Western shows full of cliches

I think one of the reasons I love Westerns of both the big screen and television variety is that they’re so predictable and loaded with clich

Western State trounces Zias

CNJ staff PUEBLO, Colo. — Western State (Colo.) went on an early 8-0 run to lead for good, then used another 8-0 surge to take control midway through the opening half and the Mountaineers cruised to a 68-52 win over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday in the Al Kaly Shriners Classic, hosted by Colorado […]

Religion digest — Oct. 28

Church having holiday event Trinity United Methodist Church, 1320 West 21st, is having its first Truth and Treat event from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday. Parables from the Bible will be presented in a western style. After each parable, treats will be distributed.

Cowboys knew how to have fun at work

My mother was a teenager during the 1930s. That decade was one of the busiest for the cattle and sheep raisers in eastern Arizona and western New Mexico. In 1885, the railroad company built a spur line from Socorro to Magdalena. Livestock growers then had a market for their cattle and sheep. They drove their […]

Business digest — July 12

New operations manager at Western Dairy Transport Marty Lewis is the new operations manager in New Mexico for Western Dairy Transport LLC, according to a news release from WDT. Lewis, who has worked for the company for 17 years, came from the position of assistant terminal manager after holding several other supervisory roles with WDT. […]

ENMU men finish fifth in Western Texas College rodeo

CNJ staff SNYDER, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s men finished fifth over the weekend in the Western Texas College rodeo. Sophomore Billy Good of Portales and freshman Pecos Thomas of Plainview, Texas, finished second in the avarage in team roping afer winning the first go with a time of 5.5 seconds and taking second […]

Hounds outlast Western State 74-67

CNJ staff GUNNISON, Colo. — Newcomers Max Carrier and Aaron Edwards are fitting in quickly for the Greyhounds. The junior college transfers from California combined for 35 points and 19 rebounds to lead Eastern New Mexico University to a 74-67 win over Western State on Wednesday. The win kicks off a three-game swing through Colorado. […]

Ticket feature: Events center hosting mounted shooting competition

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Courtesy photo In the Western Shooting Horse “Road to the Worlds” competition, riders shoot 10 balloon targets while navigating obstacles, using specially-loaded blank cartridges fired from Old West-style single-action revolvers. The Curry County Events Center plays host this weekend to the Western Shooting Horse “Road to the Worlds” competition. The event is set for Saturday […]

Our people: Hunger buster

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Nancy Taylor, executive director of the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico, enjoys watching and participating in horse riding events. Nancy Taylor has lived in Clovis since 1972. She was instrumental in starting the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico in 1983 and loves what she does because she helps people. Tell us how you […]

Area preschool students meet for lunch, activities

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Floyd preschooler Alex Diaz sports a paper handle-bar mustache at his school’s second-annual Preschool Roundup Monday. After preschoolers from three districts did a variety of activities, they ate lunch provided by the Floyd Fire Department. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Branding irons and bandanas, marshmallows, glue and clay snakes. […]

Trucking companies adding about 100 jobs in Portales

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Western Dairy Transport LLC Chief Executive Officer David Shelton stands with his trucks at its new Portales location. With Greatwide Logistics Inc. trucking company also expanding in Portales, around 100 net new jobs are expected. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Two trucking companies are bringing around 100 jobs to […]

Jesus’ birth showed new way to think

Freedom New Mexico It is curious in some ways that modern-day Western Christians have created a more lavish holiday — which in many ways has become a thoroughly secular and in some ways excessive celebration in which Santa Claus and Rudolph play a larger role than the baby in the manger — of the birth […]

Western Dairy Transport lays off about 75 workers

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Western Dairy Transport’s Portales location let about 75 employees go Wednesday after a contract with Dairy Farmers of America expired. The contract accounted for about two-thirds of the business in the Clovis/Portales area, company President David Shelton said. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Western Dairy Transport in Portales laid […]

Hounds rally for win over Western State

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU forward Equs Darby goes hard to the basket against Western State forward Dan Hobin during the first half of Saturday’s game. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — First-year Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Andrew Helton has seen his team play better on offense. Still, if […]

Western rolls past Hounds

CNJ staff SILVER CITY — The courts were reversed on Saturday, and essentially so were the roles. Western New Mexico, which scored just two points in the first eight minutes against Eastern New Mexico University and trailed the entire way in the teams’ season opener Tuesday night at Greyhound Arena, turned everything around this time. […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Western tunes, basketball

Good morning. Welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Tuesday morning briefing.

Lawmakers wrangle over dairy money

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Lawmakers in Congress from eastern and western states disagreed Thursday on how to distribute $350 million in federal money designated to help dairy farmers. Under an agreement set Wednesday, $60 million would go to buy surplus dairy products, but there were no details on how to dole out the […]

Editor’s love of western life shows in novels

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist A light went out in Clovis Wednesday morning, May 23, 1984 for William W. Southard, whom we called “Bill Southard.” He was a friend to many and a special inspiration to me, he died succumbing after a long and heroic struggle against that insidious and dreaded killer we call cancer. […]

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 rally past Western in series finale

CNJ staff SILVER CITY, Texas — Senior center fielder Laura Thompson belted a go-ahead, two-run homer in the top of the sixth inning and Eastern New Mexico University held on for a 6-4 win over Western New Mexico on Thursday in the rubber match of a three-game softball series. Thompson, a native of Towcester Northants, […]