Area’s first baby also family’s first girl

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Alex and Anna Barraz welcomed their first daughter Yvette Barraz into the world at 3:50 a.m. Saturday, making her the first baby born in Clovis in 2011. Liliana Castillo The first baby born in Clovis in 2011 was Clovis residents Alex and Anna Barraz’ first daughter. Yvette Barraz was born […]

Weather could drench festivities

Clarence Plank Roosevelt and Curry counties, along with much of eastern New Mexico, could get drenched during the Fourth of July holiday, courtesy of a hurricane hundreds of miles to the south. Local emergency management leaders are also warning of possible flash flooding. Two to 4 inches of rain are being forecast and experts say […]

Zias’ Mayo Otis named to ESPN the Magazine squad

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University senior Alex Mayo Otis was selected to the third team of ESPN the Magazine’s Academic All-American squad. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must maintain a grade point average of 3.3 or higher, play in at least of the team’s contests and been on the team […]

ENMU women’s soccer signee profiles

CNJ staff Profiles supplied by the Eastern New Mexico University sports information department of the four recruits the Zias recently signed to national letters of intent: Gerilyn Armijo, 5-2 MF/DLas Cruces H.S., Mesilla Park, N.M.Lettered four years in soccer for coach Alex Reyes at Las Cruces… a member of the New Mexico 5A High School […]

Banned drugs provide great medical benefit

Freedom New Mexico Baseball player Alex Rodriguez finally came clean Monday, admitting he took performance-enhancing drugs from 2001-2003 while he played with the Texas Rangers. The admission follows a Sports Illustrated report that Rodriguez was one of 104 players who tested positive for such drugs in a 2003 survey. It’s important to note that at […]

Clovis man receives sentencing

CNJ staff A Clovis man was sentenced Wednesday to 25 years for two counts of kidnapping and five counts of criminal sexual penetration. The charges against Alex Montoya, 53, stem from a January report of rape to the Clovis Police Department, according to a release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. According to the […]

Couple’s main means of transportation stolen

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Alex Yuen said his bicycle didn’t just take him from home to work, it also gave a sense of freedom. A New York transplant, Yuen, 38, said he has never had the interest to learn how to drive a car. “I just like to ride just to ride, just […]

South wins again in 1A-2A volleyball

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — Two words can accurately describe the South’s performance in the Class 1A-2A All-Star Series: utter domination. Although the South only breezed through one game, it won for the 21st time in the 24 years of the series on Tuesday as Tularosa’s Sabrina Herrera put away 16 kills and […]

Racer sweeps Soap Box Derby

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Alex Collings, rear, races Kyra Bussen Saturday at the Clovis Rotary Club’s sixth annual Soap Box Derby. By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Each under 6 feet long, each weighing 230 pounds, car and driver pairs could be seen rolling down Sycamore Street Saturday morning and afternoon. At the end of […]

Urlacher success surprises former opponents

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers Brian Urlacher helped the Lovington Wildcats go undefeated and win the Class 3A state football title in his senior season. However, area players and coaches who faced Urlacher while he was at Lovington are mildly surprised he became an NFL superstar with the Chicago Bears. The five-time All-Pro middle linebacker […]