First person: Veteran lends voice to girls basketball

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Bill Gaedke, known as “Chief” around Clovis High School, has been the public address announcer for sports events for more than 30 years. The second season is about to start for Bill Gaedke. Better known as “Chief” around Clovis High School, the longtime instructor and retired Air Force chief master […]

34-year-old Clovis man’s retrial postponed

Sharna Johnson A second trial for a 34-year-old Clovis man has been postponed. Robert Macias’ five-day trial was expected to begin Monday in 9th Judicial District Court, but it was continued late last week, according to District Attorney Matt Chandler. Chandler said the decision to postpone came at the last minute during a Friday pre-trial […]

Give people power to govern selves

Tibor Machan I have been writing in favor of gridlocks for some time, at least as a second-best option to the one where the government is in the hands of an administration committed to limited powers. I wasn’t thrilled with the outcome last week that sent Harry Reid and Barbara Boxer, among others, back to […]

Zias, Hounds absorb second-half losses

CNJ staff PORTALES — Angelo State’s Brandie DeBacker scored her seventh goal of the season early in the second half and the Rambelles went on to a 2-0 Lone Star Conference women’s soccer victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Sunday at the ENMU pitch. DeBacker took a cross pass from Hanna Horeis from the […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: Hounds, Zias fall in second half

CNJ staff PORTALES — After battling Lone Star Conference rival Incarnate Word to a 2-2 tie in double overtime on Friday in a matchup of nationally-ranked teams, the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team had trouble matching that effort on Sunday. St. Edward’s rallied for three goals in the final 25 minutes to post […]

Hounds dominate in LSC North opener

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Eastern running back Tony Valenzuela is taken down by two Texas A&M-Commerce defenders. By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University was rolling along with a 21-7 lead over Texas A&M-Commerce on Saturday. Then, in nine seconds, the Lions tied the score. Not to worry. […]

Clovis beats Rio Rancho 28-7

The Clovis Wildcats rushed and defended their way to ending a three-game skid, dominating visiting Rio Rancho 28-7 at Leon Williams Stadium. Quran Wiggins rushed 21 times for 222 yards and all four touchdowns for Clovis (2-3), which otherwise did it with defense. The visiting Rams (1-4) were held to 148 yards on the night, […]

ENMU men second at Tech Open

CNJ staff LUBBOCK — Junior Mohammed Noor’s sixth-place finish helped Eastern New Mexico University to second place in the men’s division of the Texas Tech Open cross country meet Friday night. ENMU finished with 72 teams points to 35 for the host Red Raiders in a nine-team competition. Noor’s time was 25 minutes, 12.74 seconds […]

Temporary traffic light in Portales confirmed

Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Department of Transportation Friday confirmed plans for a temporary traffic light to be installed at Main and Second in Portales. NMDOT Engineering Support Manager Bob Kurtz said his department is waiting on a special control cabinet, which is due to arrive in Santa Fe on Monday or Tuesday. After […]

Reunion —

Field reunion The 24th Biannual Field Reunion was held at the Field Fire Station at 1 p.m. Aug. 13. The business meeting began at 5 p.m. with Jacob Moberly acting as master of ceremonies. Jacob presented Dorothy Woods and Beatrice Hunt with gift cards for their work in getting the reunion together. Teachers present were […]

Hounds second in MSU meet

CNJ staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Junior Mohamed Noor finished second to lead the Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team to a second-place finish Thursday in the season-opening Midwestern State Stampede cross country meet. Noor ran a time of 18:54.22 over six kilometers, preventing team champion East Central from a top-five sweep. Senior […]

Oasis State Park hosting catfish derby

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File Photo Liam Hurley, 9, left, and Lan Pare, 10, fish at the Oasis State Park pond in November 2009. The pond is to be the site of the second annual Biggest Catfish Challenge Derby on Saturday. Argen Duncan The Biggest Catfish Challenge Derby is back, and with bigger prizes and an extra hour to […]

Pigskin Preview: Hounds need defense to step up

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Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Senior defensive back Tillman Stevens tries to bring down receiver Noelin Henry during the opening drive of Saturday’s scrimmage at Greyhound Stadium. Tillman, of Baytown, Texas, had 45 tackles and three interceptions in 2009. He is one of nine returning starters on defense for the Hounds. Dave Wagner Last season, […]

Water company drilling second well

CNJ staff After the failure of a well, New Mexico American Water and contractors on the Lower Dockum Exploratory Deep Well project have received permission from the Office of the State Engineer to drill a second well near the site of the first well. The first exploratory deep well failed in August due to difficulties […]

Press release: American Water granted permission to drill second well

CLOVIS, N.M. (Aug. 19, 2010) – New Mexico American Water and its contractors on the Lower Dockum Exploratory Deep Well project have received permission from the Office of State Engineer to drill a second well near the site of the first well, which failed due to technical difficulties. “Our job is to make sure there […]

Portales man pleads guilty to second-degree murder

Issac Montano Jr., 48, of Portales, was sentenced to 20 years in prison Friday after pleading guilty to second-degree murder and armed robbery. He was accused in the July 2008 death of Donald Chapman of Portales. “The credit for this conviction goes to the quick response and investigation by the Portales Police Department,” 9th Judicial […]

Press release: Portales man sentenced for second-degree murder

Portales, NM ~ Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today that Isaac Montano, Jr., age 48, was sentenced to serve twenty (20) years in the Department of Corrections for Second Degree Murder and Armed Robbery.

School board members expect to choose superintendent next week

CNJ staff The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education expects to select a new superintendent next week. The board met in executive session for two and a half hours Wednesday night to interview the second of two finalists. President Mark Lansford said the board will meet in closed executive session next Wednesday and anticipates that […]

Agility trials showcase pooch prowess

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Linda Kipp of Las Lunas and her border collie Raisin race to the last hurdle Saturday on the jumps and weaves course at the second annual Stars and Stripes American Kennel Club Dog Agility Trials. Raisin was one of 150 dogs competing in the three-day event. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ […]

Press Release: ENMU’s Kiehne and Trujillo second in team roping college finals

CASPER, WYO – After taking fifth in the second go and fourth in the third go of the team roping at the College National Finals Rodeo, the duo of Chance Kiehne (Fr., Springerville, Ariz./Springerville HS) and Michael Trujillo (Fr. Portales, N.M./Portales HS) from the Eastern Mew Mexico University are currently in second place, with a […]