Baskett searching for team

CNJ staff The agent for Clovis native Hank Baskett said times are uncertain, but the wide receiver is ready to go. Baskett, an unrestricted free agent, has 77 catches for 1,098 yards and six touchdowns in five seasons with Philadelphia, Indianapolis and, most recently, Minnesota. The NFL lockout compressed the free agent period, leading to […]

Presidential race wide open for hopefuls

Freedom New Mexico No big gaffes, no memorable, “You’re no Jack Kennedy” moments. But, Monday’s Republican presidential debate gave viewers an introduction to the views of each of seven candidates hoping to challenge President Barack Obama next year. The big issue, not surprising, was the economy. The federal budget is $1.6 trillion in the red. […]

Voters have wide range of decisions in election

Kevin Wilson Early voting has concluded, and just one voting day remains on the 2010 midterm elections. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, with voter choices ranging from the governor’s mansion and House of Representatives to a potentially revamped county courthouse and detention center. There are 20,924 registered voters in Curry […]

Getting to know … Jessie Poku

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Eastern New Mexico University senior wide receiver Jessie Poku • Hometown: Dallas • High school: Richardson • Favorite NFL team: Dallas Cowboys • What do you hope to be doing in five years? Playing in the NFL • Biggest accomplishment off the field since you started college: Making the dean’s list • Best advise you’ve […]

Oil spill effects cast wide ripple

Clyde Davis “JB & Friends: Live from the Gulf Coast!” You can watch the show LIVE on CMT, or listen on Radio Margaritaville. To demonstrate support for the people, businesses and culture of the Gulf Coast, CMT will telecast a free musical celebration live from the beach at Gulf Shores, Ala. CMT Presents Jimmy Buffett […]

Private property belongs to oneself

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist In a wide-ranging review essay of Amartya Sen’s recent ambitious book, “The Idea of Justice,” Moshe Halbertal, a philosopher from the Hebrew University, unleashes arguments against the right to private property that are supposed to be even stronger than those Sen himself offers. Sen regards this right as […]

Old veterans daunted with current wars

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist A small group of U.S. war veterans, the age difference among them as wide as 70 years, gathered this month at American Legion Post 177 in Fairfax, Va., for a special event at the annual Veterans Day Community Fair. They had agreed to participate in a “living history,” co-hosted by […]

Wide receiver Poku earns all-LSC first team honors

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University junior wide receiver Jesse Poku has been named to the All-Lone Star Conference South Division first team in football. Poku, from Murphy, Texas, caught nearly eight passes per game and led NCAA Division II in receptions and yards per game for much of the season. The Greyhounds […]

Freedom Communications announces company-wide wage reduction

Freedom New Mexico Freedom Communications, Inc. announced a five percent across-the-board

ENMU adds wide receiver

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eldorado wide receiver Ross Williams has signed a national letter of intent to play football next season at Eastern New Mexico University. Williams led the state in receptions (48), receiving yards (980) and touchdown catches (16) as a senior in helping the Eagles reach the Class 5A state finals. He was […]

United Way donation deadline near

Clovis ~ So far, $530,857 has been donated or pledged to United Way by individuals, business owners, and corporations. That’s 85% of the $627,000 community-wide goal and approximately $52,000 less than was raised in last year’s campaign.

Baskett out for Sunday with knee injury

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Hank Baskett will not be in the lineup for today’s NFC East Division matchup against the Washington Redskins. Baskett, a 2001 Clovis High grad, is listed as out with a knee injury, and did not participate in the last three practices for the Eagles (8-5-1). It is the first game the […]

Name reform would hurt more than help

Freedom New Mexico Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver recently changed his name, legally, from Chad Johnson to Ocho Cinco. Singer Beyonce Knowles now wants to be called Sasha Fierce. And let’s not even try to track Puffy, Diddy or Daddy, whatever the hip-hop mogul is calling himself these days. If Michael Chertoff had his way, these […]

Udall to visit Clovis

WEEK TWO: UDALL CONTINUES STATE-WIDE ‘DOING RIGHT BY NEW MEXICO TOUR’

Nursing shortage not felt locally

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MCT Illustration By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Eastern New Mexico health care officials said the region is not as impacted by a state-wide nursing shortage because of the availability of new nurses from local colleges. A University of New Mexico study revealed the state is about to lose 5,000 nurses it might not be […]

Guardsmen and reservists demonstrate skills

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Freedom New Mexico: Mickey Winfield Carlsbad city employee Art Sena takes a seat in a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter after one of the rescue training missions Saturday morning at the Melrose Bombing Range. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico With war raging abroad and the occasional state-wide emergency calling New Mexico national guardsmen and reservists into […]

Wide receivers competing for looks

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Count wide receiver Justin Campos among those excited about Eastern New Mexico University’s new wide-open approach on offense. Campos knows there will be competition at his position, especially when new recruits get into camp in August. For now, though, he couldn’t be much happier. “I’m loving it,” […]

The folks are nice

Christian Heller has this to say about recent criticism aimed at Clovis via the world-wide Web:

It might be the water

Raymond Atchley has this to say about recent criticism aimed at Clovis via the world-wide Web:

He’s tired of ‘anti-Clovis whiners’

Cregg Steffler has this to say about recent criticism aimed at Clovis via the world-wide Web: