Richardson says Hull Street overpass priority

kdjqk2-116gov.richardson1.jpg

CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Gov. Bill Richardson is greeted with cheers from Lincoln-Jackson Family Center students and faculty during his Thursday visit in Clovis. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer With the state facing a $384 million shortfall this year, Gov. Bill Richardson said he plans to save $400 million by slashing state agency […]

Clovis Christmas Light Parade set for Saturday

Gabriel Monte Like previous Christmas Light Parades Clovis MainStreet Director Robyne Beubien is bracing for a cold Saturday evening. The National Weather Service is predicting temperatures on Saturday to hit lows in the 30s. Despite facing a frosty evening, Beubien said she expects more than 100 entries for the parade, which starts at 6 p.m. […]

Hounds take new offense for road test

k6ece2-829enmufball2web.jpg

Freedom New Mexico: Kevin Wilson Greyhound receiverAnthony Ramos grabs the throw from quarterback J.J. Harp during Thursday’s practice at Eastern New Mexico University. By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Facing Eastern New Mexico University’s new spread offense in preseason practice has helped the Greyhounds’ defense. Instead of working against the grind-it-out, triple-option as in the […]

Neighborhood watch program unnecessary

Freedom New Mexico The capital city is facing a wave of violence that calls for drastic measures. The government has proposed a radical change in tactics, a “surge” if you will, to control it: Entire neighborhoods will be sealed off and designated as “Neighborhood Safety Zones,” patrolled by armed officers who will have the authority […]

Shorthanded Hounds host WT tonight

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Facing rival West Texas A&M was already a big challenge for the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team, but it just got a lot bigger. When the Greyhounds entertain WT in a 7:30 p.m. Lone Star Conference South Division clash today at Greyhound Arena, their bench […]

Parking preferences can speak volumes

By Grant McGee: Local columnist I’m halfway through the book “Long Way Round.” It’s about actors Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman’s eastward motorcycle journey from London to New York. The two are reminiscing about training for the trip through places where they might be looking down the barrels of several AK-47 machine guns. They described […]

Hounds and Zias take road trips

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer It’s early to begin Lone Star Conference South Division play, but that’s what the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team is about to do. The Zias (2-0) will be in Canyon, Texas, to meet Adams State at 1 p.m. (MST) today before facing division rival West Texas A&M […]

Washington has no business in Hollywood

By Kevin Wilson: FNNM Columnist Mid-term elections are still about four months away, but I’ve got all the advice you’ll ever need. Elect them all back. Elect them all back because it’s evident that every major problem facing the United States today has been solved. Wait, what’s that you say? Your problems still exist? My […]

Forget gas, lap dancing real price gouge

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist Here’s the deal. I’d rather sit in my stalled Hummer in the middle of downtown Ruidoso than drive one of those prissy Toyota hybrids. There. I’ve said it. You want to take away my $48,000 Triton V-10, nine miles per gallon going downhill? You’ll have to pry the ignition keys […]

Christians should take lesson from sunflower

By Judy Brandon: Local Columnist Some months ago I received in the mail several sample packages of wildflower seeds. When planting time came, I scattered those wildflower seeds throughout my flower beds and anticipated what would spring up over the following weeks. Now among my zinnias, marigolds and Johnny jumping jacks, I have beautiful wildflowers. […]