Curry County Cats get forfeit win

CNJ staff The Curry County Cats picked up their fifth win in six tries Sunday the easy way — by forfeit. The Roswell Rhinos, apparently hurting with injuries, showed up with only nine players at Leon Williams Stadium. Curry County coach Paul Lopez “loaned” a few players to the Rhinos and the teams played a […]

Fire weather watch in effect

CNJ staff The National Weather Service has a fire weather watch in effect Tuesday afternoon through Tuesday evening and Wednesday afternoon through Wednesday evening. A transmission from the service advises of sustained winds of 20 miles per hour with gusts exceeding 35 mph, with relative humidity in the single digits Tuesday and 10-15 percent Wednesday.

Send criminals away, and not school girls

Freedom New Mexico Oh, the outrage. President Barack Obama wants to deport criminals, before ousting school girls with immigration problems. The audacity of this man. The Journal laid out last week the extraordinary similarities of Obama and former President George W. Bush, which speak poorly of each on most counts. These big-spending interventionists are the […]

Municipal league meets on legislative session

Argen Duncan City officials from four counties met for a legislative update Monday in Portales. The New Mexico Municipal League held a district meeting at the Memorial Building. District 4 encompasses municipalities in Roosevelt, Curry, Quay and De Baca counties, and Portales City Manager Tom Howell estimated 50 people attended from all four counties. Portales […]

Financing options presented to citizens’ committees

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Seated next to County Manager Lance Pyle, right, Financial Advisor Kevin Powers spoke to members of the Curry County courthouse and jail citizens’ committees about financing options for solutions to over crowding and security at the facilities. Sharna Johnson There are essentially three ways of raising money to fund courthouse […]

Evacuation orders lifted on Ruidoso fire that burned five houses

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Residents were returning home Monday after officials lifted evacuation orders forced by a wind-driven wildfire that burned five houses, drove people from a racetrack casino, and knocked out power in part of a southern New Mexico resort area. Barriers into neighborhoods in the Ruidoso Downs area were lifted at 3 […]

AgSense: Technology helps make food safe, affordable

“Food insecurity” is a phrase I have been hearing a lot lately. Growing up in a post World War II era in Holland, I have heard the stories about food insecurity first hand, and the effects it has on society. Much of the political unrest currently sweeping through Middle Eastern countries seems to be the […]

Volunteers, entries still being sought for wind festival

CNJ staff Volunteers and entries are still being sought for the April 30 Downtown Wind Festival and its featured Pedal ARTitude Rally. According to a release from Clovis MainStreet, rally vehicles can be as simple as a decorated bike but can consist of as many as four connected bicycles. Sample vehicles and festival information is […]

Slaying suspect rented hotel room next to victims

Freedom New Mexico A man suspected of killing two Tucumcari men in a hotel was renting the hotel room next door to the two men found fatally shot, according to New Mexico State Police Agent Joshua J. Armijo’s affidavit. Gabriel Baca, 37, and Bobby Gonzales, 57, both of Tucumcari, were found dead on March 24 […]

Two more ENMU tracksters earn provisional qualifying marks

CNJ staff LUBBOCK — Two more Eastern New Mexico University athletics earned NCAA Division II provisional qualifying marks for national competition in Saturday’s Texas Tech Open track meet. Junior Bill Squire qualified provisionally in men’s shot put, finishing third in 53 feet, 5 3/4 inches, and hammer throw, where he was fourth at 188 feet. […]

Business digest — April 5

Banker honored by association Gordon Morris, CEO of American Heritage Bank, was recognized as the Ag Lender of the Year by the Independent Community Bankers Association of New Mexico. Morris has been working in the banking industry for 29 years. He, along with other local investors, founded American Heritage Bank in 2000 to provide community […]

Press release: Bingaman talks candidates, budget

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked with New Mexico radio reporters about a variety of issues. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link: http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman040411m.mp3 00:00 – Bingaman comments on the growing list of New Mexico candidates running for Senate in 2012. 01:55 – Bingaman […]

Melrose to pay former police chief $65,000

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Jennifer Dreiling was fired as Melrose police chief April 20, 2009, after less than a year on the job. Sharna Johnson Melrose’s former police chief will be paid $65,000 and given a neutral job reference, per settlement of a discrimination claim she filed against the village and its former mayor. Melrose officials initially declined to […]

Chaparral CC owner: Sale not pending

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The owner of the Chaparral Country Club said despite communications to his customers that may have indicated otherwise, he has not gone beyond negotiations with the City of Clovis or anybody. City officials confirmed over the weekend they were in negotiations to buy the club, which would be part […]

Analysis: Eastern N.M. could lose in redistricting

By Barry Massey: The Associated Press SANTA FE — The once-a-decade exercise of legislative redistricting will produce winners and losers, and Albuquerque’s west side is as close as it comes to a guaranteed winner of more political clout. Because of rapid population growth during the past decade in the city’s sprawling areas west of the […]

Zias absorb two more LSC crossover setbacks

CNJ staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — It was another long day for the Eastern New Mexico University softball team on Sunday. The Zias couldn’t get out of the first inning in either game, losing to Southeastern Oklahoma 12-1 and the Northeastern State 6-1 to finish 0-5 in the three-day Lone Star Conference crossover tournament. Southeastern […]