Pioneers edge Hounds in 15 innings

CNJ staff PLAINVIEW, Texas — Wayland Baptist’s Pedro Gomez hit a two-out, run-scoring single to left in the bottom of the 15th inning Tuesday night, lifting the Pioneers to a 16-15 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in a marathon game lasting 5 1/2 hours. The Pioneers (36-11) overcame 7-0 and 14-7 deficits, tying the […]

Zias finish above .500 for season

CNJ staff GOODWELL, Okla. — Junior Kristen Cruickshank had three hits and pitched her third shutout of the season Tuesday as Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team completed a season-ending doubleheader sweep of Oklahoma Panhandle State with a 3-0 win. The Zias, who stranded 24 runners in the two games, had to go nine innings […]

Melrose police chief dismissed

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The village of Melrose has dismissed Police Chief Jennifer Dreiling. City officials cited job performance as the reason. She said it’s retaliation because she refused to date Melrose Mayor Lance Pyle. “The Village Council was not pleased with her performance and, as a probationary employee, has released her from […]

Annual report: Crime increased in 2008

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Clovis police on Tuesday released its annual report. Collecting information from 2008, the report indicates crime increased in the city compared to last year. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Crime increased in Clovis in 2008 with property crimes leading the rise according to the police department’s annual crime report, released Tuesday. Violent crimes — […]

Residents discuss challenges of city growth

By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent In 2005, Clovis residents gathered in the north meeting room at the library and fretted about their community’s existence. On Tuesday night, a much different tune was being whistled in the same room. Instead of worry about an impeding closure of Cannon Air Force Base, which did not happen, audience […]

Students’ condition improving

The conditions of Portales High School students injured in a one-car crash Monday morning are improving. Front-seat passenger Selene Valladarez, 15, is in critical but stable condition in an intensive care unit in Lubbock, said her brother, Jesus Valladarez Jr. After being unconscious all day Monday, she was improving in responsiveness to nurses Tuesday, he […]

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Gates: Health care needs overhaul

By Tom Philpott: FNM columnist Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ prescription for what ails the military health care system includes replacing aging hospitals, and raising TRICARE fees for working-age retirees, which Congress has kept frozen since 1995. “Health care is eating the (Defense) Department alive,” Gates told officers attending the Air War College on Maxwell-Gunter Air […]

Sometimes less can be more

By Sharna Johnson: FNM Columnist Perhaps I have become a minimalist in my old age or some transformation has overtaken me that I have yet to identify. But I have claimed a new home. I was born and raised on the East Coast. My father was an explorer of sorts, with little concern for comfort […]

Editorial: Envirnoment needs protection but at what cost?

There’s potentially good news on the environmental front out of Washington D.C., but it’s probably more than offset by a devastating announcement last week. First, the good news. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that the Environmental Protection Agency, when upgrading older power plants, may consider costs before demanding use of the most advanced technology, […]

Man’s nose bitten off in party fight

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Police say a 34-year-old Curry County man ejected from a party returned with a knife, only to have his nose bitten off in a struggle with other partygoers. But Gilbert Aburto says the police have the story all wrong. He says he’s the victim, that he was trying to […]

Press release: Bingaman discusses EPA findings about greenhouse gases

U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked to New Mexico radio reporters about his trip to New Mexico and about the EPA’s finding regarding greenhouse gases.

Bingaman to take part in health care reform roundtable

U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman on Tuesday will take part in a Finance Committee roundtable discussion on health care reform.

Betty Blevins watercolors collection featured at Eula Mae Edwards Museum

A wonderful collection of watercolors called “Realism 2009” by Betty Blevins of Lubbock will be on exhibit from May 5 through June 30 in the Eula Mae Edwards Museum/Gallery at Clovis Community College. Blevins states that preserving memories of the past can inspire the present.

Ex-Hounds assistant longs to return

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Greg Young is head coach at Jacksonville, Texas, Junior College. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent PORTALES — Greg Young is certainly one coach who believes that the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team can successfully compete in the Lone Star Conference. If not, the current head coach at Jacksonville (Texas) Junior College wouldn’t have […]

Nurse hoping to raise awareness with cancer education

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Kim Adams changes a bag of medicine for one of her patients at Plains Regional Medical Center’s Cancer Center. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer After years helping cancer patients, an award-winning nurse is planning ways to educate people about cancer at next month’s Relay for Life cancer-research fundraiser. Kim […]

Rodeo: Hounds fifth at Howard

CNJ staff BIG SPRING, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s men finished fifth in the Howard College rodeo over the weekend. Senior Kyle Roberts of Durango, Colo., teamed with Jake Cobb of Weatherford College (Texas) for first place in team roping with a time of 13.3 seconds. Junior Payton Terry teamed with Tarleton State’s Lance […]

Area students take FFA honors

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FNM correspondent: Helena Rodriguez From left, Jake Tayler, Chase Varnell and Calvin Tayler examine soil outside Dora High School. The trio took first place in the homesite evaluation contest during the recent New Mexico State FFA Career Development Event in Las Cruces. FNM correspondent: Helena Rodriguez Dora High School students have uncovered a lot of […]

Split drops Hounds to seventh in LSC

CNJ staff EDMOND, Okla. — Senior catcher Freddy Carmona went 6-for-8 in the doubleheader, but it was his RBI groundout that drove in the go-ahead run as Eastern New Mexico University beat Central Oklahoma 5-1 Sunday in the second game to earn a split of their Lone Star Conference baseball twin bill and a split […]

New Masked Rider from Clovis

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Courtesy photo Brianne Aucutt-Hight, a senior animal science major, was selected Friday as the third area person to serve as the Masked Rider, mascot of Texas Tech University. CNJ staff A Clovis student was selected Friday as the third area person to serve as the Masked Rider, mascot of Texas Tech University. Brianne Aucutt-Hight, a […]