Hill eyes eventual D-I spot

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Former Clovis High standout Bryce Hill has started the last 13 games for Jacksonville (Texas) College. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Before ending with “God bless,” Bryce Hill’s voice mail requests a message that’s “brief, but substantial.” It’s kind of what the 2008 Clovis High graduate is hoping for at his current basketball stop. […]

Greyhounds post back-to-back shutouts

CNJ Staff MIDLAND, Texas — On Sunday, the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team needed a near-miracle to pull out a split in season-opening the UT-Permian Basin Classic. Monday’s games? The Greyhounds would like to bottle the formula. Four ENMU pitchers combined to throw two shutouts as the Greyhounds beat New Mexico Highlands 7-0 and […]

Curry and Roosevelt counties see unemployment increase

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American Medical Alert center grew from 45 employees to 75 in 2008. By Gabe Monte: CNJ staff writer Local economic development experts said Cannon Air Force Base’s transition to a special operations wing has softened the blow of unemployment in the area. New Mexico’s unemployment rate climbed to 4.9 percent in December, a 53 percent […]

Unmarried couples bill stalls again

By Steve Terrell A domestic partnership bill on Monday fell short of the votes it needed to clear a state Senate committee. The tie vote meant the Senate Judiciary Committee remains a roadblock for backers of legislation allowing unmarried partners in New Mexico — same-sex and otherwise — many of the same rights and privileges […]

Respiratory virus tough on toddlers

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Around this time every year the majority of Plains Regional Medical Center’s 12-bed pediatric ward is full with babies and young toddlers and often there’s a single culprit to blame — Respiratory syncytial (sin-SISH-uhl) virus or RSV. “When a child has RSV, they’re pretty sick little kids,” said Janna […]

Feb. 3 Legislative Tidbits

Days remaining in session: 46 Police on trains A measure introduced by Sen. Linda Lopez, D-Albuquerque, would allow regional transit districts to employ law-enforcement officers. The bill (SB245) would also allow the districts to contract with agencies for protection and other security needs. The bill could mean officers would ride the Rail Runner Express commuter […]

Government retiree `double dipping’ targeted

By Doug Mattson Politicians and union leaders alike are taking aim at the controversial practice of “double-dipping” — public employees returning to work after retirement to collect a salary and pension. The issue comes as lawmakers consider ways to keep some of New Mexico’s biggest retirement funds from hemorrhaging money. The Public Employees Retirement Association […]

Sending troops to Afghanistan wrong solution

Freedom New Mexico During the political campaign President Obama repeatedly said

Two charged in poaching incident

By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico A father and son were charged Monday in connection with the unlawful killing of a trophy-class mule deer buck in December. Travis Field, 19, and Don Field, 55, both of Dora, have been charged in Magistrate Court in Roosevelt County, according to a press release from the New Mexico […]

Local team plays in ‘world’ tourney

CNJ staff VAIL, Colo. — “Twisted Sisterz,” a team made up of three girls from Clovis and three from Portales, participated in the “Kick It 3v3 world championship” soccer tournament Jan. 17-19. The team, comprised of Kyra Bussen, Airen Martin and Stacy Gross of Clovis and Jenna Sievers, Kaitlin Garrett and Chay Bond of Portales, […]

Angelo defeats Hounds

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Freedom New Mexico: Mickey Winfield ENMU junior guard Justin Reynolds brings the ball down the floor against Angelo State Saturday night at Greyhound Arena. The Hounds saw their losing streak reach seven in a 75-66 loss to the Rams. By Karl Terry: CNJ correspondent PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds played hard in […]

Rambelles turn back Zias

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Freedom New Mexico: Mickey Winfield ENMU sophomore guard Samantha Matta, left, puts pressure on Angelo State’s Casie Adams during Saturday’s game at Greyhound Arena. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent PORTALES — Crisper play, both offensively and defensively, helped Eastern New Mexico University get out to a lead Saturday night as the Zias tried to get […]

Hounds get ready for season

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks ENMU coach Phil Clabaugh gives junior Ethan Wagner a few pointers after he leaves the batting cage during Friday’s practice. The Greyhounds open the 2008 season today. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Veteran Eastern New Mexico University baseball coach Phil Clabaugh said there’s one potential alibi the […]

Zias picked fifth in South poll

RICHARDSON, Texas — Angelo State is the favorite to win a third consecutive Lone Star Conference South Division softball title, according to a poll of LSC coaches and sports information directors plus various media representatives. The Rambelles received 15 of 18 first-place votes and 123 points, while Abilene Christian came in second with 99 points. […]