Clovis resident takes city to task on trash

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Linda Durant spent two years picking up trash and pulling weeds at the Clovis Area Transit building on Sixth and Axtell Streets. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer After setting down dated stacks of Tupperware containers stuffed with garbage and weeds to illustrate the problem, she stood and addressed the […]

ENMU hosting second annualHigh Plains Film Festival on May 10

PORTALES–Eastern New Mexico University in Portales is hosting the second annual High Plains Film Festival on Sunday, May 10 in the University Theatre Center.

ENMU hosting free wind symphony concert on May 3

PORTALES–Eastern New Mexico University music students will perform

Rep. Luj

Today, Rep. Ben Ray Luj

Eastern adds infielder to softball roster

CNJ Staff Eastern New Mexico University has signed junior college transfer Samantha Stampley to play next season for the softball squad, according to a university release. Stampley, a junior infielder from Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas, has a career .342 batting average with 17 doubles, two triples and two home runs.

University introduces new basketball coach

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CNJ Staff Photo: Kevin Wilson Andrew Helton, 38, has his first press conference as men’s basketball coach at Eastern New Mexico University. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ Staff Writer PORTALES — Andrew Helton on Tuesday stood in front of a crowd at Greyhound Arena. He can’t wait for the next time. “To see these game lights […]

Lone Star Conference baseball, softball update

CNJ staff Baseball standings(Regular-season final)

Oliver taking second chance to come to Eastern

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Kenneth Oliver is one of four finalists for the position of athletic director at Eastern New Mexico University. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ Staff Writer PORTALES — As an assistant under Harold “Bud” Elliott, Kenneth Oliver had a chance to come to Eastern New Mexico University in 1994 as an assistant football coach. But he was […]

Local officials advise basic precautions for swine flu

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Local health officials are keeping an eye out for swine flu, but aren’t advising any precautions other than basic health tips. After a recent outbreak in Mexico, swine flu has also been confirmed in the United States, Canada, Scotland and Spain, but not in New Mexico. The disease is […]

Family services holding fundraiser for CASA

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico With volunteer numbers dropping in the last five years, Family and Children Support Services is holding an art show and dinner to raise money to recruit and support people to speak for children in foster care. The local Court Appointed Special Advocates organization covers both Roosevelt and Curry counties. […]

4-28 Business digest

Parts store being restructured Clovis’ Checker Auto Parts is closed this week as it is being restructured into an O’Reilly Auto Parts. Scheduled to reopen Thursday, the North Prince store will have new inventory and signage by week’s end, according to O’Reilly corporate spokesman Mark Merz. In July 2008, O’Reilly Auto Parts acquired Phoenix-based CSK […]

Man accused in nose biting arrested

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Joey Maes By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A 35-year-old Clovis man was arrested Sunday, charged with biting another man’s nose when he crashed a barbecue last week. Joey Maes is being held on $55,000 bond on aggravated burglary and three counts of aggravated battery, according to jail officials. Maes was attending a family barbecue […]

Supreme Court correct to limit car searches

Freedom New Mexico The U.S. Supreme Court, ruling last week in Arizona v. Gant, limited the circumstances under which police may search a car after arresting the driver. The decision, by an unusual majority consisting of Justices Stevens, Ginsburg, Souter, Scalia and Thomas, is a welcome reversal of a recent trend in court decisions that […]

Helton chosen as next Greyhound basketball coach

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Andrew Helton will be the next men’s basketball coach at Eastern New Mexico University. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ Staff Writer Andrew Helton has been named the 11th coach in the history of men’s basketball at Eastern New Mexico University. Currently an assistant at Division-I South Alabama, Helton will be introduced in a 9 a.m. Tuesday […]

ENMU introduces new men’s basketball coach

PORTALES–Steven Gamble, president of Eastern New Mexico University, has announced the selection of Andrew Helton as the new ENMU men’s basketball coach. With his selection, he becomes the 11th coach in the 73-year history of the program. Helton will be introduced at a press conference at 9 a.m. (MT) on Tuesday, April 28, in Greyhound […]

Singer’s courage inspiring

By Anita Tedaldi: CNJ columnist I have a new hero. Her name is Susan Boyle and I love her. Even worse, like a middle school girl enamored with her idol, I want to be just like Susan Boyle, maybe with a different haircut or plucked eyebrows, but nonetheless I emulate her fearlessness, strength and confidence. […]

Echoes from the old cafes in Clovis . . .

By Don McAlvy: CNJ Columnist Every once in a while I want to go back to the old days. The old days of Clovis that some of you might recall. If you were around in the early 1940s and were hungry, and you didn’t catch a bite to eat with Louie, then you had a […]

Hounds clinch berth in LSC tourney

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CNJ correspondent: Heather Bumguardner ENMU’s Jereme Johnson is safe at second due to a dropped ball during the first game of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference doubleheader at Greyhound Field. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — Clayton Young went to high school in Canyon, Texas. He considered playing for the hometown Buffaloes, but decided […]

Reid tied for third in tournament

CNJ staff PROVO, Utah — Senior Travis Reid is in a tie for third after two rounds, leading the New Mexico State men’s golf team to fourth after two rounds of the at the PING Cougar Classic in Provo, Utah. The Aggies have a team score of 571, five-under part, at Riverside Country Club. The […]

ENMU’s defense sparkles

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Freedom New Mexico: Kevin Wilson ENMU running back Arvin Jackson tries to beat linebacker Rashad McCalister to the sideline on a slant route in the second half of Saturday’s Green-Silver scrimmage at Greyhound Stadium. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer BLACKWATER DRAW — As the saying goes, defense wins championships. For Eastern New Mexico University, […]