Cowboys knew how to have fun at work

My mother was a teenager during the 1930s. That decade was one of the busiest for the cattle and sheep raisers in eastern Arizona and western New Mexico. In 1885, the railroad company built a spur line from Socorro to Magdalena. Livestock growers then had a market for their cattle and sheep. They drove their […]

Food at the speed of life: Dump-it cake simple

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I recently ran across a recipe that took me back a few years. I was about to move from Las Cruces, my college town, to take my first permanent job in Socorro. My roommate, Kristiana, suggested a going-away party. During planning, a recipe from my aunt Debbie came up. Kristiana remembered a similar dessert her […]

BNSF train derails south of Socorro

The Associated Press SOCORRO — A Burlington-Northern Santa Fe train, traveling to Belen from El Paso, Texas, derailed around 6:40 a.m. (MDT) just outside of Socorro. Authorities say there are no injuries. About 19 cars have derailed. There was a fuel-oil car that broke during the derailment and officials are concerned about the leak’s proximity […]

South wins defensive battle in 3A contest

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent LAS VEGAS, N.M. — It was an offensive standstill or a defensive slugfest, depending on the point of view, but for the South, the result was just fine. The South earned a 7-6 victory in the New Mexico High School Coaches Association Class 3A all-star game, claiming its fifth triumph […]

CHS SOCCER: Lady Cats finish sixth in tourney

CNJ staff ROSWELL — Socorro outscored Clovis High 3-2 in penalty kicks and the Lady Warriors captured a 3-2 victory over CHS on Saturday in the fifth-place match of the Goddard Invitational girls soccer tournament. Both teams scored twice in the first half — seniors Patrice Dykes and Jordan Garrett had the Lady Wildcats’s goals […]

Clovis and Socorro linked by Abo Highway

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist I love to travel over the southwest highways. You can almost see forever on some of the highways. Not too many people today know much about the Abo Highway, now called Highway 60. Soon after the creation of the State Highway Commission in 1912, future U.S. 60 (from the Texas […]

Clovis senior six shots off lead

The Associated Press Clovis senior Jordan Moore is six shots off the lead after notching a first-round 76 at the Class 5A state tournament at New Mexico State University on Monday. Moore started slowly, something Clovis coach George Simmons was worried about. “In the practice round he shot the same score,” Simmons said. “He just […]

CLASS 3A GIRLS: Lady Rams run away from Socorro in finals

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Portales senior Morgan Hill fueled a strong start by the Lady Rams by scored 10 of her-team high 16 points in the first half. (CNJ staff photo: Rick White) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer ALBUQUERQUE — As Portales’ players lined up to receive their medals for winning the Class 3A girls state tournament on […]

Visit Socorro for golf shoot, not burgers

By Grant McGee: Local Columnist We decided to go on a road trip to Socorro. That’s where the Lady of the House’s oldest son lives. It’s been a while since she’s seen him. We took the most direct way to Socorro by zipping west out of Clovis on U.S. 60. One thing you may notice […]

Cats finish off busy summer

CNJ staff RUIDOSO — The Clovis High boys basketball team finished a busy summer schedule over the weekend, going 4-0 in a get-together with Class 3A schools Ruidoso, Socorro and St. Michael’s. The Wildcats finished the summer with a 40-4 record, coach J.D. Isler said, after beating St. Mike’s twice and both Ruidoso and Socorro […]

Chavez, Maria

Maria Chavez Services: Have been held. Mrs. Maria I. Chavez, 67, of Clovis, died Thursday, April 21, 2005, at her home. She was born on Dec. 28, 1937, in Chihuahua, Mexico. She was a resident of Clovis for the past two years after moving from Chihuahua. She was a member of the Catholic Church.      She […]

Society has fascination with celebrities

By Ned Cantwell Journalists never stop wondering what makes a reader pause and actually read a news story. Why, just then, did he put down the remote clicker and zone in on the CNN report? Some of the answer is obvious, of course. When nature proves no terrorist organization can match its wrath, the whole […]

Prep scores 1-21

CNJ staff Friday The Associated Press GIRLS Clovis 58, Sandia 51 Santa Rosa 40, Texico 39 Fort Sumner 53, Melrose 19 Cibola 50, Hobbs 48 Clayton 69, Tucumcari 39 Dulce 57, Navajo Prep 52 Eldorado 70, Albuquerque Academy 47 Gallup 53, Farmington 35 Jal 57, Lake Arthur 12 Kirtland Central 52, Los Alamos 35 Manzano […]

Friday’s prep football scores

Staff and wire reports Prep Area Mayfield 35, Clovis 0 Melrose 54, Hondo 6 Farwell 27, Plains 13 Morton 34, Bovina 6 Muleshoe 24, Friona 0 Fort Sumner 46, Hagerman 6 State Clayton 19, Questa 6 Deming 33, Fabens, Texas 13 El Paso Bel Air, Texas 13, Alamogordo 7 Hatch Valley 54, Albuquerque Academy 21 […]

Guzman, Tomasa

Tomasa Guzman Services: Have been held. Tomasa Guzman, 55, of Muleshoe, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004, near Post, Texas. She was born on Sept. 13, 1948, at La Cruz in the Mexican state of Chihuahua, to Aurelio and Socorro Gallegos. She moved to Muleshoe in 1965 from Delicias in Chihuahua. She married Louis Guzman on […]

Portales girls repeat in 3A

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Portales sophomore Ashleah Richards and teammates hold up the Class 3A state championship trophy Friday at The Pit in Albuquerque. Photo by Rick White Rick White ALBUQUERQUE — Three seniors synonymous with Portales girls basketball went out in style Friday as the Lady Rams captured their second-straight Class 3A state basketball and third in four […]

Portales wins 3rd state title in four years

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Portales sophomore Ashleah Richards and teammates hold up the Class 3A state championship trophy Friday at The Pit in Albuquerque. Freedom Newspapers: Rick White By Rick White ALBUQUERQUE — Three seniors synonymous with Portales girls basketball went out in style Friday as the Lady Rams captured their second-straight Class 3A state basketball and third championship […]