Friday’s prep football scoreboard — Sept. 16

Area Rio Rancho Cleveland 49, Clovis 14 Fort Sumner 44, McCurdy 16 Class 3A Portales 42, Raton 20 6-man Vaughn 41, Elida 0 Clovis Christian 60, New Mexico School for the Deaf 14 Texas Farwell 30, Tucumcari 15 Dimmitt 34, Bovina 33 New Mexico Albuquerque Academy 49, Bernalillo 3 Artesia 41, Deming 33 Aztec 63, […]

Frost: La Mesa injuction “desperate”

Thomas Garcia La Mesa Racetrack and Casino at Raton filed for an injunction to halt the application process for the state’s last racing license, a move that Quay County Gaming Authority officials are calling frivolous. “This is their last desperate effort to stop the application process,” said Warren Frost, executive director of the Quay County […]

Racing commission may open up racino license application

Quay County may be back in the running for a race track. The New Mexico Racing Commission announced Thursday that a license granted La Mesa Racetrack in Raton has expired and the commission plans to open up applications for the license to other interested communities across the state. The La Mesa license is last non-reservation […]

Prep football scoreboard, Sept. 17

Elida 46, Vaughn 18 San Jon 53, Dora 41 Raton 38, Portales 34 Cleveland 28, Clovis 17 Farwell 33, Tucumcari 10 Dimmitt 25, Bovina 18

Engagements — Aug. 22

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Bailey-Johnson Brittany Bailey and Justin Johnson, of Portales, will be married Sept. 4, 2010, in Pagosa Springs, Colo. The prospective bride is the daughter of Hank and Sheila Bailey of Broadview. The prospective groom is the son of Scott and Laura Johnson of Raton. The prospective bride works for Sunland Peanuts and graduated from Grady […]

Preseason prep coaches polls

New Mexico High School Coaches AssociationFootballPreseasonClass 5A1. La Cueva2. Mayfield3. Las Cruces4. Clovis5. Manzano6. Eldorado7. Rio Rancho8. Sandia9. Rio Rancho Cleveland10. Cibola Class 4A1. Belen2. Goddard3. Aztec4. Artesia5. St. Pius X6. Farmington7. Valencia8. Moriarty9. (tie) Del Norte9. (tie) Kirtland Central Class 3A1. Lovington2. Raton3. St. Michael’s4. Socorro5. Silver City6. Portales7. Hatch Valley8. Albuquerque9. Hot Springs10. […]

American ousted in 9-10-year-old state meet

CNJ staff RATON — The Clovis American All-Stars were eliminated from the double-elimination state 9-10-year-old Little League baseball tournament on Tuesday with an 11-4 loss to Silver City. Cole Rohrbach drove in a pair of runs with a double for American, while Paden McDermid and Nick Luvera each had run-scoring groundouts. The only District 3 […]

Gaming authority revokes Raton license

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Gaming Control Board has revoked a gaming license for La Mesa Racetrack and Casino at Raton, GCB Deputy Executive Director Greg Saunders said on Tuesday. “What this means for Quay County is we have another opportunity,” said Warren Frost, executive director of the Quay County Gaming […]

Raton off to the racino races

ALBUQUERQUE — The state Gaming Control Board has authorized a casino license for a proposed $50 million horse racing track in the northeastern New Mexico community of Raton. Canadian developer Michael Moldenhauer said construction should begin within the next two weeks. He will build on 225 acres near the former La Mesa Park racetrack, which […]

Tucumcari can refocus efforts on new project

Freedom New Mexico Tucumcari can only declare itself a winner this week, even though Raton was the chosen site for New Mexico’s last horse track and casino operation. The reason is the community, inside and outside the town boundaries, won’t abandon its efforts to rebuild its economic base. Many have said they will retool and […]

Raton gets racino nod

Freedom New Mexico Correspondent Though quite a bit of money was at stake in their bid to land a racetrack in eastern New Mexico, Tucumcari representatives were sportsmanlike Monday after getting the bad news. The New Mexico Racing Commission voted down the proposal from Coronado Park Partners, the group led by Albuquerque businessman Don Chalmers […]

Sept. 21, 2007 Prep Scores

Staff and wire reports Area Raton 28, Portales 13 Texico 55, McCurdy 0 Santa Rosa 19, Fort Sumner 0 Friona 41, Bovina 20 Idalou 21, Muleshoe 14 Morton 35, Farwell 6 Springer 20, Clovis Christian 16 Tucumcari 14, Chaparral 0 Logan 46, Dora 30 State Albuquerque Academy 31, Hagerman 7 Anthony, Texas 33, Lordsburg 0 […]

Valdez, Mary

Mary Ann Valdez, 63, of Portales, died Monday, April 3, 2006, at Baptist-St. Anthony’s Hospice in Amarillo. Born March 25, 1943, in Rock Springs, Wyo., to Luanna and Clay Benson, she lived in Utah as a child and moved to California as a teenager. She attended nursing school and became a registered nurse, which she […]

CHS tennis teams sweep Raton

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Clovis High sophomore Zach Witmyer returns the ball during his singles match against Raton’s Joey Roberts Tuesday at the high school courts. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) CNJ staff The Clovis High boys and girls tennis teams made short work of Raton on Tuesday in tennis duals at the CHS courts, the CHS boys winning […]

Elida teams split in semifinal clashes at Tucumcari

Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — The Elida Lady Tigers overcame a slow start against Class 3A Raton at the Route 66 Tournament Friday to take a 45-28 win and advanced to today’s 6 p.m. championship game in the Route 66 Holiday Tournament against host Tucumcari. “We kind of fell off tonight,” coach Dan Howard said. “There […]

Prep football: Raton ousts Rams

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Portales junior Kaleb Aguirre wraps up Raton RB Jacob Roper in the third quarter of Friday’s Class 3A first-round playoff game. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers RATON — Raton, which knocked Portales from the ranks of the undefeated in the third week of the season, knocked the Rams out of the […]

Rams looking to reverse early-season loss

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — There’s no question that the Portales Rams are going to be home next weekend. The question is whether or not they’ll be playing a football game or be done for the season. Due to playoff histories, third-seeded Las Vegas Robertson and 14th-seeded Shiprock owe Portales a game, guaranteeing […]

Raton remains undefeated with win against Rams

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Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson Portales junior Cruz Ontiveros is tackeld by Raon defensive back Lance Trujillo on a second-quarter run in Friday’s game at Greyhound Stadium. Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — Raton had the start no team would dare dream about — one offensive play and a 14-point lead. But it was no […]

Baird, Peggy

Peggy Baird Services: Have been held. Peggy J. Baird, 78, of Raton, died Wednesday, May 4, 2005. She was born Oct. 23, 1926, in Mount Dora, to Lloyd Joseph and Grace G. Taylor Wilkins. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Richard Gordon Baird. Survivors include a daughter, Donne Hilliard (and […]

Gallegos, Fidelia

Fidelia Gallegos Services: Have been held. Fidelia Garcia Gallegos, 92, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Dec. 5, 1912, in Villa Nueva, to Porfirio and Petrita Madrid Garcia. She married Adolfo Gallegos on Aug. 29, 1934, in Villa Nueva, and moved to Clovis in 1951. […]