Zia softball squad swept

CMI Staff CANYON, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University softball team pushed 24th-ranked Colorado School of Mines twice Saturday in West Texas A&M’s Lady Buff Classic, but the Zias dropped 6-5 and 9-7 decisions to the Orediggers. The first game went eight innings. ENMU (4-7) completes play in the event with a 10 a.m. […]

Students, teachers brace for beginning of school

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Kim Matlock, right, helps her 7-year-old daughter Makena load up her desk with supplies during the Zia Elementary open house Friday afternoon. Makena is starting second grade at the school Monday. Kevin Wilson The hallways and parking lot of Zia Elementary were bustling Friday afternoon, as parents and students got […]

Zia falls in state Majors tourney

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis Zia’s Andre Hooks pitches against Bayard Copper during Monday’s state Majors Little League game at Beachum Field. CNJ staff Although its run in the state Little League Majors tournament was a short one, Clovis Zia gave a pretty good account of itself. Host Zia had early leads both Sunday […]

Zia to face Noon Optimist in state LL Majors

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Los Alamos third baseman Kirk Peterson just misses the tag Saturday on Rio Rancho Sunset runner Zach Bravo during their first-round clash in the state Majors Little League tournament at Dickenson Field. CNJ staff Roswell Noon Optimist erased an eight-run deficit with 10 in the bottom of the fifth, then […]

Little League state meets ready to start

Dave Wagner Four area teams are ready to represent District 3 in state Little League competition this weekend. Clovis will host the 11-12-year-old Majors state tournament at Dickenson Field and Beachum Field. Clovis Zia won the district tournament and opens play at 7 p.m. Sunday at Dickenson against either Roswell Noon Optimist or Los Lunas […]

Former Zia great Goble-Poyer inducted to LSC Hall of Honor

CNJ staff Former Eastern New Mexico University volleyball and basketball star Jennifer Goble-Poyer has been inducted to the Lone Star Conference Hall of Honor, according to an ENMU news release. One of the most decorated players in Zia history, Goble-Poyer led ENMU to its best volleyball record as well as to regular season and tournament […]

Zia students re-enact history of Clovis

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Zia third-grader Amber Washburn explains Wednesday about the pioneers of Clovis in the 1930s to Clovis living history museum attendees. Liliana Castillo Fourteen Zia Elementary School Gifted and Talented students re-enacted the history of Clovis in a living museum Wednesday. The students created scenes from the four eras of Clovis’ […]

Press release: Padgett adds three more Zia soccer recruits

PORTALES, N.M. — Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer coach Todd Padgett has announced the signing of Kellie Hogan (GK, 5-11, Woods Cross, Utah/Woods Cross HS) and Paola Loya (5-6, F, Albuquerque, N.M./Albuquerque HS) to National Letters of Intent to play for the Zias in the upcoming season. Also joining the lineup will be Amber […]

Press release: Linden Weese resigns as Zia basketball coach

Education column: La Casita instruction rolling on

One blustery, winter day last week was marked by an uncommon treat. A sea of miniature, yellow hard hats worn by elementary students appeared in front of La Casita Elementary. At the forefront Principal Dr. Sylvia Martinez, in a pink hard hat, welcomed guests to the long awaited ground breaking ceremony. Among the guests were […]

Press release: Padgett selected as third head coach of Zia soccer program

PORTALES, N.M. — Eastern New Mexico University athletic director, Dr. Jeff Geiser has announced that Todd Padgett has been selected as the new head coach of the Zia soccer program, and will begin his duties in January. Padgett comes to Eastern very familiar with the level of competition in the region, having helped Fort Lewis […]

Education column: Zia students learn about life cycles, recycling

Zia fourth grade teachers, Trudi Ford, Kathi Holland, and Kama Hernandez, recently took their students on their annual field trip that included stops at the Clovis City landfill, a local recycling plant and culminated with a visit to the zoo. Some years back Zia Elementary purchased an old cotton trailer through a Service Learning grant. […]

Band takes top honors at Zia competition

CNJ staff The Clovis High band pulled an encore Saturday in Albuquerque, winning top honors at the Zia Marching Band Fiesta at the University of New Mexico. The band won the state championship and the grand championship in the 32-band field from New Mexico, Texas and Colorado. Coupled with Tournament of the Bands last weekend […]

Zia’s drop two games in Texas tournament

ODESSA, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team dropped its first two matches in a weekend tournament hosted by Texas-Permian Basin, losing to Fort Hays State 25-18, 27-29, 25-21, 25-19 and to the host Lady Falcons 21-25, 25-22, 25-22, 25-18. ENMU (7-9) had defeated both teams earlier in the season. The Zias take […]

Little League District 3 Tournament brackets

Little League District 3 Tournaments 9-10 Wednesday Game 1: Zia 8, Roosevelt 7 Friday Game 2: American 21, Zia 10, 6 innings Saturday Game 3: Zia 4, Roosevelt 2 Monday Game 4: Zia at American, 7 p.m. Wednesday Game 5: Game 4 loser at Game 4 winner, if necessary, 7 p.m.

Teacher believes science fair can change students’ lives

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Zia Elementary School student Logann Ewers works on her display board Tuesday, getting set for the regional science fair Saturday at Eastern New Mexico University. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Zia Elementary School science teacher Suzanne Tipton knows how science can change a student’s life. She saw it in […]

Radio purchase complete

CNJ staff Zia Broadcasting Inc. has completed the purchase of the KTQM and KWKA radio stations from Curry County Broadcasting Inc. Rick Keefer, general manager of Zia Broadcasting, said Bob Coker has been appointed as station manager for KTQM/KWKA. He was formerly the general manager for Curry County Broadcasting. Zia Broadcasting also owns KCLV 99.1 […]

School official: False alarm at Zia elementary

Students at Clovis’ Zia Elementary school are returning to class after a fire alarm sounded about 10:20 a.m. today.

Flag salute monument to be dedicated

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Freedom New Mexico: Eric Butler Jane Hilliard, 89, checks over a monument honoring Portales women who created the salute to the flag of New Mexico in 1963. Hilliard was part of the effort and will be on hand when the monument is dedicated. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico I salute the flag of the […]