Scaled-back health care bill likely

Freedom New Mexico The past few weeks, as Slate.com writer Christopher Beam has put it, “have amounted to a long, cold shower for Democratic health care proposals.” First came the report from Douglas Elmendorf, director of the Congressional Budget Office, which showed that all the current Democratic proposals being considered in various committees not only […]

Clovis man arrested on charges of child solicitation

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Courtesy photo Henry Thompson is charged with soliciting a child by electronic device after police said he text messaged a 13-year-old girl from his church’s youth group. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Police arrested a 54-year-old Clovis man Sunday after intercepting sexually-explicit communication he is accused of having with a 13-year-old girl. Officials said […]

Offering a place to call ‘home’

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo De Santiago and Kyara take a quite moment to themselves. The mother-daughter pair will be staying with the Infantes until they can move into their new apartment. Her friends call her yo-yo. But when it comes to taking care of kids, if a military mom is deployed overseas, Yolanda Infante […]

Editorial: Withdrawal from Iraq isn’t sign of success

As violence in Iraq has declined over the past year or so, American concern about Iraq has declined as well. The subject didn’t even come up — perhaps understandably given intense concern about the economic doldrums — during President Obama’s most recent press conference. But recent events suggest various tensions are merely bubbling beneath the […]

Zias rally past Western in series finale

CNJ staff SILVER CITY, Texas — Senior center fielder Laura Thompson belted a go-ahead, two-run homer in the top of the sixth inning and Eastern New Mexico University held on for a 6-4 win over Western New Mexico on Thursday in the rubber match of a three-game softball series. Thompson, a native of Towcester Northants, […]

Savage Storm sweep Hounds

CNJ staff DURANT, Okla. — Right fielder Zach Freeman went 3-for-4 and drove in the go-ahead run in a four-run sixth inning with a squeeze bunt single as Southeastern Oklahoma completed a sweep of its Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader against Eastern New Mexico University with a 6-2 victory on Friday. The Savage Storm won […]

Grand Canyon slips past Zias

CNJ staff PHOENIX — First baseman Randi Johns hit a two-run homer and Grand Canyon survived back-to-back home runs by Eastern New Mexico University’s Alex Mayo Otis and Kristen Cruickshank for a 5-4 win over the Zias on Friday in the Schutt Sports Division II Classic. Jessica Palma (4-1) went 4 1/3 innings before the […]

Lincoln remains most influential of past presidents

Today we celebrate the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. He is the most widely honored president, certainly by Americans, and probably throughout the world. Despite everything that has been written about him, Lincoln remains a mystery. He was a quintessential politician: He would keep his word until it was expedient not to. He would […]

Buffaloes get past Hounds

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Freedom New Mexico: Mickey Winfield ENMU junior guard Jimmie Marshall drives past a West Texas A&M defender during the first half of Saturday night’s game at Greyhound Arena. CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s men hung with West Texas A&M for most of a half Saturday night. In the end, the Buffaloes’ 3-point […]

ACU rallies past Zias

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Senior center Audra Lively-Maxwell scored 24 points and grabbed 17 rebounds Tuesday night and Abilene Christian rallied from a 12-point deficit early in the second half to beat Eastern New Mexico University 73-65 in the Lone Star Conference South Division women’s opener for both teams. Junior forward Jamie Meyer added […]

Letter from friend shows Quay past

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist “Dear Don and Harold. We do want to express our appreciation for the High Plains history book. “Thank you!” We are still reading and discussing History of Quay Valley. (Juanita Wallis is writing this letter.) “The residents of Quay plan to take lunch, a snake-bite-kit and go make some history. […]

Feeling of reverse deja vu unshakeable

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist We all know that deja vu is the sense that you have lived this moment before. What, however, is the sense that you will live this moment in the future ? English teachers call it a foreshadowing event; I had one of those today. We had my 4-year-old granddaughter Mikayla […]

St. Mary’s rallies past Zias

CNJ Staff SAN ANTONIO — Senior forward Ashton Benford scored 22 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, and St. Mary’s recovered from a slow start to beat Eastern New Mexico University 65-52 Tuesday night in The Rattlers’ New Year’s Classic. Benford shot 10-for-17 from the field, and the Rattlers (11-1) also got 12 points and nine […]

Strong women can be found in Bible

This past week I was reading about some women heroes — women who had done undeliverable things against all odds. Their stories ranged form climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro to starting a foundation for special needs children to feeding the homeless in a huge tent fashioned from many old tents. The will and determination of these women […]

Midwestern State rolls past Hounds

CNJ staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Balls were flying through the air — 101 in all — in Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division clash between Eastern New Mexico University and Midwestern State. The homestandings Mustangs defintely had the better of it. Midwestern State sophomore Zack Eskridge threw for six touchdowns — all to different […]

Savage Storm sweeps Zias

CNJ staff DURANT, Okla. — Lunden Azuara had 16 kills and Southeastern Oklahoma cruised to a 25-14, 25-17, 25-14 Lone Star Conference volleyball victory over Eastern New Mexico University Thursday night. The Savage Storm (19-11, 5-5 LSC) dominated the first and third games against the Zias, opening a 9-1 lead in both sets. ENMU (6-25, […]

Third-ranked Lady Buffs sweep past Zias

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Eastern’s Nicole Vanderploeg passes the ball during the third game of Wednesday’s Lone Star Conference volleyball match against West Texas A&M at Greyhound Arena. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent PORTALES — Wearing a sweat-soaked jersey by the end of the night, Veronica Valdez-Kent was the picture of a hard-working player […]

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 […]

Cameron sweeps past Zias

CNJ staff PORTALES — Freshman outside hitter Malyssa Acton had 15 kills and three total blocks Thursday night as Cameron kept Eastern New Mexico University winless in Lone Star Conference volleyball with a 25-14, 25-23, 25-16 victory at Greyhound Arena. The Aggies (12-9, 4-4 LSC) never trailed by more than three points in the match. […]

Business feature: Residents, businesses prepare for area code switch

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Eastern New Mexico residents and businesses are running out of time before the official switch from the 505 to the 575 area code. The grace period to make the switch is Sunday. David Rael of City Printing in Clovis has been reminding his customers about the switch over the […]