TexAnns cruise past Zias

CNJ staff Conference-leading Tarleton State ended any hopes of an Eastern New Mexico University upset early, racing to a 24-point halftime lead en route to a 73-48 win Wednesday in a Lone Star Conference game. Senior forward Precious Herrin had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Zias (8-15, 6-11 LSC), who are in the […]

Awards presented in Spring Fling art show

CNJ staff The annual Pintores Art League Spring Fling art show ended with an awards ceremony Thursday in the Clovis Community College commons area. The event displayed art in the categories of oil, acrylic and mixed media, photography, watercolor, drawing – pastel and charcoal, photography and 3D from professionals and students.

Vacation to ocean ended too soon

So as the wizard tells her the way to return to Kansas, Dorothy dutifully clicks together her heels and incants, “There’s no place like home … there’s no place like home … there’s no place like home…” Yet with a hint of wistfulness in her voice, for the magic of Oz that she is leaving […]

Zias notch win over Cameron

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University ended a six-match Lone Star Conference losing streak against Cameron on Saturday by sweeping the Lady Aggies 25-17, 25-18, 25-17 at Greyhound Arena. Sophomore outside hitter Amber Durand posted a double-double for the Zias (9-10, 2-4 LSC) with 11 kills and 13 digs, and she also had four […]

At the half: ENMU leads Southern Nazarene 35-21

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Eastern New Mexico University running back Troy Harris runs upfield as Southern Nazarene defensive end Dante Campbell tries to give chase in the first quarter of Saturday’s season opener at Greyhound Stadium. Sophomore Wes Wood threw for 275 yards and five touchdowns to lead Eastern New Mexico to a 35-21 […]

Change is conscious decision

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated columnist Call it the myth of inevitability. It is the mindset that says enlightenment and progress are the inescapable byproducts of time. As in a reader who asked last week during an online chat how I thought slavery would have ended had the South won the Civil War. That it might […]

United Way raises $514,694

CNJ staff The United Way of Eastern New Mexico campaign season ended with $514,694 raised in Curry and Roosevelt counties, according to a news release. The amount raised is 87 percent of the community-wide goal of $580,000 and is about $15,000 less than was raised last year, the release said. Of the $500,000 goal for […]

Commentary: Captain’s dreams ended by drunken driver

By Senior Airman Emerald Ralston: 92nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. — Capt. Alan Yee had just finished pilot training and was out with friends celebrating. He and his friends realized they had one too many drinks to drive, and called a cab. As they were travelling down a 50 […]

Chase ends in crash

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The Curry County Sheriff ‘s office is investigating a pursuit that ended in a crash Monday night at State Road 209 and Curry Road 16. Undersheriff Wesley Waller said Clovis police began pursuing the vehicle around 9:45 p.m. on Concord Street and the pursuit ended when the vehicle crashed north of Clovis. There were no […]

Poor economy boosting recruitment

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist Middle-class American youth are entering the military in significant numbers today, drawn by more competitive pay, a battered civilian job market and the buzz surrounding an improved GI Bill education benefit. The Department of Defense announced earlier this month that for the first time since the draft ended and the […]

Pet projects leave troops ill-prepared

Freedom New Mexico This country would be much safer, with its core national interests better served, if the wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan were ended immediately. While U.S troops are in the field, however, it is difficult to express just how utterly unconscionable it is for Congress to divert money requested for fuel, ammunition […]

Clovis school board approves preliminary budget

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Municipal Schools board heard a long-range suggestion to start its Tuesday meeting, and ended it with approval of a more immediate need — an $82.5 million budget for the 2009-10 year. The budget, down from this year’s adjusted budget of $85.1 million but up from the 2008-09 […]

Texas police arrest Missouri man after hour-long chase

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico A high-speed chase ended Wednesday after a Texas sheriff’s deputy shot out the front tires on a pickup driven by a man who fled from Quay County Sheriff’s deputies. At 12:52 p.m., a Texas Department of Public Safety official said they had arrested Kyle Martin Bond, 24, of Jefferson […]

Border town founder had ‘zest for life’

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist James D. Hamlin founded the towns of Farwell and Texico. He was born in 1871 in Kentucky and received a classical education. By some accounts, he left home at 28 to seek his fortune in Alaska, but he ended his journey in Amarillo to relieve his chronic asthma. According to […]

Police say pursuits dangerous, necessary

Sharna Johnson One recent police pursuit ended in the death of a 25-year-old Portales man. Another pursuit ended in the shooting of a Clovis man who led Texas police on an hour-long chase through Curry County. Police officials say the decision to pursue suspects is largely based on public safety. Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller […]

Cattlemen’s Club poker game ended up in court

By Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist A poker game in Clovis started out like any other poker game at the Cattlemen’s Club. You have to understand how these poker games can sometimes get tied up into courts of law. Really? You see, a young cattleman from Arizona showed up in Clovis in December 1954 with four […]

Personal data ends up in wrong hands

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Personal data belonging to approximately 30 Clovis city employees inadvertently ended up on the backside of a Zia Elementary student’s homework assignment Thursday. City Manager Joe Thomas said he was alerted late Friday afternoon after a parent turned the document over to officials. Thomas said his office is investigating […]

First person: Living the ag life

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Austin Graham, 18, has shown horses since he was 7 years old. As the president of the New Mexico state 4-H club during the last school year, Austin Graham, 18, said he missed a lot of school, never got enough sleep and was always busy. A month after his term […]

Juneteenth celebration scheduled Saturday

CNJ staff What: Juneteenth Celebration When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday Where: Potter Park Background: Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States, according to juneteenth.com. Observed around June 19, it commemorates the day Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger announced in Galveston, Texas, in 1865 that the Civil War […]

New Orleans deserves chance to celebrate

Freedom Newspapers In some of the media reports on this year’s Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans there was a distinct and unmistakable tone of scolding. How can you have a frivolous party, how can you celebrate and be happy when so many neighborhoods are still in ruins, when so many New Orleanians are still […]