ENMU homecoming week kicks off with music event

By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer Songfest 2009 kicks off a week-long celebration of Eastern New Mexico University’s 75th anniversary and homecoming. It all begins Monday, giving ENMU organizations on campus a chance to cut a rug and bring down the house. “It is … an annual event that falls on the Monday before homecoming,” […]

Trek for Trash event draws record volunteers

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Rebecca Kimball, from left to right, Hector Baez, Steve Kimball and Anna Kate Kimball pick up trash along Martin Luther King Boulevard during the annual Trek for Trash event on Saturday. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Trek for Trash went off without a hitch Saturday as a record 505 […]

9/27 Bankruptcies

The following bankruptcies were filed in Roswell: • Milton Wayne Madsen and Gay Ann Madsen, Chapter 7, filed: 9/15/2009, Roosevelt County • James F. Cleaver and Meredith A. Cleaver, Chapter 13, filed: 9/15/2009, Curry County • Miguel Angel Ibarra, Chapter 7, filed: 9-17-2009, Curry County

9/27 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 8 a.m. Sept. 8 an officer responded to the area of 16th and Axtell streets for a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle. A woman said a 10-year-old boy ran in front of her from between two parked cars […]

Cannon marathon raises about $1,500

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico How does a 13.1-mile run at 7:30 a.m. sound to start your Saturday? More than 50 people ran the first 27th Special Operations Support Squadron Wizards Half Marathon at Cannon Air Force Base Saturday morning, with support from about 45 volunteers. The event raised a take-home total of $1,500 […]

Base planning meeting to cover transition issues, renewable energy

CNJ staff This quarter’s state Military Base Planning Commission meeting will include presentations on transition issues at Cannon Air Force Base and renewable energy projects, said Office of Military Base Planning and Support Director Hanson Scott. The meeting is set for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Clovis Community College board room. Twenty-seventh Special Operations Wing […]

Rio Rancho beats Cats 21-17

Freedom New Mexico RIO RANCHO — Tyler Baker threw his third touchdown pass of the game, a 27-yarder to Zach Rogers with under four minutes left in the game, as Rio Rancho beat Clovis 21-17 Friday in a non-district game. Senior linebacker Emory Sierra returned an interception 51 yards for a touchdown with a little […]

Hounds shut out Mustangs 2-0

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s defense limited University of the Southwest to one shot on goal Friday, and the Greyhounds broke away in the second half for a 2-0 men’s soccer victory at the ENMU pitch. The Hounds (6-2-1) struggled to break through, but with just over nine minutes gone in the […]

Raids yield drug charges

Freedom New Mexico Three Roosevelt County residents face felony drug charges from two recent raids in Portales by city police, the Roosevelt County Sheriff and the Region 5 Drug Task Force. Tamara Davis, 28, of Portales, was arrested Thursday, accused of distributing marijuana from her home in the 500 block of E. 1st Street, according […]

Press release: Armed robbery suspects arrested in Amarillo

Amarillo, Texas Police Officers arrested three Clovis residents on Wednesday, September 15, 2009 during a shoplifting investigation at an Amarillo Grocery Store in which the Officers located the stolen Toyota RAV 4 from the Armed Robbery and Motor Vehicle Theft that had occurred in Clovis the night of September 7, 2009. They are currently being […]

Press release: Neighbors lead police to burglar

A 22-year-old local Clovis man identified as Anthony Moore was arrested September 23rd, 2009 by Clovis Police Detectives and Patrol Officers on 1count each of Residential Burglary, Felony Tampering with Evidence, Felony Larceny and Criminal Damage after watchful neighbors contacted police immediately with personal suspect identifying information and suspect vehicle description upon seeing suspect Anthony […]

Hounds face No. 2 ACU

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU senior wide receiver caught five passes for 73 yards in last week’s 76-56 win over Texas A&M-Commerce at Greyhound Stadium. Tonight, the Greyhounds open Lone Star Conference SouthDivision play when they travel to face No. 2-ranked Abilene Chris By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Division II’s top-ranked offense clashes […]

Ethnic fair to kick off with 5k run

Freedom New Mexico Classic cars are shined, running shoes are pulled from closets and exhibitors are primed for Saturday’s annual Ethnic Fair. The 18th annual event starts today with a fun run and walk at 8:30 a.m., starting at Lowe’s Grocery parking lot. Event organizer Selmus Price said Friday was a busy day as the […]

Players aren’t only winners in New Mexico Lottery

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CNJ illustration: Tony Bullucks and Liliana Castillo Curry and Roosevelt County residents won more than $3.4 million by playing the lottery in fiscal year 2009, according to the New Mexico Lottery. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer For a handful of area residents, scratching, picking and rubbing has turned out to be lucrative. Curry and […]

Two charged in drug bust

(Roosevelt County, NM) – On Sunday September 20, 2009, Deputies with the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office, Officers with the Portales Police Department, and members of the Region 5 Drug Task Force conducted a Narcotics search warrant in the 1000 block of West University. During execution of the search warrant three subjects were detained at the […]

Sheriff, Portales Police bust drug house

(Roosevelt County, NM) – On Thursday September 24, 2009, Deputies with the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office and Officers with the Portales Police Department conducted a Narcotics search warrant in the 500 block of East 1st Street. Prior to the search warrant the Region 5 Drug Task Force received information concerning the distribution of marijuana at […]

Prep football scoreboard — Sept. 25

Prep Class 5A Rio Rancho 21, Clovis 17 Class 3A Goddard 46, Portales 7 Class 2A Texico 21, Hagerman 7 Tucumcari 39, Loving 7 Class 1A Santa Rosa 47, Fort Sumner 7 8-man Melrose 76, Springer 6 Clovis Christian 60, Foothill 0 Tatum 20 Logan 12 6-man House 54, Evangel Christian 6 Elida 54, Vaughn […]

Zias fall to Texas Woman’s in four

CNJ staff DENTON, Texas — Alyson Harlan combined 11 kills, 11 digs and five aces Thursday night to lead Texas Woman’s to a 25-18, 25-14, 20-25, 25-19 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in Lone Star Conference volleyball. Harlan led a Pioneers serving assault that included 15 total aces against just five service errors. Meantime, […]

Country life not for squeamish

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist The ranch I grew up on was in the northeastern New Mexico mountains. It was two miles to the mailbox, and we had a wind charger — which most of the time didn’t work — to make electricity. In other words, we lived in the boonies. Besides the usual dogs […]

Energy answers lie in shale beds

By Jim Constantopolous: Guest columnist As the United States begins to pull out of the worst economic crisis since the end of World War II, energy policy has taken on increasing importance. President Obama has called on Congress to pass legislation that would reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil. The administration is correct in doing […]