Legislators talk with business leaders

By Bob Quick: The Santa Fe New Mexican With a budget deficit of more than half a billion dollars looming over the state, there’s a need to “keep an eye on what’s happening” in Santa Fe during this legislative session, Lt. Gov. Diane Denish told a Tuesday morning gathering of business leaders from around New […]

Kingsville pulls away in second half

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks ENMU’s Til-Lois Fifer drives past Texas A&M University-Kingville’s Tammi Mitchell during Wednesday’s night game at Greyhound Arena. Fifer led the Zias with 18 points and eight rebounds. By Dave Wagner: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — Texas A&M-Kingsville women’s basketball coach Scott Hyland says the Javelinas are a second-half team. They […]

Cardinals headed to Super Bowl

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — That’s not a mirage rising out of the desert, folks. It’s the Arizona Cardinals soaring to their first Super Bowl. Yes, the Cardinals, founding members of the NFL, but historically among the most dysfunctional of franchises, finally have joined the big boys. Capitalizing on Larry Fitzgerald’s three first-half touchdown receptions, then […]

Jail escapee sentenced

CNJ staff The first of eight Aug. 24 jail escapees caught by police is getting another two and a half years behind bars, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office. Victor Apodaca, 40, pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of escape from custody and was sentenced as a habitual offender. Apodaca was […]

Eldorado eliminates Clovis

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Eldorado held off Clovis 10-7 in Saturday’s Class 5A state semifinal game at Wilson Stadium. Arvin Day connected with Orrin Sears for a 14-yard touchdown pass and Jason Day added a 25-yard field goal to give Eldorado 10-0 halftime lead. Scott McMath scored on a 2-yard run midway through the third […]

Casting your vote only half of work

Freedom New Mexico We get up early, take time off work or set out after we’ve punched the clock. We stand in line. Soon after that — depending on the line, of course — the big moment arrives. But getting to the voting booth is only half the story. Once we’re there, things truly get […]

Oct. 28 Letters to the Editor

Barnes can deal with local issues For the past year and a half I have encouraged my friend and neighbor, Paul D.Barnes, to seek the District 5 Curry County Commission seat. He has served Curry County as a past commissioner with 10 years of experience; he was the Commission’s chairman for five years. He has […]

Men can’t seem to pick and choose

My father-in-law and my husband bought a hundred head of cows one year. It was a partnership deal, but when we unloaded them at the ranch they decided to split them fifty-fifty and each partner put his own brand on his half. It was early spring, so some of the cows had babies, others were […]

First-half goals lift Dixie State past Zias

CNJ staff BILLINGS, Mont. — Dixie State junior midfielder Mikala Wilkes scored two goals about five minutes apart midway through the first half and the Rebels went on to a 3-1 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in Montana State-Billing’s MSUB Cup women’s soccer event. ENMU (0-2), which lost to Fort Lewis 1-0 on Thursday, […]

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 […]