New Mexico ranked 17th in nation on well-being index

Over the past year, New Mexicans responded to a random telephone survey about how they felt about living in the state.

Top-ranked Angelo sweeps Zias

CNJ staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Angelo State showed Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team why it is ranked No. 1 in NCAA Division II over the weekend. Freshman first baseman Sandy James homered in each game, giving her a Lone Star Conference-leading 15 for the season, as the Rambelles (26-3, 5-1 LSC South) handed […]

Top-ranked Midwestern beats Hounds

CNJ staff PORTALES — Southwest Soccer Conference champion Midwestern State managed only four shots on goal against Eastern New Mexico University on Friday, but it was enough as the Mustangs posted a 3-0 victory at the ENMU pitch. Midwestern State (17-1, 7-0 SSC), which closes the regular season on Sunday at West Texas A&M, got […]

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. 14, 2008 Business Digest

Portales residents ranked second in nutritional supplement sales nationwide. Two Portales distributors were ranked second in sales in August for nutritional supplement company Reliv International, according to a company press release. Glenda and Kelly Tivis were ranked the second highest in sales among more than 55,000 distributors in the country, according to the release. The […]

Fourth-ranked Abilene Christian cruises past Greyhounds

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Eastern’s Karlton Graves, left, blocks Abilene Christian’s Jacqua Charleston for teammate Adam Richards Saturday in the second quarter of the game at Greyhound Stadium. BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University coach Mark Ribaudo knew it would be tough for his team to just line up and play with fourth-ranked […]

Zias blank No. 17 Midwestern

CNJ staff SAN ANTONIO — Sophomore Kristen Cruickshank pitched a four-hitter and drove in the game’s only run with a sixth-inning sacrifice fly as Eastern New Mexico University blanked 17th-ranked Midwestern State 1-0 on Saturday in the St. Mary’s Classic softball tournament. The Zias (1-3) lost their first game on Saturday to ninth-ranked host St. […]

Lady Buffs turn back Zias

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU freshman Tori Northcutt tries to steal the ball from West Texas A&M’s Emily Brister in Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division woman’s game at Greyhound Arena. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s women may have caught nationally-ranked rival West Texas A&M a bit […]

Dec. 26, 1959

Women’s midcalf pants cost $2.44 at Penney’s. … Services were scheduled for the following day for a 40-year-old Clovis woman who was killed in a murder-suicide in a wooded area of Hillcrest Park. … In a pre-season basketball poll, Clovis was ranked second behind the Hobbs Eagles.

Nov. 17, 1969

Clovis High School Athletic Director Steve Graham announced that Clovis students raised $1,160 to be sent to Gary Seiver, a Lovington High School football player who had been injured earlier in the season. … A hair dryer could be purchased at Shaw’s Jewelers, 320 Main, for $34.88. … The Clovis High School Wildcat football team […]

Texans prove too big for Greyhounds

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU freshman defensive back Charles Allen, right, forces Tarleton State receiver Shamarr Prentice out of bounds during the first half of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division game at Greyhound Stadium. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — Going into Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division clash against […]

Hounds still ranked in region

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s men stayed in the NCAA Division II Midwest Region soccer rankings after splitting a pair of Southwest Soccer Conference matches over the weekend. ENMU (3-2, 1-1 SSC) dropped one spot from eighth to ninth in the poll after blanking Missouri Southern 2-0 on Friday and losing to […]

Report: Local women’s salaries below average

Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE —Curry County ranks 24th out of 33 New Mexico counties in median income of women, according to a report released Monday by the state Commission on the Status of Women. The median annual earnings of full-time female workers in Curry County is $19,523, according to the report. Los Alamos County […]

Coaches surprised by seedings

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The Clovis Wildcats were seeded No. 5 by the New Mexico Activities Association selection committee Sunday. The Lady Cats earned a No. 2 seed as well. (CNJ staff photo: Rick White) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer After the New Mexico Activities Association released the seedings for the round of 16 in the state basketball […]

Chamber ranked third in growth

CNJ Staff The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce is the third fastest growing and the fifth largest Chamber in New Mexico, according to New Mexico Business Weekly. The business journal ranked New Mexico Chambers by percent changes in members from last year, according to Megan Kamerick, Special Sections Editor of New Mexico Business Weekly. Clovis […]

Cats bounce back for win at Borger

CNJ staff BORGER, Texas — Clovis High’s boys quickly got back on the winning track Tuesday night. Four Wildcats scored in double figures and combined for 10 3-pointers as the Wildcats pulled away in the second half for a 72-57 victory over host Borger. Clovis (16-2) bounced back from a loss on Friday night at […]

Hounds clash with Angelo

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The ENMU footballl team huddles together before last week’s Lone Star Conference South Division game against Abilene Christian at Blackwater Draw. The Greyhounds play at Angelo State tonight. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) CNJ staff The Angelo State Rams are coming off a surprisingly good season — a 9-3 record, including a second-place finish in […]

Pioneer Rodeo keeps ‘em coming

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Fast facts What: 36th annual Pioneer Days Rodeo When: 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday Where: Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena Tickets: $10-12 in advance at Joe’s Boot Shop; $12-14 at gate With 35 years of continuity behind it, the Pioneer Days PRCA rodeo could have just about anyone in the […]

Roping competition draws pro cowboys

By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer In the 1950s, some of the best calf ropers in the world competed in Clovis. World champions including Toots Mansfield, Lovington’s Troy Fort, House’s Glen Franklin would shell out $500 to enter. Clovis’ B.J. Pierce won the event one year. “The arena would be plumb full,” said Pierce, who […]

Cardiac Hounds host powerhouse Texas A&M-Kingsville

By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers Following a 1-3 start, the Eastern New Mexico University football team has put itself in position to send retiring coach Bud Elliott out in a blaze of glory. With four consecutive come-from-behind wins, the Greyhounds (5-3, 4-0 Lone Star Conference South) find themselves atop the division standings and back on […]