Engagements —

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Hight-Lee Chris and Katie Hammack of Socorro wish to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Kayla Leigh Hight of Las Cruces, formerly of Portales, to Garrett Shannon Lee of Las Cruces, formerly of Portales, son of Shannon and Tammy Lee of Portales. The couple will exchange vows Jan. 6, 2012, at the […]

Education digest — Nov. 10

Band takes third place The Clovis High School Marching Band claimed third place Saturday at the Tournament of Bands Marching Contest held at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. Clovis scored 85.35 points, just .05 points behind runnerup Onate and .3 points behind champion El Paso Coronado. In addition, the Wildcat Marching Band won […]

NMSU overwhelms Hounds

Freedom New Mexico LAS CRUCES — New Mexico State took no mercy Wednesday on a short-handed Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team, blowing out the Greyhounds 115-64 Wednesday in an exhibition game. Western Athletic Conference preseason player of the year Wendell McKines had 19 points and nine rebounds for the Aggies, who led 50-24 […]

Curry County Cats preview capsule

CNJ staff Las Cruces Kings (5-3) at Curry County Cats (6-2) • What: New Mexico Premier League first-round playoff game • When: 6:30 p.m. Saturday • Where: Leon Williams Stadium, Clovis • Of note: The Cats finished second and the Kings third in the Pecos Division of the NMPL. … Curry County hasn’t actually played […]

Press release: Clovis’ Van Soelen appointed to state commission

Albuquerque, NM (February 25, 2011) – The NM Commission on the Status of Women is pleased to announce the appointment of the following New Mexico residents to the Board of Commissioners: Agnes Maldonado, Chair (Albuquerque) Justine Fox Young, Vice Chair (Albuquerque) Dolores (Lori) Kitts (Flora Vista) Adolfo Alarid (Santa Fe) Gerald Gallegos (Ojo Caliente) Jennifer […]

Family: Hosting player like having another kid at home

Kevin Wilson With just a home field and a manager, and no logo or roster to speak of, the Clovis Pioneers are by and large still a mystery five months before the first pitch is scheduled at Bell Park. So too, were the Las Cruces Vaqueros when the White family caught a tryout. “We stopped […]

Press Release: Portales couple named Farm Family of the Year

LAS CRUCES — Chad and Rebecca Davis, owners of the Davis Blackwater Ranch near Portales, were recently named Farm Family of the Year by the New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau.

Aggies shoot 61 percent to roll past Hounds

CNJ staff LAS CRUCES — Junior forward Troy Gillenwater led five New Mexico State players in double figures with 18 points Monday night as the Aggies raced past Eastern New Mexico University 98-72 in the Greyhounds’ final preseason exhibition game. Junior guard Hernst Laroche went 8-for-10 from the field and finished with 17 points for […]

Engagements —

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Johnson- Lacewell Karlee Jo Johnson and Windsor William Lacewell III, both of Las Cruces, will be married Nov. 26, 2010, in Ruidoso. The bride-elect is the daughter of Brett and Ginger Johnson of Clovis. The prospective groom is the son of Link and Jody Lacewell of Santa Fe. They are both students at New Mexico […]

Preseason prep coaches polls

New Mexico High School Coaches AssociationFootballPreseasonClass 5A1. La Cueva2. Mayfield3. Las Cruces4. Clovis5. Manzano6. Eldorado7. Rio Rancho8. Sandia9. Rio Rancho Cleveland10. Cibola Class 4A1. Belen2. Goddard3. Aztec4. Artesia5. St. Pius X6. Farmington7. Valencia8. Moriarty9. (tie) Del Norte9. (tie) Kirtland Central Class 3A1. Lovington2. Raton3. St. Michael’s4. Socorro5. Silver City6. Portales7. Hatch Valley8. Albuquerque9. Hot Springs10. […]

Zias pick up power forward from Las Cruces High

Freedom New Mexico Las Cruces High forward Jade Brown has signed a letter-of-intent to play basketball for Eastern New Mexico University next season. The 5-foot-9 Brown was a three-time district selection, averaging 14.1 points per game on 57 percent shooting as a senior. She is a McDonald’s All-American nominee and a South representative in this […]

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 […]

2-5 Legislative tidbits

The Santa Fe New Mexican Days remaining in session: 13 Drop-out rate A memorial (HM 46) by Rep. Jeff Steinborn, D-Las Cruces, would require the Public Education Department to examine whether there’s a correlation between 4th and 8th grade reading and math proficiencies and high school drop-out rates. “For many years there has been a […]

CHS robotics group competing at Las Cruces

Freedom New Mexico The Clovis High School GEAR-UP program’s robotics group is heading to competition in Las Cruces today. The group has put together a robot and is competing against other high school’s from across the state. The competition is being broadcast live at www.LCPS.tv. Rounds are at 10 a.m., 10:40 a.m., 11:40 a.m. and […]

10-4 Weddings

Widner/Tatum Lauren Widner of Las Cruces and Tyler Tatum of Las Cruces were joined in marriage June 12, 2009, at The Rose Garden in Clovis. The Rev. Danny Sanders performed the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Jamie and Robin Widner of Melrose. She is the granddaughter of Carl and Jackie Roberts […]

Roosevelt County infant dead as result of H1N1

Guide to swine flu

Freedom New Mexico A Roosevelt County infant girl has died of the H1N1 flu, according to a news release from the state Department of Health. Late Thursday night, the department reported the death of the baby and a 5-year-old girl from Sandoval County. According to the release, neither child had a chronic medical condition. No […]

Chavez qualifies for U.S. Amateur

CNJ staff LAS CRUCES — Clovis’ Guillermo Chavez qualified for the U.S. Amateur after finishing as medalist at Tuesday’s qualifier at New Mexico State University. Chavez, a 2005 Clovis High graduate, shot an 8-under-par 136 in the two-day tournament. The U.S. Amateur is Aug. 24-30 at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla.

Clovis mother charged after cocaine found in baby

Dona Ana authorities are holding a 37-year-old Clovis woman after her 10-month-old boy tested positive for cocaine. Las Cruces police say Cecelia Lynn Aranda was charged with one count of negligent child abuse Friday and is being held at the Dona Ana County Detention Center with a cash-only bond of $15,000. Police and the New […]

Press release: NMSU golfers seeded 12th in regional

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The National Collegiate Athletics Association announced Monday that the New Mexico State men’s golf team will be the No. 12 seed and play in the NCAA Regional tournament at the University of Texas Golf Club in Austin, Texas, May 14-16.

Jan. 11, 2009 Weddings

Lockwood-Aucutt Lynn Smith Lockwood of Granbury and Bobby G. Aucutt of Clovis were joined in marriage Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008, at Inn of the Arts in Las Cruces. The Rev. Jerry Lunsdeen performed the religious ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Alvy and Edith Smith of Las Cruces and formerly of Clovis. The bridegroom […]