CHS to host semipro football exhibition

By Dave Wagner Anybody needing a summer football fix can get it tonight at Leon Williams Stadium. Clovis High is hosting an exhibition semipro game between the Rio Rancho-based New Mexico Crush and the Lubbock-based West Texas Outlaws, scheduled for a 6:30 p.m. start. Admission is free to elementary school children, senior citizens and military […]

Tornado siren waiting on money for repairs

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A tornado siren that has been out of service in west Clovis has been repaired and will be reinstalled in coming days. But another out-of-commission siren won’t be replaced until the city gets the money, according to Ken De Los Santos, local emergency management director. Tornado sirens, in conjunction […]

June 4 Cannon Community

ID checks for Chavez West Housing — The 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron has established an entry control point into Chavez West housing. A 100 percent identification check will be conducted. Delays entering the housing area during peak hours can be expected. This measure is designed to enhance the safety for military families.

ID checks for Chavez West Housing start

By 27th SOW Public Affairs The 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron will establish an entry control point into Chavez West housing starting on June 1. A 100 percent identification check will be conducted. Delays entering the housing area during peak hours can be expected. This measure is designed to enhance the safety for military […]

Press release: Severe storms to rumble through eastern New Mexico, West Texas

Meteorologist Meghan Evans State College, PA – 18 May 2010 – Severe storms will target southeastern Colorado, southwestern Kansas, southwestern Oklahoma and West Texas this afternoon into the overnight. Some of the storms will become very violent, threatening lives and property.[Image]

West Texas A&M sweeps Greyhounds

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ENMU takes women’s title at Western Texas College Rodeo

CNJ staff SNYDER, Texas — Freshman Jessie Kirkes of Carlsbad was the all-around champion, helping Eastern New Mexico Unversity take the women’s team title in the Western Texas College Rodeo over the weekend. The Zias finished with 270 team points to 140 for Tarleton State and 120 for West Texas College in a field of […]

2-6 ENMU/West Texas A&M basketball capsules

CNJ staff MenENMU (8-12, 3-3 Lone Star Conference South) at West Texas A&M (11-10, 2-4), 5 p.m. (MST) today at Canyon, Texas.Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9, KGNC-AM 710.Last outing: On Wednesday the teams played at Greyhound Arena, with ENMU erasing a nine-point, second-half deficit to edge the Buffaloes 61-58 in overtime.Of note: The Greyhounds ended a 10-game […]

Strong second half start pushes WT past Zias

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Freedom correspondent: Karl Terry Eastern New Mexico University junior Til-Lois Fifer goes up strong against a West Texas A&M defender in the first half of Wednesday’s game at Greyhound Arena. The Lady Buffs won 75-57. By Karl Terry: Freedom correspondent

West Texas at ENMU preview

CNJ staff Men West Texas A&M (11-9, 2-3 Lone Star Conference South) at ENMU (7-12, 2-3), 8 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena. Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9, KGNC-AM 710. Last outing: The Greyhounds lost at home on Saturday to Angelo State 92-88. The Buffaloes lost at Angelo State 84-78 last Wednesday. Notes: Both teams started South play […]

1-9 enmu/northeastern state bkb capsules

Freedom New Mexico MenENMU (5-8) at Northeastern State (7-5), 3 p.m. (MST) today in a Lone Star Conference crossover game at Tahlequah, Okla.Radio: none.Last outing: The Greyhounds lost at Central Oklahoma 105-76 on Thursday, while the RiverHawks won at home over West Texas A&M 69-62.Notes: While ENMU has dropped five in a row and eight […]

West Texas A&M rallies past Zias

Freedom New Mexico West Texas A&M scored twice in a four-minute span midway through the second half and rallied to beat Eastern New Mexico University 2-1 in a men’s Lone Star Conference soccer match Wednesday in Portales. Aaron Thornton poked home the game-winner for the fifth-ranked Buffaloes on a through pass from Abel Olivas with […]

Hounds wary of struggling WT

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo ENMU senior wide receiver, who leads NCAA Division II in catches per game (9.67) and yards receiving per game (135), is tackled by Angelo State defensive back Dekkar Williams during last week’s game at Greyhound Stadium. By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico and West Texas A&M battle […]

Group providing free flu shots

CNJ staff Plains Regional Medical Group will provide 300 free flu shots to the public Oct. 17. The shots will be available at 2200 West 21st Street from 8 a.m. to noon, or until the vaccine is gone. The flu shots do not including the H1N1 vaccine. A separate vaccine to protect against H1N1 influenza […]

No. 16 West Texas A&M blanks Hounds

Freedom New Mexico Canyon, Texas — Freshman goal keeper Alistair Caldwell made three saves for the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team Wednesday but the Greyhounds fell, 3-0, to West Texas A&M on Wednesday in a Lone Star Conference match. The No. 16 ranked Buffaloes (8-1-1, 1-0-1 LSC) took an early lead 50 seconds […]

BNSF Railway employee killed

CNJ staff A BNSF Railway employee was killed Wednesday morning outside of Hereford. Joe Faust, a spokesman for the railroad, said Larry Green, 53, was struck by a westbound train about 6:20 a.m. (CDT) near Mile Post 601.3, 47 miles west of Amarillo. Green had been an employee of BNSF for 15 years. Faust said […]

Leadership group to meet Clovis

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer A networking group focused on bridging economic concerns faced in eastern New Mexico and west Texas is making its first Clovis visit tonight. The Southeast New Mexico and West Texas Leadership Group, which encompasses representatives from area communities, expects to have about 100. They meet at 5 p.m. in […]

Western code: Never admit to pain

After years of personal observation I am ready to reveal the real, true code of the West. Here it is: “Don’t ever admit you’re hurt.” We all know the guy who gets bucked off on his c

Zias add assistant soccer coach

CNJ staff Eastern New Mexico University added former West Virginia Wesleyan College midfielder Katie Schubert as an assistant coach. Shubert, a two-time West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference player of the year, played for the Real Colorado Cougars of the W-League and the Atlantic City Diablos of the Women’s Professional Soccer League. Schubert has coached youth […]

Cemetery all that’s left of Blacktower

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Sarah E. Schooling Durham’s grave is one of about eight whose gravestones are still visible and standing at the Blacktower Cemetery located west of Chavez West housing. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer When the town of Blacktower faded away, the only thing left behind was its dead. The Blacktower […]