Separate crashes claim lives over holiday

Freedom New Mexico Wintery Christmas day weather is being blamed for two separate but deadly crashes that have claimed the lives of three Clovis children and a young mother. Mya Gonzales, 4, of Clovis died of injuries suffered in a late night Christmas day rollover crash about 16 miles north of the city, according to […]

Engagements —

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Hight-Lee Chris and Katie Hammack of Socorro wish to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Kayla Leigh Hight of Las Cruces, formerly of Portales, to Garrett Shannon Lee of Las Cruces, formerly of Portales, son of Shannon and Tammy Lee of Portales. The couple will exchange vows Jan. 6, 2012, at the […]

Cell phone ban distracts from true danger

The Nanny State is wagging its finger at us again. This time it’s the National Transportation Safety Board, which wants to ban all use of cellphones by drivers — even the “hands-free” kind that are increasingly popular — supposedly to cut down on traffic accidents. Many new cars even come with Bluetooth devices that automatically […]

Angelo State outlasts Zias

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Dave Wagner CLOVIS — Neither the Angelo State nor Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball teams could find the range with any consistency Thursday night. The Rambelles simply struggled a little less than the Zias. ASU got a 3-point play from sophomore forward Lauren Holt in the first minute and, except for a brief tie […]

ENMU facing Angelo State in Clovis

Dave Wagner CLOVIS — Lone Star Conference basketball is coming to The Rock tonight. Eastern New Mexico University’s basketball teams welcome Angelo State to Rock Staubus Gym for a Lone Star Conference doubleheader, beginning with the women’s game at 5:30 p.m. ENMU men’s coach Andrew Helton said the games were originally scheduled for San Angelo, […]

Their view: Focus on solution instead of blame game

Natalie Caine-Bish, an associate professor at Kent State University and licensed dietitian, offers this view on childhood obesity:

Their view: Payroll tax cut would spur economy

James Bostwick, state committee chairman for the New Mexico Farm Service Agency, offers this view on the payroll tax cut being extended:

One killed in crash north of Portales

One man was killed and his wife and 9-month-old child were taken to Roosevelt General Hospital with serious injuries in a crash on U.S. 70 about 5:30 tonight.

My turn: Don’t need snow for sled

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I have been looking at lots of ads for the upcoming holiday. I have been amazed at the amounts and types of toys that are offered. I do not remember having things like that when I was a kid. I also think that the best toys were the ones we made. I had always wanted […]

ENMU/OPSU men’s basketball capsule, Nov. 26

Freedom New Mexico ENMU (5-1) at Oklahoma Panhandle State (1-3) When: 6 p.m. (MST) today Where: Goodwell, Okla. Last time out: The Greyhounds outlasted New Mexico Highlands 104-98 in a game played on Wednesday at Santa Rosa High School. The Aggies haven’t played since Nov. 18 when they lost at Colorado-Colorado Springs 91-77. Radio: KSEL-FM […]