Bear captured at Ute Lake State Park

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By Thomas Garcia: Freedom Newspapers UTE LAKE — His name is not Yogi, and he was not stealing picnic baskets. Nevertheless, a 2 1/2-year-old black bear gave park rangers and a game warden a little trouble Friday before he was caught at the Ute Lake State Park. After being spotted in the park for the [...]

Former ENMU standout makes record fish catch

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — Two years after the end of his college football career at Eastern New Mexico University, Cale Sanders made one of his most famous catches. Sanders, now a teacher and coach at Roswell’s Goddard High School, landed a state-record smallmouth bass on Friday evening at Ute Lake. “No one [...]

Birth Announcement

Essary Jeff and Jennifer Essary of Floyd are the parents of 9-pound, 3-ounce boy, born Nov. 19, 2005 at Plains Regional Medical Center-Clovis. Andrew Harper Allen Essary has sisters, Shelby and Ch’ree and a brother Chance. Paternal grandparents are Don and Linda Essary of Floyd and maternal grandparents are Wayne and Judy Waldrip of Smyrna, [...]