Portales jury: Watson not guilty in Chunn slaying

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File photo A Roosevelt County jury has found farmer William “Billy Joe” Watson not guilty of hiring an Aryan Brotherhood member to murder Causey rancher Jimmie Bo Chunn. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico A Roosevelt County jury has found farmer William “Billy Joe” Watson not guilty of hiring an Aryan Brotherhood member to murder […]

Hounds split doubleheader at Cameron

LAWTON, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University’s Freddy Carmona hit a tie-breaking, two-run double to key a four-run ninth that lifted Eastern New Mexico University past Cameron 15-13 Saturday in the first game of a Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader. The Aggies won the seven-inning nightcap 4-0 to earn a split for the day and […]

Fish farm seminar offers organic education

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo AquaRanch president Myles Marston, left, explains to seminar attendees Wednesday the benefits of A.B.C.’s Plus, a nutritional supplement for horses. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The principal owner of AquaRanch Industries said there’s more to the fish farm coming to Clovis than just fish. Besides raising more than 300,000 […]

Zias absorb setback at Northeastern State

CNJ staff TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Dani Watson scored from inside the box in the 25th minute, and the Northeastern State RiverHawks made it stand up for a 1-0 victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Friday in Lone Star Conference women’s soccer. ENMU sophomore Samantha Lawrence had a streak of five consecutive matches with a […]

Company says feet already wet on fish farm

By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer Aquaranch president Garth Watson said plans to convert the former Swift/Frozefruit plant on Curry Road K south of Clovis to a $4 million-a-year fish farm have already begun. Although the project still needs state approval, Watson told county commissioners Tuesday workers are reroofing the building, fixing the water systems, […]

Residents relieved after arrests in Chunn case

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers With arrests made in a two-year-old murder investigation, Causey residents are expressing relief. At the same time they’re sobered by the fact that those accused lived in their tiny community. District Attorney Matt Chandler announced Monday that federal indictments had been handed down against two men from the Causey area. […]

Arrests made in 2005 killing

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A Rogers man has been charged with the 2005 death of a Causey rancher, according to a press release from the District Attorney’s office. A federal grand jury indicted Donald Taylor, 27, Monday on racketeering and murder charges in connection with the July 2005 death of 71-year-old Jimmy “Bo” […]

Watson-Ketcherside

Rick and Joyce Ketcherside of Farwell announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their son, Preston Ketcherside, to Tiffany Watson, both of Lubbock. She is the daughter of Carrol & Karen Watson of Plainview, Texas. The couple will exchange vows at 5 p.m. Aug. 19 at Plainview Baptist Church. The reception will be at the […]

Student profile: Erika Watson

Erika Watson is a senior at the Clovis High School. She is the daughter of Mike Watson and Kymburly Odell. What would you like printed on your gravestone? “Every day she lived for Christ.” What’s so great about your favorite sport? The wonderful thing about cheerleading is that I am able to form relationships with […]

Symposium, seminar learning experiences for farmers, ranchers

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More than 150 people from New Mexico and Texas packed the Tucumcari Convention Center Wednesday and Thursday for the two-day Southwest Beef Symposium. (Freedom Newspapers: Ryn Gargulinski) By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — Longtime Tucumcari veterinarian James Tompkins nodded when the Southwest Beef Symposium speaker talked about BVD, or Bovine Viral Diarrhea — not […]