Legislators talk with business leaders

By Bob Quick: The Santa Fe New Mexican With a budget deficit of more than half a billion dollars looming over the state, there’s a need to “keep an eye on what’s happening” in Santa Fe during this legislative session, Lt. Gov. Diane Denish told a Tuesday morning gathering of business leaders from around New […]

Kingsville pulls away in second half

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks ENMU’s Til-Lois Fifer drives past Texas A&M University-Kingville’s Tammi Mitchell during Wednesday’s night game at Greyhound Arena. Fifer led the Zias with 18 points and eight rebounds. By Dave Wagner: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — Texas A&M-Kingsville women’s basketball coach Scott Hyland says the Javelinas are a second-half team. They […]

Cardinals headed to Super Bowl

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — That’s not a mirage rising out of the desert, folks. It’s the Arizona Cardinals soaring to their first Super Bowl. Yes, the Cardinals, founding members of the NFL, but historically among the most dysfunctional of franchises, finally have joined the big boys. Capitalizing on Larry Fitzgerald’s three first-half touchdown receptions, then […]

Jail escapee sentenced

CNJ staff The first of eight Aug. 24 jail escapees caught by police is getting another two and a half years behind bars, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office. Victor Apodaca, 40, pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of escape from custody and was sentenced as a habitual offender. Apodaca was […]

Eldorado eliminates Clovis

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Eldorado held off Clovis 10-7 in Saturday’s Class 5A state semifinal game at Wilson Stadium. Arvin Day connected with Orrin Sears for a 14-yard touchdown pass and Jason Day added a 25-yard field goal to give Eldorado 10-0 halftime lead. Scott McMath scored on a 2-yard run midway through the third […]

Casting your vote only half of work

Freedom New Mexico We get up early, take time off work or set out after we’ve punched the clock. We stand in line. Soon after that — depending on the line, of course — the big moment arrives. But getting to the voting booth is only half the story. Once we’re there, things truly get […]

Oct. 28 Letters to the Editor

Barnes can deal with local issues For the past year and a half I have encouraged my friend and neighbor, Paul D.Barnes, to seek the District 5 Curry County Commission seat. He has served Curry County as a past commissioner with 10 years of experience; he was the Commission’s chairman for five years. He has […]

Men can’t seem to pick and choose

My father-in-law and my husband bought a hundred head of cows one year. It was a partnership deal, but when we unloaded them at the ranch they decided to split them fifty-fifty and each partner put his own brand on his half. It was early spring, so some of the cows had babies, others were […]

First-half goals lift Dixie State past Zias

CNJ staff BILLINGS, Mont. — Dixie State junior midfielder Mikala Wilkes scored two goals about five minutes apart midway through the first half and the Rebels went on to a 3-1 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in Montana State-Billing’s MSUB Cup women’s soccer event. ENMU (0-2), which lost to Fort Lewis 1-0 on Thursday, […]

Zias edged on second-half goal

CNJ staff BILLINGS, Mont. — Sophomore midfielder Kourtney Hull scored in the 65th minute Thursday, lifting Fort Lewis to a season-opening 1-0 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in Montana State-Billings’ sixth annual MSUB Cup. In the second game of Thursday’s doubleheader, Dixie State rolled to a 4-0 win over the host Yellowjackets. Play continues […]

Couple knew decor before Clovis’ birth

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist There has never existed a class more respectful, as a whole, to womanhood than the men of the old West. There was no half-way ground with them; a woman was either good or she was bad and a gentleman acted accordingly, said Sid Boykin. In town (Sid didn’t name the […]

City to vote on pay increases

CNJ staff What: Special City Commission meeting When: 10 a.m. Friday Where: City Hall Assembly Room, 321 Connelly Street On the agenda: The Clovis City Commission will vote on a proposal for a 3 percent increase for employee raises today at a special meeting. Approximately half of the $440,000 being requested would be allocated as […]

County grass fire extinguished

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks A fire Wednesday near St. Vrain burned about 1,000 acres of grassland and this abandoned building. Officials said no one was hurt in the fire. By CNJ Staff A fire started by a resident burning trash torched more than 1,000 acres of grassland between Clovis and Melrose on Wednesday before […]

Mustangs get past Hounds

CNJ staff PORTALES — Guard Nolan Richardson IV scored 17 points, grabbed six rebounds and handed out nine assists Saturay night to lead Midwestern State to a 75-56 Lone Star Conference South Division men’s basketball victory over Eastern New Mexico University at Greyhound Arena. The Mustangs (13-13, 5-7 South) dominated the first half and cruised […]

Angelo State cruises past Hounds

CNJ staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Junior guard Maso Hamilton came off the bench for 19 points Saturday night and Angelo State cruised to an 83-49 Lone Star Conference South Division men’s victory over Eastern New Mexico. Junior forward Denell Stephens added 15 points and nine rebounds for the Rams (15-10, 4-6 South), who scored […]

Rambelles too strong for ENMU women

CNJ staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Freshman guard Camille Perkins scored 24 points, leading four Angelo State players in double figures in a 70-52 Lone Star Conference South Division women’s victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday night. The win secured an eighth consecutive appearance in the LSC’s postseason tournament for the Rambelles (21-6, […]

Cold Zias fall to Tarleton

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU sophomore Stephanie Bailey is surrounded by a trio of Tarleton State defenders as she goes up for a shot in Wednesday’s Lone Star Conference South Division women’s matchup at Greyhound Arena. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — It’s been a tough learning curve for the youth-dominated Eastern […]

Feb. 3

The New England Patriots and New York Giants meet today at Super Bowl XLII. The pre-game show starts at 4 p.m. and the game begins at 6 p.m. eastern time. The scheduled half-time performers are Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

Pioneers whip Zias

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s women had matchup problems Thursday night. Big time. Concerned with Texas Woman’s inside game, led by 6-foot junior post Renee Renz, the Zias opted for a 2-3 zone defense. The Pioneers, shooting just under 30 percent for the season from long range, torched […]

Angelo topples Hounds

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan isn’t using the shorthanded status of his team as an excuse. He simply doesn’t believe the five Greyhounds hitting the court at any given time are playing good basketball. The Greyhounds stayed with […]