Silver edges Green in ENMU spring game

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Silver quarterback Michael Benton, center, releases a throw during the second half of ENMU’s spring football game on Saturday at Leon Williams Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Little things sometimes make a big difference, as Eastern New Mexico University running back J.J. Jennings found out Saturday. Jennings had […]

Part 1: John Childers, killer who came to Clovis

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist One of the first real shootouts in Clovis happened on Aug. 15, 1909. That’s one of the first stories I heard when I started writing about Clovis history. Old Tom Pendergrass, the first historian of Clovis, told me the story. He was a lad of 9, who was in the […]

Texico’s Vaughan has all-star weekend

CNJ staff Recent Texico High School graduate Braden Vaughan made the most of his time last weekend, playing in football and baseball all-star games in Silver City and Albuquerque. “It’s definitely been a little tiring,” said Vaughan, who will play football at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene starting in the fall. He and fellow former Wolverines […]

Blakey, Dick

Dick Blakey Services:Have been held. Dick Blakey, 46, of Silver City and Andrews, Texas, died Monday, April 10, 2005, in Silver City. He was born on March 10, 1959, in Portales, to Joann and Buster Blakey. He grew up in Causey and attended school in Causey and Dora. He graduated from Dora High School in […]

Fast-starting Silver romps in ENMU spring game

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Eastern New Mexico University wide receiver Derrick Hunter is wrapped up by cornerback Michael Clark during the second half of Sunday’s Green & Silver game at Greyhound Stadium. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — If it seemed the Silver team had things its way in Eastern New Mexico University’s annual Silver […]

White, Clifton Edwin

Clifton Edwin White Services: Have been held. Clifton Edwin White, 62, of Silver City, died Feb. 28, 2005, at Mountain View Regional Medical Center in Silver City. He was born on Aug. 23, 1942, in Artesia to Alvin Clifton and Doris Lucille (Hinrichsen) White. He married Janice Ruth Wright Schwegman on Nov. 24, 1962, in […]

Lady Cats roughed up in Las Cruces

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent LAS CRUCES — Clovis’ undefeated softball players were warned, heading into the weekend, that the level of their competition would be dramatically different at the Southern New Mexico tournament. The Wildcats usually reached full cognition of that difference while playing from behind. And, though the ‘Cats fought back repeatedly, the […]

Updated Wednesday state tournament results

The Associated pRess The Associated Press State Basketball Tournament WEDNESDAY BOYS Quarterfinals 5A Cibola 77, Manzano 51 Eldorado 68, Alamogordo 59 Rio Grande 53, Gadsden 43 4A Capital 67, Albuquerque Academy 43 Deming 74, St. Pius 60 Roswell 60, Aztec 59 Silver 65, Kirtland Central 55 3A Bernalillo 60, St. Micheals 56 Grants 59, Wingate […]

Christians should live up to their purpose

Judy Brandon: Local Columnist Early on I found out what it meant to save something for a designated purpose. When my parents were in seminary, we were on a tight budget. Yet, my mother believed that as a pastor’s wife, she would someday want to have folks into our home for meals. Having the right […]

Readers listen, but don’t always agree

Ned Cantwell And the readers write, a columnist’s blatant self-promotion to let his editors know that somewhere out there in the nine towns where his column is published, someone is listening. n A column bemoaning the hand-cuffed arrest of an Alamogordo veterinarian who wouldn’t divulge the name of an employee who brought in an injured […]

Silver City needs to give voice to all

By Ned Cantwell Silver City is proud of herself. The town in southwestern New Mexico likes to say, “You owe yourself a visit.” She likes to say Silver City is the “bes- kept secret of the Southwest.” Here are some other slogans that might apply. “Silver City — Shame on you!” Or, “Silver City, where […]

We could use another Lone Ranger

By Ruben A. Pro: Guest columnist I believe I have part of the problem facing this country now. What we need now is what has been missing for almost two generations or more — we need national heroes, whether real or fictional. The past two or three generations have missed what my 1930s and ’40s […]

Eastern QB battle heats up

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Jason Tezeno lunges forward for extra yardage at the end of a third-quarter run in Tuesday’s Green-Silver Game at Greyhound Stadium. Freedom Newspapers photo by Kevin Wilson. By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University’s quarterback job is Steven Hinson’s to lose next fall, but the diminutive signal-caller welcomes the competition. Hinson’s Green […]

CHS weekend tennis results

CNJ STAFF Claire Higgins Invitational Friday, Saturday at Carlsbad Boys Team standings (top 3 finishers): 1. Carlsbad; 2. Silver; 3. Fort Stockton. Clovis results Singles Jared Cole, No. 1 (0-3): L Dustin Ipsom (Andrews) 6-0, 6-1; L Jacob Leyva (Carlsbad JV) 6-2, 6-2; L Matt Helm (Midland Christian) 6-2, 6-2. Justin Brummett, No. 2 (0-3): […]

Indian trader has seen much history

Don McAlavy H. W. Rehorn says he is the oldest Indian trader in New Mexico. He has been at it 43 years. He is now 82 and still in the business in his Indian Shop of Triangle, inside Triangle Home Center on North Prince. He said a Clovis woman asked him to move here 28 […]

High ‘o’ Silver

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Portales’ Silver Paiz is a student at Clovis Community College. Freedom Newspapers: Lisa Sonnenschein Mike Linn Since Silver Paiz was a young girl she dreamed of becoming the New Mexico State Fair Queen. Little did she know then she would be the first from Roosevelt County. Paiz, 19, won overall honors in the state pageant […]

Guerra, Isabel

Isabel Guerra Services: Have been held. Ms. Isabel Guerra, 41, of Portales, died July 30, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis She was born May 13, 1962, in Silver City, to Pasquala and Melquiades Guerra. She attended school in Anthony, and then lived in Arizona for several years, where she worked in child […]

One dead in violent 25 minutes

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Curry County Sheriff Roger Hatcher and law enforcement officers look for evidence outside of Tucker Auto Sales where owner J. C. Tucker died Thursday night. Hatcher said he is treating the case as if it were a homicide. FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS Mike Linn Darrell Todd Maurina A Clovis business owner was found dead and two fast-food […]

Gymnasts do well in nationals

CNJ STAFF Katlin Luscombe of Texico and Ann Marie McLelland of Clovis were part of a team of ninth athletes representing Muleshoe-based Acrospirit Trampoline and Tumbling to participate in the USA Gymnastics National Championships from July 12-22 in Sacramento, Calif. Luscombe, who will be a sixth grader at Texico Elementary this fall, and McLelland, a […]

Learning the ropes

By Darrell Todd Maurina When Silver Burney of Wilford, Texas, got into the saddle Monday evening at the Little Buckaroo Rodeo, his mother knew he’d been training hard since taking up riding a few weeks ago. But Sandra Burney never expected her 10-year-old son to take first place in the egg-and-spoon race, his first rodeo […]