Hobson leads No. 12 New Mexico over Wyoming 83-61

By Tim Korte: The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico’s Steve Alford has 300 wins as a Division I coach. He’ll fight to make sure his Division III mark goes into the record book, too. Darington Hobson had 20 points and 10 rebounds for his ninth double-double of the season, Phillip McDonald scored 14 points […]

Former ENMU baseball standout dies

CNJ staff PORTALES — Former Eastern New Mexico University shortstop Stephen Marquez died Friday in an automobile accident in Wyoming. Marquez holds the school’s single-season record for home runs with 12, a mark he reached in 1995 and 1996. His 24 career home runs are the most in school history. “He was one of the […]

Hard worker became county sheriff

By Don McAlavy Ernest Garcia always said “I attended the school of hard knocks!” Garcia had only two years of schooling. Born on his grandfather’s ranch at Anton Chico in 1910, Ernest knew nothing but work from daylight to dark. He was one of five bothers with seven sisters. When he thought he had learned […]