Range expansion signing ceremony is Wednesday

Cannon Connections A signing ceremony is set for Wednesday in Santa Fe to pave the way for an expansion of the Melrose Air Force Range. A two-part process will lease about 11,000 acres of state trust land in Roosevelt County to the U.S. Air Force. The range currently includes about 66,000 acres in northwestern Roosevelt […]

Bombing range lease signing ceremony Wednesday

Freedom New Mexico A signing ceremony is set for Wednesday in Santa Fe to pave the way for an expansion of the Melrose Air Force Range. A two-part process will lease about 11,000 acres of state trust land in Roosevelt County to the U.S. Air Force. The range currently includes about 66,000 acres in northwestern […]

Elida teen dies in one-vehicle rollover

Freedom New Mexico An Elida teenager died Friday afternoon from injuries suffered in a one-vehicle rollover in southern Roosevelt County earlier in the day, according to state police. Brittn’y Mowell, 17, was driving a 2003 Pontiac minivan east on South Roosevelt Road 24 about 11:30 a.m. when she lost control of the vehicle, according to […]

Midwestern State vs. ENMU preview

Men Midwestern State (13-0, 6-0 Lone Star Conference) at ENMU (9-7, 2-5) • When: 4 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena • Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9. • Last time out: The Mustangs, ranked 11th in NCAA Division II, erased a double-figure deficit for the third time this season on Wednesday, edging West Texas A&M 66-60 in overtime […]

State releases school report cards

The Associated Press SANTA FE — Nearly two-thirds of New Mexico’s schools received a grade of C or better under new ratings announced Tuesday by the Public Education Department. Clovis High received a C, as did its Freshman Academy. Marshall Middle School received a B; Yucca received a D. The state plans to use the […]

Local leaders helped state thrive

As New Mexico celebrates its 100th year as a state it’s easy to daydream about what life in our portion of the state was like back in 1912. Portales had been around just over a decade, Texico was 10 years old and Clovis had been established six years earlier when a division point for the […]

New Mexico celebrates 100 years as state

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s celebrates its 100th birthday Friday with a host of events that kick off a yearlong Centennial party. An official birthday party will be held from 11 to 1 in the Roundhouse, to be followed by Centennial Ball Friday night at the Santa Fe Convention Center. Communities around the […]

New Mexico marks 100 years of statehood

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Courtesy photo: New Mexico History Museum President William Howard Taft signed the declaration of New Mexico’s statehood at 1:35 p.m. on Jan. 6, 1912. New Mexico was the 47th state. Freedom New Mexico The state of New Mexico turns 100 today and statewide celebrations will be going on all weekend in commemoration of this historical […]

Redistricting shuffles local representatives

Alisa Boswell Local state representatives say big changes are in store for state House districts under a new redistricting plan declared law Tuesday by Santa Fe Judge James Hall. “My district currently stretches from Portales to the Colorado state line, but in the new map, I would take on a bigger portion of Portales, almost […]

Two accidents claim lives over holiday

Freedom New Mexico Wintery Christmas day weather is being blamed for two separate but deadly crashes that have claimed the lives of three children and a young mother. Mya Gonzales, 4, of Tucumcari died of injuries suffered in a late night Christmas day rollover crash about 16 miles north of the city, according to Curry […]

Engagements —

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Hight-Lee Chris and Katie Hammack of Socorro wish to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Kayla Leigh Hight of Las Cruces, formerly of Portales, to Garrett Shannon Lee of Las Cruces, formerly of Portales, son of Shannon and Tammy Lee of Portales. The couple will exchange vows Jan. 6, 2012, at the […]

Cell phone ban distracts from true danger

The Nanny State is wagging its finger at us again. This time it’s the National Transportation Safety Board, which wants to ban all use of cellphones by drivers — even the “hands-free” kind that are increasingly popular — supposedly to cut down on traffic accidents. Many new cars even come with Bluetooth devices that automatically […]

Rambelles beat Zias at The Rock

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks ENMU senior Precious Herrin pulls up for a jumper over Angelo State’s Paige Weishuhn during Thursday night’s Lone Star Conference women’s basketball game at Rock Staubus Gym. Herrin scored 11 points in the Zias’ 46-31 loss. Dave Wagner Neither the Angelo State nor Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball teams […]

Clovis man killed in crash on U.S. 70

A Clovis man was killed and his wife and 9-month-old child were taken to Roosevelt General Hospital with serious injuries in a crash on U.S. 70 Friday night. Police identified the deceased as Coby Greenwalt, 33. His wife Jessica and their child were injured. The accident happened at 5:29 p.m. about 3 miles east of […]

Tonight’s twitter reenactment of the Wildcats 2001 State Championship

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CNJ staff ENMU (1-3) at New Mexico (0-3) When: 7:30 p.m. today Where: The Pit, Albuquerque Last time out: ENMU lost to Western State (Colo.) 68-52 on Saturday at Pueblo, Colo. Also on Saturday, the Lobos fell short in an upset bid at home against No. 13 Oklahoma, losing 58-56. Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9 Of note: […]

Western State trounces Zias

CNJ staff PUEBLO, Colo. — Western State (Colo.) went on an early 8-0 run to lead for good, then used another 8-0 surge to take control midway through the opening half and the Mountaineers cruised to a 68-52 win over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday in the Al Kaly Shriners Classic, hosted by Colorado […]

Clovis airport director taking state job

The director at the Clovis Municipal Airport is leaving for a state position. Steve Summers, who has been with the airport for 17 years, will become the new director of the State Aviation Division of the New Mexico Department of Transportation. His final day at the Clovis airport will be Nov. 25, and he will […]

Lake Arthur upsets Clovis Christian

Edward Tarango had a 60-yard kickoff return and a 75-yard interception for another score in the third quarter as Lake Arthur beat Clovis Christian 54-26 Saturday in the 6-man state title game in Clovis. Clovis Christian had pulled within 22-20 when Tarango turned the tide with his return TDs. Top-seeded Clovis Christian trailed Lake Arthur […]

Hounds drop opener to Pitt State

CNJ staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Guard Drake Green scored six of his game-high 20 points in a 12-2 run which gave Pittsburg State the lead for good Friday night, and the Gorillas held on to beat Eastern New Mexico University 77-71 in the season-opening South Central Region Challenge, hosted by Tarleton State. The Texans faced […]