Press release: Alamogordo attorney convicted

Alamogordo, NM — Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced that Alamogordo attorney and most recent Otero County Bar Association President Raymond Van Arnam, age 60, was convicted and sentenced late (Tuesday) afternoon in Otero Magistrate Court for kicking in the back door of his civil client’s estranged husband’s house, loading up and hauling away […]

Desperation pass lifts Cats to 20-19 win

Freedom New Mexico Eddie Trevizo caught a tipped pass in the end zone with about a minute left and Clovis escaped Alamogordo on Friday with a 20-19 win in the season-opener for both teams. It was the Wildcats’ 14th straight win over Alamogordo. Alamogordo sophomore Tyler Schmard threw three touchdown passes, including to in the […]

Curry County Cats play at home on Sunday

CNJ staff The Curry County Cats will host the Roswell Rhinos in a 2 p.m. kickoff on Sunday at Leon Williams Stadium. The Cats improved to 4-0 last weekend with a 34-13 win over the Alamogordo Desert Dawgs, their second consecutive road triumph after winning their first two games at home.

Curry County Cats improve to 4-0

CNJ staff ALAMOGORDO — The Curry County Cats left little doubt early on in their fourth win of the season. The visiting Cats opened with 28 unanswered points in a 34-13 win on Saturday over the Alamogordo Desert Dawgs. Quin Culiver threw for a pair of touchdowns after the Cats opened the scoring with first-quarter […]

Prep football scoreboard — Aug. 27

Clovis 40, Alamogordo 0 Las Vegas Robertson 41, Portales 6 Texico 14, Dexter 0 Fort Sumner 32, New Mexico Military 17 Melrose 50, Logan 36 Clovis Christian 47, Dora 0 Springer 46, Floyd 20 Texas Farwell 51, Morton 6 Bovina 54, Hale Center 6 Muleshoe 27, Shallowater 13

Alamogordo vying for Ruidoso track

The Associated Press ALAMOGORDO — Alamogordo city commissioners have asked the staff of the southern New Mexico community to put together an incentive package to lure Ruidoso Downs horse racing to Alamogordo if the track’s owner decides to relocate. Clovis is competing for the track, and Ruidoso Downs officials have discussed the possibility of moving […]

Clovis beats Alamo 27-14

CNJ staff ALAMOGORDO — Junior Quran Wiggins ran for three touchdowns in his varsity debut to lead Clovis to a 27-14 win over Alamogordo on Friday in the season opener for both teams. Wiggins scored on runs of 37, 1 and 7 yards. Alamo took a 7-6 lead on a 55-yard halfback pass from Dwaundle […]

Friday’s prep football scoreboard

Class 5A Clovis 27, Alamogordo 14 Class 3A Portales 42, Robertson 41 Class 2A Texico 33, Dexter 13 Class 1A Fort Sumner 38, New Mexico Military 7 8-man Melrose 56, Magdalena 6 Clovis Christian 46, Gateway Christian 12 Taum 44 Floyd 16 6-man Dora 41, Elida 32 San Jon 55, House 25 Texas Class 1A […]

April 19, 2009 Wedding

Thompson Joy Widener of Portales and Michael Thompson of Clovis were joined in marriage at 2 p.m. April, 11, 2009. The Rev. Kelly Fulfer performed the wedding ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Ed and Carol Widener of Alamogordo. She is the granddaughter of Ila Fay and the late Glenn Widener of Portales; B-Etta […]

June 22, 2008 Reunions

Porter Friends and schoolmates from the Porter school and community are invited to attend a reunion at 9 a.m. Aug. 30 at the San Jon Community Center. Registration is $12 per person. A lunch is included. A dance will be held at 7 p.m., admission is $5 per person. Music will be provided by Monte […]

CHS TRACK: Lady Cats notch title at Alamo qualifier

CNJ staff ALAMOGORDO — Clovis High and Rio Rancho may be setting up a showdown for the Class 5A girls state track title. The defending 5A champion Lady Wildcats beat Rio Rancho for the first time this season on Friday, finishing with 112 points to 103 for the Rams in the Alamogordo qualifier meet. And […]

Clovis looks for redemption

CNJ staff Last season, Roswell had a strong team, beating both Clovis High and Hobbs twice. Alamogordo also dropped the Cats in their one meeting last year. Clovis High coach J.D. Isler said the Wildcats remember those losses and look forward to repaying Roswell and Alamogordo. The Cats (6-0) square off with the Coyotes at […]

Anniversaries 7/30

Hunt Coy and Gail Hunt of Alamogordo will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary Saturday at Melrose City Park in Melrose. The celebration will be hosted by Russell and Sandra Wheeler and Keith and Judy Corbin. The couple were married Aug. 15, 1966, at the home of Jim and Billie Robberson in McAlister. They have two […]

Day Trip: Sumner Lake

Families looking to cool off in the water or just relax and have fun can find the opportunity by visiting Sumner Lake State Park for a day or to camp overnight. With a lake that spans 4,500 acres, the 6,700-acre state park just west of Fort Sumner offers activities to enjoy on the water, while […]

Artist captures chimps in ink

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer With millions of tiny ink dots, some smaller than a speck of sand, Valerie Romano pays homage to mankind’s closest living relative — chimpanzees. The former Clovis Community College and Eastern New Mexico University instructor stumbled upon her greatest artistic inspiration late in life. She was 45 years old […]

CHS SPEED READS: Lady Cats win track meet

CNJ staff Lady Wildcats win third straight meet ALAMOGORDO — Kim Perkins swept the 100- and 300-meter hurdles and added another win in the triple jump, helping Clovis to the team title Friday at the Alamogordo Qualifier. Caitlin Waters (800 meters), Lorena Garza (discus) and Vanessa O’Neal (long jump) aslo notched first place finishes as […]

Fletcher Jr, William “Bill”

William James “Bill” Fletcher Jr., 58, a longtime Alamogordo resident, died Friday, March 31, 2006 in Sanford, Fla.  Born May 14, 1947, in Beyonne, N. J., he grew up in Puerto Rico. His 22-year service in the U.S. Air Force included a tour of duty during the Vietnam War. In 1989, he retired as a […]

Wallace, Billy

Billy R. Wallace, 75, of Alamogordo, died Sunday, March 12, 2006. Born Aug. 15, 1930, in Fort Sumner to Ross and Ruby Wallace, he was the hospital plant manager at Holloman Air Force Base before his retirement in 1985. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, secretary of the Alamogordo Bowling Association and […]

ENMU adds signees in soccer

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer coach Carlos Elizondo has announced the signing of seven players to national letters-of-intent for next year, while women’s coach Travis McCorkle has added four players to the five already announced earlier. For the men, all the signees are freshmen. They include defender Dustin Flores of […]

Myers, Edward

Edward Leon Myers, 63, of Clovis died Monday, Nov. 14, 2005, at his home in Clovis. He was born Aug. 28, 1942, to Maynard and Mildred Harker Myers in Boone, Iowa. He married Paula Shaw in Boxholm, Iowa. Sept. 10, 1960. He was a high-voltage electrician for Iowa Electric and PNM. He was preceded in […]