Former land commissioner returning to office

Freedom New Mexico Former Land Commissioner Ray Powell will be going back to the State Land Office. The seasoned Democrat edged out Republican challenger Matt Rush to take back his old job. Unofficial returns Tuesday night showed Powell with 52 percent of the vote to Rush’s 48 percent with 95 percent of precincts reporting. Rush […]

Kevin Duncan wins Republican probate judge slot

CNJ staff Kevin Duncan won the Republican slot for Curry County Probate Judge on Tuesday and will now finish his race unopposed. Incumbent Duncan edged Ribble Holloman with a 1,604-1,447 final count — a 5.14 percent lead. Duncan said he’s not sure what made the difference for him in the primary. “I knew it was […]

Zias edged on second-half goal

CNJ staff BILLINGS, Mont. — Sophomore midfielder Kourtney Hull scored in the 65th minute Thursday, lifting Fort Lewis to a season-opening 1-0 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in Montana State-Billings’ sixth annual MSUB Cup. In the second game of Thursday’s doubleheader, Dixie State rolled to a 4-0 win over the host Yellowjackets. Play continues […]

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 […]