Lansford wins mayor’s race (updated)

David Lansford wins Clovis mayoral election over incumbent Gayla Brumfield with 62.5 percent of vote — 2,914 to 1,718

New coach leads Hounds

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FNM correspondent: Joshua Lucero ENMU seniors Mitch Wolfe, foreground, and Alex Schultz warm up during Greyhounds baseball practice on Thursday afternoon at Greyhound Field. The Hounds, under first-year coach Chris Terry, open the season on Thursday in a three-day tournament at Odessa, Texas, hosted by Texas-Permian Basin. Dave Wagner PORTALES — Chris Terry realizes building […]

Clovis beats Hobbs 42-7

Freedom New Mexico HOBBS —After a slow start, Clovis beat Hobbs 42-7 Friday to win the District 4-5A title and earn an automatic berth in the state playoffs. Jonathan Johnson and Kamal Cass ran for touchdowns in the final five minutes of the second quarter to give Clovis a 14-0 halftime lead Johnson capped a […]

Top-ranked Storm beats Clovis 49-14

Cole Gautsche threw four touchdowns passes as top-ranked Cleveland beat Clovis 49-14 Friday at Leon Williams Stadium. Clovis (2-2) scored on Jonathan Johnson’s 6-yard run three minutes into the game and Kamal Cass’ 61-yard run in the final two minutes of the fourth. In between, the Storm (4-0) scored seven una TDs, including Romell Jordan’s […]

Clovis overcomes injuries, beats Eldorado (updated)

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico The Clovis Wildcats, beset by injuries to key seniors, relied on a pair of sophomores, a junior and a solid defense to take a 26-7 win over Eldorado Friday night. Junior Jonathan Johnson rushed 25 times for 186 yards and scored three touchdowns for the Wildcats (2-0), and sophomore […]

Big government leads to abuse of political funds

Freedom New Mexico The freedom to influence and support political candidates by contributing money in election campaigns is under attack. Many, including the Freedom New Mexico, are bothered, and should be, by the disproportionate influence of big money in political campaigns. The problem spans the political spectrum. But the solution isn’t to infringe on constitutional […]

Economic freedom leads to prosperity

Freedom New Mexico The 2011 “Index of Economic Freedom,” compiled by the conservative Heritage Foundation and the Wall Street Journal, contains some good news about much of the world, but disturbing news about the United States. The good news first. The global average for economic freedom inched up slightly from 59.4 to 59.7 during the […]

Cats beats Highland 35-14

Raymond Beachum scored three touchdowns and Clovis took advantage of fumble-prone Highland for a 35-14 win Saturday in a first-round game of the Class 5A state playoffs in Albuquerque. The 10th-seeded Wildcats (5-6) advance to play second-seeded and defending state champion La Cueva (9-1) in next week’s quarterfinals. The Wildcats broke the game open with […]

Carlsbad edges Clovis 14-13 in district showdown

Raymond Beachum scored on a 38-yard run with a little more than a minute left in the game, but Clovis missed the ensuing extra point and fell to Carlsbad 14-13 Friday in a showdown for the District 4-5A title. Brandon Mendoza threw a pair of touchdown passes in the first quarter to stake Carlsbad (7-3, […]

Midwestern State overpowers Hounds 44-17

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Greyhound sophomore Stefan Mills fights Midwestern State defensive back Wesley Nakwaasah on a screen pass down the sideline in the first quarter of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference crossover game at Greyhound Stadium. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — The Eastern New Mexico University football team is making […]

Angelo State nips Hounds in final minute

CNJ staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Senior quarterback Josh Neiswander threw his fifth touchdown pass of the game, a 9-yarder to Tristan Carter with 32 seconds left, and Angelo State outlasted Eastern New Mexico University 41-38 Saturday night in a Lone Star Conference crossover game. ENMU (1-1) erased a 14-point, second-quarter deficit, taking its first […]

Dora’s Clark leads tie-down roping after first round

Freedom New Mexico Gillette, Wyo. — Jessie Clark of Dora leads tie-down roping at the National High School Finals Rodeo after the first round. Clark’s time of 8.68 seconds Tuesday night gives him a half-second lead over the field 110 ropers in the weeklong event. “I made a good run on a calf that really […]

Song leads to cravings for steak

By Karl Terry: FNM columnist Ever get a song stuck in your head with no hope of shaking it? Lately for me it’s been the Zac Brown Band’s song “Chicken Fried.” You can’t miss the tune if you listen to a country music station longer than 15 minutes these days. “You know I like my […]

Hobson leads No. 12 New Mexico over Wyoming 83-61

By Tim Korte: The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico’s Steve Alford has 300 wins as a Division I coach. He’ll fight to make sure his Division III mark goes into the record book, too. Darington Hobson had 20 points and 10 rebounds for his ninth double-double of the season, Phillip McDonald scored 14 points […]

Trust in Christ leads to miracles

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local columnist In Luke 5 we find the story of the calling of the first apostles. To get a little space from the crowd, Jesus has turned Simon Peter’s fishing boat into a pulpit, pushed out from the shore, and taught the people from the boat. When Jesus finishes speaking, he […]

Clovis blanks Hobbs

HOBBS — Quran Wiggins and Travis Davis each ran for more than 100 yards and a touchdown and Clovis beat Hobbs 30-0 Friday to win the District 4-5A title. Kyler Brewer-Hill added an 80-yard TD pass to Shane Thompson as the Wildcats (8-2) won their fifth straight game The Wildcats’ first shutout of the season […]

Ticket feature: Pumpkin farm offers maze of hay, mountain of pumpkins

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Kenneth Davis’ Pumpkin Patch includes a hay bale maze, sea of pumpkins and a pumpkin mountain. The display is made up of 6,000 pumpkins. Freedom New Mexico Just north of Clovis, a hay bale maze leads past a pumpkin mountain on the way to a sea of pumpkins. Those are […]

Cats end two-game skid

Quran Wiggins rushed for 154 yards and three touchdowns and Raymond Beachum added 131 yards on the ground as Clovis beat Goddard 31-14 on Friday to end a two-game losing streak. Wiggins scored on a 70-yard run on the first play from scrimmage and Jordan Hill tossed a 4-yard scoring pass to Emory Sierra to […]

Overpass closure isolates businesses, residents

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Residents living and working south of the Hull Street Overpass said they feel somewhat isolated from the north side of Clovis since the overpass has been out. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer On the south side of Clovis, a road leads up to the former — and future — […]

April 5, 2009 On the shelves

Extreme Measures by Vince Flynn features the deadly and charismatic hero Mitch Rapp as he wages a counter-terrorism war against a new enemy with the help of a fellow soldier who is as dedicated and as lethal as they come. iPod and iTunes by Guy Hart-Davis shows how to download music, videos, photos, podcasts, calendars, […]