Hounds, Lions hungry for win

Neither has postseason prospects in its immediate future, but expect to see two hungry football teams when Eastern New Mexico University hosts Texas A&M-Commerce in a 1 p.m. Lone Star Conference clash today at Greyhound Stadium. The Greyhounds (2-6, 1-5 LSC), playing their home finale, bring a five-game losing streak into the contest while the […]

Zias take on UNM

ENMU freshman guard Jaylyn Cooper takes a jump shot during Zia's practice Thursday at Greyhound Stadium. Hopefully, the Eastern New Mexico University women's basketball team can give New Mexico a better game than the Lobos got in their first exhibition outing. UNM ran all over NAIA member Northern New Mexico 91-18 at The Pit on […]

Midwestern State sweeps Zias in LSC road match

WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Caitlin Wallace had 12 kills while Michelle Blount added 10 kills and five total blocks Friday to lead Midwestern State to a 25-15, 25-20, 25-18 Lone Star Conference volleyball win over Eastern New Mexico University. The Mustangs (6-21, 4-13 LSC) led most of the way in the match. ENMU (6-20, 1-15) […]

Behind the chutes: bullriding

L.J. Jenkins, Texico High School graduate and current Porum, OK resident rides Colt 45 Friday night during the 2nd Annul L.j. Jenkins Invitational Bull riding event at the Curry County Events Center. Jenkins' held on for a score of 86.00 There's dust in the air, snot is driping from the enraged bull's snout as his […]

Family dollar vandalized

A male minor was arrested in connection to the vandalism of a Family Dollar store Thursday night on West Seventh Street in Clovis, according to store manager Rick Moreno The store endured $15,000 worth of damage, Moreno said. The damage included the smashing of two large windows and doors, destroyed registers and monitors and trashing […]

Cats tied at half

Kamal Cass scored on a 26-yard run in a low-scoring first half as Clovis and Carlsbad are tied at 7-7 at halftime Friday in Carlsbad. Cass' scored gave Clovis the early lead at the 7:37 mark of the first quarter. The TD was set up by a 41-yard pass from Dakotah Yandell to Marcos Trujillo. […]

In Search of Ponies: The healing magic of canines

It might have escaped human notice, had it not been for the inordinate amount of attention it drew from the other dogs. Whether he was sitting, lounging, napping or walking around the yard, they followed him everywhere he went, licking the wound on his shoulder. And he carried on as if soothed, if not oblivious […]

McGee: Best green chile cheeseburger hunt ends up back home

The time had come to return home from our mini-vacation in northern New Mexico. We were energized and restored. We had feasted on local cuisine, even going out of our way to Mora to enjoy "the best steak tacos in the world," according to the Lady of the House. "Let's see what's going on back […]

Commando spouses get bird's eye view

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — More than 200 Air Commando spouses got a bird's eye view of Cannon Air Force Base as they took to the skies Oct. 27with Cannon aircrews during annual orientation flights. U.S. Air Force photo: Staff Sgt. Matthew Plew Cannon AFB spouses flight: U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Steven Landmesser smiles […]

Closer look at the optometry clinic

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — In a world full of vision impairments, optometrists are the doctors combatting blurry vision, lazy eyes and a host of other ocular impediments. U.S. Air Force photo: Airman 1st Class Ericka Engblom A patient is examined with an optical refractor at the Optometry Clinic at Cannon Air Force Base. Optometry […]

Concrete foundation promises solid future

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — It was a proud moment for the 27th Special Operations Wing as the first AC-130W Stinger II taxied onto the newest flightline taxiway addition at Cannon Air Force Base. U.S. Air Force photo: Airman 1st Class Ericka Engblom An AC-130W Stinger II is sprayed by fire trucks while taxing down […]

Cannon exchange offers fee-free holiday layaway

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — A good program just got better as the Army & Air Force Exchange Service's holiday layaway program is now fee-free. Shoppers simply select their gifts for layaway and stop by customer service to complete the layaway process. "Fee-free" means that while the Cannon Exchange collects an initial $3 processing fee […]

Chief master sergeants man chow lines

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — It was a rather unique sight for Airmen as they entered the Pecos Trial Dining Facility where they were greeted and served lunch by group and squadron chiefs at Cannon Air Force Base. U.S. Air Force photo: Airman 1st Class Alexxis Pons Abascal U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Marvin […]

Volunteer recognized for 40 years of service

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — A modest group of men and women sit expectantly at a table in the corner of the Whispering Winds Golf Course dining room, their eyes trained on an elderly woman sporting red, white and blue earrings, waiting for her to speak. U.S. Air Force photo: Senior Airman Whitney Tucker Beverly […]

Veteran profile: Charlie Smart

Name: Charlie Smart Service: A lance corporal in the U.S. Marine Corp for two and half years from 1972-1975. He was a heavy equipment operator. He was in heavy combat four times. Current occupation: Law enforcement officer Smart What was one of your most significant military experiences? I think the most significant experience was my […]

Local group helps send airmen home for holiday

Courtesy photo Airman Thomas Riches, second to left, flew home last year to spend Christmas with his family in central New Jersey. His trip home was funded by the kindness of community members who raised money to send him home. Thomas Riches has served in the Air Force for three years and has been at […]

Commentary: Base to honor Native American culture

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — November is the Department of Defense governed month to celebrate the contributions of Native Americans to America. New Mexico has twelve tribal ties within its borders. The Mesalero Reservation, named after the mescal agave plant native to our region, is approximately 200 miles from Clovis, and owns the Inn of […]

Spouse briefs: Fabulous Friday best day of week

For our little of family of seven there is something especially great about Fridays. Around our house it's not just called Friday but Fabulous Friday. It didn't start out that way but over time it has become an enduring weekly family tradition, born out of a sense of parental desperation. At some point my husband […]

Spouse briefs: TV show motivates me not to hoard

As a military wife that frequently has to move, there is one show on TV that terrifies me. In it I see some of my darkest fears manifested in the lives of others. That show is "Hoarders" and it scares me because I come from a family of packrats. My grandparents grew up during the […]

No one can wrestle with faith and remain unchanged

The big, hairy, red-skinned man threw his arms around the neck of his brother and wept. He hadn't seen the man for more than 20 years, and the emotions welled up within him and overflowed. His brother was emotional, too. He was scared spitless! The last time the one had spoken to the other it […]