Lawmakers prepare to tackle budget deficit

leqha8-leqh2knmlegislature2011.jpg

Kevin Wilson The phrase goes, “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.” The state budget shortfall will be covered by the New Mexico Legislature from Jan. 18 to March 19, because it must be by law. The way that gets done? We’ll see, veteran and rookie legislators say. “It’s going to be a tough show,” […]

Several issues iffy in Santa Fe

By Kate Nash: The Santa Fe New Mexican As if the state’s budget crunch wasn’t enough, lawmakers in the session starting Tuesday will tackle issues from the death penalty to gay marriage. Here’s a look at some key issues and their chances of surviving the next 60 days. Ethics reform It’s a hot topic — […]

Senate approves Ute pipeline legislation

BINGAMAN BILL TO TACKLE NEW MEXICO’S WATER NEEDS GAINS SENATE APPROVAL WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate today approved (73-21) legislation introduced by U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman that includes measures he wrote to settle a water rights claim in the Four Corners region, construct a pipeline in eastern New Mexico, and help water managers better plan […]

Auxiliaries tackle tasks in colorful way

k9zvvd-118pinkladies1.jpg

Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Ruby Goforth has been a member of the Pink Ladies for five years. She said Goforth said she enjoys volunteering at a hospital because she can provide comfort for people who need it. The women are known as Pink Ladies. The men Red Coats. They volunteer to man the gift […]

First person: Unlucky break

k6pbuv-1stmatthewlolley.jpg

CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Matthew Lolley broke his leg in four places during a scrimmage before the 2008-2009 football season began and will have to sit out the season. Matthew Lolley, a junior at Clovis High School, skipped playing football his sophomore year. When he returned his junior year, he broke his leg in […]

Area players chosen for all-star games

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Four members of the Clovis High’s Class 5A state runnerup football team have been chosen to play in the New Mexico High School Coaches Association’s Class 4-5A all-star football game, scheduled for July 28 at UNM Stadium. The Wildcats’ representatives on the 30-member South squad are Chase Denton at guard, Aaron […]

Cats’ Sweet trying to carry on family tradition

1132895298-web-roanhause2-11_19_05.jpg

Clovis head coach Eric Roanhaus, right, talks with senior quarterback Devin Sweet during the second half of last week’s Class 5A quarterfinal playoff game against Manzano at Leon Williams Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Senior Devin Sweet is a starter at quarterback and free safety for the Clovis […]

Free fishing clinic offered

By Mike Jimenez: Freedom Newspapers Oasis State Park is the site of Saturday’s 15th annual Kids Free Fishin’ Clinic. The fishing clinic will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Any child 12 or older must have a valid New Mexico fishing license to participate. Subjects include casting, ethics and conservation, water safety, fly fishing, […]

Hounds trying to rebuild defensive line

1113114731-4-10-hound-football-web.jpg

Brandon Harper, right, tries to make a defensive stop on running back Less Long during a drill in Thursday’s ENMU football practice. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — With all four starters lost to graduation, it’s almost like starting over for Eastern New Mexico University defensive line coach Todd Wallis. […]

Restocking defense Greyhounds’ primary goal for spring practice

1111905964-3-27-hound-football-web.jpg

All-conference wide receiver Derrick Hunter is one of several returning starters on offense for Eastern New Mexico University. The Hounds begin spring practice Tuesday. (Freedom Newspapers) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — If the Eastern New Mexico University football program is going to reach the NCAA Division II playoffs for the first time, first-year […]