Mitt Romney’s momentum unstoppable

Mitt Romney is two for two in the 2012 Republican presidential nominating process. On Tuesday, as expected, Romney, a former governor of Massachusetts and co-founder of the Bain Capital asset-management and venture-capital firm, bested five challengers in New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary balloting. Romney’s glide to victory in the Granite State, although predictable, was an important […]

Santorum leaves Iowa carrying momentum

Freedom New Mexico Iowa’s first-in-the-nation voting did what it was supposed to do for the Republican presidential primary: narrow the field and create front-runners for the nomination. Even though he finished in second place, Rick Santorum, the former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania, was the big story of the evening and heading into the first state […]

Measure on deep water wells gains momentum

By Staci Matlock:The New Mexican Rep. Mimi Stewart’s bill to give the state engineer authority over brackish water in deep wells sailed through its second committee hearing Monday, winning unanimous approval. The House Energy and Natural Resources Committee saw fit to add a clause calling the need for the legislation an “emergency” after six private […]

Des Moines holds off Grady’s bid

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer GRADY — A momentum swing late in the second quarter was all Des Moines needed. The Lady Demons put together a 10-2 run in the final two minutes of the half, highlighted by sophomore Caitlin McGlaun’s trio of 3-pointers, and went on to beat Grady 46-43 on Friday in […]

Momentum a monumental deception

By Steve Chapman: Syndicated columnist Once you read the first sentence of this column, its momentum will carry you from paragraph to paragraph until a few minutes from now, you arrive, blissfully enlightened, at the final word. No, you say? You may stop reading right now, or halfway through? Well, that’s a shame. But it […]

Zias edge Rambelles in Game 5

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ENMU outside hitters Vanessa Wilcox, left, and Jessie Macknicki rise to try to block a kill attempt from Angelo State senior Amber Smith during Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball match. (CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Even though Eastern New Mexico University’s Lone Star Conference South Division […]

Lady Cats split against Artesia

CNJ staff ARTESIA — The Clovis Lady Cats went into the second game of Tuesday’s doubleheader looking for a sweep. After the first inning, they were just trying to make it to the end. The Lady Cats shut out Artesia 4-0, then were mercy-ruled 12-2 in the second game. Rachelle Urban struck out four and […]

SFS roadblocks opponent’s win

Airman Thomas Trower After a calm and steady first half, one of Tuesday’s games ran into overtime and ended in a bang. SFS lost their first-half momentum, allowing CMS to catch up and force the game into overtime. After a significant amount of persistence, however, SFS was able to regain a seven-point lead and win […]

Rested Elida ousts Lady Buffs

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers ELIDA — Momentum from two playoff wins helped Melrose earn nine of Thursday’s first 10 points. Rest and homecourt advantage helped Elida claim 74 of the next 106. Elida recovered from a 9-1 deficit in the first game and had little problem after that in claiming a 25-21, 25-17, 25-13 […]

Chamber celebrates recent economic growth in area

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer The annual Chamber Banquet held Friday night at The Landing on Cannon Air Force Base was full of awards, slide shows and even a song by 12 former Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce presidents. The “Celebrating the Momentum” banquet was attended by legislators, city and county commissioners, law enforcement […]

Banquet to celebrate momentum

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Past presidents of the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce will be honored at this year’s annual banquet set for Friday night at the Landing on Cannon Air Force Base. The event will open at 6:30 p.m. with a past presidents’ reception to honor those who laid the foundation for […]

Lady Cats fall in opener

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Clovis sophomore Britni Montague, left, and senior Laura Wood attempt to block a shot during Tuesday’s match against Frenship at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Dave Wagner With an almost all-new team, Clovis High opened its volleyball season on Tuesday night against a Texas opponent with nine matches already under its […]