Floyd man arrested for child solicitation

CNJ staff A 27-year-old Floyd man who arranged to have sex with an underage girl for sex was arrested in Thursday in Clovis by Curry County Sheriff’s Office deputies, according to a press release. Brice Griffith is charged with child solicitation by electronic device, a third-degree felony. According to the release, Griffith: • entered an […]

Dora, Floyd graduations upcoming

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Dora and Floyd high schools are holding their graduations this weekend. Floyd holds its graduation at 1:45 p.m. today at the school. Don ‘Doc’ Elder, professor of history at Eastern New Mexico University, is commencement speaker. There will be 18 students graduating at Floyd. Kenya Brook Reed is valedictorian […]

Floyd cheerleaders take first in 1A, Texico second in 2A

Floyd claimed top honors in the state spirit competition, held this weekend at The Pit in Albuquerque. FHS claimed 669 points over the two-day period,

Floyd Jamboree starts Thursday

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Courtesy photo The Foley Sisters, made up of Courtney, Hillary and Jordan Foley, a three-piece bluegrass band, are among performers in the 2007 Floyd Country Jamboree, which starts Thursday. By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom New MexicoNot even a tornado could keep people away from the annual Floyd Country Jamboree last yea Not even a tornado could […]

Floyd High gridders teach lesson for all: Just keep playing

By Freedom New Mexico Coach Rafael Roybal was not oozing confidence when his Floyd High School football team traveled to Roswell to play two-time defending state-champion Gateway Christian on Saturday. When the teams played in September at Floyd, Gateway Christian won 62-0. Roybal knew his team had improved since then, rebounding to record its first […]

10-26 High school football scores

Portales 60, NMMI 0 Texico 42, Tucumcari 6 Ft. Sumner 55, Questa 0 Floyd 47, Logan 16 Melrose 53, Clovis Christian 12 Nazareth 20, Bovina 7 Sudan 35, Farwell 20

Saturday area prep district track

CNJ staff Saturday District 6-2A At Santa Rosa Boys Team standings: 1. Texico 142 1/2; 2. Santa Rosa 122; 3. Tucumcari 99 1/2; 4. Clayton 58. High point individual: Mario Posada, Texico 26 1/2. Texico results Field events High jump: 2. Ryan Morgan 5-2; 3. Dillon Crawford 5-2. Long jump: 1. Justin Garrison 19-3; 3. […]

Floyd jamboree celebrates 57 years

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Courtney Foley, left, and Hillary Foley of Portales tune their instruments prior to hitting the stage during rehearsal for the Floyd Lions Club Jamboree. By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Soon the sounds of fiddles, guitars, drums and singing will fill the air in Floyd as the 57th annual Floyd Lions Club Jamboree gets under way […]

Fort Sumner, Elida advance

CNJ staff ELIDA — Melrose tried to slow down Elida in Tuesday’s District 3-1A boys game, but the Tigers were more than equal to the task. Elida (22-4), seeded second in the tournament, held the Buffaloes to two first-half points and cruised to a 55-23 victory to advance to a 6 p.m. semifinal game at […]

Lady Buffs, Vixens set to meet again

CNJ staff Fort Sumner and Melrose will get a quick rematch of Friday’s double-overtime thriller, only this time the stakes will be a little higher. Fort Sumner held off Floyd 34-31 while Melrose cruised past Dora 49-15 on Monday in District 3-1A girls tournament openers, each on the winner’s home floor. Wednesday night, the third-seeded […]

Jan. 25, 1941

Haynes Motors & Co. at 112 E. Grand advertised the “Best Buick Yet,” with prices beginning at $935 for the business coupe. … Clovis Golf Club members were trying to understand why membership was low despite the Hillcrest Park course being “the best course in the state on which to play,” the Clovis News-Journal reported. […]

Elida girls hold off Floyd

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers FLOYD — Floyd girls basketball coach Cody May said his Lady Broncos just dug themselves too deep a hole to crawl out of Friday night against Elida, and not even a late rally could save them. But they sure tried. The Floyd girls outscored Elida 24-12 in the fourth period, […]

Floyd staves off Grady

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Floyd’s Blair Jaramillo, left, loses the control of the ball to Grady’s Katarina Grau during Tuesday’s first-round game of the EPAC tournament at Texico High. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent TEXICO — A steal with almost six minutes to play usually isn’t considered a game-sealer. But, in a matchup of young […]

Eagles soar into 8-man playoffs

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers FLOYD — The Clovis Christian Eagles soared in a 70-12 rout of the Floyd Broncos on Saturday, and punched their ticket to the New Mexico 8-man football playoffs in the process. The Eagles earned the No. 8 seed, and will face top-seeded Gateway Christian next weekend in Roswell. “We executed […]

Adams, Estherline D.

Estherline Dutton Adams, 90, of Portales died Monday, June 5, 2006, at her home. She was born July 11, 1915, to Dena and P.E. Dutton in Burkburnett, Texas. Shortly after graduating from Burkburnett High School, she moved to Portales. She attended Eastern New Mexico University, West Texas Teacher’s College in Canyon, Texas, Texas Tech University […]

Fire near Floyd burns about 4,500 acres

CNJ staff A fire started by lightning Friday burned approximately 4,500 acres of grassland about 16 miles east west of Floyd, according to Floyd Fire Chief Leland Terry. Terry reported no injuries or structure damage from the fire, which started about 2:30 p.m. “With the hot and dry conditions and the lightning, this has been […]

Busy Floyd standout helps teams win

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — Is Floyd’s Brad Lee a southerner or a northerner? Over the weekend, he was both — and a winner every time. Lee was on the North squad at the six-man football North-South all-star game in Ruidoso on Friday night (see page 2B). The North won that clash as […]

Lancaster, Jack

Jack Lancaster, 82, of Clovis died Friday, May 19, 2006, at his home. Born June 2, 1923, in Georgina, Ala., to M.L. and Eva Maston Lancaster, he worked in the shipyards in Mobile, Ala., from 1939 to December 1942. He served in the U.S. Air Force, and was stationed in Clovis before serving in Europe […]

Air Force: Range fire caused by air training munitions

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer There is no vegetation to hold the dusty land in place after a fire burned about 27,000 acres of rangeland in southeastern New Mexico. A heavy coat of dirt sticks to the windows and covers the floors of Jeff Essary’s home. Reminders of the fire that devoured more than […]

Buffs’ Rush sets state mark

Melrose’s Cedar Rush leads during the first lap of the 800 meters. Rush won the event in a record time of 1:58.53. (De Baca County News: Scott Stinnett) Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Melrose senior Cedar Rush normally doesn’t run the 800. On Friday, he ran it and he ran it well. Rush won the 800 […]