Prep football scoreboard — Sept. 30

Area Class 5A Roswell Goddard 29, Clovis 28 Class 2A Texico 47, Hagerman 0 Class 1A Loving 30, Fort Sumner 26 8-man Melrose 76, Springer 26 6-man Clovis Christian 55, Vaughn 0 Texas Class 1A Farwell 20, Seagraves 6 Iraan 34, Bovina 28, overtime Class 2A Muleshoe 41, Bushland 7 New Mexico Alamogordo 50, Hobbs […]

VA to discuss changes to services

Freedom New Mexico The Veterans Admin-istration will hold a series of public meetings announ-cing discontinuation of contract care at nine VA clinics in northern New Mexico. Nine access point clinics in Embudo, Chama, Coyote, Penasco, Ribera, Roy, Springer, Truchas and Wagon Mound will be closed as of March 31 under the plan. The VA plans […]

Prep scoreboard

Area FootballRegular season Clovis 58, Hobbs 0 Portales 48, Ruidoso 24Farwell 57, Anton 6White Deer 45, Bovina 31 Muleshoe 41, Friona 7 Playoffs 8-man QuarterfinalsMelrose 62, Springer 0 Gateway Christian 38, Mountainair 22 Class 2A Quarterfinals Capitan 42, Tucumcari 17 Cloudcroft 31, Laguna-Acoma 6 Estancia 26, NMMI 0 Tularosa 48, Cuba 16 Six-manChampionshipHondo 56, San […]

Dora pushes past Springer

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Dora’s Hector Fierro is fouled by Springer’s Johnny Chavez during a Class 1A state quarterfinal game Wednesday at Rio Rancho High. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent RIO RANCHO — After Dora’s thrilling 55-54 victory over Springer in a Class 1A quarterfinal game, Coyote Kyler Smith said he had heard of a […]

Defensive scores lift Springer past Melrose

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer MELROSE — On a night when both teams struggle on offense, Springer more than made up for it with an opportunistic defense. The Red Devils scored five defensive touchdowns, including four on fumble returns en route to a 44-6 win Friday over Melrose in non-district eight-man game. Melrose (2-4) […]

Education feature: CCC administrator turns passion for history into books

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David Caffey’s biography on New Mexico. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Jutting mountains and rugged trails called David Caffey to the Cimarron region of New Mexico for 12 summers, just as it had Frank Springer roughly a century earlier. As Cimarron grew dearer and dearer to Caffey, so did the […]

Hodge, Mae D.

Mae Dell Hodge, 82, of Fort Sumner, died Monday, Dec. 19, 2005, at Laurel Ridge Care Center in Clovis following an illness. She was born Dec. 4, 1923, in Springer, to George C. and Lizzie Anderson. She attended school in Springer, Littlefield, Texas, and Fort Sumner. She worked for the Fort Sumner superintendent, at the […]

Springer, Floyd

Floyd Springer, 76, of Smithville, Texas, died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2005, at his home. He was born Feb. 28, 1929, in Dora to Lotus and A. B. Springer. He graduated from Dora High School in 1948.  He farmed in the Dora community for several years after high school. Later he moved to the Austin area […]

Lady Bronchos coach wary of upset

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Grady senior Kevin Brown goes over the back of a Logan’s Chris Martinez for a rebound during last week’s District 4-1A tournament championship game. CNJ photo by Rick White. By Rick White Their problems are at opposite ends of the coaching spectrum. Grady girls coach Alicia Rush is trying to guard against overconfidence heading into […]

Floersheim, Helmi Heikkila

Helmi Heikkila Floersheim Services: Have been held. Helmi Heikkila Floersheim, 90, of Colfax County, died Monday, Jan. 5, 2004, at the Colfax County General Long Term Care Nursing Facility in Springer. She was born on Sept. 1, 1913, in Quincy, Mass., to Elida Maria Vuorinen and Anshelm Heikkila. She was preceded in death by her […]

Texico stampedes into 1A semifinals

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Texico senior Mark Peabody scores his third touchdown of Satrurday’s win over Springer. CNJ photo by Rick White. By Rick White TEXICO — Johnny Serrano and the Texico Wolverines ran wild. Springer’s Matt Tafoya ran for his life. Texico didn’t turn the ball over. Springer did five times. Texico finished with more than 400 yards. […]