Man turns silverware into jewelry

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Editor’s note: This is the second and final story in February about hobbies of local residents.

Angelo State turns back Hounds

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANGELO, Texas — Junior guard Keenan Coleman scored 20 points and Angelo State held Eastern New Mexico University without a field goal over a 10-minute stretch spanning both halves Wednesday night en route to a 70-62 Lone Star Conference men’s victory. Coleman struggled from the field, going 4-for-15, but he went [...]

City official: Efforts to get rid of birds successful

Alisa Boswell It turns out great-tailed grackle are not big fans of fireworks. Businessmen and other local residents joined forces earlier this month to set off a barrage of fireworks to frighten these local pests. Their efforts were successful, according to Portales Public Works Director John DeSha. “After those first two nights (Jan. 9-10), we [...]

Cameron turns back Zias

Freedom New Mexico LAWTON, Okla. — Cameron needed a strong finish Wednesday night to extend its win streak to nine games. Sabelle Diata scored 19 points and Julie Paunovic added 14 points and 12 rebounds as Cameron outscored Eastern New Mexico University 15-3 in the final 6 1/2 minutes to pull out a 59-47 win [...]

My turn: Happy birthday, New Mexico

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The state of New Mexico turns 100 on Friday. Here’s some trivia: • President William Howard Taft signed the declaration of statehood at 1:35 p.m. on Jan. 6, 1912, in his private office at the White House. The Santa Fe New Mexican reported about two dozen people witnessed the event, half of them from New [...]

Wind turns to snow as NM prepares for winter blast

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Wind has turned to snow in New Mexico, as wintery weather shut parts of Interstate 40 for a few hours and caused dangerous driving conditions through Raton Pass. Forecasters expected the worst of the storm to hit western and central New Mexico Friday night into Saturday. Meanwhile, strong winds shut [...]

Abilene Christian turns back Zias in straight sets

CNJ Staff ABILENE, Texas — Jennie Hutt and Kalynne Allen posted double-doubles Saturday as Abilene Christian held off Eastern New Mexico University 27-25, 25-18, 25-21 in a Lone Star Conference volleyball match. Hutt had 18 kills and 10 digs while Allen notched 13 kills and 12 digs for the Wildcats (8-7, 4-3 LSC), who pulled [...]

Grant: Life saving matter of taking control

A guy came in the bicycle shop the other day. We got to talking and it turns out we have something in common: We’re both Eagle Scouts, the high rank of the Boy Scouts of America. It got me to reminiscing. To be an Eagle Scout one of the things you have to do is [...]

Roosevelt General Hospital turns loss into small profit

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Argen Duncan Roosevelt General Hospital administrators attribute the hospital’s recent financial turnaround to growth and good business practices. RGH has turned around a $1.3 million operating loss in 2009 to a $1,234 positive operating margin in 2010, CEO Larry Leaming said. The operating margin is the difference between the hospital’s income and operational costs. “Basically, [...]

Our people: Record holder

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Curry County Assessor Randy Williams has been employed by Curry County for 31 years, which turns out to be a record. He’s retiring Jan. 1. Williams is also a second generation assessor. His mother Alyce Pat Williams Littlejohn served four terms as Curry County assessor. Williams said when he started, elected officials could serve two, [...]