Younger Rattlers step up in 65-33 victory

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Thomas Garcia With a tuneup game against Class 1A Melrose before a district showdown against Clayton, a banged-up Tucumcari Rattlers squad had its younger players take center stage in a 65-33 victory Tuesday night over Melrose. Mark Preciado, D’Ontee Sandoval and Marcus Chavez each had 11 for the Rattlers (10-8), who went without starters Travis […]

Fire burns 25,000 acres

Liliana Castillo and Sharna Johnson Officials estimate a fire Saturday on the Curry and Quay county line burned 20,000 to 25,000 acres. Karen Burns with the Clovis Fire Department said the number is a rough estimate and officials will get a better figure in daylight. Five structures were burned but there were no injuries, she […]

Melrose mayor: Robbery handled well

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico For a village without a police department, Melrose’s mayor said things went considerably well after Monday’s bank robbery. When a robbery at American Heritage Bank was reported just after 9 a.m., a sheriff’s deputy in the area responded immediately, Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller said Tuesday. The deputy pursued […]

Melrose bank robbed, four arrested in Quay County

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Freedom New Mexico Three men and a woman accused of robbing the American Heritage Bank in Melrose are at the Curry County Detention Center following a Monday morning pursuit with the Curry County Sheriff’s Office and the New Mexico State Police. Marcos Maestas, 20, Patrick Quintana, 25, Juana Griego, 19 and Santos Preciado, 18, all […]

Oct. 16 Friday area prep football scoreboard

Class 5 A Clovis 48, Artesia 10, final Class 3A Portales 79, Roswell High 36, final Class 2A Santa Rosa 21, Texico 7, final Estancia 42, Tucumcari 13, final Class 1A Fort Sumner 10, Carrizozo 0, final 8-man Melrose 76, Clovis Christian 36, final 6-man House 62, Dora 45, final Lake Arthur 70, Elida 25, […]

Prep football scoreboard — Oct. 2

Class 5A Clovis 31, Roswell Goddard 14 Class 2ATexico 21, Gruver, Texas, 12 Eunice 48, Tucumcari 27 Class 1A Fort Sumner 29, Loving 17 8-man Melrose 64, Animas 22 Mountainair 20, Clovis Christian 6 Menaul (0-5) at Logan (4-1), 7 p.m. 6-man Hondo Valley 66, House 34 San Jon 73, New Mexico School for the […]

State police: Vehicle rollover north of Melrose

New Mexico State police responded to a one-vehicle rollover about 10:20 p.m. Friday on State Road 268 about 14 miles north of Melrose. At 11:15 p.m. a state police dispatcher said she did not have information on how many people were in the vehicle or possible injuries. More information will be posted as it becomes […]

Melrose police chief dismissed

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico The village of Melrose has dismissed Police Chief Jennifer Dreiling. City officials cited job performance as the reason. She said it’s retaliation because she refused to date Melrose Mayor Lance Pyle. “The Village Council was not pleased with her performance and, as a probationary employee, has released her from […]

Gov. Richardson, U.S. Air Force agree to expand Melrose Bombing Range

Freedom New Mexico SANTA FE — The state and the Air Force agreed during a meeting this week to move forward with the expansion of Cannon Air Force Base.The proposed expansion will transfer land from the State Land Office to the U.S. Air Force to expand the Melrose Bombing Range, according to a press release […]

Richardson signs $341 million capital outlay

Freedom New Mexico staff and wire reports Gov. Bill Richardson signed a bill this morning allocating $341 million for capital improvements statewide, including more than $7.3 million in funding to the region. He also vetoed $580,000 in regional project requests, including a $350,000 request for a Clovis communications/administration building. The vetoes account for around 8 […]