Highlands pulls away late to beat Hounds in opener

LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Junior quarterback Taylor Genuser threw for 287 yards and four touchdowns and New Mexico Highlands pulled away with three touchdowns in the final 8 1/2 minutes to beat Eastern New Mexico University 42-14 on Saturday night in the season opener for both teams. Highlands failed to score on its first six […]

Zias win twice on Saturday at WT meet

LAEI, Hawaii — Junior midfielder Brittany Evans pushed in a goal in the 77th minute Saturday and BYU-Hawaii slipped past Eastern New Mexico University 1-0 in the Seasiders' season opener. For the Zias (0-2), it was the second game in their trip to Hawaii. ENMU outshot the Seasiders on goal 5-2, but was blanked for […]

Let me tell you a story …

Clovis football coach Eric Roanhaus picked up his 311th career win Friday. The 55-0 win over Santa Fe Capital put him in first place for career prep coaching victories in the state. With Clovis' 55-0 victory over Santa Fe Capital Friday, longtime Wildcat coach Eric Roanhaus passed Jim Bradley to become New Mexico's winningest prep […]

Sunland honored in top NM businesses listing

Courtesy photo: Albuquerque Journal Sunland Peanuts Inc. of Portales was chosen as one of the top 100 privately-owned businesses in New Mexico by Albuquerque businesses. Sunland Peanuts Inc. of Portales was recognized as one of the top 100 privately-owned businesses in New Mexico this week at a luncheon in Albuquerque. The New Mexico Private 100 […]

Checker ready to help Clovis twist

Ernest Evans did a private recording for "American Bandstand," where he covered a Fats Domino song. He got asked for his performing name, one joking comment led to another and Chubby Checker was born. It's been more than half a century since the 18-year-old delivered his version of Hank Ballard's "The Twist," and it's still […]

Politics, pageantry just don’t mix

Miss Ruidoso, who became Miss New Mexico, who will represent our state in the Miss America Pageant, never lived in Ruidoso, likely never will. With that out of the way, let's sort this all out. Carol Henry, executive director of the Miss New Mexico Pageant, is "boiling mad," as she puts it, at the Albuquerque […]

Making return to campaign trail

Now that Willie Nelson and I have returned from tending his "garden party" in a South Texas forest, we are resuming our Green Tea Party candidacy. We lost track of time while my cousin, Chef Juandel, whipped up special treats from my running mate's garden. My other cousins, The Anglo Mariachi Cowboy and Bootlegger Sloan, […]

Editorial: ‘Cats’ success on gridiron a team effort

Last week's sports spotlight was on Clovis High School football coach Eric Roanhaus as he became New Mexico's all-time winningest football coach. But as he's mentioned — about 500 times — he really doesn't want the attention. And as he's mentioned — another 500 times — he didn't reach this milestone alone. So while we […]

Community Calendar – Sept. 2

Senior Activities Center Bingo — 1 p.m. Thursdays, 908 Hickory. Information: 762-3631 Baxter-Curren Jam Session — 6:30 p.m. first, second and third Tuesdays, 908 Hickory. Music instrument playing. Information: 762-3631 Baxter-Curren Music Sessions — 6 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays each month, 908 Hickory. Music singing and playing. Information: 762-3631 Circle Eight Squares — 7 […]

Court Dispositions – Sept. 2

Recent cases in Curry County District Court, according to court records. Visit www.nmcourts.gov for more information on these cases. Case number D-905-CR-201200021. Jesus Gaytan, born 1967, pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property and habitual offender. Charge dismissed by judge was possession of drug paraphernalia. Sentenced to two and a half years jail-one and a half […]