Elida news — Jan. 31

Sports schedule Tuesday: Basketball, Fort Sumner, away, JVG, VG and VB, 4 p.m. Thursday: Basketball, San Jon, home, VG and VB, 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday: Basketball, Fort Sumner tournament, JH-G and JH-B.

Sumner Lake boat ramp reopened

Sumner Lake State Park officials have reopened the east-side boat ramp, according to a news release from New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. The water level at the lake has risen substantially since irrigation season ended Oct. 31, improving conditions for fish and allowing the lake to reopen the ramp, the release said. Also, […]

Our towns: Fort Sumner has celebrated history

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De Baca County Chamber of Commerce: Courtesy photo The site of the Billy the Kid tombstone is one of the many tourist attractions in Fort Sumner, along with the Billy the Kid Museum, Bosque Redondo Memorial, the Pecos River and more. Fort Sumner Community Development Corporation Executive Director Allen Sparks said the town is also […]

Officials ban boating at Sumner Lake

Thomas Garcia A drop in the water levels at Sumner Lake has prompted state park officials to close its boat ramps and prohibit boating. “Water levels are less than we hoped for this season; we want to make sure that we safeguard boaters from potential hazards and unpredictable lake conditions,” said David Sanchez, park superintendent. […]

State widens fishing limit at Sumner Lake

Freedom New Mexico Anglers at Sumner Lake near Fort Sumner can catch and keep as many sport fish as they like beginning today as the lake is being drained to accommodate downstream irrigation demands. The emergency salvage order issued by the Department of Game and Fish will remain in effect until the Sumner Lake boat […]

Prep football scoreboard — Sept. 30

Area Class 5A Roswell Goddard 29, Clovis 28 Class 2A Texico 47, Hagerman 0 Class 1A Loving 30, Fort Sumner 26 8-man Melrose 76, Springer 26 6-man Clovis Christian 55, Vaughn 0 Texas Class 1A Farwell 20, Seagraves 6 Iraan 34, Bovina 28, overtime Class 2A Muleshoe 41, Bushland 7 New Mexico Alamogordo 50, Hobbs […]

Friday’s prep football scoreboard — Sept. 9

Area Portales 32, Texico 28 Fort Sumner 46, Capitan 20 Tucumcari 40, West Las Vegas 8 8-man Floyd at Menual, 7 p.m. 6-man Clovis Christian 46, Elida 6 Dora 51, Vaughn 0 Texas Farwell 29, Gruver 6 Panhandle 42, Bovina 20 Muleshoe 63, Andrews 40 New Mexico Albuquerque Academy 89, Taos 40 Aztec 28, Durango, […]

Ticket feature: ‘Wildfire’ singer Michael Martin Murphy headlines Fort Sumner event

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Freedom New Mexico Michael Martin Murphy, singer of hits such as “Wildfire” and “Carolina in the Pines,” and the Rio Grande Band will perform at the Under the Stars of New Mexico event Sept. 3 at the Bosque Redondo Memorial in Fort Sumner Murphy said the event honor’s the Navajo and Apache nations, who were […]

Fort Sumner 14-year-old dies in accident

CNJ staff An accident Friday has claimed the life of a Fort Sumner teenager. Colten Gunn, 14, died at the scene of the accident at approximately 3:50 p.m. in the Fort Sumner Valley when an all-terrain vehicle he was driving struck the rear of a vehicle at an intersection, according to Juan Chavez, deputy medical […]

Sumner Lake State Park reopened

Freedom New Mexico State park officials have conditionally reopened boating at Sumner Lake State Park, effective 7 a.m. Friday. Watercraft can only enter the lake through the main raft, and will require both a pre-launch inspection and a decontamination process upon removal. Officials estimate most inspections will take 10 minutes or less, and decontaminations 15 […]

Press release: Sumner Lake reopening Friday

State Park officials announced today that Sumner Lake State Park will reopen on Friday, June 17, 2011 with a number of new procedures in place to ensure there is no spread of Quagga mussel larva. As a condition of reopening, all watercraft will have to go through a mandatory inspection before launch and a decontamination […]

Sumner Lake remains closed to boating until at least June 14

CNJ staff State Park officials will make a determination on opening Sumner Lake to boating following the June 14 Carlsbad Irrigation District Board meeting. Sumner Lake was closed to all watercraft use May 27 after laboratory test results found indications of aquatic invasive species. Personnel from State Parks and Game and Fish decontaminated 18 boats […]

Sumner Lake closed indefinitely

Sumner Lake remains closed indefinitely to boating until further notice due to tests indicating the potential presence of Quagga mussel veligers, or larva, officials said Tuesday. The New Mexico State Parks Division and the Department of Game and Fish closed the lake Friday. Officials do not have a timeline for reopening the park, said Jodi […]

Sumner Lake closed to boating

Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico State Parks Division and the Department of Game and Fish have closed Sumner Lake to boating until further notice due to tests indicating the potential presence of Quagga mussel veligers, or larva. Sumner Lake State Park will remain open for camping and other recreational activities. Nearby Santa Rosa, Conchas […]

Press release: Possible infestation closes Sumner Lake to boating

April 12 — Elida news

Sports schedule • Thursday: Track at Melrose, varsity; Base-ball at Texico, JV, 4 p.m. doubleheader • Saturday: Track at Ft. Sumner, varsity; Baseball at Lake Arthur, varsity, 11 a.m. doubleheader

Reader-submitted content: Big plans for Fort Sumner airfield

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Along with the many extraterrestrial mysteries and legends of New Mexico is the towering white building rising above concrete at Fort Sumner municipal airport. With NASA painted on its sides and a crown of antennae and communication dishes, this mysterious building is closed to all but a select few. More mysterious but open to all […]

Fort Sumner woman claims lottery prize

Freedom New Mexico A Fort Sumner woman claimed a $50,000 prize Monday from the New Mexico Lottery. Blanche Boyd, 79, purchased a ticket for the Feb. 19 Powerball drawing at an Allsup’s convenience store in Portales, according to a release from the New Mexico Lottery. Boyd’s ticket matched the white ball numbers of 3, 12, […]

Portales past: Jan. 13, 1947

Jan. 13, 1947: The Portales Daily News: Ten buildings from the Ft. Sumner Air Base were moved to the campus of Eastern New Mexico College Monday, according to Ray M. Howard, project engineer of the Federal Works Agency. The buildings sat in a quadrangle south of the music hall.

Fort Sumner man shot following chase

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico A 23-year-old Fort Sumner man is in “serious but stable” condition at University Medical Center in Lubbock after he was shot Monday by a De Baca County deputy following a chase that started near Lake Sumner. Michael Christopher Fitschen of Fort Sumner was being pursued in connection with a […]