CCC, UNM working to make transitions smoother

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo University of New Mexico recruiter Lukas Cash discusses class schedules with a student Friday at Clovis Community College. Cash will spend Thursday’s and Friday’s at the college. Liliana Castillo The University of New Mexico has made itself more accessible to students in eastern New Mexico. The school has hired advisor […]

Hounds hang tight with UNM until late

By Kenn Rodriguez: FNM correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — In its second straight exhibition game against a Division I opponent, Eastern New Mexico started out strong but faded late to fall to the New Mexico Lobos 80-58 at the newly renovated University Arena Wednesday night. Junior guard Stefan Mirabal enjoyed a homecoming of sorts, hitting 5 three-pointers […]

Hounds’ schedule includes exhibitions at UNM, UTEP

Eastern New Mexico University has released its men’s basketball schedule for the upcoming season. The Greyhounds will play exhibition games Oct. 30 at the University of Texas El Paso and Nov. 3 at the University of New Mexico. The regular season opens with a Nov. 12 home date against Northern New Mexico, followed by a […]

UNM thumps Zias in exhibition

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Eastern New Mexico University’s women stayed with New Mexico for the better part of the first half Monday night, but a 16-0 run over a span of less than 3 1/2 minutes sent the Lobos on their way to a 100-52 victory in a women’s exhibition basketball game. Sophomore Lauren Taylor […]

UNM joins state government on stink-o-meter

By Ned Cantwell: State columnist Here’s a free public relations tip for the University of New Mexico. Quit stinking up the joint with questionable use of taxpayer money and you wouldn’t have to spend $152,000 this year on a Washington, D.C., hotshot to polish your image. You’ve got to be kidding about $152,000. No, I’m […]

Lelei leads Hound harriers at UNM

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Senior Nimrod Lelei finished 23rd in a field of 84 runners Saturday, leading the Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team to a sixth-place finish in the Lobo Invitational cross country meet, hosted by the University of New Mexico. Lelei’s time was 27 minutes, 47 seconds over eight kilometers as […]

Local Roundup: Former president now hall-of-famer

By CNJ staff Clovis Community College retired President Emeritus James Turner has been inducted into the University of New Mexico’s Anderson Hall of Fame, according to a UNM news release. He is one of three alumni of UNM’s Robert O. Anderson School and Graduate School of Management selected as a 2007 inductee. Honorees are chosen […]

Former Vixen carries success to college level

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Fort Sumner grad Sandy Fortner is having a productive season in her first year at UNM. (Courtesy photo) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer The way Sandy Fortner competes, it’s easy to forget she’s only a freshman. Fortner, a Fort Sumner grad in her first year at the University of New Mexico, is best on […]

House alum thriving at UNM

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House alum Haily Lee is the Lobos’ top 400 meter hurdler. UNM coach Mark Henry said Lee “works her rump off for us.” (Courtesy photo) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer University of New Mexico sophomore and House High School alum Haily Lee said if she hits a hurdle in a race, she has a […]

UNM presidental buyout disturbing

By Ned Cantwell: State columinist Life is good, right? OK job pays the bills. Car runs, usually. Just got the roof fixed to keep dry if it ever rains again. That’s pretty much me. I spend my time dealing with 14 New Mexico editors who are just ordinary nice men and women except that — […]

Clovis grad Baskett Senior Bowl bound

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New Mexico’s Hank Baskett will play for the South team in the 2006 Senior Bowl on Saturday (AP photo) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Clovis High School graduate Hank Baskett III has a lot of running in front of men with clipboards and stopwatches in his future. The University of New Mexico all-conference receiver […]

Baskett’s NFL stock rising

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Hank Baskett has gone from a quarterback at Clovis High School to a potential NFL draft pick as a wide receiver. By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Clovis’ Hank Baskett III has put himself on the NFL draft radar with his breakout senior season at New Mexico. Baskett, a 6-foot-4, 220-pound senior, finished the regular […]

6/19 Agriculture Digest

Organic farming course offered in Taos Courses in organic farming, photovoltaic and solar hot water design and installation will be held Tuesday through Friday in Taos. Preregistration is required for the courses, which are part of the “Solar Summer Intensive” series. Evening sessions will cover rainwater harvesting, green building, long range land use planning and […]

Local athletes compete at national meet

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent The Great Southwest Track & Field Classic in Albuquerque over the weekend was special, in itself, for the quality of athletes invited. Many of the top high school athletes of the past school year competed and six national bests for the season were set on Saturday. But for twins Sandy […]

CHS sprinter Williams signs with UNM

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Clovis senior Phillip Williams signed to run track at the University of New Mexico next year. Williams is penciled in to compete in the 100 and 200 meters, long jump and 800 and 1,600 relays for Clovis this week at state.. (Staff photo: John Eisel) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis senior Phillip Williams […]

State tournament brackets

CNJ staff Class 5A Girls Quarterfinals at UNM Arena Tuesday Mayfield vs. Highland, 4:45 p.m. Sandia vs. Los Lunas, 9:45 a.m. Rio Rancho vs. La Cueva, 1:15 p.m. Clovis vs. Gallup, 8:15 p.m. Semifinals at UNM Arena Thursday Mayfield/Highland winner vs. Sandia/Los Lunas, 9:45 a.m. Rio Rancho/La Cueva winner vs. Clovis/Gallup, 1:15 p.m. Championship At […]

Not just leaving town, but century

By Helena Rodriguez It’s always nice to go out of town for a few days and get away from it all. Last weekend, I had an opportunity to take this to the extreme — in more ways than one — when I went with the Graduate Student Association of Eastern New Mexico University to Albuquerque. […]

CHS senior has drive to succeed

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Clovis High senior Guillermo Chavez sports a 4.0 GPA. He will attend the University of New Mexico on a golf scholarship next fall. CNJ staff photo By Rick White: CNJ managing editor One way or another, Guillermo Chavez is always keeping score, aiming high in the classroom and low on the golf course. It’s a […]

Weekly watch

CNJ staff All times MDT The Clovis News Journal’s circulation area boasts four Division I college football players. Here are updates on their most recent performances: University of New Mexico • Hank Baskett Junior wide receiver from Clovis • Danny Ramirez Junior tailback from Muleshoe Baskett caught nine passes for 165 yards, but Washington State […]

Zias play UNM tough, but drop 1-0 decision

CNJ STAFF ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico Lobos pushed over an unearned run in the bottom of the sixth Tuesday afternoon to get past Eastern New Mexico University 1-0 in women’s softball at Lobo Field. Three UNM pitchers combined on a three-hit shutout against the Zias (10-27), who lost for the 12th time in 13 […]