Roping event grows

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CNJ file photo Organizers say this weeks four-day Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping event has become the largest in the nation and draws top national competitors. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Four things draw ropers to Clovis’ Joe’s Boot Shop calf roping event: • Good prize money • Comfort • Fresh calves • A […]

Defense forced to watch

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson ENMU receiver Tyler Finch makes the diving catch for a touchdown in the first half of Saturday’s scrimmage at Greyhound Stadium. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer BLACKWATER DRAW — The Greyhounds coaching staff didn’t like the sight of the offense scoring at will Saturday morning. So they made the […]

Blight battle: No simple solution

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Duane Castleberry, a magistrate judge in Clovis, said construction of the Prince Street overpass made his lot at the corner of Mabry and Prince streets ‘ once home to KC Mufflers

Tough questions during pay review

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist Should military pilots who have been reassigned from cockpits to ground-based computer consoles to fly remotely piloted vehicles continue to draw the same flight pay as pilots who still fly jets and helicopters? Should reserve component personnel on lengthy overseas assignments in locales like Germany continue to draw the same […]

Blackwater Draw museum closing for winter break

CNJ staff Eastern New Mexico University’s Blackwater Draw Museum will close for winter break from 5 p.m. Wednesday until 10 a.m. Jan. 4. The museum is on U.S. 70 approximately 7 miles north of Portales near Greyhound Stadium. Information: Matt Hillsman at 562-2202.

Hounds pull out late win in finale

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson ENMU running back Terrence Griffin tries to push the ball for an extra yard over the tackle of Incarnate Word’s Dakota Wayer in Saturday’s game at Greyhound Stadium. Griffin had six carries for 42 yards in the 35-30 win over the Cardinals. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer BLACKWATER DRAW […]

Midwestern routs Hounds in division finale

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU wide receiver Matt Handler carries a pass reception inside the Midwestern State 10 during the first quarter of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division game at Greyhound Stadium. Freedom New Mexico BLACKWATER DRAW — Midwestern State pulled away with 23 points in the final 13 minutes Saturday night and […]

No. 13 Tarleton State rallies past Hounds

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU cornerback Tavius Bigelow and outside linebacker Devin Sweet tackle Tarleton State wide receiver Devon Gray during the second quarter. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer BLACKWATER DRAW — Having outscored their opponents by a 77-8 clip coming into Saturday, Tarleton State has earned a reputation as a third-quarter team. […]

Angelo State smothers Hounds

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU linebackers Texavier Henry, left, and Joey Mendez, top, and defensive back Mark Patterson team up to bring down Angelo State running back Michael Simpers during the second quarter of Saturday’s game at Blackwater Draw. By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico BLACKWATER DRAW — With homecoming upon it, Eastern New […]

Dominoes championships draw contestants to Texico

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Faye Keener of Portales grabs the dominoes to shuffle with a smile after she and her teammate Beverly Winn won a game of 42 during Friday’s warm-up for Saturday’s tournament at the Texico Senior Center. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Plenty of versions of dominoes may exist around the […]

Letter proves true Clovis man site discoverer

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist Lois Leslie, formerly from Melrose, now living in Clovis, has asked me to kick-up the tourist business in Clovis by way of telling more drama about the Clovis Man Site that was found in Blackwater Draw in 1929, by Ridge Whiteman of Portales and Clovis, the father of my wife, […]

Class takes over dig site

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Freedom New Mexico: Eric Butler Students from Eastern New Mexico University work at a dig site that had been abandoned for the past 40 years. The students were part of a summer field class held at Blackwater Draw which ended on Friday. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico One dig site at Blackwater Draw, for […]

ENMU’s defense sparkles

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Freedom New Mexico: Kevin Wilson ENMU running back Arvin Jackson tries to beat linebacker Rashad McCalister to the sideline on a slant route in the second half of Saturday’s Green-Silver scrimmage at Greyhound Stadium. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer BLACKWATER DRAW — As the saying goes, defense wins championships. For Eastern New Mexico University, […]

Hounds battle rain, wind

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU’s Anthony Ramos tries to break the tackle of Tillman Stevens during Saturday’s spring football scrimmage at Greyhound Stadium. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent BLACKWATER DRAW — Saturday’s spring football intrasquad scrimmage may have been no big deal to some of Eastern New Mexico University’s established veterans. But it was […]

Shame on those jealous of success

By TIbor Machan: CNJ columnist Most top executives draw pretty reasonable salaries, maybe up from $250K to several million per year. This isn’t unlike how professional baseball and football players are hired and compensated, especially the stars among them. Some people are sought out eagerly and promised exorbitant pay, including bonuses above the regular salary, […]

New Mexico state parks requests public comments on Blackwater Draw partnership feasibility study

New Mexico State Parks invites public comment on a draft feasibility study evaluating possible long-term partnerships between Eastern New Mexico University and New Mexico State Parks at the Blackwater Draw site. Senate Memorial 42, passed by the Legislature in 2007, requested State Parks to complete a feasibility study to consider long-term partnerships, including the possible […]

Hunting report deadline approaches

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has announced all deer and elk hunters and trappers who held a license or permit for the 2008-2009 seasons must file harvest reports by Sunday. Hunters who miss the reporting deadline may still report and be eligible for drawings if they report before the drawing deadline and […]

ENMU’s comeback falls short

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson ENMU freshman receiver Jacob Drinkard scans the field after shaking off Texas A&M-Kingsville defensive back Eric John en route to a 15-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South game at Greyhound Stadium. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico […]

Weekend event features historical weapon

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Freedom New Mexico: Mickey Winfield Eastern New Mexico University associate professor of archeology Dave Batten displays two different styles of atlatls. The eighth annual atlatl throw will be held Saturday morning at the Blackwater Draw dig site north of Portales. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico Thousands of years ago, man invented a crude tool […]

Buffs avoid upset

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU’s Terrence Griffin evades the lunging tackle of West Texas A&M’s Jared Brock early in the second quarter of Saturday’s game at Greyhound Stadium. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — The Eastern New Mexico University football team was on the verge of one of the most stunning […]