Wilkinson providing big boost for Hounds

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FNM correspondent: Joshua Lucero ENMU senior Curtis Wilkinson shoots against Texas A&M Kingsville’s Marcus Ford during a Lone Star Conference game against Texas A&M-Kingsville on Jan. 26 at Greyhound Arena. Although he has missed six games this season, Wilkinson is averaging more than 11 points and six rebounds a game for the Greyhounds. Eric Butler [...]

Herrin providing boost as Zias look to hit stride

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Junior guard Kiara Tate tries to box out sophomore guard Nikki Ingram during ENMU women’s basketball practice on Friday at Greyhound Arena. The Zias host New Mexico Highlands at 4 p.m. today. Dave Wagner PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Linden Weese was looking for a forward-type [...]

Heat, publicity boost pool attendance

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Lifeguard Kelsey Britt, right, watches over the pool at the Clovis Aquatic Center during Saturday afternoon’s open swim. Britt is one of 12 lifeguards employed by the city. The center is open from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. during weekdays for various activities, and 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. [...]

Local shoppers boost business at the mall

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Connie Marquez of Lovington works on finishing her Christmas shopping Tuesday at North Plains Mall. Marquez said she was happy for the chance to travel to Clovis so she could get to the mall before the holiday. By Jenna DeWitt: CNJ staff writer If shopping at North Plains Mall is [...]

Air Force families boost area home sales

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Weichert Realtor Carolyn Spence discusses shelving in 2nd Lt. Jon Clark and his wife Hailey’s new home in Clovis. Jon has been reassigned to Cannon Air Force Base. The couple is one of many Cannon families looking for homes in Clovis and Portales. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer When [...]

Business owners look to boost sales on Valentine’s Day

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Stacee Patton takes an order for Valentine’s Day Thursday at Katie’s Flowerland. Owner Rose Riley said the shop had 210 orders for delivery at the end of business Thursday. By Gabriel Monte and Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writers After enduring months of area residents cutting back on the extras, Dakota’s [...]

Texas reps can boost economy with light hand

Freedom New Mexico One of the greatest features of the Texas Legislature is it only convenes every other year, and for only 140 days at that. And lawmakers’ pay, set by the state Constitution, is so low no one can possibly live on it. The obvious goal was to ensure the state would not fall [...]

Jail to get security boost

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo County Manager Lance Pyle said that replacing doors on the cells in the women’s annex at the Curry County Detention Center will increase security. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A little more than a year after doors were removed from cells in the women’s annex at the Curry County [...]

ENMU to get boost

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Freedom New Mexico: Thomas Garcia Eastern New Mexico University senior football player Carlos Downey works on curls in school’s football weight room on Wednesday. The ENMU Board of Regents recently approved the construction of a new weightroom that will serve the entire athletic pro By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Members of the [...]

‘Racino’ could boost economy in Tucumcari

Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Racing Commission visits Tucumcari on Thursday where it will hear investors’ proposal for building a racetrack and casino at the edge of town. We encourage area residents to help the commissioners see the potential a “racino” would have on the economy of this community, the region and ultimately the [...]