Football begins today for Texas squads

By Dave Wagner Muleshoe football coach David Wood is glad the football season is here. Wood, in his 10th year as the Mules’ football coach, underwent treatment for a form of leukemia in the spring. He’s ready to get back on the field today with the start of practice for Texas high schools. New Mexico […]

Goff captures city title

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John Wright chips a ball in on the fifth hole of the Clovis Municipal Golf Course Sunday during the final day of the city championship tournament (CNJ staff photo: Andrew Chavez). By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer There weren’t many hiccups this weekend in Robert Goff’s game. The former Clovis High golfer carried a three-shot […]

Morning-after pill sparks debate

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Pharmacist Bob Addison of Fort Sumner leads the Emergency Contraception seminar at Plains Regional Medical Center. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer It wasn’t until Joan Sanford held her baby daughter in her arms that her world-view, and pro-choice convictions, crystallized. “Something about having a daughter made me feel my responsibility […]

Portales soldiers cross paths while serving in Iraq

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Portales residents, left to right, Darren Hooker, Walter Carr, Brett Bedinger and James Montgomery pose for a photo while serving in Iraq. (Courtesy photo) By Marc Schoder: Freedom Newspapers Six men from Portales have more than 6,100 miles separating them from home. Though they are serving their country in Iraq, they now have reason to […]

Alternative pact better answer for environment

Freedom Newspapers We’re sure it won’t do much to placate Bush administration critics in the Environmental Anxiety Industry, who won’t be satisfied until the United States binds itself to economy-killing emissions caps included in the unratified Kyoto Treaty. But we like the change of approach signaled by the Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate, […]

War memories make for exciting walks

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist Editor’s note: Bob Huber’s column will move to Tuesdays beginning next week. Before the days of retirement homes, my grandfather Opa lived with us a few years as part of an autumn quest in his life. He wanted to spend his remaining days with his five far-flung sons, one at […]

Service members should be better informed

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Editor’s note: Military Update will move to Tuesdays beginning next week. Many service members are not well informed about their hodgepodge of pays, allowances, benefits and tax breaks and therefore don’t recognize and appreciate the real worth of their compensation packages. The observation is made in a Government Accountability Office […]

ENMU’s Ribaudo comfortable in new role

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First-year Eastern New Mexico coach Mark Ribaudo got his start in college football as a graduate assistant at Midwestern State. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers In Mark Ribaudo’s office there are several clues to untold stories — from family newspaper clippings to thank you letters from parents to framed photos of […]

Gutierrez keeps up with kids

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Joe Wright of Clovis takes a look at his putting line on the 18th hole during the Clovis city golf tournament Saturday at Clovis Municipal Golf Course. Wright shot a 76 for the round. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Defending city tournament champion David Gutierrez is just happy he […]

North beats sloppy South all-stars

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The North’s Clint McPeek (27) has the ball slip between his fingertips on a pass in the end zone as the South’s Chris Gallegos defends during Friday night’s all-star game in Albuquerque. (AP photo: Greg Sorber) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — Don’t try to tell Clovis’ Jason Burns that it was a meaningless […]