuous existence has taken a turn for the worse since winning federal protection as an endangered species. Unlike many listed species, the pupfish really is a rarity […]

When seas get stormy, put trust in captain

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist On a family vacation during my growing-up years, our family headed across country to Niagara Falls. Our route led us to experience a ride on a ferry in West Virginia. Because we couldn’t get to the other side of the river, it was necessary for us to take the ferry. […]

Day Trip: Sumner Lake

Families looking to cool off in the water or just relax and have fun can find the opportunity by visiting Sumner Lake State Park for a day or to camp overnight. With a lake that spans 4,500 acres, the 6,700-acre state park just west of Fort Sumner offers activities to enjoy on the water, while […]

Water reps prepare for Ute water project

Marlena Hartz : CNJ Staff Writer Representatives of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority traveled to Washington, D.C., Wednesday to lay groundwork for the expedition of the Ute Water Project. Years in the planning, the project would pump water for residential use from Ute Reservoir, near Logan, to eastern New Mexico communities via a […]

Wiggins, Raymond

Raymond Franklin Wiggins, 65, of River Falls, Ala., died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005 at his residence. He was born in Clovis on Dec. 20, 1939, to Mattie Felly and Ocie Franklin Wiggins. He is survived by his wife, Bessie Wiggins of River Falls, Ala.; three daughters, Teresa Wiggins, Linda Robbins (and husband, John), all of […]

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 […]