Clovis beats Rio Rancho 28-7

The Clovis Wildcats rushed and defended their way to ending a three-game skid, dominating visiting Rio Rancho 28-7 at Leon Williams Stadium. Quran Wiggins rushed 21 times for 222 yards and all four touchdowns for Clovis (2-3), which otherwise did it with defense. The visiting Rams (1-4) were held to 148 yards on the night, […]

Politicians present seedy showdowns

By Ned Cantwell: State columnist Political junkies anticipate October of election year with the same fervor a Cowboy nut paints his face blue when Dallas makes it to the Super Bowl. Political nastiness is endemic to the nation, but it doesn’t get much better than the eye gouging and ankle kicking of New Mexico politics […]

Shame not enough to change D.C. culture

By Mona Charen: Syndicated Columnist “We should not subject young men and women to this kind of activity, this kind of vulnerability.” So said Illinois Congressman Ray LaHood, who is recommending that the congressional page program be suspended at least temporarily. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, you cannot trust members of the United States Congress with […]

Foley e-mails prime example of excess power

By Freedom Newspapers The media and the blogosphere are brimming with comments on the sad story of Mark Foley, the Florida Republican who resigned from Congress after ABC News made public some of the suggestive — and well beyond suggestive — e-mails and text messages he had exchanged with young male congressional pages. Did the […]

Gas tax repeal good first step for New Mexico

By Ned Cantwell About every third day some well-intentioned soul sends me an e-mail forward, the intent of which is to suggest I should be thankful it costs only $67.87 to fill up my small pickup. Well, I am not grateful, so stick that in your tank. The idea, I think, is to remind me […]

Another unbelievable Roswell incident

By Ned Cantwell: State columnist Pardon me if excitement is just oozing out of the column this week. It’s because I have become affiliated with this new ad agency in Ruidoso and we are planning a Grand Opening. It will be something. Bands, balloons, hot dogs, clowns walking on stilts, F-16 military jets thundering through […]

Childers, Joel

Joel Childers Services: Have been held. Joel Childers, 72, of Foley, Ala., died Friday, July 15, 2005. He was born on Aug. 11, 1932, in Kentucky, to Laura and Clint Childers. He was a concrete contractor in the Foley area for 20 years. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Thelma Deaton; […]

Former ENMU student gets jail time

COPS AND COURTS District Judge Joe Parker on Friday sentenced a former Eastern New Mexico University student to 19 months in the state Department of Corrections for violating probation, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office. Tiffany Rodgers, 21, was originally ordered to serve six months in jail before being released to […]

Former ENMU student back in jail

Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers A former Eastern New Mexico University student, convicted of vehicular homicide last year, was back in court on Wednesday. This time, Tiffany Rodgers is accused of violating terms of her probation. Rodgers, 21, was convicted last summer in connection with the death of 15-year-old Matt Foley. She was sentenced to six […]

Expansion of state’s sex offender laws squelched

Staff and wire reports House Democrats have squelched Republican attempts to get an expansion of the state’s sex offender registration law on the special session calendar. A House committee ruled Tuesday that toughening the state’s so-called Megan’s Law could not be considered in the session. Then, by a 35-28 vote on the House floor, Democrats […]

Rodgers given jail sentence, house arrest

By Mike Linn Tiffany Rodgers, charged with vehicular homicide in the death of a 15-year-old boy, buried her head on her sister’s shoulder Tuesday, her face swollen and red with tears. It was only 25 minutes later that Rodgers, who pleaded no contest to the February 2002 crime that left Matthew Foley dead, received District […]