Storm spotter courses offered

CNJ staff A pair of storm spotter’s courses will be taught April 6 in Clovis and Portales. The courses, which are identical, are offered from 1:30-4 p.m. at Clovis City Hall and 6-8:30 p.m. at the Memorial Building (300 E. Seventh Street) in Portales. They are both sponsored by the local offices of emergency management. […]

Zias drop pair in WT event

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — Junior Kaitlyn Witte hit a bases-loaded single in the bottom of the seventh, lifting host West Texas A&M past Eastern New Mexico University 8-7 on Friday in the Lady Buff Invitational softball tournament. The Zias (5-13), who lost earlier in the day to Central Oklahoma 5-1, tied the score 7-7 […]

Zias drop pair in St. Mary’s Classic

CNJ staff SAN ANTONIO — Designated player Lea Padilla hit a tie-breaking leadoff homer in the bottom of the sixth Saturday to lift Incarnate Word to a 3-2 victory over the Eastern New Mexico University softball team in the St. Mary’s Classic. The loss dropped the Zias to 2-4 overall, including 1-3 in the tournament. […]

Zias softball team splits pair of games

CNJ staff SAN ANTONIO — Senior Kristen Cruickshank pitched a two-hitter and senior Alex Mayo Otis delivered her second three-hit game of the day as Eastern New Mexico University softball team beat Texas A&M-International 6-2 for a split on the first day of the St. Mary’s Classic. In their first game of the day, the […]

Pair sentenced for meth trafficking

CNJ staff A 38-year-old man will serve three years in prison and a 38-year old woman five for trafficking methamphetamines in Clovis. James Metzger and Anna Goodwin pleaded guilty Jan. 26, to trafficking meth, accepting partially suspended sentences in exchange for their pleas, court records show. The pair was arrested in June 2008. Each will […]

Friendship quilt returns to Friona

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Emma Lu Stewart said she plans to keep a recently discovered quilt, made in Friona the 1940s, to show it to people. Then she hopes it will be added to the Friona museum. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer A piece of Friona history has made its way back to […]

Police find 58 pounds of pot

Freedom New Mexico A Portales man and Lovington woman face felony charges after police say they caught the pair Thursday with 58 pounds of marijuana. Davis Howl, 42, and Melissa Flowers, 39, are charged with distribution of marijuana, according to Portales Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry. Bond was set at $50,000 each. Both were jailed in […]

Student group question greyhound acquisition

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Not everyone is thrilled with the prospect of a pair of live greyhounds serving as mascots at Eastern New Mexico University. One group on campus is questioning the expense of caring for the dogs, potential liability and the psychological adjustment the dogs must make. But university President Steve Gamble […]

Sept. 11 memorials to be held in Clovis, Portales

By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico A pair of events are set on Friday, the eighth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorists attacks. One, in Clovis, seeks to de-emphasize the attacks and focus on those who respond in the area. Another, in Portales, ensures those attacks are at the forefront of everyone’s minds. “When […]

Zias drop pair

CNJ staff OMAHA, Neb. — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team dropped season-opening matches to Dallas Baptist 25-18, 25-21, 25-19 and to North Albabama 19–25, 25-18, 25-14, 25-15 in a tournament hosted to Nebraska-Omaha. The Zias complete play in the event today with matches against Emporia State at 9:45 a.m. and Truman State at […]

Business Feature: City adds restaurants

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Gabriela Hernandez stretches out dough for a pizza Monday afternoon at Zeky’s Pizza. The business on Prince Street, which has been open for a week, is the building’s third incarnation as a pizza, salad and dessert buffet. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer A pair of relatively new restaurants in […]

Pair of women relocate prairie dogs

By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Prairie dogs aren’t exactly held in the highest regard by those who make a living off the land. In fact, many local farmers, ranchers and developers view the small mammal mostly as a pest to be rid of. Joann Haddock of Lorenzo, Texas and her partner Susan Hubby of […]

College graduations feature elected officials

Freedom New Mexico A pair of New Mexico’s elected officials are in eastern New Mexico the next two weekends as keynote speakers for area college graduations. Lt. Gov. Diane Denish is the commencement speaker at the Clovis Community College graduation, set for 6 p.m. Friday at the Clovis Civic Center. There are 123 students eligible […]

Students earn board approval for global competition

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer A pair of student groups, and a few of their parents, are hoping their final destination isn’t just in their imagination. Student teams from the Gifted and Talented programs at Ranchvale and James R. Bickley elementary schools, which won the state Destination ImagiNation state tournament March 14, received approval […]

Pair of printing companies celebrate 80 years in business

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Randy Holland, owner of Holland’s Clovis Office Equipment, talks with Stacey Martin of Clovis Insurance Center about some possible office supplies Monday at Holland’s. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Two local printing companies spawned from Clovis’ first newspaper are 80 years old. Holland’s Clovis Office Equipment Co. and City […]

Tarleton hands Hounds pair of LSC setbacks

CNJ staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Tarleton State overcame an early 6-0 deficit with three big innings in the opener and the Texans went on to a 19-10, 7-2 Lone Star Conference baseball sweep over Eastern new Mexico University on Friday. Six players drove in at least two runs in the seven-inning opener as the Texans […]

Hounds drop pair to Aggies

CNJ staff PORTALES — Cameron pitcher Brad Bichel didn’t need much run support Friday, but got more than enough. When the Aggies pitching struggled in the second game, they turned to the long ball to pull away. Bichel pitched a seven-inning six-hitter in the opener as Cameron (13-4, 7-3 LSC) rolled to a 9-1 Lone […]

Hounds take pair from RiverHawks

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University put together rallies in both games Friday to sweep a pair of Lone Star Conference baseball games from Northeastern State at Greyhound Field. In the opener, ENMU (6-2 2-0 LSC) got a three-run triple from second baseman Chris Eaton in the sixth to rescue a 5-3 win […]

Feb. 8, 2009: Weddings

Pair-Willard Mitsi Pair and Joshua Willard, both of Austin, Texas, were joined in marriage Dec. 31, 2008, at Chateau Bellevue in Austin. Ryan Strebeck performed the wedding ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Morris and Marci Pair, both of Clyde, Texas. She is the granddaughter of Layton and Melba Holt, of Mabank, Texas. The […]

Hounds, Pioneers split pair

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks ENMU’s Jeremy Johnson retreats safety to first base as Wayland Baptist first baseman Josh Lucas gets ready to apply a tag on a pickoff play during the first game of Friday’s doubleheader at Greyhound Field. CNJ staff PORTALES — After seeing the opener slip away late, Eastern New Mexico University’s […]