TexAnns rout sluggish Zias

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Eastern New Mexico University’s Rosalyn Elliott dives over Tarleton State’s Kimberly Smith during a battle for a loose ball during the first half of Wednesday’s game in Portales. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Guard Katie Crawford led a balanced attack with 14 points and Tarleton State overcame […]

Texans hold off ENMU down stretch

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ENMU’s Ira Cross (32) and Donald Young try to grab a rebound from Tarleton State’s LaShon Sheffield (10) and John Davis during the first half of Wednesday’s game at Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University played hard enough, just not quite well […]

Military feature: Guard making changes

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The National Guard units in Clovis and Portales hope to double in size in the next two years. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Plans are in place that would change the duties of Army National Guard units based in Clovis and Portales over the next two years, from air defense […]

Killer given 21 1/2 years

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent A 23-year-old Clovis man was sentenced Tuesday to 21 1/2 years in prison for his role in an argument over a cigarette lighter that turned deadly. As part of a plea bargain, Mark Madrid pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for shooting and killing Porfirio Gonzales, 52, of Clovis in March […]

Four Clovis teachers earn top honor

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Four Clovis teachers who achieved National Board Certification were honored at a Tuesday school board meeting in front of friends, family, and school administration It is the highest credential any professional teacher can obtain. And each of the four teachers did so on their first attempt, according to Jimmy […]

PRMC on par with rest of state

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Technician Bruce Hinchey processes patient specimens Tuesday in the laboratory at Plains Regional Medical Center. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Medical services at Plains Regional Medical Center are on par with those at other New Mexico hospitals, according to a new report available online. But that may not be the […]

United Way reaches goal with late push

Freedom Newspapers Eleventh-hour gifts by Eastern New Mexico University staff members and an anonymous couple have helped the local United Way achieve this year’s $482,005 fund-raising goal. The donations bring the overall total received to exactly 100 percent of the goal. In Curry County $421,950 of the $412,005 goal or 102 percent has been attained. […]

NMMI honors Ingle for service

Freedom Newspapers The Commandant of Cadets at the New Mexico Military Institute formally recognized Dist. 37 State Sen. Stuart Ingle of Portales for his service to the state of New Mexico and promoted Ingle to “Honorary Cadet Colonel” at NMMI. A special order from Brigadier General Richard V. Geraci which was read in front of […]

Tuesday prep roundup

CNJ STAFF Kate Lepard’s second 3-pointer of the game, coming with three seconds left, lifted Muleshoe past Littlefield 40-37 Tuesday night in a District 2-3A girls matchup at Littlefield. The Lady Mules (13-14, 3-2 district) struggled from the field all night, but put themselves in position to win the game by sinking 16-of-22 free throws. […]

ENMU gets stretch at home

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Road warriors to this point in the season, Eastern New Mexico University’s basketball teams will get a chance to try to put something together at home over the next few weeks. ENMU’s men play six of their next eight at Greyhound Arena — one of the road outings is […]

Clovis Christian posts win over Cardinals

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Clovis Christian’s Ryan Boatman drives past Amarillo Ascension’s Tyler Bixler during the second half of Tuesday’s game Tuesday in Clovis. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Christian Eagles beat Amarillo Ascension on Tuesday and impressed Cardinals coach Kyle Johnson in the process. “Clovis (Christian) plays real well together; […]

Cats pull away from win at Aztec

CNJ STAFF AZTEC — Guards Cody Thornsbury, Bryce Hill and Jaden Isler turned consecutive steals into baskets in the fourth quarter Tuesday night, and the Clovis High boys basketball team pulled away to a 60-48 victory over Aztec. The Wildcats never trailed after the first quarter, but saw the Tigers pare an eight-point halftime deficit […]

Right to die not decision for Washington

Freedom Newspapers When the Founding Fathers set up our system of government, they didn’t intend for states to be the poor cousins of the federal government. Rather, they were to be independent entities, with the federal government acting as their agent when dealing with other nations or as the arbiter of disputes between states. The […]

1/25 Letters to the editor

Parental care missing in suspect’s life Hold the phone! According to the article in Thursday’s CNJ, (“Suspect’s brother: Infant death accidental”), Benito Valdez was 12 years old when he started dating a 15-year-old girl. Within three years, they had their first child. That made him a father at 15 years, while the mother was 18. […]

Black man ‘loyal and dedicated’ to Klan

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated Columnist And now, here’s this week’s episode of Great Moments In Black History. The year is 1979. Carter is in office, disco is on the radio, and Ron Stallworth has just joined the Ku Klux Klan. We are indebted to the Deseret Morning News of Salt Lake City for revealing this […]

Officer laid to rest

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Friona High School students line Highway 60 Monday to pay tribute to Texas Department of Public Safety officer Matt Myrick, who died in a traffic accident Friday near Hereford while on duty. (CNJ correspondent: Martha Hardwick) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Law-enforcement officers throughout the region on Monday mourned the loss of one of […]

Dry weather leads to lean cattle

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Absent from the usual High Plains landscape is the fresh green of winter wheat. But with little expected relief from drought-like conditions, crisp, amber fields are just one harsh reality farmers and ranchers in the region must confront. As the major source of food for cattle withers, many have […]

College happy with president applicants

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Members of a presidential search committee are sifting through a dense pile of applicants in hopes of finding a new Clovis Community College president by May, according to search committee chairman Jay Gurley. The window to apply for the position closed Friday. The three-month search yielded 35 to 40 […]

1/24 Business digest

Meatpacking plant plans still pending A Wisconsin-based meatpacker has still not announced plans for building a plant that would employ up to 2,500 people. Smithfield Beef Group sent representatives to Clovis in October to visit with local officials. Headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., Smithfield Beef is the nation’s fifth-largest beef processor, according to the company […]

Drugstore chain says it will buy Albertson’s Inc.

Staff and wire reports MINNEAPOLIS — An investment group led by grocer Supervalu Inc. and drugstore chain CVS Corp. said Monday it will buy Albertson’s Inc., the nation’s second-biggest traditional grocery store chain, for $9.7 billion in cash and stock. Albertson’s stockholders will get $26.29 per share in cash and Supervalu stock. The investment group […]