Shooting targets U.S. congresswoman, kills 6

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A gunman nearly unloaded a semiautomatic weapon at a busy supermarket Saturday during a public gathering for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, wounding the Democrat and killing Arizona’s chief federal judge and five others in an attempted assassination that left Americans questioning whether divisive politics had pushed the suspect over the edge. The […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: Zias thump Permian Basin

CNJ staff Sophomore outside hitter Amber Durand and junior middle blockers Jessica King and Kristen Beck combined for 34 kills Tuesday night as Eastern New Mexico defeated Texas-Permian Basin 25-18, 25-17, 25-18 in a non-conference volleyball match at Greyhound Arena. The Zias (7-7) trailed only briefly early in each game before quickly taking control and […]

Southwestern tops Zias

Freedom New Mexico It looked like a match that Eastern New Mexico University, mired in a long Lone Star Conference losing streak, could win. Unfortunately for the Zias, Southwestern Oklahoma was having none of it. The Mustangs, mired in their own seven-match losing streak, fought off ENMU challenges in each of the first two games […]

Death penalty outdated, kills innocent people

Freedom New Mexico It’s time for another review of the death penalty, and the growing evidence that we can’t do it well enough to justify continued use. Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland has delayed two planned executions pending a new review of the process. The order comes after Strickland ordered a halt to another killing on […]

Streptococcus infection kills two in Curry County

CNJ staff Two Curry County residents are dead and another is hospitalized from an infection of “invasive group A Streptococcus,” according to a press release from the New Mexico Department of Health sent late Wednesday. The department says they have no evidence that the cases are linked. All three cases were discovered Dec. 31 through […]

Newman downs Zias in five

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Zia outside hitter Nicole Vanderploeg fields an attack in the second game of Thursday’s match against Newman at Greyhound Arena. The host Zias were defeated in five games by the Jets. Freedom New Mexico Angie Bennett got three of her match-high 15 kills in the deciding fifth set, and the […]

Plane crash kills 5 in Santa Rosa

The Associated Press SANTA ROSA — Federal investigators are trying to determine what caused the crash of a single-engine airplane shortly after taking off from Santa Rosa’s airport, killing all five people aboard. The Cessna 206 took off Sunday from the Route 66 Airport around 1 p.m. and crashed almost immediately, said Roland Herwig, a […]

Zias can’t hold on in fifth game of finale

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Trying to escape the Lone Star Conference cellar Thursday night, the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team came up short. ENMU bolted to a 7-0 lead in a decisive fifth game, but the Zias couldn’t hang on and lost to Southeastern Oklahoma 30-26, 23-30, 30-24, 28-30, 16-14. […]

Cameron posts sweep over Zias

LAWTON, Okla. — Fernando Queiroz, a 5-foot-10 outside hitter from Belo Horizonte, Brazil, compiled 14 kills, nine digs and three aces Thursday night to help Cameron hand Eastern New Mexico University a 30-14, 31-29, 30-13 Lone Star Conference volleyball loss. Freshman middle blocker Ruth Johnson added 12 kills for the Aggies (12-13, 5-4 LSC), who […]

Zias put end to losing streak with sweep

CNJ staff PORTALES — It’s been a long time coming for the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team. Mired in a skid which had seen them lose 14 in a row and 19 of their last 20, the Zias got off to a fast start Friday night and went on to a 30-19, 30-23, 30-19 […]