Weddings Nov. 6

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Boggs Autumn Wilkerson of Portales and Jesse Boggs of Deming were joined in marriage July 30, 2011, in Portales. The Rev. Mark Boggs performed the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Dwayne and Tammie Wilkerson of Portales. She is the granddaughter of Joann Hall of Roswell. The bridegroom is the son of […]

Roosevelt County edged in 10-11 finals

Freedom New Mexico DEMING — Albuquerque Eastdale captured the state 10-11 Little League championship Friday night, edging Roosevelt County 1-0. Roosevelt County forced a second championship game in the double-elimination tournament on Thursday night by posting a 10-7 victory over Eastdale. Portales made a determined run through the losers bracket after dropping its second game […]

Roosevelt County wins

CNJ staff DEMING — Payton Casey delivered a go-ahead, three-run triple in the top of the sixth as Roosevelt County rallied for five runs and a 10-7 victory over Albuquerque Eastdale in the first championship game of the state 10-11 Little League tournament Thursday night. The result forces the teams to play a second championship […]

CHS SOFTBALL: Lady Cats drop pair in Cruces tournament

CNJ staff LAS CRUCES — Clovis High’s softball team absorbed two losses on Friday in the 16-team Las Cruces Invitational. The Lady Wildcats (3-3) were beaten by Cibola 9-1 in the first round, then dropped a 12-10 decisiion to Deming in a consolation quarterfinal. Coach Brandi Thomas said errors plagued the Lady Cats in the […]

CHS BOYS BASKETBALL: Cats notch win over Jefferson

CNJ staff ARTESIA — The Clovis High boys have already avenged one of their losses from a year ago. Junior guard Jaden Isler led three Wildcats in double figures with 12 points and Clovis, playing its season opener, led virtually wire-to-wire Thursday in posting a 60-41 victory over El Paso Jefferson in the quarterfinals of […]

Cats move into finals of own invitational

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Clovis High junior Luis Esparza (12) battles New Mexico Military’s Elliot Girard (5) for the ball iduring the Wildcats’ 2-0 win over NMMI on Friday in the Clovis Invitational at CHS. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent At the start of the second half, the numbers on the scoreboard were getting […]

Lady Cats bounce back to win twice at Cruces

CNJ staff LAS CRUCES — After two rough outings on Friday, the Clovis High softball team bounced back for a pair of wins on Saturday in the Southern New Mexico Tournament. Clovis (6-3) outscored Gallup 15-10 in its first game on Saturay before knocking off Deming 10-2. The wins in the consolation bracket gave the […]

New Mexico state tournament scoreboard

The Associated Press Tuesday GIRLS Quarterfinals Class 5A Sandia 64, Highland 39 Mayfield 49, Rio Rancho 48 Clovis 55, La Cueva 38 Class 4A Aztec 48, Albuquerque Academy 47 Deming 66, Capital 49 Los Alamos 47, Roswell 44 St. Pius 48, Moriarty 33 Class 3A Socorro 51, Wingate 45 Portales 50, Thoreau 48 Santa Fe […]

Poor procedures waste tax dollars

By Ned Cantwell Here’s the main difference between government employment and private industry, as I see it: Let’s take a fictional company. We’ll call it Gadgets Inc. No, that’s boring. Let’s call it gadget.com. We’ll locate it in Deming because Deming needs some economic stimulation, its Duck Race not withstanding. So gadget.com is doing pretty […]

Hill, Betty Maye

Betty Maye Hill Services: Have been held. Betty Maye Hill, 61, of Deming, died Wednesday, April 13, 2005, at Mimbres Memorial Care and Rehabilitation Center in Deming. She was born on March 24, 1944, in Long Beach, Calif., to William R. and Ella Maye Stephen. She and her husband moved to Deming three years ago […]

Saturday’s state tournament results

The Associated Press Boys Class 4A Championship Deming 71, Capital 67 Class 3A Championship Bernalillo 53, Portales 43 Class 2A Championship Mora 73, Pecos 58 Class 1A Championship Temple Baptist 74, Animas 64 Girls Class A Championship Fort Sumner 46, Des Moines 42 Friday Girls Class 4A Championship Kirtland Central 65, Deming 50 Class 3A […]

State tournament scores

The Associated Press New Mexico state tournament Thursday GIRLS Class 5A Semifinals Mayfield 78, Sandia 65 Clovis 42, Rio Rancho 36 Class 4A Semifinals Deming 57, Roswell 46 Kirtland Central 54, St. Pius 45 Class 3A Semifinals Portales 39, Ruidoso 27 Class 2A Semifinals Ramah 60, Dulce 57 Class 1A Semifinals Fort Sumner 54, Grady […]

Black, Sonny L.

Sonny Lee Black Services:Have been held. Mr. Sonny Lee Black, 34, of Albuquerque, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005, at his home in Albuquerque. He was born on Sept. 5, 1970, in Stutgart, Germany, to Liddie and Tom Bill Black. He grew up in Deming and in 1989 he graduated from Deming High School. Following graduation […]

Man began 15 papers in New Mexico towns

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist Most old-timers and historians know about Arthur Curren being the father of Clovis newspapers in 1907. Not many know that Arthur’s father, James Edward Curren, established 15 newspapers in the territory of New Mexico, as well as others in Colorado and Texas. Jim Curren was a man of quick wit, […]

Ramirez, Patricia

Patricia Ramirez Services: Have been held. Patricia Ann Ramirez, 44, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Sept. 27, 1959, in San Jose, Calif., to Raphael Ramirez and Alicia Perez. She was a resident of Deming for more than 14 years before moving to Clovis […]