Moseley falls to fourth

CNJ staff LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Cassie Moseley of Farwell knocked over a barrel in Tuesday’s sixth round of barrel racing competition in the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, causing her to drop from first to fourth place. With a five-second penalty, Moseley posted a time of 19.03 seconds on Tuesday. Her overall score with four […]

Moseley holds lead in rodeo finals

CNJ staff LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Cassie Moseley of Farwell holds the overall lead Monday after five of 10 rounds in barrel racing competition of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Moseley won Friday’s second round, placed second in Sunday’s fourth round and fifth in Monday’s fifth round. Her overall time is 69.94 seconds, giving her […]

Zias notch first win on road

CNJ Staff LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Freshman guard Lace Clark led four Eastern New Mexico University players in double figures with 18 points Monday night as the Zias beat New Mexico Highlands 98-84, the most points they have scored in nearly 16 years. Sophomore forward Cat Clay and sophomore guard Samantha Matta each added 15 […]

Hounds, Zias lose hoops openers

CNJ Staff LAS VEGAS, N.M — Junior guard Roman Andrade scored 16 of his game-high 23 points in the second half Saturday night as New Mexico Highlands beat Eastern New Mexico University 81-74 in the men’s basketball opener for both teams. Freshman forward Mindaugas Markevicus of Lithuania added 20 points and junior post Chris Hobbs […]

Falcons win thriller in desert 29-28

USAF photo: John Van Winkle .S. Air Force Academy cornerback Reggie Rembert sacks University of Nevada-Las Vegas quarterback Omar Clayton. By Maj. Brett Ashworth: U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affairs LAS VEGAS —The U.S. Air Force Academy football team won a nailbiter against the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in a 29-28 back and forth […]

New Mexico Highlands beats Zias

CNJ staff LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Ashley Murray collected 11 kills and Kristina Petty added 10 kills and four aces Tuesday night as New Mexico Highlands posted a 25-12, 25-17, 25-17 victory over Eastern New Mexico University. The Zias (4-11) were competitive in the middle game, but Highlands (5-5) dominated the first and third sets […]

City public works director resigning

CNJ staff Clovis Public Works director Harry Wang is taking a job with the city of North Las Vegas, Nev., according to a news release. His last day with Clovis is July 3. The city of Clovis will begin accepting applications for the public works director position today, the release said. The last day to […]

Hounds rally for win at Highlands

CNJ staff LAS VEGAS, N.M. — It had been a while since the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team managed to beat New Mexico Highlands, and on Wednesday it looked like more of the same. The Cowboys jumped out to a 6-0 lead through two innings, but the Greyhounds got three RBIs each from Seth […]

Dreaming big

Compiled by CNJ administrative assistant Dianna Hernandez With Saturday’s jackpot for the New Mexico Lottery Powerball at $300 million, the Clovis News Journal asked some local people what they would do with a prize that size. See page 2B for lottery numbers. Melissa Collaso, a home health provider, said she would: Pay off all debts […]

Aug. 19, 1973

Between 5,000 and 6,000 gallons of gasoline and several above-ground storage tanks were destroyed when a blaze erupted at a fuel storage facility behind Hap’s Smorgasbord Restaurant in east Clovis. … Eddie Gallegos and brothers Chuck and Randy Baca sponsored a back-yard carnival to benefit the National Muscular Dystrophy campaign, using a fund-raising packet from […]

Wedding really reunion in disguise

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers I thought it was going to take another funeral to get our familia together again, but low and behold, my sister’s wedding in Vegas this weekend is becoming an unplanned Rodriguez-Madrid family reunion. My sister Becky and her fiancée, Billy, are tying the knot in Vegas this weekend — Las […]

Lady Rams get past West Las Vegas

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Portales’ Kaycee Quick tries to attack the basket against West Las Vegas’ Kristen Encinias during Friday’s game in the Portales Shootout. (Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry) By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — The Portales Lady Rams overcame a tough man-to-man defense and a hot-shooting West Las Vegas point guard to defeat the Lady Dons 46-42 […]

Treatment of homeless is sign of times

By Helena Rodriguez: local columnist Are we separating ourselves from the social reality of our country? Are we ignoring the facts that we are a nation with an aging population and that some cannot make a decent living? I was shocked last week to read that the city of Las Vegas, Nev., has passed an […]

Escapees captured near Las Vegas, N.M.

CNJ Staff Two inmates who escaped from the DeBaca County Detention Center were recaptured on Saturday in Las Vegas, N.M., about 114 miles away, according to the DeBaca County Sheriff’s Department. Barry Wright, 23, of Higgins, Texas, and Cody Jessup, 19, of Woodward, Okla., were sharing a cell when they overpowered a detention officer about […]

Daughter of ex-CHS star a prep All-America

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Too bad for the Clovis High girls basketball team that the whole family of LaMar Lucas doesn’t have the same affinity for Clovis as he does. If that were the case, the Lady Wildcats would have a high school All-American on their hands. When he was in high school, Lucas […]

Sometimes summer reports need stretch

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers I stumbled upon a school report by my older sister Becky in elementary school titled “How I Spent My Summer Vacation” and was shocked. According to the report, she went to Disneyland and Six Flags. Funny, I didn’t remember going to those places that summer. I just remembered riding in […]

3/19 Engagements

Marriott-Guhrke Ceki Marriott and Cindy and Michael Harmer, all of Clovis, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Seka Marriott of Clovis, to William Lee Guhrke, also of Clovis, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Guhrke of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows March 25 at Faith Christian Family Church. The reception will […]

Gallegos-Chavez, Dora

Dora Gallegos-Chavez, 83, of Las Vegas, N.M., died March 13, 2006, at Alta Vista Regional Hospital in Las Vegas. Born April 5, 1922, in Boreca to Bernard Gallegos and Lucia Trujillo Gallegos, she married Juan Chavez Sept. 10, 1939, in Fort Sumner. Family said she was a loving mother, grandmother, wife, daughter, aunt, sister-in-law, and […]

Melton, Billy

Billy Bryan Melton, 75, of Texico died Sunday, March 5, 2006, at his home. He was born Sept. 26, 1930, in Lynn County, Texas, to Noble and Erminie Melton. He grew up in Crane, Texas, and Ozona, Texas, and was a graduate of Ozona High School. He married Sue Meinecke in 1951. They moved to […]

Montoya, Tommy

Mr. Tommy Montoya, 59, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006, at his residence in Portales. He was born Dec. 5, 1946, Las Vegas, N.M., to Margaret and Arsenio Montoya. He grew up in Las Vegas and moved to Portales as a teenager. He married Alice Saiz on July 3, 1970, in Portales. He served in the […]