Local generosity contagious

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Kendra Beevers pulled forward at the McDonald’s drive-thru Tuesday morning, and found out another customer had paid it forward. “I wanted to cry. I still want to cry,” she said of finding out the driver in front of her paid for her meal. Beevers cares for her fianc

Central Oklahoma holds off Zias

CNJ Staff Senior forward Lizzie Brenner poured in 29 points and Central Oklahoma’s women led from start to finish Saturday in a 90-72 Lone Star Conference crossover victory over Eastern New Mexico University at Greyhound Arena. The Bronchos (6-1), ranked 11th in NCAA Division II, were coming off their first loss of the season on […]

Zia forward extends goal record

CNJ Staff PORTALES — Junior forward Samantha Lawrence continued to add to her school single-season goals record, knocking in her 13th of the season Sunday to lift the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team past East Central 2-1 in a Lone Star Conference match at the ENMU pitch. East Central (4-5-1, 0-2-1 LSC) scored […]

Consider Tricare when going on vacation

By Kristen Ward: TriWest Healthcare Alliance You worked hard all year, spent time planning your vacation and are now looking forward to some time away from home, whether it be in the mountains, at the beach or overseas. While you’re counting down the days until you leave and crossing off items on your to-do list, […]

Hounds add forward

CNJ staff PORTALES — Donovan Schultz, a 6-foot-6 forward out of Denver who last played at Otero (Colo.) Junior College in 2005-06, has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball at Eastern New Mexico University next season. ENMU men’s coach Shawn Scanlan said Schultz, who averaged 13 points and nine rebounds as a […]

ENMU adds forward

CNJ staff PORTALES — Darsenio Carter, a 6-foot-6 junior forward out of Yuba (Calif.) College, has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball next season at Eastern New Mexico University. Carter averaged 8 1/2 points and 4 1/2 rebounds a game last season, helping the 49ers to a 32-4 record, a Bay Valley […]

July 4, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 9 a.m. June 25 an officer responded to a business in the 2000 block of Main Street for an embezzlement report. A manager said it had discovered an employee responsible for making daily bank deposits had taken more than $6,000. The […]

Pool staff trained, ready for summer

Cannon Connections: Tony Bullocks Andrew Marhefka of Clovis swims across the pool as part of a recent lifeguard training program at the Clovis Aquatic Center. The Liberty Pool at Cannon Air Force Base opens May 24. By Janet Bresenham, Cannon Connections Eric Kirby, the aquatic director for Liberty Pool at Cannon Air Force Base, is […]

Local teens worried about license changes

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Antonio Martinez said he looks forward to getting his driver’s license when he turns 16 years old. But Gov. Bill Richardson’s new education initiatives has the Marshall Middle School seventh-grader worried he might have to wait a little longer to get it. Starting next school year, New Mexico eighth-graders […]

Incumbents, businessman take commission seats

By Gabriel Monte CNJ staff writer Three incumbents and a longtime city restaurant owner captured City Commission seats in Tuesday’s Clovis municipal election. In District 1, incumbent candidate Randal Crowder soundly defeated floral shop owner Rosalie Riley. In District 2, incumbent Fred Van Soelen, a deputy district attorney, beat Ben McDaniel, a furniture store operations […]

Retiring Domenici calls for truce in partisan politics

By Barry Massey: The Associated Press SANTA FE — Retiring U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici made a final appearance before the Legislature on Monday and called for an end to extremist partisan politics. “We are in danger of losing our ability to move forward as a nation because of destructive personality-driven partisan politics,” Domenici said in […]

She’s rooting for Patriots … to lose

Cathy Olona is looking forward to Feb. 3. “I am going to watch the Super Bowl,” she wrote in an e-mail. “I always do, and I will be cheering for the Patriots to take a fall. “The commercials are a big draw as well.” • • • Clovis’ Mac McDonald on the nation’s economy: “I […]

Smirk be gone

Portales’ Wendel Sloan says he’s looking forward to watching the Super Bowl on Feb. 3: “Definitely, to see Tom Petty (halftime entertainment) and for the outside chance of seeing the secret smirk wiped off the Patriots’ faces.” • • • Want to participate in question-and-answer sessions with the editors? Email us We’ll provide the questions. […]

Wildcats run away from Zias

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Senior forward Ashlee Barr and sophomore forward Jody Meyer combined for 27 points and 17 rebounds off the bench Tuesday night and Abilene Christian rolled to a 91-61 Lone Star Conference South Division victory over Eastern New Mexico University. Barr finished with 14 points and nine rebounds in 23 minutes […]

Dixie State notches win over Zias

Freedom New Mexico DURANGO, Colo. — Sophomore center Dani Newell hit the go-ahead free throw with 52 seconds left and Dixie State outlasted Eastern New Mexico University’s women 81-76 on Friday night in the second game of a season-opening, three-team round-robin. Junior forward Jessica Carver led four Rebels in double figures with 24 points to […]

Zias earn honors from LSC

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University freshman forward Hannah Dozier has earned second-team All-Lone Star Conference women’s soccer honors and was named the league’s co-freshman of the year. Dozier, from Midland, Texas, shared the freshman award with Kendra Clemons, a midfielder from Midwestern State. She set a school freshman record this season […]

Hounds earn comeback win

CNJ staff ODESSA, Texas — Senior midfielder Keith Vargas scored on a header in the final minute of the first of potentially two 10-minute sudden-death overtimes Sunday, giving Eastern New Mexico University a come-from-behind 3-2 men’s soccer victory over Texas-Permian Basin. The Greyhounds (8-8-1) reached the .500 mark for the first time since mid-September. They […]

Commerce deals ENMU shutout loss

CNJ staff COMMERCE, Texas — Senior forward Bailey Geels scored a goal and had an assist Friday and Texas A&M-Commerce limited Eastern New Mexico University to two shots on goal, blanking the Zias 2-0 in a Lone Star Conference women’s soccer matchup. Gaels was credited with an assist on teammate Meagan Lasley’s goal midway through […]

Bronchos turn back Zias

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Freshman forward Hannah Dozier tries to maneuver past Central Oklahoma’s Alli Miller during Friday’s Lone Star Conference women’s soccer match at the ENMU pitch. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — The Central Oklahoma women’s soccer team doesn’t like to take chances. The Bronchos improved to 5-0 in the […]

ENMU cruises to win

CNJ staff PORTALES — Sophomore forward Cesareo Contreras scored three goals as the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team blanked College of the Southwest 6-0 Sunday at the ENMU pitch. The goals raised Contreras’ total for the season to seven, and marked the first hat trick in the four-year history of the ENMU program. […]