Prep scoreboard — Nov. 12

Football Saturday Class 5A First round Eldorado 35, Highland 21 Class 4A First round Roswell 42, Grants 6 Class 3A First round Albuquerque Academy 48, Ruidoso 21 Hot Springs 42, Zuni 10 Robertson 31, Portales 7 Class 2A First round Tularosa 35, Dulce 0 Texico 60, Laguna Acoma 20 Class 1A Semifinal Mesilla Valley Christian […]

Strong mayor system offers checks, balances

Some on the Colorado Springs, Colo., City Council are openly confused about their roles under the executive-mayor form of government. The issue arose several times two weeks ago as councilors marked up Mayor Steve Bach’s proposed budget. Tensions had arisen weeks earlier, after Bach unilaterally fired Police Chief Richard Myers and then eliminated red-light ticketing […]

Engagements — Feb. 13

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White-Davis Ken and Gala White of Pueblo, Colo., proudly announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristyn Noelle, to Shawn Michael Davis of Colorado Springs, Colo. The bride-elect was born in Clovis and soon moved with her family to Pueblo. She graduated from the University of Colorado, earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees and is presently completing […]

Real progress takes getting off rocking horse

Judy Brandon: Religion columnist When our children were small, we gave them a rocking horse to share as one of their Christmas presents. It was a hefty rocking horse that we kept in our family for years. Even though other toys were forgotten about as more Christmases passed, the rocking horse became a mainstay in […]

Regulating rosaries will end in lawsuit

Freedom Newspapers Officials with a Colorado Springs, Colo., middle school are standing firm on an odd new policy. And they are placing taxpayers in needless danger of expensive litigation the district will almost certainly lose. It’s all because school administrators don’t want students wearing rosaries outside of their shirts. It’s a discriminatory policy that’s an […]

Weekly update — July 11

Events center roof springs leak The Curry County Events Center roof is leaking. Event Center Manager Kevin Jolley said the small leaks around the edge of the roof can be easily fixed with some caulk. The repair will not cost the county anything because it is a warranty issue, he said. Jolley said the problem […]

Disabled troops, vets attend Warrior Games

DoD photo: Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden Approximately 200 disabled veterans look on as Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter speaks during the opening ceremony of the inaugural Warrior Games May 10 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. The Warrior Game athletes are competing in Paralympic-style events. By Army Sgt. 1st […]

Air Force to honor Texas victims before Army game

The Associated Press COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The Air Force Academy will hold a moment of silence in honor of the shooting victims at Fort Hood before Saturday’s Army-Air Force game. Academy spokesman Troy Garnhart says the observance will also honor soldiers from nearby Fort Carson who’ve been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. The […]

Hounds notch win in OT

CNJ staff COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Freshman midfielder Diego Santos took a corner kick from fellow freshman midfielder Kal Herbert and knocked home the winning goal in overtime Sunday, giving Eastern New Mexico University’s men a 2-1 soccer victory over Colorado-Colorado Springs. The Greyhounds (3-1) matched the best four-game start in the program’s history, set […]

NORAD tracking Santa’s sleigh ride

By Ivan Moreno: The Associated Press COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Who says Santa Claus doesn’t exist? The military personnel charged with being the eyes in the sky are certainly acting like he does — and they’ve been joined on the Internet by millions of believers. Even doubters have reason to pause when they hear […]

Military families carefully consider candidates

By Dave Levinthal: McClatcny Newspapers Colorado Springs, Colo. — Laurie Traeber paced up and down the U.S. Air Force Academy’s grounds, attracted both by her family’s history of military service and the tug of her 10-year-old son, Austin — an aspiring aviator. But even here, in the clutch of an industry town fueling two overseas […]

Settlers up to no good at Portales Springs

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Courtesy photo Portales Springs’ land dispute ended with Doak Good selling out to Jim Newman and leaving the area. Newman stayed and continued to build his herd. By Ruth Burns: Special to the CNJ Editor’s note: This is the third of three articles about two of the area’s earliest settlers, Doak Good and Jim Newman. […]

Trail by Portales Springs first used by Indian hunters

By Ruth White Burns: Special to the CNJ Editor’s note: This is part of a series of Sunday articles describing the importance of Portales Springs in eastern New Mexico history. The trail going past Portales Springs, commonly known as “The Portales Road” or the “Fort Sumner Trail,” followed an old Indian trail that crossed the […]

Mayor race produces strong feelings

Janet Mason is not excited about the choices for Clovis’ next mayor. “Gloria Wicker scares me,” she wrote in an e-mail. “I don’t feel there are any good choices. But of all of them, Gayla Brumfield is the lesser of all evils.” Clovis’ Frank Dalton has some pretty strong words related to the mayor’s race […]

Editor takes trip back in time

Billy the Kid is said to have been a frequent visitor to the Portales Springs, no doubt when he was stealing horses and driving them to sell at Old Tascosa in the Texas Panhandle. Portales News-Tribune Managing Editor Karl Terry brings the Springs to life in his latest Web log entry: Karl Terry’s blog • […]

Springs part of Portales’ history

By Ruth White Burns: Special to the CNJ Editor’s note: This is the first of three articles, to run the next two Sundays, describing the importance of Portales Springs in eastern New Mexico history. Why does a town on the Eastern Plains of New Mexico, far from the Rio Grande and its Hispanic settlements, have […]

Outdoore Rec provides play gear all year

Airman 1st Class Thomas Trower Many families are searching for family events now that summer has come and school is out. One problem many face is that they do not have the right equipment to do things like go camping, boating, sailing or just barbecue in the back yard. The Outdoor Recreation (ODR) office has […]