Greyhounds celebrate golden anniversary

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Carl Richardson, left, and B.B. Lees stand with a trophy commemorating the undefeated 1957 football season with the two as coaches. Richardson was head coach, and Lees was the assistant for the 9-0-1 team, the last ENMU football team to go undefeated. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer When the […]

Heather Wilson to seek senate seat

By The Associated Press Rep. Heather Wilson intends to seek the Senate seat being vacated in New Mexico by fellow Republican Pete Domenici, the Associated Press has learned. Wilson made the decision Thursday after meeting with her family and notified her staff Friday morning. She was calling supporters around New Mexico to tell them of […]

Research: Paris would make great VP

By kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers I regret having to write this column because I’m likely to come off as condescending. But I’m probably smarter than you. I know you can’t see it from these first few sentences, and you certainly can’t see it from the black-and-white picture accompanying the column. I’m smarter because every morning […]

Hounds hope to prove preseason poll wrong

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer he Eastern New Mexico University football team is hoping to prove the pundits wrong. Picked for last place in the seven-team Lone Star Conference South Division, players began checking in on Saturday for Monday’s first practice session. ENMU opens the season Aug. 25 against NAIA member Bacone College at […]

Farm bill gets Friday focus

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CNJ Staff Photo: Gabriel Monte U.S. Rep. Heather Wilson, R-N.M., said she learned more in a Friday roundtable on the farm bill reauthorization at Eastern New Mexico University than she ever could have learned in Washington, D.C. By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers U.S. Rep. Heather Wilson, R-N.M., stepped outside her district Friday to gain some […]

Wilson to host Farm Bill meeting

CNJ Staff Rep. Heather Wilson, R-N.M., will be in Portales Friday to host a roundtable about the 2007 Farm Bill reauthorization bill currently being considered in Congress. The roundtable will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Sandia Room of the Campus Union Building at Eastern New Mexico University. The public is invited to attend.

Paris’ perspective sobering commentary

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer I’ve been on a mission lately, and I’m sad to say I’ve been failing. On my desk is a copy of the 1987 classic, “Throw Momma From the Train,” starring Danny DeVito and Billy Crystal. I look forward to any awards ceremony, or pretty much any movie with Crystal […]

National Gas-Out Day theory big bust

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer With this election year that’s not really an election year, it’s amazing to see the impact of people-powered politics. Candidates like Barack Obama can solicit small donations online and put 100,000 people behind his political movement. At debates for both Republicans and Democrats, moderators can quickly change the direction […]

Gifts great, small all make difference

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer I was renting a movie a few weeks ago, and the clerk asked me, “Would you like to donate a dollar to the Muscular Dystrophy Association?” That evening, I agreed and the clerk told me to write my name on the card “so people will know what a sweetheart […]

Opinion: Gifts great, small all make difference

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer I was renting a movie a few weeks ago, and the clerk asked me, “Would you like to donate a dollar to the Muscular Dystrophy Association?” That evening, I agreed and the clerk told me to write my name on the card “so people will know what a sweetheart […]

Low budget doesn’t hold back ‘Believe’

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The Lady Cyclones basketball team progresses under the tutelage of a new coach in “Believe in Me.” (Courtesy photo) By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer When I got an invite to an early-morning “Believe in Me” screening, I envisioned a consequence-free movie review. If I say it’s great, I give extra motivation to an eastern […]

Symbol might be ticket to Super Bowl

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Sunday’s Super Bowl led me to many questions, more so than other Super Bowl games I’ve watched. I struggled back and forth on whether or not Peyton Manning deserved the MVP award (he did) and whether it was that important to mention the first time two black coaches were […]

Hounds turn back Mustangs

CNJ staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — If Eastern New Mexico University men’s coach Shawn Scanlan was wondering how his team would react in a bad situation, he found out Thursday night. The Greyhounds twice erased major deficits in turning back Midwestern State 86-81 to retain the early lead in the Lone Star Conference men’s race […]

Hounds win South opener over Wildcats

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Junior Justin Redman-Trotter hit four late free throws, including the two clinching shots with five seconds left, as Eastern New Mexico University held off Abilene Christian 86-82 on Thursday in the men’s Lone Star Conference South Division opener for both teams. Senior guard Stephen Wilson went 10-of-14 from the field […]

Hounds turn back East Central

CNJ staff ADA, Okla. — Senior guard Stephen Wilson scored a season-best 23 points and junior guard Justin Redman-Trotter added 16 points and 10 rebounds Thursday, helping Eastern New Mexico University rally past East Central 72-62 in a Lone Star Conference men’s crossover game. The Greyhounds (6-8) also got 13 points from guard Tristan Largent […]

Central stymies Hounds’ final comeback

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Eastern New Mexico University senior Mikal Monette drives the lane during the first half of Saturday’s game at Greyhound Arena. Monette finished with six points in an 87-88 loss to Central Oklahoma. (CNJ staff photo: Rick White) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Down by 17 points and looking dead in the water, […]

Wilson visits Iraq on fact-finding trip

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Congresswoman Heather Wilson, wrapping up a fact-finding trip to Iraq, said Saturday the United States needs to change its strategy to protect its interests in the region. She also passed along encouraging messages from Cannon Air Force Base troops stationed there. “The situation in Iraq is dangerous and is not […]

Poached pheasants reported in area

By Freedom Newspapers The New Mexico Game and Fish Department is on the lookout for pheasant dumpers. The department released an Operation Game Thief call Friday in regard to a pile of dead pheasants reported near the intersection of Brady Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Pheasant season ended Dec. 10, according to department […]

Five-day work week not just for rest of us

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Not that anyone missed me or even knew, but I have been out of New Mexico for the past few days. I left the office Thursday night and flew back to see my family in Montana, then flew back on Monday morning so I’d be ready for work on […]

Monette sparks Hounds to win over Tabor

CNJ staff WARRENSBURG, Mo. — Senior forward Mikal Monette compiled his second consecutive double-double with 23 points and 11 rebounds as Eastern New Mexico University’s men rolled past Tabor (Kan.) College 78-56 on Friday in Central Missouri’s Thanksgiving Classic. Monette sparked a 15-1 run that snapped an early 9-9 tie and gave the Greyhounds control […]