Melrose man dies in car accident

CNJ Staff A 63-year-old Melrose man was killed Monday afternoon in a two-vehicle accident about five miles east of Melrose on U.S. 60/84, according to Patrolman Lance Bateman of the New Mexico State Police. Bill Bovell was driving west in a 1992 Mercury passenger car on a two-lane portion of the highway when his vehicle […]

Water group seeks $3.5M in grants, loans

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico MELROSE — The Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority took steps to secure funding before an April trip to Washington, D.C., to seek authorization for its primary purpose

DeBaca sheriff’s race includes Roosevelt County deputy

By Gabriel Monte, Freedom New Mexico After publicly announcing his intention to run for De Baca County sheriff, Melrose Police Chief Lee Ferguson was not among the four candidates who filed for the position Tuesday. Melrose Mayor Lance Pyle said Wednesday that Ferguson is still the village’s police chief. He said Ferguson approached him during […]

Local Briefs March 6

Senior transportation services hearing set There will be an older Americans Act Services Public Hearing regarding senior transportation services provided by the city of Portales Senior Citizens Center at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Portales Senior Citizens Center. The purpose of the hearing is to receive public comment on the services currently provided. Dairy Disaster […]

Richardson signs $341 million capital outlay

Freedom New Mexico staff and wire reports Gov. Bill Richardson signed a bill this morning allocating $341 million for capital improvements statewide, including more than $7.3 million in funding to the region. He also vetoed $580,000 in regional project requests, including a $350,000 request for a Clovis communications/administration building. The vetoes account for around 8 […]

12-13 Local Briefs

Desert Reign in Roswell The cowboy singing group Desert Reign will be featured at 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday and at 10 a.m. Sunday morning at Cowboy Church, 1601 E. Second Street, Roswell. The group will present their ministry through both traditional and contemporary music. The event is open to the public. Lindsey to hold […]

Elida sweeps Melrose, clinches state berth

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer ELIDA — The Elida volleyball team was dormant for nearly two weeks before hosting Melrose Thursday night in the District 3-1A semifinals, but the Lady Tigers showed no signs of rust in sweeping the Lady Buffs 25-14, 27-25, 25-22 to clinch a spot in the 1A state tournament. “We […]

Melrose dispatches Dora in 3-1A quarters

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer While children were running house-to-house on Halloween night trick-or-treating, the Dora Coyotes and Melrose Buffaloes were battling game-to-game in the District 3-1A volleyball quarterfinals. After losing two of the first three games at home, Melrose won the fourth game and jumped out to a 9-0 lead in the tie-breaking […]

Meth lab found at empty Melrose house

Freedom New Mexico Area law enforcement discovered a methamphetamine lab in the late stages of construction Thursday while serving a search warrant at a Melrose house, according to Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller. Waller said the house, located at 623 Third Street, was not occupied at the time the warrant was served. Arrest warrants are […]

10-26 High school football scores

Portales 60, NMMI 0 Texico 42, Tucumcari 6 Ft. Sumner 55, Questa 0 Floyd 47, Logan 16 Melrose 53, Clovis Christian 12 Nazareth 20, Bovina 7 Sudan 35, Farwell 20

Lady Coyotes beat Floyd at Dora

PNT Staff Report DORA — The Dora Lady Coyotes won the final two games against Floyd Thursday night, beating the Lady Broncos 3-2, and earning a district tournament first-round home game next week. Floyd took two of the first three games, but the Dora girls fought back, winning the match 19-25, 25-20, 21-25, 25-22, 15-9. […]

Buffaloes stampede Broncos

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer FLOYD — The Melrose Buffaloes dominated from beginning to end, posting 46 points in the first half, as the Buffs defeated Floyd 54-6 Saturday afternoon in the district opener for both teams. Melrose senior running back Adam Hairgrove spurred the Buffalo charge, running for five of the Buffs’ seven […]

Clovis scores late to beat Cibola (local scoreboard)

Manuel Robles scored from a yard out on fourth-and-goal with 10 seconds left, and the Clovis Wildcats knocked the Cibola Cougars from the ranks of the unbeaten with a 13-12 win Friday night at Leon Williams Stadium. Cibola (6-0) scored first on a 22-yard run by quarterback Jonathan Mader, and Clovis answered in the second […]

Authority discusses legislation timing

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers MELROSE — The Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority would like to become a governmental authority during the 2008 New Mexico Legislature — 30-day session or not. During the water authority’s regular monthly meeting Wednesday at Melrose High School, members discussed the challenges in becoming a government authority. The water […]

Aug. 22, 1981

• Congressman Joe Skeen recently meet with concerned citizens to discuss matters such as Social Security, welfare and food stamp programs, and issues faced by Cannon Air Force Base and concerns over changes to the Melrose Bombing Range. • Members of the Portales High School Ram Marching Band recently held a Rock-A-Thon. The event was […]

Their perspective: Melrose seniors sound off

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By Rick White: CNJ Managing Editor Thoughts and insights by Melrose’s graduating seniors based on a written survey: Most will be going to college The U.S. military is in Iraq for a good reason Most will likely not return to Melrose to live Alcohol, drugs and peer pressure are the biggest challenges today’s teens face […]

May 13, 2007 Local Briefs

AARP to hold Day of Service The Roosevelt County chapter of AARP will meet at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the board room at the Community Services Center, 1100 Community Way, according to a press release. Each May, AARP chapters across the nation carry out a volunteer activity called Day of Service. This year, the local […]

April 24, 1980

• Wayne Moore, former men’s basketball coach at Melrose and Clayton High Schools, was named Eastern New Mexico University head women’s basketball coach. • Walt Disney’s Lady and the Tramp, and Coal Miner’s Daughter, were two of the five movies that were showing at the Tower Twin. • Whole frying chickens were on sale at Hatch Country […]

Melrose girl killed in vehicle accident

Freedom Newspapers A 7-year-old Melrose girl was killed Saturday morning when the vehicle in which she was riding crossed an ice- and snow-covered road, traveled into a dirt field and overturned about 15 miles north of Melrose, according to state police. Shiloh Northrup was a passenger in a GMC Yukon driven by her mother, Patricia […]

Buffalo’s Sid Black honored at state

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer For more than a quarter century he has argued on behalf of Melrose student-athletes to be honored for their actions in and out of their participation in sports, and now, in the twilight of his career, longtime Melrose athletic director Sid Black is the one getting recognition. Black was […]