ENMU exhibit puts face on plight of state children awaiting adoption

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Combining art with heart, a photographic exhibit featuring children in New Mexico awaiting adoption opens Saturday at Eastern New Mexico University’s Golden Library,. The exhibit offers the public the opportunity to view photos of children, who are waiting to be adopted. Hoping to raise awareness, the Heart Gallery provides a […]

Muleshoe lands ethanol plant

CNJ staff DALLAS — A Dallas-based energy company announced Wednesday intentions to build a 100-million-gallon-per-year biomass-fueled ethanol plant northwest of Muleshoe, according to a company press release. Panda Ethanol officials said the proposed facility will generate the steam used in the ethanol manufacturing process by gasifying more than 1 billion pounds of cattle manure a […]

Finding the right chemistry

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks: Texico High chemistry teacher Wayne Anderson tracks the flight of a metal ring that was part of an class experiment Wednesday on electrons. By Marlena Hartz : CNJ staff writer Taped on the wall, there are nature’s elements — symbols on a periodic table. Wayne Anderson campaigns to reveal them. […]

Wayquay performs during Native American Heritage Month

By Ashley Lee: FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS Actress, artist, poet, singer and songwriter Wayquay will perform in two free concerts Tuesday at the Campus Union Ballroom at Eastern New Mexico University. The concerts are sponsored by ENMU’s Native American Affairs department as part of a month-long celebration during Native American Heritage Month. Wayquay, whose full name, Swangideed […]

Zias’ Macknicki named to All-LSC South second team in volleyball

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University junior outside hitter Jessie Macknicki has been named to the All-Lone Star Conference South Division second-team in volleyball, released on Wednesday by the league office. Macknicki, a junior from Palmer, Alaska, who transferred to ENMU this year from Southwestern Oregon Community College, was the Zias’ only […]

ENMU cross country teams head to regional

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — The odds may be long, but Eastern New Mexico University junior Mariana Chavira plans to give it her best shot in Saturday’s South Central Region cross country meet at Warrensburg, Mo. More than 25 schools are eligible to compete in the event, hosted by Central Missouri, but […]

Hounds gear up for exhibition with Aggies

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s Mikal Monette has overcome a lot to return to basketball this season. After playing two years off the bench at the University of New Mexico, the 6-foot-6, 215-pound junior post transferred to ENMU and tore his ACL just before the start of the […]

Some things impossible to understand

By Ned Cantwell: Syndicated Columnist Things I will never understand, no matter how old I grow, how smart I get, or how much I read: • Why New Mexico charges you a $3 “convenience fee” for paying certain taxes online when, it would seem, it is more convenient to the state than to the taxpayer. […]

Donations to racist universities must stop

By Walter E. Williams: Columnist There are some ideas so ludicrous and mischievous that only an academic would take them seriously. One of them is diversity. Think about it. Are you for or against diversity? When’s the last time you said to yourself, “I’d better have a little more diversity in my life?” What would […]

Democrats not guaranteed total sweep of Congress

Editorial With the midterm elections less than a week away, many races look a little tighter than they did to most of the pundits a few weeks ago, when forecasts of potential upsets by Democrats in the House and Senate were as common as campaign promises. Tom DeLay’s old seat in Texas now looks winnable […]

CNJ employee dies in accident

CNJ staff Co-workers rarely recalled seeing Steve Aguilar around the Clovis News Journal office without an ear-to-ear grin or baseball cap atop his clean-cut brown hair. They also recalled his passion for sports. “I’m a (Chicago) Cubs’ fan,” CNJ Circulation Sales Manager Shaun Lynch said, “and he (Aguilar) was an L.A. Dodgers’ fan, so I […]