Fourth-ranked Abilene Christian cruises past Greyhounds

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Eastern’s Karlton Graves, left, blocks Abilene Christian’s Jacqua Charleston for teammate Adam Richards Saturday in the second quarter of the game at Greyhound Stadium. BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University coach Mark Ribaudo knew it would be tough for his team to just line up and play with fourth-ranked […]

Hounds rev up offense

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks ENMU freshman receiver Matt Handler is bought down by a Southwestern Oklahoma defender for a 19-yard gain during the second quarter of Saturday’s game at Blackwater Draw. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — For most of a quarter Saturday night, Eastern New Mexico University’s new “air raid” […]

Hounds making progress

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU’s J.T. Thompson, left, and Desmond Anaya take down receiver Justin Campos during Saturday’s scrimmage at Greyhound Stadium. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — These are not your father’s Greyhounds, for sure. Fourth-year coach Mark Ribaudo and his staff are implementing an uptempo-style spread passing attack in […]

For awareness, let’s go ride a bike

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. Though seemingly not right around the corner, it may in fact be so, at least for the purposes of this column. The reason I say that is I plan to issue an invitation, or a challenge, and it may involve you, the readers who […]

Disabled, retired pay concurrent

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist New groups of disabled retirees will be able this year to draw Combat-Related Special Compensation (CRSC) or higher amounts of Concurrent Retired Disability Payments (CRDP) under legislation passed in January. Defense Finance and Accounting Service officials explained in an interview how they are implementing the changes. Again it will involve […]

2008 Running Water Draw Cowboy Symposium schedule

Running Water Draw Cowboy Symposium Corner of County Roads 17 and G behind Ned Houk Park Today 1 p.m. — Pavilion open and wagon judging 1:30 p.m. — Music: Sharon Dictson 2:15 p.m. — Music: Earl Gleason 3 p.m. — Poetry: Dr. Les Morrow 3:45 p.m. — Music: Allie Brooks 4:30 p.m. — Cook’s meeting […]

ENMU blanks Alumni

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU wide receiver Jessie Poku tries to elude Alumni defensive back Michael Fields (2) after catching a first-quarter pass during Saturday’s “Alumni Bowl II” football game at Greyhound Stadium. CNJ staff BLACKWATER DRAW — There wasn’t much suspense in Alumni Bowl II. Freshman quarterback Carl Bouldin threw three first-half touchdown […]

Hounds’ defense gets test

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU’s Michael Carrasco (6) tries to find some open space between three defenders during Saturday morning’s scrimmage at Greyhound Stadium. The Greyhounds will wrap up spring drills with a game against an alumni team next Saturday. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — Kyle Wilson figures with the […]

Baskett, Eagles draw Wildcat fans

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Hank Baskett III started off Jocks at the Rock with a hug for Jaden Isler. The event brought Philadelphia Eagles and Clovis alumni onto the basketball court at The Rock to raise money for Oasis Children’s Advocacy Center. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Hank Baskett couldn’t bring Clovis to […]

Hounds adjusting to new offense

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU’s Antwuan Pertile takes down Joseph Banard during Saturday’s scrimmage at Greyhound Stadium. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — So far, so good, Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo says. The Greyhounds’ transition from a triple-option offense to one which will rely more heavily on […]

Museum dedicates new signs, shelter

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Freedom New Mexico photo: Karl Terry Mary Ruth Gossett, center, points out a photo of Jim Warnica, right, to Rosemary Mathews of ENMU on one of the new interpretive signs dedicated Friday at the Blackwater Draw Site near Portales. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Early man and the way he likely lived got a […]

Local Roundup: City holding press conference

By Freedom New Mexico The city of Clovis will hold a press conference this morning regarding a city event this weekend, and Mayor David Lansford’s political intentions for the 2008 election cycle, according to a city press release. In 2004, Lansford won his third term as mayor, earning 73 percent of the votes in a […]

Aug. 8, 1930

The Clovis Evening News-Journal reported that Jimmy Darr, 159-pound Melrose slugger, and Percy Reed, 154 pounds, of Clovis, put on six rounds of the fightingest fight ever seen in a Clovis ring. The bout was called a draw. … Lillian Ellen Beauty Salon offered a “Eugene” hair permanent for $8.

The bone keeper

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Joanne Dickenson walks the trails at the Blackwater Draw archeological site on March 23. Dickenson lives on the 157-acre sit and works as its curator. (CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer An early morning rain has made the earth soft. On days like this, Joanne Dickenson strolls through her back […]

Students seek to unearth club

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The entrance to the Blackwater Draw Site is located on N.M. 467 between Portales and Clovis. (Courtesy photo) By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers Hollywood archaeologist Indiana Jones never visited eastern New Mexico in his movies, but if he had arrived on the scene at Blackwater Draw in the 1960s, he would have sought out the […]

Day trips: Blackwater Draw

Freedom Newspapers For a day trip that is much closer to home and doesn’t require much more than 15 minutes of driving time, visit the Blackwater Draw Museum outside Portales. This museum was opened to the public in 1969 as a means of displaying artifacts found at the Blackwater Locality No. 1 site. These artifacts […]

Reporters notebook: Card draw decides election

By luck of the draw, Christopher Maestas is Tucumcari’s newest city commissioner. He defeated incumbent Jimmy Sandoval in a card game. The two drew cards on Thursday to break a tie vote for the city commission seat. Maestas drew a nine of spades, and Sandoval drew a two of spades. Both men received 67 votes […]

Tucumcari election ends in tie

By TV Hagenah TUCUMCARI — One Tucumcari city election appears headed for overtime. Incumbent District 2 Commissioner Jimmy R. Sandoval and challenger Christopher Maestas each received 67 votes on Tuesday. “I’ve never seen anything like it,” said Tucumcari City Clerk Rachel Hicklin. “I’ve heard of it happening in other places but it’s never happened here […]

Clovis Man turns 75 (plus 13,000)

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Sharon Hull, a graduate student in anthropology at Eastern New Mexico University, maps a mammoth skull as she works on piecing it back together, in the foreground, Wednesday at the Blackwater Draw Site. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Michelle Seeber He lived among saber-toothed cats, hunted giant mammoths and bison and was smart enough […]

Scientists made no bones about Clovis Man evidence

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Blackwater Draw curator Joanne Dickenson points to an Agate Basin point that was found in the remains of a bison mandible in the Bison Bone Bed that dates back to the Archaic Age at the site. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Michelle Seeber Evidence of Blackwater Draw’s Clovis people was hidden for centuries before […]