Miners outlast Hounds for 80-76 victory

CNJ staff EL PASO, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team nearly pulled off an impressive upset Saturday night, albeit in a preseason exhibition. ENMU led most of the first half, including an eight-point margin with under five minutes left, before Texas-El Paso rallied for an 80-76 victory before nearly 7,000 fans. […]

Monday morning briefing: A biker benefit and a big explosion

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. College meeting The Clovis Community College board of trustees will be holding their monthly meeting 8 a.m. Wednesday in room 512. The meeting is open to the public. Land use info Information about the Cannon Air Force Base Joint Land Use Study is available […]

Zias fall to TexAnns in four

CNJ staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Irelis Ilarraza had 16 kills and three block solos Saturday and Tarleton State fended off a solid challenge from Eastern New Mexico to beat the Zias 19-25, 25-22, 25-19, 25-23 in Lone Star Conference volleyball play. The TexAnns (21-8, 7-5) coming off a five-set loss to LSC-leading West Texas A&M […]

Hounds seventh, Zias eighth in LSC preseason poll

Freedom New Mexico RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s men were picked for seventh place and the women for eighth this season in the Lone Star Conference South preseason basketball polls, released by the conference office. Midwestern State, the defending South champion and coming off a 31-3 season, is favored to win its fourth […]

Hounds beat Southeastern, stay alive in North

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Freedom New Mexico: Rick White Bracy McCoy (92) and Malcom Butters (64) pressure Southeastern Oklahoma quarterback Logan Turner. McCoy was credited with one of ENMU’s seven sacks in the game when Turner was flagged for intentional grounding. Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico’s “NASCAR” offense was rolling in the first half Saturday. The […]

Band takes top honors at Zia competition

CNJ staff The Clovis High band pulled an encore Saturday in Albuquerque, winning top honors at the Zia Marching Band Fiesta at the University of New Mexico. The band won the state championship and the grand championship in the 32-band field from New Mexico, Texas and Colorado. Coupled with Tournament of the Bands last weekend […]

Base commander: Communication key in low-altitude training issue

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Clark Liliana Castillo Cannon Air Force Base Commander Col. Stephen Clark said communication is going to be the key to the Air Force creating a low-altitude tactical navigation area over northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. Cannon hosted eight public meetings within the proposed 94,000 square mile area that Cannon would train its MC-130 and […]

Think of lefties with consideration

I remember one afternoon in kindergarten when my teacher tested each student to determine whether we were right- or left-handed. I wanted badly to test right-handed because I thought it sounded cooler, but the results told me what I probably should have already figured out in penmanship class: I was a terminal lefty. This may […]

True monster: Over-regulating government

Freedom New Mexico Picture a trio of adorably outfitted trick- or-treaters — a ghost, a pirate and a witch of the non-Senate candidate variety — venturing forth into the night in search of sweet, sweet candy. Under the eerie glow of an autumn moon, they approach a spooky old house. The pirate reaches out a […]

Voters have wide range of decisions in election

Kevin Wilson Early voting has concluded, and just one voting day remains on the 2010 midterm elections. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, with voter choices ranging from the governor’s mansion and House of Representatives to a potentially revamped county courthouse and detention center. There are 20,924 registered voters in Curry […]