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 […]