Hounds look for help from running game

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank ENMU sophomore running back Troy Harris center finds a hole in the Greyhounds’ defense during Thursday’s practice at the ENMU practice field. By Dave Wagner PORTALES — With a senior-dominated offensive line and a handful of capable backs, the Eastern New Mexico University football team is hoping to put together […]

Dachshunds hustle at Wiener Nationals

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo David Martinez’s dachshund, Doc, was motivated down the dog track by his pet rock and took second place Saturday in wiener dog races at Hillcrest Park. Liliana Castillo Dachshunds running can be a funny thing to watch. That’s what Joe Gutierrez of Clovis guessed could explain why Hillcrest Park was […]

Area rancher running for state land commissioner

Freedom New Mexico A Roosevelt County farmer and rancher is running for state land commissioner. Matt Rush, who raises beef and wheat, is one of two Republican candidates in the upcoming primary elections. He said he was planning to run for state representative, but a group of Clovis businessmen asked him to become a candidate […]

Commentary: Running is for fitness, not a test

By Bill Goins: 8th Fighter Wing KUNSAN AIR BASE, South Korea — Let me start by saying this isn’t a commentary on getting better at a test. Your Air Force fitness test is simply a check-up. If you are training for your test, you are doomed to fail eventually. The Air Force Fitness Program isn’t […]

Fort Sumner woman running for District 63 representative

CNJ staff Melinda Russ of Fort Sumner announced Tuesday she is running for District 63 state representative. Russ, an eastern New Mexico native and retired homemaker, is the current chair of the Republican party of De Baca County. Rep. Jose Campos, D-Santa Rosa holds the position but has announced his candidacy for the position of […]

God’s people are athletes running a race

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local columnist Hi, my name is Curtis and I’m a Winter Olympicaholic. As I write, the closing ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver are themselves closing. Seventeen days sounded like a good long time, but now the Olympic flame is being extinguished. Our neighbors to the north did a […]

Citizens running for political office deserve recognition

By Grant McGee: Local columnist Municipal elections are today. There’s a part of me that’s drawn to politics. Sometimes it attracts me like wanting to win the lottery, sometimes it’s like rubbernecking a train wreck. Running for office came up recently in a phone chat with my big brother in Florida. He often tries to […]

Texico municipal candidate profiles

The following candidates are running for election in the city of Texico on March 2. All candidates are running unopposed. The candidates recently answered brief questions from Freedom New Mexico about why they are running and what they hope to accomplish if elected.

Grady municipal candidate profiles

The following are candidates in the March 2 Grady village election. All candidates are running unopposed. The candidates recently answered brief questions from Freedom New Mexico about why they are running and what they hope to accomplish if elected.

Prestigious line of horses still exists

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist Nothing can equal the thrill of riding a horse running so fast your eyes water and your hair feels as if it’s leaving your head. If it’s a race and you and the horse are passing all the others the thrill is, of course, quadrupled. An almost equal thrill comes […]

Government habits hard to break

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist Meg Whitman is running for governor of California and I haven’t a clue what her chances are. I know I don’t want someone like Arnold to get elected, but then I don’t want hardly anyone to be either re-elected or elected. And Meg Whitman offers a good example […]

Guilt shouldn’t be factor in helping

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist It is a running joke, of course, concerning some mothers that they relentlessly try to instill guilt in their children along lines of, “You owe me since I brought you up.” Never mind now that bringing up children is something parents usually sign up for freely and it […]

Southwest Cheese human resources director running for commission

CNJ staff Brenda Randolph Miller announced Monday she is running for Clovis City Commissioner, District 1. The seat is currently held by Commissioner Juan Garza, who is a candidate for re-election. Miller is director of human resources for Southwest Cheese. Prior to Southwest Cheese, Miller was the human resources manager for Cargill-Sweeteners Division. “This community […]

For Nitzers of Muleshoe, running a family affair

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The Nizter family welcomed two new members, Beric and Berin, when the twins were born three months ago. Deb and Grant Nitzer stand with their nine children Laurel, back left, Bethany, back middle, Hudson, back right, Gracee, front left, Holly, front middle, Rasmey and Jonathan, front right, in front of […]

Wildcats hold off Onate

Freedom New Mexico Senior Kyler Brewer-Hill threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Richie Chavez for the only score of the second half and Clovis beat Onate 21-13 in a Class 5A state quarterfinal game Friday at Leon Williams Stadium. Brewer-Hill also had a 64-yard TD pass to Chavez in the first quarter. Jordan Hill added […]

Thursday morning briefing: Izzy’s still running (and car dreams)

Good morning. Welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday morning briefing.

Base running out of room in 801 housing

By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico If anyone asks “What’s the 801?,” it doesn’t have anything to do with an area code or an information service via telephone. For more than 250 families in the Clovis and Portales area, the number represents housing Cannon personnel have access to in the neighboring communities. It’s a chance […]

Time running out on vouchers

CNJ staff Seniors with farmers’ market vouchers are running out of time to use them. Heidi Liedtke with the New Mexico Farmers’ Marketing Association said while the vouchers expire on Nov. 15, Clovis and Portales farmers’ markets will close the last week of October. Liedtke said about 65 percent of the vouchers have been used […]

Burglary victim chases suspect’s car

CNJ staff Even after being struck in the leg by a car, a Clovis homeowner continued trying to chase a man suspected of stealing from his home Friday night. Around 9 p.m. police were called to a residence in the 1000 block of Ross Street for a report of a burglary in progress. Capt. Patrick […]

Ethnic fair to kick off with 5k run

Freedom New Mexico Classic cars are shined, running shoes are pulled from closets and exhibitors are primed for Saturday’s annual Ethnic Fair. The 18th annual event starts today with a fun run and walk at 8:30 a.m., starting at Lowe’s Grocery parking lot. Event organizer Selmus Price said Friday was a busy day as the […]