LSC POLLS: Hounds picked to repeat in cross country

SAN ANTONIO — As usual, Eastern New Mexico University teams didn't fare all that well in Lone Star Conference preseason polls, released on Tuesday at the league's media day. The exception was men's cross country, where the defending LSC champion Greyhounds were a solid pick to repeat their first league title. Even the men's soccer [...]

ENMU’s Elder named LSC broadcaster of year

It's been quite a summer for longtime Eastern New Mexico University broadcaster Donald "Doc" Elder. First, Elder was chosen to the New Mexico Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame in June. On Tuesday, he was named the Lone Star Conference's Broadcaster of the Year for the 2011-12 school year at the league's media day in San [...]

Harvesting company pays back wages, penalties

A Clovis harvesting company paid more than $100,000 in back wages and penalties after the U.S. Department of Labor cited it for labor violations, according to a news release. According to the news release issued on Tuesday, an investigation by the Albuquerque district office found Jimenez Cutom Harvesting, Inc. violated H-2A program provisions by failing [...]

Spokesman: Xcel confident it can meet power demands

An Xcel Energy spokesman says the utility company is confident it will be able to meet power demands today one day after asking customers to conserve energy. Xcel Energy spokesman Wes Reeves said the company issued the alert after a power generator in Texas was taken offline for maintenance on Monday when tubes in a [...]

Two say they plan to apply for Portales police chief position

Lt. Mark Cage of the Portales Police Department and Roosevelt County Sheriff Darren Hooker said they plan to apply for the police chief position that will become vacant in September. Current Police Chief Jeff Gill has announce he plans to retire Sept. 21. Cage nor Hooker has submitted applications yet, according to city officials. Cage [...]

Meetings watch: Clovis Community College Board of Trustees

The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees will meet 8 a.m. today at the college: Agenda items include: 2012 summer graduation list Five-year capital projects plan submittal Petty Performing Arts Center submittal Employee Benefit Plans Upward Bound Program review — Compilied by CNJ staff

Press release: Udall talks Santa Clara grant

WASHINGTON - On his weekly radio call today, U.S. SEN. TOM UDALL discussed FEMA's release of $11 million for Santa Clara Pueblo's recovery efforts and New Mexico resident Richard Olson's nomination to be U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan. Click here to listen to the full audio online. Click here to download the audio. BELOW ARE HIGHLIGHTS [...]

Press release: Bingaman talks cyber security

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked about cyber security legislation the Senate is expected to take up this week and about a variety of other issues. LISTEN TO BINGAMAN'S REMARKS. 00:00 - Bingaman talks about the cyber security legislation the Senate is expected to take up this week. 02:06 - Bingaman talks about [...]

Veteran programs falling short

House committees on armed services and veterans affairs held a joint hearing last week to review details of President Obama's plan to improve the Transition Assistance Program for separating and retiring military members, with a kind of five-to-seven-day "reverse boot camp" available by late 2013 to smooth transition to civilian life and employment. But lawmakers [...]

Everybody loves train wreck

Tennessee tycoon Jimmy Haslam III is interested in buying the Cleveland Browns. Normally, a rich guy trying to buy a pro football is a news item without snap. But there aren't many instances where the guy is a rival owner, who claims high loyalty. About the time word of Haslam's interest to buy the Browns [...]