Museum captures American West

Courtesy photo Hubbard Museum of the American West is located at 841 U.S. 70 West, Ruidoso Downs. Place: Hubbard Museum of the American West Location: 841 U.S. 70 West, Ruidoso Downs. The museum is located 175 miles, or a three-hour drive, from Cannon Air Force Base. What activities can you enjoy at this location? You […]

Hounds still on postseason bubble with split

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CNJ Staff Photo: Kevin Wilson West Texas A&M catcher Kevin Els lays down the tag on a sliding Seth Clabaugh in the fourth inning of the opener in Friday’s doubleheader at Greyhound Field. The Greyhounds claimed a 5-4 win in the game. CNJ staff A split with West Texas A&M has Eastern New Mexico University […]

ENMU baseball capsule

CNJ staff West Texas A&M at ENMU When: Lone Star Conference doubleheaders at 4 p.m. today and 1 p.m. Saturday Where: Greyhound Field, Portales Records: West Texas A&M 19-30 (12-26 LSC), ENMU 25-25 (20-20). Radio: KSEL-AM 1450 for all four games. Last meeting: ENMU swept a four-game series from the Buffaloes at Canyon, Texas, to […]

Clovis woman killed in car collision

CNJ Staff An 18-year-old Clovis woman and five members of an extended family died Friday in a head-on collision west of Roswell. Elaina Hita was killed on U.S. 70 when the vehicle she was driving hit a van carrying five adults and two children, according to State Police spokesman Peter Olson. Hita’s passenger, 22-year-old Luis […]

Crops conference being held Friday

The Crops Conference is set for March 6 in the Bailey County Coliseum at 2006 West American Blvd., Muleshoe, TX.

Fire damages Mesalands Community College building roof

Freedom New Mexico A fire at Mesalands Community College on Friday damaged a large portion of the roof on the west side of the building. Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry said that the fire was reported at 8:53 a.m. Five fire units responded to the fire, which took two hours to extinguish. Mesalands’ Director of […]

ENMU basketball capsules

MenWest Texas A&M (14-7, 4-2) at ENMU (4-17, 0-6)When: 8 p.m. today in a Lone Star Conference South Division game at Canyon, Texas.Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9, KGNC-AM 710.On the Net: www.enmusports.comNotes: ENMU had two early leads (3-0 and 5-4) in Wednesday’s 69-47 loss to the Buffaloes at Canyon, Texas, but finished with 35 percent shooting from […]

Campos elected to lead region

CNJ staff Rep. Jose Campos, D-Santa Rosa, has been elected to lead the Western region of the Council of State Governments, according to a release.The region is made up of Republican and Democratic legislators in 13 states. CSG-WEST is headquartered in Sacramento, Calif., with sister organizations in New York, Chicago and Atlanta.

Bronchos start hot, beat Greyhounds

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Freedom New Mexico: Mickey Winfield Greyhound junior guard Dannon Wafter puts up an off-balance shot during Saturday afternoon’s game at Greyhound Arena against Central Oklahoma. The Hounds lost to Central Oklahoma 78-59. Wafter tallied eight points and a game-high 10 rebounds. CNJ Staff After absorbing its first loss of the season two nights earlier at […]

Managing fuel prices not feds’ job

By Tibor Machan: CNJ columnist In genuinely free markets, prices reflect the overall intersection between supply and demand. No prices are too high or too low. Such notions express personal expectations and nothing objectively true. An exorbitant price is one someone finds beyond his budget, a good deal something well within it. In particular, if […]

Following Code of the West not ideal when injured

By Glenda Price Bud and Kathy ride horses, of course, but they also like to ride mules, especially in rough country. Awhile back they bought a new mule, and Bud was ready to try him out. Kathy knew she couldn’t quite trust the one they already had but she didn’t know the new one at […]

Common sense makes safety advisories redundant

By Glenda Price Years ago Stanley Frank of the Livestock Weekly in San Angelo, Texas (then called West Texas Livestock Weekly) shared a few useless “safety advisories” he, as an editor, had received from a government agency. Here are a couple of them: “Be sure to have plenty of oil in the crankcase of your […]

West Nile warning

We’re not lost — it’s a tour bonus

Glenda Price Sometimes in my work I have to travel. This is not down-the-highway driving. The interviewee’s instructions usually go something like this: “Get on highway such-and-such for so many miles and get off at exit number so-and-so, go “x” number of miles west and then turn south after the fourth cattle guard and then” […]

Fire fighters battling Grand Ave. blaze

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks A Clovis firefighter sprays a burning residence at Grand Avenue and Thornton Street Monday afternoon.

In search of heritage

The Buck Ramsey Heritage Award will be given Sept. 20 at the annual Nara Visa Cowboy Gathering. It goes to an individual, family or ranch that reflects the spirit of the West.

Reporter’s Notebook: Students trot to school

Fort Sumner seniors Chase Longo and Jacob West protested the rising gas prices Monday by abandoning their pick up trucks and traveling to school atop their trusty steeds, Ding-A-Ling and Duh. According to West and Longo, the idea for the protest started quite some time ago. Longo had been discussing the idea for a school-wide […]

Farwell senior will attend West Point

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Farwell’s Briana Anglin will be attending the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in the fall. By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer Spurred by a sense of patriotism instilled by her parents and a love for a challenge, Farwell’s Briana Anglin will be attending the U.S. Military Academy at West […]

Opera coming to Clovis

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Soprano Jamie-Rose Guarrine and baritone Andrew Darling of the Santa Fe Opera perform Susanna and Figaro’s first act duet from Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro” and Gian Carlo Menotti’s short operetta, “The Telephone.” The Santa Fe Opera is including Clovis on its 15-city tour throughout New Mexico and west Texas. The performance is set for […]

High Plains Praire Chicken Festival attracts variety of people

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry Nancy Phillips, of Albuquerque, watches lesser prairie chickens perform their mating ritual Saturday from a van near Milnesand. The 7th annual High Plains Prairie Chicken Festival concludes today. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico A half-hour before daylight Saturday on the prairie west of Milnesand, eight people waited in bleary-eyed […]