Witness: 20-year-old admitted to slaying

Freedom New Mexico A witness told police 20-year-old Randall Jones admitted to beating a 33-year-old Tucumcari woman with a claw hammer, according to court documents released Tuesday. The documents — sworn affidavits filed by New Mexico State Police investigators — say Shirley Pacheco was found dead July 9, lying in a pool of blood next […]

Ticket feature: New Year’s Eve ranch rodeo coming to events center

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File photo Ranch rodeos include activities that take place on ranches such as branding, stray gathering, doctoring, trailer loading pictured above at the first Curry County Ranch Rodeo held May 29. Freedom New Mexico Hammer Down Rodeo Company is hosting the first New Year’s Eve Steven Watson Memorial Ranch Rodeo beginning 1 p.m. Dec. 31 […]

Tough morning for American hammer throwers

American hammer throwers had a tough morning in Beijing and none of the three advanced to the medal round at the U.S. Olympics.

Tucumcari hammer thrower fails to reach finals

U.S. Olympic hammer thrower Amber Campbell failed to qualify for the medal round late Sunday night in Beijing. Campbell, who lived in Tucumcari from 1983 to 1995, finished 21st among 50 competitors with a best throw of 67.86 meters during qualifying. The top 10 advanced to the medal round. Cuba’s Yipsi Moreno led all qualifiers […]

Editors’ Notebook: Hammer throw Aug. 18

Staff reports Opening ceremonies for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing are Friday but we’ll have to wait 10 days more to watch former Tucumcari resident Amber Campbell compete in the women’s hammer throw.

Olympian received start in Tucumcari

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Amber Campbell got her running start to the Olympics in Tucumcari. One of America’s elite athletes, Campbell, 27, will compete in Beijing in the women’s hammer throw event. The women’s hammer is a 4 kilogram (8.8 lbs) steel ball on a 4-foot long wire attached to a metal handle. […]

Local Olympian competes Aug. 18

Opening ceremonies for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing are Friday but we’ll have to wait 10 days more to watch former Tucumcari resident Amber Campbell compete in the women’s hammer throw.

Informed doctors should be judge of new drugs

By Freedom Newspapers One of the most wondrous things about our world is how a single drug or chemical often can speed healing or recovery of the human body in a variety of ways. A drug might be developed and marketed for one condition, headaches for example, but also happen to have the ability to […]

Instructor nails down national championship

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Frank Oborney demonstrates his technique for hammering in nails with both speed and accuracy Tuesday at Clovis Community College. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor Frank Oborny is worried a national championship and a brief appearance on ESPN’s top 10 plays of the day is going to send the wrong […]

Former Cat throwing hammer at ENMU

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Eastern New Mexico University sophomore and Clovis High grad Warren Nuckols is in his second year throwing the hammer. Photo by Kevin Wilson By Kevin Wilson PORTALES — Hammer throw is either … A) a carpenter’s act of frustration, B) what people do with a bad rap CD, or C) a little-known track and field […]