Former editor talks about New Mexico boyhood

By Don McAlavy: Curry historian After five years of writing a column for the Curry County Times, I got a call from the editor of this newspaper: W. W. “Bill” Southard. This was right after Jan. 1, 1982. He told me I could get more readers if I moved over to the Clovis News Journal. […]

No so ‘Glory Road': ENMU officials say basketball movie contains inaccuracies

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Ronald Oram (34 in white) and Joe Allen (24) were two of the five black players on the 1966 Eastern New Mexico University team. (Courtesy photo: B.B. Lees) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer The Disney movie “Glory Road” paints an inaccurate picture of 1966 Eastern New Mexico University, school officials said on Wednesday. The […]

Zias cruise at home

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Elizabeth Richards scores on a layup as Western New Mexico’s Sarah Bennetts tries to catch up in the second half of Tuesday’s game at Greyhound Arena. Freedom Newspaper photo: Kevin Wilson By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Playing her first home game in more than a year, Eastern New Mexico University junior Elizabeth […]

Zias cruise past Western with four players in double figures

CNJ staff SILVER CITY — Senior post Tiana Bryant had a double-double and Eastern New Mexico University put four players in double figures in rolling to a season-opening 87-61 victory over Western New Mexico Tuesday night. Senior forward Riikka Lehtonen went 6-for-7 from the field en route to a team-high 17 points for the Zias, […]

ENMU wins finale against Western

CNJ staff SILVER CITY — It took the Eastern New Mexico University football team a while to get going Saturday afternoon. Trailing Western New Mexico by a touchdown early in the second quarter, the Greyhounds eventually righted the ship and pulled away to a season-ending 47-20 win over the Mustangs. ENMU (5-6) snapped a four-game […]

Contestants say rodeo helps preserve western lifestyle

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Lacy Price, 17, of Texico, whispers to her quarter horse, Baby, Monday after being crowned the 2005 Pioneer Days Rodeo Queen. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer One by one, the nine rodeo queen contestants briskly rode their horses across the Mounted Patrol Arena on Monday during the 2005 Pioneer Days […]

Zias earn lone win in series with big inning

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University scored 11 runs in the bottom of the fifth Sunday to beat Western New Mexico 16-8 on the eight-run rule after five innings and salvage the finale of a four-game weekend series. WNMU won the opener of Sunday’s doubleheader in five innings 18-7, scoring 11 times in […]

Sensitivity plan won’t appease terrorists

Walter Williams President Bush’s foreign-policy critics at home and abroad share characteristics and visions that have previously led to worldwide chaos and untold loss of lives. These people believe that negotiation, appeasement and caving in to the demands of vicious totalitarian leaders can produce good-faith behavior. Their vision not only has a long record of […]

Zias swept in four-game set at Western

CNJ STAFF SILVER CITY — Eastern New Mexico University’s pitching was respectable, and so was the defense. It’s hard to win softball games, though, when you only score six runs in four games. Western New Mexico parlayed solid pitching and a couple of breaks into a four-game sweep of the Zias, finishing it off with […]

Clovis steer sells for $91,000

Reporter’s Notebook Zane Drager, 19, of Clovis recently sold in Denver, Colo., a grand champion steer for $91,000. He sold the animal at the National Western Stock Show’s Auction of Junior Livestock Champions. Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House bought the steer. “It’s gone,” Drager said Tuesday. “He’s already been slaughtered.” Drager said he was […]

Democratically chosing tyrants is not progress

Put this in the “be careful what you wish for” file. Almost all of the well-meaning, responsible members of the international community insist that free and democratic elections are the key to a stable and pro-Western Serbia and regional stability. But sometimes the pesky people vote for scoundrels and ne’er-do-wells whose stock in trade is […]

Saudi Arabia: A day of reckoning is upon all of us

Freedom Newspapers For years the Saudi royal family has played a dangerous double game, leading lavishly westernized lives of luxury, enriched by oil revenues and protected by American military muscle, while ruling over a strictly Islamic regime centuries behind the times, in which anti-American and anti-Western attitudes were bred and exported. As the country gradually […]

Country star tops show

By Eric Butler By Eric Butler CNJ Correspondent Country performer Holly Dunn will provide the music and an Oklahoma company the fireworks when the “Smoke on the Water” Fourth of July Celebration takes place tonight in Clovis. The event will be held at Greene Acres Park in the center of town and roads will begin […]

Rodeo Hall of Famer to lead parade

By Gary Mitchell Rodeo stock contractor Mike Cervi is not the type to toot his own horn — but this year, he’ll get to lead the parade. Cervi, 66, of Greeley, Colo., was recently named as 2003 inductee into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs, Colo. He, along with six others, will […]

Charen tome exposes ‘useful idiots’

Thomas Sowell The term “useful idiots” has been attributed to Lenin, as a description of those mindless people in the Western democracies who would always find ways to excuse whatever the Soviet Union did. Columnist Mona Charen’s new book “Useful Idiots” shows that such people are still with us. Long after the Soviet Union’s horrors […]