ENMU alumnus appears in films, TV

By Mickey Winfield It may surprise many Portales residents who frequently browse the latest new releases at their favorite local video store, that they can actually rent a movie, or a television show featuring an Eastern New Mexico University theater alumni. But if your local video store of choice is Landall’s Box Office, on Portales’ […]

ENMU blanks Alumni

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU wide receiver Jessie Poku tries to elude Alumni defensive back Michael Fields (2) after catching a first-quarter pass during Saturday’s “Alumni Bowl II” football game at Greyhound Stadium. CNJ staff BLACKWATER DRAW — There wasn’t much suspense in Alumni Bowl II. Freshman quarterback Carl Bouldin threw three first-half touchdown […]

Alumni Bowl II on tap

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks ENMU defensive line coach and former player Larry Varnado watches freshman nose guard Collin Mizer, left, and junior defensive end Quinin Roberson during Friday’s final practice of spring drills. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Mark Ribaudo believes it’s been a successful spring season for his Eastern New […]

Education Digest: Anti-violence guides available

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., informed New Mexico schools of resources to protect students from violence such as the school shooting Oct. 11 in Ohio, according to a press release. The Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services is offering a CD with more than 30 guidebooks on […]

ENMU honors Domenici at Foundation breakfast

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University has succeeded lately where other state higher education institutes have come up short. Another manifestation of that success was demonstrated this week when it was announced the ENMU Foundation had reached its fundraising goal last year, the best year in its 32-year history. Foundation President […]

ENMU holding homecoming

By Casey Peacock: Freedom New Mexico Sen. Pete Domenici and the undefeated 1957 Greyhounds football team will be among those honored during this year’s Eastern New Mexico University homecoming. Domenici, R-N.M., the longest serving senator in state history, will be given an honorary lifetime alumni award Saturday during a homecoming breakfast. The 1957 Greyhounds football […]

Education Digest: Schmidt succeeds Isham at CCC

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Michael Schmidt becomes vice president for information and educational technology at Clovis Community College July 1, according to a college news release. He succeeds Eleonore Isham, who retires June 30 after a 27-year career with the college. Schmidt is director of management information systems/institutional research and has worked for […]

Hounds outlast Alumni in scrimmage

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By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — Youth must be served, and Saturday afternoon the current Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds survived a scare at the hands of an Alumni squad to win 28-20 at Greyhound Stadium. Junior running back Jason Walker gained 93 yards on nine carries and scored a pair of touchdowns, […]

Hounds to wrap up spring drills with alumni game

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer With most of the evaluating process behind them, Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo is hoping the Greyhounds can cap their spring workouts in style with Saturday’s 3 p.m. scrimmage against an alumni squad at Greyhound Stadium. Ribaudo said he’s hoping about 45 players are able to […]

ENMU planning alumni football game

CNJ staff PORTALES — There aren’t quite as many players as usual in Eastern New Mexico University’s spring football practices, but coach Mark Ribaudo said he’s happy with the way things are going. The Greyhounds, with 74 players on hand, are in the third of four weeks of spring drills. Rather than end the workouts […]

Feb. 5, 1960

Val Baumgart, L.B. Redwine, Pat Graef and Nelson Worley were all Democratic candidates for Curry County sheriff. … Clovis High graduate Susan Stanfield was on tour with the University of Denver choir. She was a junior physical education major. … The Silver Grill was inviting customers to “dine by candlelight every evening.” … The KCLV […]

College celebrates homecoming

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Freedom Newspapers: Karl TerryEastern New Mexico University’s homecoming parade Saturday had no shortage of clowns. This year’s theme was “Under the Bigtop,” providing free reign for those inclined to face-paint and over-sized wardrobe choices. By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers A circus atmosphere was prevalent as clowns, jugglers and circus-themed floats participated in the Eastern New […]

Boys soccer: Seniors goal oriented

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Clovis High school seniors, clockwise from bottom, Jesse VanKuren, Kendal Essex, Matt Loewen, and Michael Fernandez have been with the team and coach Shaun Gill from the beginning; enduring two losing seasons in the process. Staff photo by Eric Kluth By John Eisel They’ve endured two losing seasons, enough blowouts to cover a lifetime, and […]

ENMU alumni to be honored at homecoming breakfast

By Mike Linn In his heyday, Jimmy Joe Robinson was a consummate coach on the hardwood, a strategist of the local high school basketball circuit. A coaching record of 528-213 and four state championships lend support to his ability to inspire teams in gymnasiums laced with the aroma of sweat and popcorn. Now retired, the […]

CHS alums make return to field tonight

By Eric Butler A long time has passed since Skip Garrett has been in a football game. And maybe Garrett’s layoff itself won’t be considered unusual as Clovis High alumni gather for Citizens Bank’s Clovis Community Football Appreciation Day tonight. But Garrett’s last game wasn’t in the street in front of his house nor was […]

Young beats old at alumni game

By Eric Butler They tried various forms of distraction — physical and verbal — when their younger counterparts came to the free throw line. They tried to literally throw their weight around on their thinner opponents. They even put six men out on the court for two exchanges in the fourth quarter. But alas, the […]

Alumi hoop game next week

CNJ staff The second annual Clovis High School alumni basketball game is scheduled for 7 p.m. on May 29 at Rock Staubus Gym, matching members of the current CHS team and graduates from 2001 or later against graduates of the Class of 2000 and before. Tickets are $5 for reserved seats and $4 for general […]