Maguire hopes to lead Zias back to success

CNJ staff Earlier this summer, Eastern New Mexico University volleyball coach Mike Maguire might have been ready to predict a big season for the Zias. Then injuries and a couple of defections hit. Now, the projections are a bit lower. “A winning record,” Maguire said when asked what would constitute success. “That might be asking […]

Richardson touts ENMU’s broadcasting heritage

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Kevin Wilson As the claps echoed, no doubt aided by the acoustics of a new Buchanan Hall, Gov. Bill Richardson couldn’t help but note the applause he received Thursday afternoon at Eastern New Mexico University. “The closer I get to leaving office,” the outgoing governor said, “the bigger hand I get.” Richardson was on his […]

County eligible to apply for development grant

Thursday, Curry County hosted the first of three meetings for public input on Community Development Block Grant money. County Manager Lance Pyle said the county is eligible to apply for up to $500,000 from the state. The hearing was attended by 19 residents and three projects — a paved road from Cannon Air Force Base […]

Sentencing date set for Mesalands president

Sentencing is scheduled Sept. 14 for Mesalands Community College President Phillip Barry, who on Thursday was found guilty of a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence. Barry appeared Thursday before Metro Court Judge Edward L Benavidez in Albuquerque, according to court documents. Barry entered a plea of not guilty. Benavidez found Barry guilty of […]

Residents voice emissions regulation opposition

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Curry County resident Hoyt Pattison was one of numerous residents who spoke against state proposed greenhouse gas regulations during a hearing held at the Civic Center Thursday. Sharna Johnson Emissions regulations proposed by the state environmental department brought out strong opposition from area residents and leaders during a Thursday hearing […]

First person: Keeping up with change

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis native Gary Langford retired after 39 years with Suddenlink. Clovis native Gary Langford worked as a maintenance technician for Suddenlink for 39 years before retiring in June. He said he saw many changes in the system during his time but most happened in the last 10 years. Job title: […]

Richardson believes Cannon in ‘good shape’ for next BRAC

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Freedom New Mexico: Jared Tucker Gov. Bill Richardson visited Eastern New Mexico University on Thursday afternoon to award $125,000 to the college’s digital cinema arts program. Kevin Wilson Gov. Bill Richardson believes New Mexico always needs to be ready to defend itself for a Base Realignment and Closure round, but Cannon Air Force Base is […]

Friday morning briefing: Loose change needed, catfish abound and a revolution

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Friday briefing. Loose change Thursday, Ronald McDonald House Charities of New Mexico is asking families to donate loose change to help keep ill children together with their families. The charity calls it their 2010 Day of Change. Donation boxes are located at McDonald’s locally and across the […]

Hounds wary of opening match

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank ENMU freshman midfielder Eishu Kanemitsu, left, works to get the ball to a teammate as freshman midfielder Danillo Santos defends him during a scrimmage. The Greyhounds open their season today against Adams State at Alamosa, Colo. Clarence Plank The Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team dominated Adams State last […]

State police conducting safety operations Labor Day weekend

New Mexico State Police will be conducting several safety focused operations in the area throughout the Labor Day weekend. Capt. Jimmy Glascock said officers will be conducting extra patrols and checkpoints geared toward enforcing seat belt and child restraint laws, as well as DWI enforcement. Glascock said the operations will be conducted through Monday across […]