College celebrates homecoming

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Freedom Newspapers: Karl TerryEastern New Mexico University’s homecoming parade Saturday had no shortage of clowns. This year’s theme was “Under the Bigtop,” providing free reign for those inclined to face-paint and over-sized wardrobe choices. By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers A circus atmosphere was prevalent as clowns, jugglers and circus-themed floats participated in the Eastern New […]

ENMU celebrates broadcast center

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Freedom Newspapers: Karl TerryDuane Ryan, left, director of broadcasting at KENW, and Eastern New Mexico University President Steven Gamble with the plaque dedicating the school’s new Communication Center. By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers KENW-TV and the Department of Communicative Arts and Sciences at Eastern New Mexico University cut the ribbon on the coming digital age […]

A flamenco feeling

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CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisleArissa Rodriguez of Clovis, left, snaps a photo of Angela Quintanar during her performance Saturday at the Ethnic Fair in downtown Clovis. The fair, which ended Saturday, marked its 15th year. By Tonya Fennell: CNJ Staff Writer As a blend of Spanish-flavored acoustic guitars thundered through the speakers, Catalina Rio Fernandez […]

Former patrolman acheives goal as chief

Dan Blair started his tenure as chief of the Clovis Police Department Saturday, taking the reins over from the retiring Bill Carey. Blair has never worked for another law enforcement agency, spending all 21 years with the CPD. He spent most of his years working with the department’s Special Response Team, and has since risen […]

Former Bovina resident sentenced

Staff and Wire Reports A former Bovina chiropractor has been sentenced to nine years in prison for trying to hire a Clovis police detective posing as a hit man to kill her ex-husband and his father. Shannon Elizabeth Hollister, 36, pleaded guilty last year to one count of interstate murder for hire. Neither man was […]

Man shot outside Clovis eatery

By Jean Verlich: CNJ News editor An adult male sustained multiple gunshot wounds to his leg midafternoon Friday outside a Clovis eatery, according to police. A witness told police the shooting followed a verbal confrontation, according to a Clovis Police incident report. Eddie Torres sustained four wounds to his left leg and was treated at […]

ENMU going nuts about fund-raising

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University and Sunland Peanuts officials have decided to throw peanuts at the task of raising scholarship money at the university — a whole bunch of peanuts. At a press conference Friday, the Peanut Project Program was formally launched. “Investing in Education: One peanut at a time” is […]

Office treasures

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Debbie Spriggs keeps her workspace cheerful with Mickey Mouse items at the Curry County Courthouse. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Tonya Fennell and Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers The way people decorate their desk or office can reveal a lot about them. We asked several Curry and Roosevelt county workers to share with us their most […]

Hounds open South play against Wildcats

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ENMU linebacker Royal Bell closes in on Central Oklahoma quarterback Ryan O’Hara as he unloads a pass during last week’s game at Greyhound Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer It’s been a while since Abilene Christian has found itself in national NCAA Division II rankings, and second-year coach Chris […]

Portales outlasts Tucumcari

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Tucumcari quarterback Matt Smith tries to escape Portales linebacker Taylor Teague in Friday’s game at Greyhound Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — Portales held on to beat Tucumcari 7-6 in a defensive struggle Friday night at Greyhound Stadium in the Rams’ homecoming game. Minutes after a 55-yard […]