Bingaman strongly backs New Mexican for FEMA post

U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today said New Mexico’s Tim Manning is an excellent candidate to be Deputy Administrator for National Preparedness at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and urged a Senate Panel to approve his confirmation.

Bingaman working to keep Giddings post office open

U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman is pressing the U.S. Postal Service to keep open the Giddings Street Post Office in Clovis.

Bingaman pushes to keep Gidding Street post office

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Add Sen. Jeff Bingaman to a growing list of officials bristling over plans to close the downtown Post Office in Clovis. Bingaman said he is pressing the postal service to keep the Gidding Street Post Office open and said he has sent a letter to the postmaster general making […]

Editorial: Newspapers must adjust to changing business climate

The conversion of the venerable Seattle Post-Intelligencer to an Internet-only news source — with a staff of 20 in the newsroom rather than the 165 who were there a day earlier — following closely on the death of the Rocky Mountain News in Denver, is another sad milestone in what we prefer not to call […]

Hounds post series win at Kingsville

CNJ staff KINGSVILLE, Texas — Struggling senior right-hander Tyler Doughty pitched five strong innings in relief and Eastern New Mexico University used a four-run, sixth-inning rally to beat Texas A&M-Kingsville 5-4 and sweep Saturday’s Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader. In the seven-inning opener, junior first baseman Seth Clabaugh homered and drove in three runs as […]

Zias post sweep of Mustangs

CNJ staff PORTALES — Two big innings made it an easy day for Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team. The Zias scored nine runs in the bottom of the first en route to a 16-2 first-game rout of University of the Southwest at Zia Softball Field, then parlayed an eight-run second into a 9-0 second-game […]

Zias post sweep in home opener

CNJ staff PORTALES — Junior pitcher-first baseman Kristen Cruickshank belted her seventh homer in seven games as Eastern New Mexico University completed a sweep of Texas-Permian Basin Thursday with a 12-1 rout at Zia Softball Field. In the first game, the Zias did all their scoring in the second inning, capped by a two-run homer […]

Crack sealing to begin on U.S. 60

The New Mexico Department of Transportation will begin crack sealing work on U.S. 60, from mile post 339 to mile post 381, between Ft. Sumner and Clovis.

Zias post wins over two foes

CNJ staff SAN ANTONIO — Second baseman Rebecca Quinones hit a run-scoring single to left with one out in the bottom of the eighth as Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team outlasted Saint Leo 4-3 Friday in the St. Mary’s Classic. ENMU (2-2) also won earlier on Friday, edging Incarnate Word 9-7, also in eight […]

Greyhounds post back-to-back shutouts

CNJ Staff MIDLAND, Texas — On Sunday, the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team needed a near-miracle to pull out a split in season-opening the UT-Permian Basin Classic. Monday’s games? The Greyhounds would like to bottle the formula. Four ENMU pitchers combined to throw two shutouts as the Greyhounds beat New Mexico Highlands 7-0 and […]

GI Bill affected by financial crisis

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist The worldwide financial crisis has hit private colleges hard enough that relatively few are likely to participate in the Post-9/11 GI Bill’s “Yellow Ribbon” initiative when it begins this fall, says Keith M. Wilson, director of education service for the Veterans Benefits Administration. Under the Yellow Ribbon program, private colleges […]

CHS Student Inauguration Bloggers

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Several Clovis High School students attending the presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C., with the Close Up program agreed to post blogs and photos. We’ll add more blogs when they arrive. Student Blog: This blog is from Brittany Holt, Rebecca Garcia, Mariah Sparks and Georgina Armstrong. Washington Girls Blog

American Legion Post 25 delivers Thanksgiving meals

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte American Legion Post 25 member Tom Creehan was one of the 28 volunteers who prepared and delivered Thanksgiving dinners to needy residents. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Chris Franklin typically spends his Saturdays working out and lifting weights. This Saturday the Clovis High junior did some lifting, but instead […]

Bronchos post win over Zias with late goal

CNJ staff EDMOND, Okla. — Sophomore Ashton Morris scored in traffic with less than 9 1/2 minutes left Friday, lifting Central Oklahoma to a 1-0 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in a Lone Star Conference women’s soccer match. The win was the 26th in a row in conference play for the four-time LSC champion […]

Military moms susceptible to post-partum depression

By Anita Doberman: CNJ columnist I recently received a touching letter from a woman struggling with post-partum depression. She mentioned that some days she can’t wait for night to come so that she can close her eyes again and not feel. This young military wife, who just had her first son while her husband is […]

Zias post two wins in California tourney

CNJ staff SEASIDE, Calif. — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team picked up its first two wins of the season Friday in the Cal State-Monterey Bay Tournament. The Zias (2-4) swept William Jessup in the first match of the day and beat Cal-State Stanislaus 3-1 later. Senior Vanessa Wilcox recorded nine kills — with […]

Hounds fill men’s soccer post

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Harold Munoz has a pretty good idea of what to expect with the Eastern New Mexico University soccer program. Munoz, a graduate assistant during the first two years of the program’s existence (2004-05), was named to the head coaching position on Monday — slightly more than a […]

Revised bill could boost recruiting

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist The quality and number of American youth drawn to military service should climb soon because of enhanced education benefits to be provided under the new Post-9/11 GI Bill, say Pentagon recruiting experts. “It is a very attractive incentive package, there’s no question about that. So individuals will be very interested […]

Tax deadline fast approaching

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom New Mexico Post offices around the country will be postmarking income tax returns up until midnight on Tuesday night, helping last-minute filers make the April 15 federal tax filing deadline. “We won’t be open until that time, but we’ll make sure that anything dropped into our mail drop until midnight gets […]

Post offices don’t constitute ghost towns in county

By Don McAlavy Years ago a book called “Ghost Towns and How to Get to Them” listed eight ghost towns in Curry County. Don’t blame it on the Chamber of Commerce. Curry County had no Hispanic settlements or mining towns. 1. Contara — The word means “pitcher” in Spanish. This so called ghost town was […]