Feb. 15, 2009 Engagements

Britain-Riley Ricky and Sherrie Britain of Roswell announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Kayla JoAnn Britain, of Clovis, to Cage Win Riley, of Clovis, son of Russell and Elainea Riley of Melrose. The couple will exchange vows March 28, 2009, at Parkland Baptist Church in Clovis. A reception will follow at St. […]

Supreme Court overturns vehicular homicide conviction

Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for a Melrose man convicted in 2004 of homicide by vehicle. A two-year prison sentence for Harry Downey, 75, of Melrose, has been vacated and a pretrial conference is scheduled 8:15 a.m. Jan. 26. Downey was convicted in February 2004 for the […]

Dec. 21, 2008 Honors

Young The Conquistador Council of Boys Scouts of America presented the Silver Beaver Award, the highest of volunteer leader recognition, to Doyle Young of Melrose. For more than 20 years, Young has been a volunteer leader, serving as scoutmaster of Troop 45 in Roswell, and as cubmaster, varsity team coach, Webelos Den Leader, and on […]

Events Calendar 12-14

Sunday Melrose Community Christmas Cantata — noon. First Methodist Church of Melrose. Christmas music followed by a meal. Monday Melrose Elementary Christmas Program — 7 p.m. Commons area of Melrose Elementary School. Attendees are asked to bring canned food for the Community Pantry. Tuesday School Board Candidate Filing — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Roosevelt […]

Nov. 30, 1967

The Floyd school building was to be fully heated by natural gas for the first time by evening, tapping into the new $1.25 million inter-community gas system. Melrose and Ft. Sumner were soon to follow.

Dora School News Nov. 16

Basketball The junior high white teams will play Monday and Tuesday at the Melrose tournament. Five-day school week School will be in session for Dora students in kindergarten through 12th grade all five days this week. Preschool will not be in attendance on Friday. Spirit Week planned The Dora Student Council and sponsor Karen Cone […]

Prep football scoreboard

Area Clovis 52, Carlsbad 7 Lovington 17, Portales 14Texico 48, Tucumcari 7Fort Sumner 54, Hagerman 7Melrose 82, Logan 6Farwell 45, Smyer 14Bovina 49, Claude 16 Muleshoe 37, Childress 7 Valley Christian 48, Dora 26San Jon 58, Elida 8 State Alamogordo 29, Onate 12Artesia 46, Moriarty 6Capital 50, Taos 14Carrizozo 40, Mescalero Apache 14Cobre 14, Hatch […]

Water group proposes ‘authority’ status

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico MELROSE — The recent federal bailout delayed the flow of federal authorization for the Ute Water Project, but supporters are optimistic their chances haven’t dried up. Project Manager Scott Verhines said at Thursday’s meeting that an omnibus bill including the pipeline project and 155 other items is a top […]

Two shot to death in Clovis

Freedom New Mexico A Clovis man and a Lubbock woman were shot to death late Thursday night and police continued their hunt for a suspect into Friday. The shootings occurred as the victims traveled near Charlotte Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in west Clovis, police said. The slayings occurred around 11 p.m. Gary […]

Sept. 23, 2008 Anniversaries

Dickenson Jim and Joanne (Miller) Dickenson of Melrose celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday at the Melrose Senior Citizens Center. The celebration was hosted by their family. The couple was married Sept. 21, 1958, in Las Vegas, Nev. They have four children, 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He is a rancher. She is an archaeologist.

Prep football scores

Dexter 7, Texico 0, susp.Farwell 9, Olton 7, susp.Melrose 52, Magdalena 16

Melrose firefighters upset over comments

By Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico The Melrose Fire Department is in upheaval after the village mayor and police chief publicly criticized the department’s handling of criminal allegations against a volunteer firefighter. Fire Chief Kenny Jacobs said three volunteer firefighters have quit and more said they are considering quitting. Jacobs said they’re upset about comments […]

Rotary governor to visit region

Freedom New Mexico The governor of Rotary District 5520 will make an official visit to the Rotary Clubs of Clovis, Melrose and Texico/Farwell this week. Gov. Tom Lindsay, a Deming real estate business owner and speech language pathologist, is coming to the area as part of his effort to visit all 68 clubs in the […]

Landowners wonder about future for bombing range

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico MELROSE — A State Land Office official said Wednesday the future is uncertain for more than 20,000 acres of state land used for ranching and farming near the Melrose Bombing Range. Larry Kehoe told farmers and ranchers who lease state lands they should continue their operations until the Air […]

Meeting on Melrose Bombing Range set

Freedom New Mexico The State Land office will hold an open meeting at 10 a.m. today at the Melrose public school regarding the expansion of the Melrose Bombing Range. Retired Brig. Gen. Hanson Scott said the meeting will inform area land owners about the status of the land acquisition for the expansion. Cannon Air Force […]

Engagement: Reed/Caton

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Joe and Becky Reed of Melrose announce the approaching marriage of their daughter, Robin Reed of Melrose, to Steve Caton of Ragland, son of Fred and Rita Caton of Ragland. The couple will exchange vows at 5 p.m. June 7, 2008, at First United Methodist Church. A reception will follow at the church. The bride-elect […]

Events Calendar April 18, 2008

TodayMelrose Schools Child Find Screenings — 9 a.m.-noon, Melrose Schools, ages birth to 5.Roosevelt County Association of Educational Retirees — 11:30 a.m., cafeteria conference room, Roosevelt General Hospital. SaturdayGirls softball tryouts — 10 a.m. 8-under, 11:30 a.m. 11-under, 1 p.m. 14-under, Portales Softball Complex.Fifth annual Kite Karnival — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Doc Stewart […]

Melrose police chief resigns

By Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico The village of Melrose’s lone law enforcement officer has submitted his resignation. Police Chief Lee Ferguson, who submitted his resignation April 7, said he has accepted a deputy position with the Parmer County Sheriff’s Department. Ferguson said his final day as chief will be April 25. “I just feel […]

Grass fire near St. Vrain doused

Freedom New Mexico A fire started by a resident burning trash torched more than 1,000 acres of grassland between Clovis and Melrose on Wednesday before firefighters from four departments were able to extinguish it, fire officials said. Lt. Jim Hogg of the Clovis Fire Department said the fire began around 11 a.m. and lasted about […]

Melrose man killed in two-vehicle crash

Freedom New Mexico A 63-year-old Melrose man was killed Monday afternoon in a two-vehicle accident about five miles east of Melrose on U.S. 60/84, according to Patrolman Lance Bateman of the New Mexico State Police. Bill Bovell was driving west about 12:30 p.m. in a 1992 Mercury passenger car on a two-lane portion of the […]