ENMU set for basketball exhibitions

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Fresh off scrimmage outings, Eastern New Mexico University’s basketball teams are preparing for exhibition games this weekend. The ENMU men host Fort Lewis College of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference in a 7 p.m. contest on Friday at Greyhound Arena. The women face Division I foe Texas-El […]

Clovis seeking next AD

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ sports writer Clovis’ search for a new athletic director is in full swing and Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm says it is going well. “We have about six to eight applications and we are expecting more before the deadline,” Seidenwurm said. The deadline for applications is Nov. 15. Current athletic director Dale Fullerton […]

Parents protest proposed school modifications

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The letters, petitions, passionate pleas and shared prayers carried one resounding message: Please do not change my school. A brigade of parents voiced concerns Tuesday over proposals to alter three elementary schools during a Clovis school board meeting held in the Marshall Junior High School Auditorium. The school board […]

Dewey Langston, Nathaniel “Nat” Walker

Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Dewey Langston Date of birth: July 17, 1920 Dates of service: 1942 to 1982 Hometown: Portales Lives in: Portales Theater and location of service: […]

Elliott respected by LSC coaching peers

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Former Eastern New Mexico University football coach Harold “Bud” Elliott made a lasting impression on many of his colleagues around the Lone Star Conference. Elliott, ENMU’s football coach from 1994-2004, died early Tuesday at the age of 73 in Lubbock from heart and kidney failure. West Texas A&M’s Don […]

Lady Eagles look ahead to first postseason berth

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Clovis Christian freshman Jennifer Schaap (left) and senior Tasha Daale go up to block a Floyd attack during a match in September. (CNJ file photo) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent If Clovis Christian volleyball coach Ceil Boatman wrote a television commercial script about her squad’s recent District 4-1A tournament championship victory at Grady, it might […]

Officials: Guarded business dealings necessary

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer In the age of information, keeping secrets is standard business practice, according to some academic and business officials. A growing method of grapevine circumvention is the confidentiality agreement. Once signed, it legally binds individuals from divulging a wide range of information, from a food recipe to the identity of […]

Former ENMU football coach dies at 73

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Elliott had a 37-year career as a college head coach, beginning in 1964 at Southwestern College in Kansas. His overall record was 205-179-9. (Courtesy photo) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Harold “Bud” Elliott, the longtime football coach at Eastern New Mexico University, died Tuesday morning of heart and kidney failure in Lubbock, family […]

County officials tour juvenile detention center

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Commissioners and elected officials toured the Juvenile Detention Center as part of Tuesday’s regular Curry County Commission meeting. The group was introduced to Jerry Peckinpaugh, who is employed as a teacher at the facility. Peckinpaugh presided over three sullen teenage boys wearing black and white striped scrub-like uniforms with […]

Sexual assault reports released

Freedom Newspapers Editor’s note: This story contains content about a sexual assault that some may find offensive. PORTALES — Portales police on Tuesday released incident reports pertaining to a sexual assault case that may have led to the distribution of fliers warning of a rapist around the campus of Eastern New Mexico University. According to the […]