Tucucmcari officer resigns amid investigation

A Tucumcari police officer has resigned amidst a criminal investigation by New Mexico State Police. Tucumcari Police Chief Jason Braziel said the unnamed officer resigned this morning. State Police Public Information Officer Lt. Tim Q. Johnson confirmed the officer was the subject of an investigation, but said “the identity of the officer and the nature […]

Two dead in separate crashes (updated)

Two people died in separate crashes Friday. In Portales, Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry said Albert Gillean, 48, of Clovis died after the motorcycle he was driving crashed into the rear of a vehicle about 6 p.m. at Lime and Austin streets. Berry said Gillean was pronounced dead at Roosevelt General Hospital. The driver of the […]

Tucumcari police officer resigns

QCS STAFF A Tucumcari police officer has resigned amidst a criminal investigation by New Mexico State Police. Tucumcari Police Chief Jason Braziel said the unnamed officer resigned this morning. State Police Public Information Officer Lt. Tim Q. Johnson confirmed the officer was the subject of an investigation, but said “the identity of the officer and […]

Military officials planning Melrose range expansion

Kevin Wilson Representatives from the State Land Office and the state military base planning commission held a pair of informational meetings Thursday on what they hope will expand the Melrose Air Force Range by nearly one-sixth of its current size. The state, working with the Department of Defense, has set aside $5 million towards the […]

Hounds turn back Angelo State

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANGELO, Texas — Junior quarterback Wes Wood ran for one touchdown and threw for two others — including the longest play from scrimmage for Eastern New Mexico University in four years — and the Greyhounds turned back Angelo State 23-21 Saturday night in Lone Star Conference football. Sophomore placekicker Michael Cottingham, […]

USDA lifts bovine TB restrictions

Freedom New Mexico The U.S. Department of Argriculture has determined the threat of bovine tuberculosis has been eradicated from the state of New Mexico, according to a press release issued Friday by U.S. Sens. Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall. In September 2008, USDA placed ranches and dairies across the state of New Mexico under mandatory […]

Zias gain tie with Midwestern State

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s women ended a five-match losing streak against Midwestern State on Sunday, battling the Mustangs to a 1-1 Lone Star Conference tie at the ENMU pitch. In the first game of the doubleheader, Newman scored the deciding goal on a penalty kick with just under four minutes left and […]

Dora school news — Sept. 27

Several Dora FFA students placed at the New Mexico State Fair. Winners were: • Kaly Cone — reserve grand champion steer, junior steer showmanship award; • Koby Cone — grand champion supreme heifer, senior heifer showmanship award, second in calf scramble plus $400 scholarship; • Gowan Hays — champion spot pig, reserve champion cross pig; […]

LSC football roundup — Sept. 17

Compiled by LSC sports information staff Angelo State 20, Central Oklahoma 0 Dekkar Williams had an interception and a forced fumble to help lead Angelo State to its first shutout since 2002 in a 20-0 win over Central Oklahoma at San Angelo Stadium on Saturday. The Rams (3-0) forced four Bronchos’ turnovers, and limited UCO […]

Family receives state recognition

Freedom New Mexico A Portales family has been named “Farm Family of the Year” by the New Mexico Department of Agriculture. Rick and Evelyn Ledbetter produce chile, cotton, alfalfa and corn silage, according to a news release from the ag department. Rick Ledbetter grew up on a farm in eastern New Mexico, and took out […]

Police issue apology after failing to respond to home invasion call

Robin Fornoff New Mexico State Police on Thursday said a procedural breakdown resulted in no response to a call for help from a Quay County couple whose home was invaded by a stranger. “Somebody should have been here,” said Fay Edwards, 68, who placed two calls to 911 after a man barged through her back […]

2011 special session: Governor pushes merging agencies

Trip Jennings As part of her call for the special legislative session, Gov. Susana Martinez wants state lawmakers to shrink government by merging several state agencies. Under her proposal, the cultural affairs and tourism departments would merge, the Department of Information Technology would become part of the General Services Department and the New Mexico’s Homeland […]

No charges for Clovis man in fatal crash

Freedom New Mexico A Clovis man is not expected to face citations for a fatal crash after a near two-week investigation by state police has determined driver inattention led an Oklahoma couple to crash into him on U.S. 70 near the Curry-Roosevelt County line. State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock said Friday unless new information is […]

Caring for weaker species part of human nature

By Clyde Davis: Freedom New Mexico I noticed the signs as we made our way around the Albuquerque Aquarium, trying to see a few things besides the sharks which my granddaughter was preoccupied with. In this beautiful facility, one our state should be proud of, there were frequent notices telling viewers that a particular exhibit […]

Fatal crash victims identified

Freedom New Mexico State police on Tuesday identified the victims from Monday’s fatal accident in Roosevelt County as a married couple from Elk City, Okla. Cassandra Horton, 67, and her husband Claude Horton, 84, died when their Ford Explorer collided with a privately owned garbage truck near the Curry-Roosevelt County line on U.S. 70, officials […]

Their view: Projects vital to economic development

Projects vital to economic development Terry Brunner, USDA Rural Development state director, writes about economic development in rural New Mexico.

Hounds begin season with Tarleton State tourney

CNJ staff report Eastern New Mexico University’s men open the 2011-12 basketball season under third-year coach Andrew Helton with exhibition games at New Mexico State on Nov. 2 and at Texas-El Paso the following night. The Greyhounds, who went 13-14 last season and qualified for the Lone Star Conference postseason tournament for the first time […]

Reader-submitted content: Roosevelt woman inducted into state 4-H hall of fame

Jane Moorman Roosevelt County resident Jackie Clark is among the 21 4-H leaders and supporters inducted into the New Mexico 4-H Hall of Fame in July at New Mexico State University. The induction ceremony, which was held during the 4-H state conference, included individual recognition for the inductees and a reception. The hall of fame […]

Counties report rise in sexually transmitted diseases

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Alisa Boswell The number of sexually transmitted diseases (STD) being reported in young people in Curry and Roosevelt is above the state average and that has public health officials concerned. Specifically, Curry and Roosevelt counties rate above the state average with chlamydia, HPV and Gonorrhea, according to officials at the New Mexico Department of Health […]

Fire restrictions lifted

The New Mexico State Forestry Division has lifted bans on smoking, fireworks, campfires and open fires for all counties, according to a press release distributed by the agency Friday. The statewide bans were imposed in April and June. “Now that rainfall has returned and the fire danger has diminished, we feel the restrictions imposed earlier […]