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 […]

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 […]