Hospitable Halloween

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo James Rooney, 4, waves a state police sticker Tuesday at Plains Regional Medical Center. The sticker came in a treat bag from community members. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Community members surprised children in Plains Regional Medical Center’s pediatric ward Tuesday with Halloween treat bags. Suzanna Cantu, who coordinated […]

Widow runs 10K to honor husband

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Courtesy photo Pernethea Evans’ husband, Cannon Air Force Base Capt. Kermit Evans, was killed in an Iraq helicopter crash in 2006. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Pernethea Evans joined thousands in Washington, D.C., last weekend to run in the 2007 Marine Corps Marathon in honor of fallen service members. Evans’ husband, Cannon Air Force […]

Oct. 31 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: Around 2 p.m. Oct. 22 an officer was called to a school in the 1500 block of Sycamore Street for an aggravated battery report. The principal said a student had been stabbed with a pencil and the wound was […]

ENMU hosting two Halloween presentations

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico The origins of Halloween are vastly different from the holiday celebrated today in America, according to an Eastern New Mexico University history professor. He promises to enlighten people on the holiday’s origins and myths in a noon lecture today in the Sandia Room at the Campus Union Building at […]

Man faces drug charges in Roosevelt County

Freedom New Mexico Officers with the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office and the Region V Drug Task Force arrested a 30-year-old man Monday on drug-trafficking charges, according to a RCSO news release. Genaro Solis-Cordoba, 30, of Mexico was arrested after officers found cocaine, a handgun and cash while searching a vehicle and a Roosevelt County residence. […]

Chief: Structure fires suspicious in nature

CNJ staff Clovis firefighters have responded to three fires at vacant residential structures since Saturday, according to Clovis Fire Chief Ray Westerman. “They are all suspicious in nature,” he said. “It is unusual for us to have so many at a time.” Fire and law enforcement are working together on the investigations, he said. Including […]

Calling out ‘wrongdoers’ backfires

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer I was closing out my treadmill session at the gym a few weeks ago, and I saw something I couldn’t stay silent about. There was somebody parking his truck in the handicapped spot in front of the gym. Without a handicapped plaque visible in his cab. While walking in […]

Candidates’ plans will cost us big in the long run

By Freedom New Mexico As the primaries near, promises will get thicker than flies in a pigsty. Democrat front-runner Hillary Clinton already sets the pace. Consider these, for starters. If you elect her, Sen. Clinton promises to give a $5,000 handout, which she calls a “baby bond,” to every newborn child to help them buy […]

Hounds earn comeback win

CNJ staff ODESSA, Texas — Senior midfielder Keith Vargas scored on a header in the final minute of the first of potentially two 10-minute sudden-death overtimes Sunday, giving Eastern New Mexico University a come-from-behind 3-2 men’s soccer victory over Texas-Permian Basin. The Greyhounds (8-8-1) reached the .500 mark for the first time since mid-September. They […]

Zias edged in finale

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson ENMU sophomore forward Leslie Weber gets a pass by Midwestern State freshman forward Ashli Smith in the first half of Sunday’s Lone Star Conference match at the ENMU pitch. Midwestern took a 2-1 victory in the Zias’ season finale. CNJ staff PORTALES — If nothing else, the Eastern New Mexico […]