Foray into fish farming fresh idea

By Grant McGee: Local columnist “If we can grow a garden, we can grow our own fish,” proclaimed The Lady of the House, walking in our front door from the supermarket. “Well, hello to you, too,” I said with a smile. “What’s that all about.” “I just bought frozen fish from China. China! Can I […]

Woman accused of phone threats

CNJ Staff A woman accused of harassing another Clovis woman included a police officer in a barrage of phone threats Tuesday, according to a police report. Isabel Sanchez, a convenience store clerk, called police because she said a woman was calling and threatening her at work, the report said. When the officer arrived, Sanchez, 28, […]

Kingsville beats Zias in five again

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ENMU junior outside hitter Jessie Macknicki (left) collected 19 kills and 24 digs on Thursday night, but the Zias dropped a five-game Lone Star Conference South match to Texas A&M-Kingsville at Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — For the moment, at least, Texas A&M-Kingsville seems to […]

Kingsville hangs on to edge Zias

CNJ staff KINGSVILLE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s rally fell short and the Zias dropped a 30-10, 30-19, 22-30, 26-30, 15-9 decision to Texas A&M-Kingsville Thursday night in Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball. It was the second consecutive time the Zias (6-14, 1-3 South) mounted a rally from a 2-0 deficit to force […]

Calmest driver doesn’t always mean safest driver

By Ryn Gargulinski: Columnist Drivers can always tell they’re in New Mexico not necessarily by the highway signs, but by what’s lying on the side of the road. I don’t mean bums in cowboy boots, but the fine proliferation of road kill. New Mexico road kill usually consists of coyotes, snakes, cattle and once in […]

Unspeakable tragedy, unjustifiable game

Leonard Pitts Jr. Syndicated Columnist So now you, too, can shoot up Columbine. Like Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris seven years ago, you can roam the hallways with explosives and guns, bring a bloodbath to a high school in the suburbs. All from the comfort of your desk, all just by booting up your computer. […]

Facing death penalty no deterrent

Tibor Machan: CNJ columnist California’s governor wouldn’t give in. Neither would the U.S. Supreme Court, so Donald Beardslee, who killed two women in 1981 over a drug deal — while supposedly suffering from brain damage — was put to death by lethal injection last month. As reported in the media, Beardslee’s defense attorney claimed Beardslee […]

Letters to the Editor: Rapid, unplanned growth dangerous

Carol Singletary makes a good point in her commentary published Tuesday. Rapid, unplanned growth is not beneficial. The city of Clovis needs to join the 21st century. Growth is going to continue; new developments are going to be planned and constructed, and it is going to cost money to build underground storm-water runoff pipes just […]

Zias eliminated in regional semis

Freedom Newspapers KEARNEY, Neb. — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team, making the program’s first trip to postseason competition since the school joined NCAA Division II 20 years ago, advanced to Saturday’s Southwest Regional semifinals where the Zias were eliminated by top-ranked and unbeaten host Nebraska-Kearney 30-20, 30-18, 30-26 before 2,743 fans. Fifth-seeded ENMU […]

Fort Sumner romps in regional opener

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Fort Sumner’s Tobea Patterson goes up for the block on Cimarron’s Mandi Trujillo Friday night in Fort Sumner. John Eisel: CNJ sports writer FORT SUMNER — Leslie Wood passed to her left. She passed to her right. Sometimes she even passed behind her. But the senior setter for Fort Sumner almost always put the ball […]