Preparations in place for Floyd Jamboree

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File photo Floyd Lions Club Vice President Fred Patterson said the Floyd Jamboree will have plenty of many familiar faces again this year. Secretary Paul Benoit said they hope to have local celebrity Will Banister attending again. The Floyd Jamboree will go on this year despite no one showing for Sunday’s auditions, according to Floyd […]

Citizens panel should set Congress’ pay

At least one group of Americans has been profiting despite the faltering economy: members of the U.S. House of Representatives. They’re supposed to be the part of the government that’s “closest to the people.” But as the saying has it, they came to do good and stayed to do well. In their cases, mostly very […]

Graduates optimistic on job prospects

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PNT file photo Fall graduation is traditionally a smaller crowd for Eastern New Mexico University and despite tough economic times, graduates said they are positive about their career prospects. Alisa Boswell Despite a tough job market, Eastern New Mexico University students graduating today said they aren’t worried about job prospects. Halee Goff, graduating with a […]

Mental health needs still unmet

Despite adding billions of dollars for mental health care to Department of Veterans Affairs budgets the last four years, and the hiring of 7,000 more mental health professionals at VA clinics and hospitals, many veterans with severe combat-related stress still face long waits to get the care they need. And some VA facilities might be […]

Hounds hope to make noise in LSC

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson ENMU’s Ronnie Slater tries to drag down running back Melvis Hawkins in the first half of the Greyhounds’ Green & Silver scrimmage on Saturday at Greyhound Stadium. Dave Wagner Despite the above-average heat this week, Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo wishes the Greyhounds had a game this […]

Fireworks stands open despite restrictions

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Monday was the first day vendors were allowed to sell fireworks in the state. Taylor Vest of Roadrunner Fireworks said the first week or so of fireworks season will be slow but business usually picks up closer to Independence Day. Stands close July 6. Sharna Johnson Despite restrictions, stands opened […]

Commissioners approve preliminary budget

Sharna Johnson In a unanimous vote Tuesday, commissioners approved a $12.1 million preliminary budget for Curry County despite concerns over the jail’s out-of-county housing costs, commissioner expense budgets and oversight of capital outlay purchases. The final budget has to be approved and submitted to the state by the end of July. During a presentation of […]

Hounds lose despite outhitting Tarleton

CNJ staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Not many times does a team outhit its opponent in every game of a three-game series and still lose all three. Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team accomplished the feat, if you will, as Tarleton State completed a Lone Star Conference sweep of the Greyhounds with a 12-2 rout on […]

Rise in fuel costs based on demand

Price gougers are evil executives who harm us at the gas pump. They set outrageous prices that are approaching $4 a gallon. They hold their conspiracy meetings in the Land of Make Believe, among the unicorns and spaghetti monsters. Despite the ranting of pundits and politicos — from Bill O’Reilly to Nancy Pelosi — price […]

Despite loss, Greyhounds earn LSC tournament berth

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Eastern senior guard Alan Branch keeps the ball despite West Texas senior guard Joe Mincey’s best efforts during the first half. Dave Wagner PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s men survived a brutal eight-day stretch to win four games in a row. Saturday night against rival West Texas A&M, the […]