Hounds, Pueblo play to tie

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ENMU freshman midfielder Rhen Salas avoids a tackle by Colorado State-Pueblo’s Adam Arviza during Sunday’s soccer match at the ENMU pitch in Portales. The teams battled to a scoreless tie through two overtimes. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University survived one final late run by […]

Zias control play most of way, blank Pueblo

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ENMU forward Jessica Rosas brings the ball back to avoid the defense of Colorado State-Pueblo defender Sara Miller in the second half of Sunday’s women’s soccer match in Portales. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — The difference between a one-goal lead and a two-goal margin in soccer can sometimes […]

Baskett burns Rebels as UNM wins opener

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By Rick White: CNJ managing editor ALBUQUERQUE — It was supposed to be a post route. But Hank Baskett noticed the cornerback shading him to the inside, and instead of cutting toward the middle, kept running straight. Sitting in the pocket, New Mexico quarterback Kole McKamey spotted the adjustment and lofted a high spiral toward […]

Official: Clovis won’t receive Katrina victims

Staff and wire reports Victims of Hurricane Katrina won’t be coming to Clovis after all, said Ken De Los Santos, emergency management director for the city of Clovis and Curry County. De Los Santos said on Sunday he expected about 250 refugees from the storm would arrive in Clovis this week. But on Monday, he […]

Pop Echols important cog of Clovis music scene

By Don McAlavy: CNJ columinist Editor’s note: As told by Odis Echols Jr. to Don McAlavy on Sept. 4, 1998. In late 1953 my father, Odis “Pop” Echols bought the KCLV radio station in Clovis. To make ends meet, we put together shows from Clovis and went on the road to places such as Muleshoe, […]

Uncle Claude has no luck

By Bob Huber: CNJ columnist I had an uncle, a farmer hounded by failure. When I was a kid in high top shoes and bib overalls, he tried to buy a one-way ticket to that Great Cornfield in the Sky and, true to form, failed. It was Great Depression time and Uncle Claude’s luck was […]

Finding niche in workforce challenging

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist I recall, as a child, riding back from my grandparents’ homes late at night. We would pass by small river towns in western Pennsylvania, with blast furnaces of the steel mills sending up glowing red, blue or yellow sparks against the dark sky. Piles of coal and slag dotted the […]

Lifestyles 9-4

CNJ staff Births Kilian Sean and Amanda Kilian of Urbana, Ill. are the parents of a 7-pound, 6-ounce boy, William Thomas Kilian, who was born on July 7, 2005 at the Carle Hospital in Urbana, Ill. Grandparents are Scott and Joy Kilian of Clovis, and Orin and Pam Whisman of DeLand, Ill. Great-grandparents are Caryl […]

Lady Cats edged for title

CNJ staff BORGER, Texas — Clovis High’s girls were edged by a point (28-29) by Amarillo Tascosa on Saturday for the varsity team title in the season-opening Borger Invitational cross country meet. Freshman Caitlin Waters led the Lady Wildcats, finishing third in the two-mile race in 12 minutes, 47 seconds. The Lady Cats also finished […]

Area prep football capsules

CNJ staff Saturday Melrose 62, Mountainair 36 Records: Melrose 2-0, Mountainair 1-1 Difference: The Buffaloes started and finished the game strong, outscoring Mountainair 22-8 in the first quarter and 20-0 in the fourth. Difference makers: Carlos Ruiz found the end zone five times, running for four touchdowns and throwing for another. By the numbers: Melrose […]