ENMU squads receive tough tourney draws

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CMI correspondent: Joshua Lucero ENMU senior guard Stefan Mirabal, shown in a game against West Texas A&M last month, is one of three injured Greyhounds who is hoping to see action today when they face rival West Texas A&M in a quarterfinal game of the Lone Star Conference men’s basketball tournament at Allen, Texas. Dave […]

Curio shops tough business

“I think I’ll go inside and see if I can buy a rubber tommy-hawk,” I told my wife as we made a bathroom stop on a recent trip up Interstate 40 to Albuquerque. We had pulled in to one of those roadside businesses with 20 miles of billboards hyping everything from snakeskin boots and Indian […]

Salvation Army hoping to spread word

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CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Workers at the Salvation Army Thrift Store strategically stage clothing and furniture to boost sales. Benna Sayyed Times have been tough for the people Clovis’ Salvation Army helps. They’ve also been tough for the organization itself. Commanding Officer Jim Gallup said business has been slow the past couple of months […]

ENMU enrollment boost attributed to recruitment team, economy

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell Jacob Jones, a recruiter in the Enrollment Services Department at Eastern New Mexico University talks to an ENMU freshman about homesickness Wednesday morning. Director of Enrollment Services Cody Spitz said recruiting new students is a team effort among students, faculty and employees at ENMU. He said this has contributed to […]

What matters most is our opinion of God

With the beginning of a new college semester, I think back to my own college days. During those years, I had many wonderful professors who were friendly and engaging. Then I had a few that were really intimidating. One was an English professor. My sophomore year, I needed an English class so I chose an […]

Postal service has proven efficiency

There are tough times ahead for the U.S. Postal Service — cuts of 120,000 jobs, and service cutbacks of up to three days per week. But one thing is increasing — fodder for anti-government rants online. More than one online discussion I’ve had somehow involved the phrase, “Government’s inefficient. Just look at the post office.” […]

Editorial: Endangered species put economy at risk

It could be a tough summer — unless one is a lizard. Fears of a stalling economy sent the Dow on a plummet last week. Housing values fell to their lowest in 10 years. Federal estimates of 180,000 new private-sector jobs in May fell short by 142,000. Pain at the pump approaches $4 a gallon, […]

Rental market tough on tenants

Sharna Johnson It’s a good time to be a landlord in Clovis. Tenants? Not so much. Those in the business of addressing housing needs say they are feeling the pinch of a tight rental market in Clovis, as the city tries to accommodate growth tied to an influx of military personnel at Cannon Air Force […]

Residents feel pressure at pump

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell Norma Vallejo of Portales fills her truck with gas Friday afternoon at a Portales Allsups. She said she spent $10 on the gas and her truck did not reach a quarter of a tank. Vallejo recently had to borrow money to be able to fuel her truck. Alisa Boswell Rising […]

Libya conflict leaves U.S. in tough spot

Freedom New Mexico Our country’s overly aggressive interventionist foreign policy led us to invade Iraq. It has caused Americans to pay for multiple interventions in which the goal was to save women and children abroad from monstrous regimes and to spread “democracy” by force. Seldom since World War II, with the obvious exception of Afghanistan, […]

Pinon behind tough life lesson

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Hounds try to shake off tough loss in season finale

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer After coming up short last week in their bid for a piece of the Lone Star Conference North Division title, the task this week for Eastern New Mexico University’s football team is to get its emotional edge back. The Greyhounds visit Tarleton State for an 11 a.m. (MST) kickoff […]

ENMU loss in OT tough to take

Dave Wagner PORTALES — Any loss can be hard to take. Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo said Tuesday he’s still having trouble getting over the Greyhounds’ 43-40 Lone Star Conference North Division overtime loss to Northeastern State on Saturday at Tahlequah, Okla. The game bounced back and forth, but the Hounds (4-6, […]

Letters to the editor: Tough decisions await voters Tuesday

Tough decisions await voters Tuesday Over the past several months, the Curry County Commission, members of the court and county management have tried to answer and provide educational materials to every voter in Curry County on the complicated issues regarding the proposed judicial complex on this upcoming ballot. The two issues before the citizens of […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Pictures, pans and tough materials

A good Wednesday morning, from wherever you’re browsing, and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico morning briefing.

Frontyard game made me tough

Karl Terry As the days get shorter and the nights a lot cooler it’s time to put our ball gloves aside and pick up our pigskin preoccupation. I’ve been fortunate to spend a good number of seasons on the sidelines at a high school football game even though the last time I played was in […]

Texas students forced to make tough choices

Freedom New Mexico I t’s been said that in many Texas towns, the high school football coach has more influence than the mayor. High school sports is a big part of secondary education in the state — some have said it’s too big a part. The collective penchant for sports, and competition in general, is […]

‘Professional patients’ need tough love

Perhaps it is because it has been more than nine years now since the doctor came in and told a perfectly healthy me, who had no reason to suspect it, that “Your biopsy tested positive. It was cancer.” Perhaps it is because, as someone told me at the time, this would one day seem like […]

Tough to make adult choice

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist I remember the day Sarah told me she loved me. She nzever actually said it, but she showed it. She called, said she wanted to spend the afternoon with me, and she’d just have to record “Days of Our Lives.” Recording means you’re making the adult choice, whether that choice […]

Zias have tough day at LSC crossover

CNJ staff DURANT, Okla. — Suffice it to say, Saturday was a tough day for Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team. The Zias ran out to a 12-2 lead against Northeastern State in the Lone Star Conference crossover tournament, but the RiverHawks rallied for 13 runs in the fourth and fifth innings to claim a […]