Consumers lose in blocked cell phone merger

Freedom New Mexico On antitrust, the U.S. government seems stuck in the Model T era. It just doesn’t understand that, in this age of Apple, Google, Facebook and thousands of lightning-fast digital companies, it’s practically impossible to build a monopoly. That’s why the Justice Department was so wrong in thwarting AT&T’s attempted $39 billion purchase […]

Hounds start rugged part of schedule

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico When Eastern New Mexico University senior Bracy McCoy blocked a late field goal try to preserve the Greyhounds’ 23-21 Lone Star Conference win last week at Angelo State, it gave the program a much-needed boost. To borrow from Yogi Berra, it was also a case of deja vu all […]

Police release name of drowning victim

LOGAN — Mu’Allum Thayer, 31, of Portales drowned Friday morning at Ute Lake. A spokesperson for New Mexico State Police said Thayer’s body was discovered about 2 p.m. Friday in eight feet of water about 30 yards from shore. State Police were called to Ute Lake early Friday morning by two women who were swimming […]

Muleshoe bomb threat a hoax

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The area around Muleshoe State Bank was blocked off for more than two hours Wednesday as police responded to a bomb threat, according to Muleshoe Police Chief Brian Frieda.

Bomb threat reported at Bank of America

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Police officers stand outside Bank of America on North Prince Tuesday after it was evacuated because of a bomb threat around 1 p.m. No bomb was found and the bank reopened around 3 p.m. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis’ Bank of America received its third bomb scare in […]

Greenwalt getting tryout with WNBA’s Sky

CNJ staff Former Clovis High and Texas Tech standout Cisti Greenwalt left for Chicago on Monday to get a preseason tryout with the WNBA’s Chicago Sky. The 6-foot-5 Greenwalt recently completed a season in a pro league in Sweden. Although her team struggled to only a couple of wins in a 30-game season, she led […]

The Good news is that God opens up locked doors

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist What God wants his children to possess in amazing measure is a quality of relationship with him, and thus with life-giving collateral healing, joy, and love extending also to others, that for our souls will be light dispelling darkness, health vanquishing disease, and warmth allowing no room in our […]

CHS FOOTBALL: Palo Duro deals Cats OT loss

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Clovis High strong safety Kolt Merren, left, reaches for Palo Duro quarterback Skye Gonzales after he was flushed out of the pocket during Saturday’s game at Dick Bivins Stadium in Amarillo. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer AMARILLO — It was supposed to be a matchup of Clovis’ secondary and […]

Mayfield eliminates two-time 5A champs

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Top-ranked Las Cruces Mayfield scored on a fumble recovery and a blocked punt Friday night and turned back two-time defending champion La Cueva 21-7 in a Class 5A state semifinal playoff game at Wilson Stadium. The Trojans (13-0) will meet either second-ranked Clovis (11-1) or No. 3 crosstown rival Onate (11-1) […]

Greenwalt leaves mark on Tech

By Sue Jane Mayes: CNJ correspondent The first hurdle Cisti Greenwalt had to clear four years ago had nothing to do with basketball. It was her name. Fans in Lubbock couldn’t pronounce it. Kisti, Sisti, Christi … not since Michi Atkins in the mid-90s had Lady Raider fans had such a phonetic dilemma. It wasn’t […]

ENMU players earn weekly honors from LSC

CNJ STAFF The following Eastern New Mexico University basketball players were recognized Monday for All-Lone South Conference player of the week honors: Men Jamaal Hunnicutt, 6-5 Jr. F, Amarillo Week: Hunnicutt led the Greyhounds to wins over West Texas A&M (89-74) and Midwestern State (79-76), the latter game on the road. He compiled 20 points, […]