New facility boosts expo attendance

The new Roosevelt County Events Arena played a major role in the success of this year’s Roosevelt County Ag Expo, according to expo officials. Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce director Karl Terry said in previous years the two-day event had exhibitions divided between as many as seven buildings and areas. “It was like an Easter […]

Roosevelt arena to house Ag Expo

Alisa Boswell The main cause of excitement for the 20th annual Roosevelt County Ag Expo is the new Roosevelt County Event Arena, which will house all of this year’s vendor booths at the event. Roosevelt County Ag Agent Patrick Kircher said the new facility puts all vendors under one roof. “I think it will allow […]

Ticket feature: Brad Paisley to perform in Lubbock

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Courtesy photo: Cindy Harper Country music star Brad Paisley will be performing 7:30 pm. Feb. 16 at the United Spirit Arena in Lubbock. Freedom New Mexico Country music star Brad Paisley will be performing in Lubbock 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at the United Spirit Arena with three-time Country Music Award winners The Band Perry and […]

Youths rake in profits at annual livestock sale

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell Auctioneer Johnny Paiz calls out numbers Friday night at the Roosevelt County Fair Junior Livestock Sale. Paiz said he believed this year would be a record-breaking year for the sale, because despite tough economical times, the residents of the county still give what they can. Alisa Boswell Bids bounced around […]

Youth show livestock skills

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell Quinn Boles, left, and Ryan Perkins struggle to hold their goats still Wednesday afternoon at the Junior Market Goat Show at the Kevin Roberts Show Arena at the Curry County Fairgrounds. Boles won fourth place in the lightweight division and Perkins won fourth in the middle and heavyweight divisions. Alisa […]

Cancer fundraiser makes return to Portales

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Tanya Baca, who is battling cancer, and her 3-year-old daughter, Emily, look at a display during the Relay for Life cancer research fundraiser at Greyhound Arena Friday night. The event lasted until 10 a.m. Saturday, and event chairwoman Cathy Hess said about 375 people had registered to participate as of […]

ENMU Monday capsules —

Men Central Oklahoma (10-2) at ENMU (3-6) What: Lone Star Conference South crossover game. When: 8 p.m. Monday at Greyhound Arena Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9 Last outing: Both teams lost on Saturday, ENMU to Northeastern State 79-57 at Greyhound Arena and the Bronchos at West Texas A&M 67-60 Of note: The Bronchos won last year’s meeting […]

ENMU men’s basketball capsule — Nov. 17

CNJ staff ENMU (1-0) at Western State (0-1) When: 7 p.m. today at Gunnison, Colo. Last meeting: November 2009, the Greyhounds beat Western State 65-55 at Greyhound Arena. Season openers: The Hounds, with seven players sitting out one-game suspensions for participation in an unsanctioned spring league, rallied to beat NAIA member Northern New Mexico 81-76 […]

Press release: More than 350 students graduating Saturday from ENMU

PORTALES–Approximately 366 students will graduate when Eastern New Mexico University hosts its 118th commencement convocation on Saturday, May 15, at 10 a.m. in Greyhound Arena in Portales. The ceremony also marks ENMU’s 75th anniversary. Immediately following the ceremony, the ENMU Alumni Association and Academic Affairs will host a commencement reception to honor the spring 2010 […]

Tarleton State at ENMU basketball capsules

CNJ staff MenTarleton State (17-5, 5-2 Lone Star Conference South) at ENMU (8-13, 3-4), 8 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena.Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9.Last outing: Both teams lost on Saturday — ENMU at West Texas A&M 67-49 and Tarleton at No. 7 Midwestern State 72-69.Of note: Tarleton was off to a 5-0 South start before losing twice […]

1-23 ENMU-Midwestern State basketball capsules

CNJ staff MenMidwestern State (15-1, 1-1 Lone Star Conference South) at ENMU (7-10, 2-1), 8 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena.Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9.Last outing: The Greyhounds lost at Tarleton State 76-36 on Wednesday, while the Mustangs routed West Texas A&M 90-69 at Wichita Falls, Texas.Notes: Tarleton’s defensive effort Wednesday marked the first time the Texans have […]

ENMU-East Central basketball capsules

CNJ staff MenENMU (4-2) vs. East Central (1-2), 4 p.m. today in a Lone Star Conference crossover game at Greyhound Arena.Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9.Last outing: The Greyhounds erased a 19-point, first-half deficit to lead briefly down the stretch, but lost 67-63 to Southeastern Oklahoma in a crossover game at Greyhound Arena. ECU lost Thursday at West […]

11-25 ENMU men’s basketball capsule

CNJ staff ENMU (2-1) vs. Western State (2-1), 4 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena.Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9.Last outing: The Greyhounds led wire-to-wire, jumping out to a 19-3 lead in the first eight minutes, and dominated previously unbeaten Lubbock Christian 69-54 on Tuesday night in Lubbock.Notes: ENMU leads the all-time series with the Gunnison, Colo.-based Mountaineers of […]

Southwestern tops Zias

Freedom New Mexico It looked like a match that Eastern New Mexico University, mired in a long Lone Star Conference losing streak, could win. Unfortunately for the Zias, Southwestern Oklahoma was having none of it. The Mustangs, mired in their own seven-match losing streak, fought off ENMU challenges in each of the first two games […]

Feb. 14 ENMU basketball capsules

CNJ staff MenMidwestern State (17-6, 6-2) at ENMU (4-19, 0-8)When: 8 p.m. today in a Lone Star Conference South Division game at Greyhound Arena.Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9.On the Net: www.enmusports.comNotes: The Mustangs, tied for the South lead with Texas A&M-Kingsville, have won 14 of 16 after beating West Texas A&M 85-75 on Wednesday in Wichita Falls, […]

Friends, family bid farewell to Carter

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Eastern New Mexico University President Steven Gamble addresses the crowd during funeral services Monday for Alva Carter at Greyhound Arena. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Alva Carter was remembered as a dairyman, a business owner, and an educator. But family members and associates also honored him Monday as a […]

Monster mash

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Charles Benz launches over smashed cars during the side-by-side race on Saturday during the Monster Truck rally at the Curry County Fairgrounds Mounted Patrol Arena. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Correspondent Monster truck shows are something new for many Clovis residents. But many were introduced to this form of […]

Events center construction slowed by drainage issues

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Randy Kamradt, project construction supervisor, said construction of the building and adjacent sidewalks will be completed by Aug. 31, about 10 to 12 days later than he projected previously. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Lack of drainage will likely delay the completion of the construction portion of the Special […]

HPJRA Finals results

At Mounted Patrol ArenaSaturday’s short go results8-under barrels: 1. Shelby Mayfield 16.917; 2. Kennedy Kirkpatrick 17.44; 2. Michelle Runyan 18.832; 4. Kendra Suggs 187.855; 5. Tanner Freeman 19.157.9-12 girls poles: 1. Kellie Collier 20.773; 2. Kelsey Espenson 20.993; 3. Saige Bell 22.705; 4. J.C. Gallegos 25.671; 5. Leann Herring 32.412.9-12 goat tying: 1. Nicole Espenson […]

Riders punctuate Pioneer nights

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Courtesy photo Members of Pro-Tour FMX will provide nightly shows at the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena during Pioneer Days. Shows are scheduled to follow the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Assocation Rodeo each evening. CNJ Staff Pro-Tour FMX is a Freestyle Motocross exhibition and demonstration team that will be perfoming nightly at the Mounted Patrol Arena […]