Midwestern State overpowers Hounds 44-17

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Greyhound sophomore Stefan Mills fights Midwestern State defensive back Wesley Nakwaasah on a screen pass down the sideline in the first quarter of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference crossover game at Greyhound Stadium. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — The Eastern New Mexico University football team is making […]

Clovis beats Alamogordo 40-0 for Roanhaus’ 300th win

Eric Ronahaus’ 300th coaching career win at Clovis was much like his first 299. A powerful running game, a few passes and stout defense. Roanhaus is third all-time in footbal wins behind Jim Braley (310) and Bill Gentry (305). Quran Wiggins and Juan Rivas ran for two touchdowns each as the Wildcats beat visiting Alamogordo […]

Yard sale-ing has rules

It was Saturday morning and I was deftly shooting through the streets, handling the four-door family car like a Formula 1 racer at Le Mans, hurrying to the next big yard sale. I had the situation under control. The Lady of the House saw it differently. “Playing ‘chicken’ with my car again?” She asked, giving […]

Officials dish about Fourth of July menu

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo James Burns, owner of Burns Do It Center, explains the benefits of using pellets instead of charcoal while grilling. Burns said Friday the rain won’t stop him from grilling for the Fourth of July. The Independence Day weekend is here which means the patio table is set, the American Flag […]

Codes make country preferable

By Glenda Price: State columnist Three or four years ago a couple I know purchased a home in a nice subdivision in town. The guy has a special talent regarding plants, and their back yard definitely shows it. He planted a young weeping willow in the back corner of their yard, and it has become […]

Gotta love thy neighbors

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist Kicking back in the yard the other day I noticed there was some sort of busy-ness going on in a neighbor’s backyard. It caught my eye because the neighbor is kind of old yet was running around his backyard like a kid. I watched for a while and came to […]

Family history repeats itself

By Karl Terry: FNM columnist She said she heard it crack when she went down. All I heard was a shriek of pain as she grabbed for my arm on her way down. With a day off recently, I had been catching up on yard work and my better half followed me out to the […]

Friday morning briefing: Back yard video and fashion

Good morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Friday briefing. Video of the day Rare stuff lurking in an important collection at Eastern New Mexico University…and it’s Right in your backyard. Website of the day Plan your next vacation in New Mexico. Visit the state’s tourism website: http://www.newmexico.org/ Mini walk set Barry Elementary School students will be […]

Dandelion wine and changing times

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist The front yard is full of dandelions, a riot of deep green. The dandelions make the front yard look so lush and they’re getting bigger. I reckon I’m going to have to break out the lawn mower, and it isn’t even April. They made me remember something I read long […]

Yard sales also social events

By Grant Mcgee: Local columnist We went to our first yard sale of 2010 last week and picked up a fridge for 40 bucks. It seems yard sale season has begun. These sales just seem to flow and go with the seasons. In the winter there are few if any sales. As spring gets closer, […]

Press Release: Clovis holiday ‘Yard of the Month’ nominations sought

The City of Clovis is pleased to invite nominations from the public for their annual Holiday Yard of the Month program which is being organized through the city’s Keep Clovis Beautiful Committee.

Wildcats hold off Onate

Freedom New Mexico Senior Kyler Brewer-Hill threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Richie Chavez for the only score of the second half and Clovis beat Onate 21-13 in a Class 5A state quarterfinal game Friday at Leon Williams Stadium. Brewer-Hill also had a 64-yard TD pass to Chavez in the first quarter. Jordan Hill added […]

Cats end two-game skid

Quran Wiggins rushed for 154 yards and three touchdowns and Raymond Beachum added 131 yards on the ground as Clovis beat Goddard 31-14 on Friday to end a two-game losing streak. Wiggins scored on a 70-yard run on the first play from scrimmage and Jordan Hill tossed a 4-yard scoring pass to Emory Sierra to […]

Woman’s body found in pickup camper

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Police discovered a body believed to be that of a missing Roswell woman in a a pickup truck camper Wednesday at Trans-Matic on First Street. By Liliana Castillo and Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writers Police say they suspect a body found in Clovis is that of a missing Roswell woman. […]

Portales police: Man in yard died of natural causes

CNJ staff A Portales man found dead in his front yard Tuesday morning died of natural causes, police said.Capt. Lonnie Berry said a medical investigator has determined

Baskett scores second TD in Eagles’ win

Freedom New Mexico Clovis’ Hank Baskett caught four passes for 36 yards and his second touchdown of the season Sunday to help Philadelphia beat San Francisco 40-26. Baskett hauled in 2-yard Donovan McNabb pass in the left corner of the end zone for the Eagles’ second touchdown. In his third season with the Eagles, the […]

Baskett helps Eagles win opener with 90-yard TD

The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Clovis’ Hank Baskett caught a 90-yard touchdown pass Sunday to help the Philadelphia Eagles beat the St. Louis Rams 38-3. Pinned at their own 8 with less than two minutes left in the first half, the Eagles seemed content to run out the clock after two short runs. Then Quarterback […]

Auction nets piano for Clovis museum

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry Auctioneer C.L. Bentley takes a bid Saturday at the Eastern New Mexico University surplus auction. Bentley, of Amarillo, kept the auction moving quickly despite the large number of items to be sold. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Like a huge yard sale but with more noise and more mystery, […]

Saturdays best spent yard sale-ing

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist It’s the high season for yard sales. The Lady of the House and I prepare the night before by poring over the classifieds in the CNJ, grouping sales by opening times and neighborhoods.

Found ferret will be up for adoption

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Alerted by her dogs barking, April Macias found an unusual visitor in her yard — a ferret. She said she found the slender, white and black-tipped creature in the corner of her dog’s kennel. Macias said she picked up the domesticated mammal, took it in the house, put it […]