Curry County Cats pull out win

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Tony Bullocks: CMI photo Curry County Cats defensive back Marcus Walker makes the interception in the second quarter to stop a Las Cruces King drive Saturday at Leon Williams Stadium in Clovis and allowed the Cats to go into half-time tied 7-7. CMI staff It was hard work, but the Curry County Cats got it […]

Thursday morning briefing: A truck pull, bright lights and free trade

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Muscle time Southwest Cheese is hosting a Moo-ve It truck pull fundraiser 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at the Curry County Events Center. Teams of 15 members each test their strength by attempting to pull a truck. All proceeds benefit United Way of Eastern New Mexico […]

Lobos pull away for 54-33 victory

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Eastern New Mexico University’s women did a nice job of hanging with the New Mexico Lobos Tuesday night. Unfortunately for the Zias, they weren’t able to shake their shooting woes. Seniors Porche Torrance and Caroline Durbin combined for 26 points and 16 rebounds and New Mexico, which itself struggled to get […]

Camouflage makes issue clear

From high school on, whenever somebody would pull out some kind of school or office supply decorated in camouflage, there would always be some kind of joke. “Wow, John … how is that pencil eraser just floating in the air? It’s magical. Oh, oh, sorry … I didn’t see the pencil because it was camouflage.” […]

In search of ponies: Spoiled horse gets schooled in manners

Sharna Johnson When Sancha first came into my life she was the only horse and like an only child often does, she became a bit of a diva pretty quickly. A number of the defiant or spoiled little stunts she would pull were enough to concern me about her future disposition and attitude. The general […]

Curry County Cats pull away in second half

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Las Cruces defensive back Leslie Adams lifts Curry County Cats running back Raymond Chisum on his tackle in the second quarter of Saturday’s New Mexico Premier League game at Leon Williams Stadium. By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Josh Bryan thought he’d had enough of football when he went to […]

Hounds pull out 96-91 win at UIW

CNJ staff SAN ANTONIO — Guards Steven Mirabal and Versia Hodges each hit two free throws in the final 17 seconds Monday night and Eastern New Mexico University’s men improved their chances of reaching the Lone Star Conference tournament with a 96-91 LSC South decision over Incarnate Word. ENMU (12-12, 7-5 South) moved into a […]

Lady Buffs pull away from Zias

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M held Eastern New Mexico University to two field goals over an 18-minute stretch and the Lady Buffs pulled away to a 66-51 Lone Star Conference South Division victory over the Zias on Saturday. Freshman guard Ariel Robertson scored 17 points off the bench for WT (9-6, 2-0 […]

Miranda rights worth defending

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer How many times does Lucy get to pull the football away? For the umpteenth time, Sen. Joe Lieberman is proposing something that’s ridiculously harmful to our way of life, and Democrats are open to compromising with him because he’s with them on everything except the war (and other things […]

Hounds pull out key win

CNJ staff PORTALES — With a big rally down the stretch, the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds ended a 10-game losing streak against Lone Star Conference South Division rival West Texas A&M Wednesday night. Now ENMU will try to do it again on Saturday in Canyon, Texas. The Hounds trailed by nine points midway through […]

Hounds pull out late win in finale

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson ENMU running back Terrence Griffin tries to push the ball for an extra yard over the tackle of Incarnate Word’s Dakota Wayer in Saturday’s game at Greyhound Stadium. Griffin had six carries for 42 yards in the 35-30 win over the Cardinals. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer BLACKWATER DRAW […]

Energy answers lie in shale beds

By Jim Constantopolous: Guest columnist As the United States begins to pull out of the worst economic crisis since the end of World War II, energy policy has taken on increasing importance. President Obama has called on Congress to pass legislation that would reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil. The administration is correct in doing […]

Hounds pull sweep over Texans

CNJ Staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Junior right fielder Ethan Wagner capped a big day with a go-ahead, two-run single in the top of the ninth inning, giving Eastern New Mexico University a 12-10 win over Tarleton State and a sweep of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader. The Greyhounds, who won the seven-inning opener 10-6, […]

Remember your first time?

Remember the first time you voted? Frank Dalton does. “I don’t remember what was on the ballot, but I think it was more local issues,” he wrote in an e-mail. “I was awed that my name was listed on the voters roll. “I know it didn’t take long to make my selections, and pull the […]

A penny spurned is not a penny saved

By Helena Rodriguez: Local Columnist Sometimes our government does something outrageous and oversteps its bounds. Ok, this has been happening more frequently lately. But we know things have really gotten bad when the feds go after our precious penny. There has been a movement in recent years to get rid of our copper-faced Abe Lincolns. […]

Police chief says protocol followed in fatal crash

By Gary Mitchell By Gary Mitchell CNJ SENIOR WRITER gary_mitchell@link.freedom.com The driver of the pickup involved in Friday’s deadly holiday crash appeared to be looking for a place to pull over just moments before he sped away from police and crashed into numerous vehicles, according to a report filed by Officer Rodney Wallace. Joe Martinez […]