Staycation may be cost-effective spring break option

Gabriel Monte With fuel costs inching to $4-a-gallon, long-distance spring break trips may be out of reach for many students and families. But spring break doesn’t have to feel like an prison sentence of inactivity. Enjoying spring break in your own backyard may be better than not doing anything. According to AAA, the average national […]

Clovis man recounts year of recovery

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Freedom New Mexico: Christina Calloway Robert Bell demonstrates how he fell 30 feet down an elevator shaft about one year ago. Bell considers his survival a miracle and is very grateful that he is still alive. Christina Calloway Robert Bell is reflecting on how grateful he is for being alive as the one-year anniversary of […]

Hounds, Jevelinas split

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU junior third baseman Joe Jones leads off the bottom of the first in the opener of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader against Texas A&M-Kingsville at Greyhound Field. Freedom New Mexico Senior first baseman Mitch Wolfe drove in six runs with a pair of homers and freshman Aaron Anderson […]

Nuisance ordinance tabled indefinitely

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Curry County Commissioners Caleb Chandler and Chairman Bobby Sandoval listen Wednesday as a resident offers opinions on a proposed public health and safety ordinance. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer An embattled ordinance aimed at public health and safety appears to have run out of lives. During an informal committee […]

Cannon hosts annual Boss Lift

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USAF photo: 2nd Lt. Stephanie Strine Marine Reservists Joint Terminal Attack Controllers Sgt. Chris Capptta, Sgt. Paul Ramos and Lance Cpl. Justin Owen of Delta Company, 4th Marine Reconnaissance Battalion, show themselves to a surprised crowd after remaining unseen nearby while calling in targets to F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots. JTACs direct combat aircraft engaged in […]

Area under red flag warning

CNJ staff A red flag warning is in effect for eastern New Mexico Tuesday. Relative humidity is 15 percent or lower with sustained winds of 20 miles per hour, with the National Weather Service warning of fire danger. A release from the NWS said winds will be strong enough to lift loose objects and interfere […]

Homers in 12th lift Zias to win

CNJ staff OKLAHOMA CITY — The Eastern New Mexico University softball team managed only one win in three games on Saturday at Del City High School, but it was one to remember. Senior Kristen Cruickshank belted a go-ahead, three-run homer in the top of the 12th inning to lift the Zias to a 13-9 win […]

Aviation group’s project taking off

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The EAA plane will weigh 245 pounds without a pilot when finished compared to the 1,500-pound Aerostar stored next to it. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico In the northwest corner of the Blue Sky Aviation hangar at Clovis Municipal Airport, a rickety-looking frame of a plane is waiting to […]

Brazilian giving lift to Hounds

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Brazilian native Emerson Rodrigues has helped the ENMU men’s soccer team to a 3-3-2 record so far this season. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Brazilian native Emerson Rodrigues has overcome an intimidating language barrier during his college education in the United States. On the soccer pitch, however, […]

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, […]

Petersen claims second place

By Tonya Fennell: Cannon Connections Cannon Air Force Master Sgt. Steve Petersen took second place in two categories at the World Association of Benchers and Deadlifters competition held in Anaheim, Calif. Petersen, who serves as 712 MXS Weapons Section Chief, took second in the Master’s deadlift and Class One deadlift. Both wins were in the […]

Powering through

By Staff Sgt. Richard Williams:27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Fitness is a major part of the ‘Whole Airman’ concept that is paramount in an ever changing Air Force. Time in the gym is a part of the duty day that is incorporated by all duty sections to help refine the […]

Hounds hoping WT transfer will provide lift

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Third-year Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo will lead the Greyhounds into their 2007 season opener tonight against Bacone College in Muskogee, Okla. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — As a freshman at West Texas A&M in 2004, Jeremy Hibbler suffered through a 2-8 season. The […]

Local Roundup: Man killed while working on car

CNJ staff A Farwell auto shop owner died Friday evening when his car fell off a lift while he was working under it, according to officials. Micky Glen Lunsford, 53, was alone in his shop at 1400 E. Avenue A when the car lift malfunctioned, causing the car to fall, Parmer County Sheriff Randy Geries […]

27 FW powerlifter takes on world championship

Master Sgt. Steven Petersen warms up with 315 pound squats. Sergeant Petersen will be competing in the world championships for bench press and dead lift on Nov. 18. Airman 1st Class Thomas Trower A bench press of 369 pounds and a dead lift of 551 pounds earned one Cannon Airman a slot to compete in […]

Snowfest 2006 just around the bend

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Cannon members attended Snowfest in January 2005. Ms. Jeanette Hattan and Ms. Angie Anderson Start planning now for the military’s 15th annual snow sports weekend Jan. 26 to 30 at Keystone Resort in Colorado. SnoFest features a variety of activities geared just for members of the military community, including competitive ski and snowboard racing, parties […]

Outdoor Recreation sponsors SnoFest 2006

Jeanette Hattan and Angie Anderson Start planning now for the military’s 15th annual snow sports weekend, SnoFest, Jan. 26 through 30, 2006 at Keystone Resort in Colorado (sponsored by Air Force Academy, Rocky Mountain Blue, Air Force Space Command and Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.). SnoFest features a variety of activities geared just for members […]

Ag Department preparing to lift cattle restrictions

CNJ staff The U.S. Department of Agriculture is preparing to lift restrictions on interstate movement of cattle for most of New Mexico, according to a press release from Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M. “This move is very good news for the livestock industry in New Mexico. The control of diseases that could devastate herds is very […]

More than highways have changed

Ned Cantwell Times were simpler in 1950s New Mexico. Back then, wide ribbons of concrete didn’t connect the town dots east and west, north and south. Those were the happy days, the Fonz days. Families were different, too. Want a dramatic illustration how life has changed from that simple era to the confusion of modern […]