Warm weather draws residents outside

CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clayton Ortiz of Clovis spent time Saturday in Green Acres Park flying a kite with his son, who wandered off to play basketball with his friends. Ortiz said he had a hard time getting it airborne due to the wind, but the weather was great for kite flying. Benna Sayyed […]

Cold-shooting Zias drop third straight

Freedom New Mexico DENTON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University provided little scoring support for senior Precious Herrin and dropped a 51-44 decision Wednesday to Texas Woman’s. Herrin matched her season average with 19 points in the Lone Star Conference matchup, but only on other Zia (Kiara Tate, six points off the bench) had more […]

Hounds suffer second-straight setback

CNJ Staff SAN ANTONIO — Incarnate Word finished the first half on an 18-8 run to take the lead for good and the Cardinals went on to an 85-70 Lone Star Conference men’s basketball victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday. Forward Jordan Roddy had 22 points to lead four players in double figures […]

Hounds win fifth straight

Freedom New Mexico SANTA ROSA — Stefan Mirabal and Devone Davis led a balanced attack with 19 points each and the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds beat New Mexico Highlands 104-98 Wednesday for their fifth straight win. Curtis Wilkinson added 15 points for the Hounds (5-1), who shot a 58 percent from the field while […]

Abilene Christian turns back Zias in straight sets

CNJ Staff ABILENE, Texas — Jennie Hutt and Kalynne Allen posted double-doubles Saturday as Abilene Christian held off Eastern New Mexico University 27-25, 25-18, 25-21 in a Lone Star Conference volleyball match. Hutt had 18 kills and 10 digs while Allen notched 13 kills and 12 digs for the Wildcats (8-7, 4-3 LSC), who pulled […]

Letters to the editor: ‘Dual’ commissioner can’t keep facts straight

‘Dual’ commissioner can’t keep facts straight While seeking support from the county commission for the Clovis Affordable Housing Plan, Mayor Gayla Brumfield and county/city commissioner Bobby Sandoval were able to clear up several misconceptions about the plan. After the mayor’s presentation, “dual” commissioner Sandoval requested that the mayor use the opportunity to clear up any […]

Formation of Gay-Straight Alliance approved

Liliana Castillo Clovis High School senior Steven De Los Santos is preparing for the first meeting of a Gay-Straight Alliance after a month of uncertainty if the club would even be created. “It’s exciting. I was just ecstatic when I heard. I couldn’t stop smiling. It almost feels unreal,” De Los Santos said. Formation of […]

Press release: ACLU says Clovis Municipal Schools Approve Gay-Straight Alliance

CLOVIS, NM – Yesterday, in response to a legal demand letter sent by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of New Mexico, Clovis Municipal Schools (CMS) announced that it approved students’ application for a gay-straight alliance (GSA). High school senior Steven De Los Santos first applied for permission to form the club in late February. […]

Let’s set facts straight on victory

There’s no telling how the death of Osama bin Laden will be remembered. The book is still being written, and as the saying goes, the victors write the history books. Let’s also add, “And revisionist detractors lie on Facebook.” In the hours following news that terrorist leader Osama bin Laden had been killed, the following […]

ACLU demanding immediate approval of Gay-Straight Alliance

Liliana Castillo The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico is demanding Clovis Municipal Schools immediately approve creation of a Gay-Straight Alliance club at Clovis High School before the school year ends. In a letter dated Monday and sent to Superintendent Terry Myers, the ACLU said students have been waiting approximately two months for approval […]

ACLU backs formation of Gay-Straight Alliance club

Kevin Wilson With the Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education set to meet today to review its student group policy, the state’s chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has weighed in. The board meets at 5:30 p.m. at the administration building to review board policy that sets parameters for student clubs. Discussion on the […]

School policy may complicate formation of Gay Straight Alliance

Liliana Castillo One club that could be affected by the change in policy is a chapter of the Gay and Straight Alliance. Clovis High School senior Steven De Los Santos spearheaded the attempt to create a GSA chapter. The group was originally approved in the first week of March by high school Principal Wayne Marshall. […]

Men’s soccer: Hounds win fifth straight

WICHITA, KAN. — Emerson Rodrigues had two goals and an assist, propelling the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team to a 3-2 win Sunday over Newman University. The win was the fifth straight for the Hounds (7-1), eclipsing the previous team record of four set last season. Rodrigues, a senior forward from Brazil, scored […]

Setting it straight: No new cell phone laws

A story in Wednesday’s paper reported incorrect information regarding new laws. There are no new laws related to cell phone use while driving in New Mexico. Lawmakers proposed a law but it was not approved.

Zias rally from 16 down to post win

Freedom New Mexico WEATHERFORD, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University erased a 16-point deficit with less than 16 minutes to go and edged Southwestern Oklahoma 73-70 Monday night in a Lone Star Conference women’s crossover game. Junior guard Cat Clay went 5-of-10 from 3-point distance for the Zias (3-6), finishing with 22 points, while junior […]

Jenkins qualifies for PBR finals

CNJ staff L.J. Jenkins of Texico has qualified for the PBR World Finals for the fifth straight year. Jenkins is 17th in earnings in the PBR this season. The top 40 riders qualify for the event Oct. 30-Nov. 1 and Nov. 5-8 in Las Vegas, Nev. Jenkins, 22, won the PBR Finals in 2006.

Kingsville hands Hounds 12th straight loss

KINGSVILLE, Texas — Good board play and solid shooting weren’t enough for the Greyhounds to get their first win in more than a month as the Eastern New Mexico University men lost to Texas A&M-Kingsville 74-69 Wednesday night in a Lone Star Conference South game. Junior forward Brandon Wilson led three Hounds (4-21, 0-10 LSC […]

Greyhounds drop eighth straight

CNJ Staff CANYON, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds scored 21 points in the first 10 minutes of the second half, which was six more points than they scored in the entire first half. The result was a 69-47 Lone Star Conference South loss Wednesday at rival West Texas A&M, the Hounds’ eighth […]

Market destroyed by government

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist Most likely, President George W. Bush was prevaricating, not confused, when he stated, looking straight at the audience listening to his speech about the financial disaster, “The market is not functioning properly.” That’s because he — or his advisers — must know the American economy is not a […]

Zias drop seventh-straight match at West Texas A&M

Freedom Newspapers First-year Zia volleyball head coach Kim Falkenhagen probably could have imagined a better homecoming to her former stomping grounds in Canyon than she got Wednesday night. As it turned out, her Zias (3-14, 0-3 LSC) were swept by the 19th-ranked West Texas Lady Buffs (13-5, 3-0 LSC), 30-19, 30-28, 30-22. The bright spot […]