Press release: Southwest Premiere of Bless Me, Ultima Coming To Clovis

New Mexico’s beloved novel, Bless Me, Ultima, by Santa Rosa native and acclaimed Chicano writer, Rudolfo Anaya, comes to the stage at Marshall Auditorium, Saturday, October 23, 7p.m. in its southwest premiere. Adapted by Mr. Anaya in collaboration with Albuquerque’s Vortex Theatre and the National Hispanic Cultural Center, this is the second performance of the […]

Hounds’ coach Mark Ribaudo’s comments on LSC media day

Sixth-year Eastern New Mexico University coach Mark Ribaudo spoke about his team July 22 during the Lone Star Conference football media day at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio.

ENMU frosh wins steeplechase

CNJ staff SAN ANTONIO — Eastern New Mexico University freshman Pedro Martinez took first place in th men’s 3,000 steeplechase, while soplhomore Nicole Reed was second in the same event for the women on Thursday in University of the Incarnate Word’s Last Chance Open track meet. Martinez finished with a time of nine minutes, 51 […]

Hotel magnate had short political career

By Don McAlavy: Freedom columnist Conrad Hilton was born on Christmas day in 1887, in San Antonio, New Mexico. His father, Augustus “Gus,” was born in Norway and arrived in New Mexico by way of Fort Dodge, Iowa, in 1882. His mother, Mary Laufersweiler, also from Fort Dodge, married Gus on Lincoln’s birthday in 1885. […]

Zias win finale over Cameron

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANTONIO — Senior right-hander Kristen Cruickshank pitched five solid innings and was backed by a 12-hit attack as Eastern New Mexico University belted Cameron 8-4 Sunday to wrap up play in the St. Mary’s Classic. The Zias (3-4) finished 2-3 in the three-day event. They visit Lubbock Christian for a 1 […]

Zias drop pair in St. Mary’s Classic

CNJ staff SAN ANTONIO — Designated player Lea Padilla hit a tie-breaking leadoff homer in the bottom of the sixth Saturday to lift Incarnate Word to a 3-2 victory over the Eastern New Mexico University softball team in the St. Mary’s Classic. The loss dropped the Zias to 2-4 overall, including 1-3 in the tournament. […]

Zias softball team splits pair of games

CNJ staff SAN ANTONIO — Senior Kristen Cruickshank pitched a two-hitter and senior Alex Mayo Otis delivered her second three-hit game of the day as Eastern New Mexico University softball team beat Texas A&M-International 6-2 for a split on the first day of the St. Mary’s Classic. In their first game of the day, the […]

Hounds score in second OT to nip Rattlers

CNJ staff SAN ANTONIO — Senior defender Michael James forced overtime on a goal with three seconds left in regulation and senior forward Mario Alarcon scored midway thorugh the second sudden-death overtime Saturday, giving Eastern New Mexico University a 3-2 non-league men’s soccer victory over St. Mary’s. With the win, the Greyhounds (11-5-2) added to […]

Judge: Tucumcari mayor innocent of animal cruelty charges

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico After seven hours of eyewitness and expert testimony, Quay County Magistrate Judge Joel Garnett on Wednesday found Tucumcari Mayor Antonio Apodaca innocent of an animal-cruelty charge. “Thank God that justice prevailed and is well and alive in Tucumcari,” Apodaca said after Wednesday’s court appearance. Apodaca, 61, was accused of […]

St. Edward’s tops Zias in finale

CNJ staff SAN ANTONIO —Freshman right-hander Paige Sandahl allowed just two hits, walked none and struck out seven in pitching third-ranked St. Edward’s to a 2-0 victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday in the St. Mary’s Classic softball competition. The Zias went 2-3 in what was their season-opening outing, losing to Rollins and […]

Zias post wins over two foes

CNJ staff SAN ANTONIO — Second baseman Rebecca Quinones hit a run-scoring single to left with one out in the bottom of the eighth as Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team outlasted Saint Leo 4-3 Friday in the St. Mary’s Classic. ENMU (2-2) also won earlier on Friday, edging Incarnate Word 9-7, also in eight […]

Zias open with pair of losses

CNJ staff SAN ANTONIO — St. Mary’s Chelsea Wenske belted a one-out, three-run homer in the bottom of the seventh Thursday to lift the Rattlers past Eastern New Mexico University 6-4 in the season-opening St. Mary’s Classic. Earlier in the day, the Zias lost to Rollins College 7-1. ENMU faces Incarnate Word and Florida-based St. […]

Retired teacher named new Portales city councilor

By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Antonio Salguero, a cancer survivor and retired teacher, is the newest member of the Portales City Council. Salguero was sworn in Friday, replacing Jake Lopez, who resigned after winning a seat on the Roosevelt County Commission. “This is my chance, provided my health doesn’t go out or anything like […]

St. Mary’s rallies past Zias

CNJ Staff SAN ANTONIO — Senior forward Ashton Benford scored 22 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, and St. Mary’s recovered from a slow start to beat Eastern New Mexico University 65-52 Tuesday night in The Rattlers’ New Year’s Classic. Benford shot 10-for-17 from the field, and the Rattlers (11-1) also got 12 points and nine […]

Slow-starting Hounds fall to Bearcats

CNJ staff SAN ANTONIO — Northwest Missouri State held Eastern New Mexico University’s men scoreless for more than six minutes at the start and the Bearcats posted a 71-49 win over the Greyhounds on Sunday in the River City Classic, hosted by St. Mary’s. ENMU (2-9), which has dropped six in a row, fell behind […]

Hounds lose in San Antonio

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANTONIO — Arkansas Tech overcame a six-point deficit with a 21-2 run late in the first half Saturday and the Wonder Boys held on for a 69-61 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in the River City Classic, hosted by St. Mary’s University. Four players scored in double figures for Arkansas […]

Hounds in San Antonio tourney action

By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Four points. That’s the difference between a 4-5 record and a 2-7 mark for the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team. Well, sort of. The Greyhounds dropped two-point road decisions to Lone Star Conference North Division members Southeastern Oklahoma and East Central last week. In the former, the […]

Hounds 17th in regional cross country

CNJ staff SAN ANTONIO — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team placed 17th out of 22 teams Saturday in the NCAA Division II South Central Region championships, hosted by Incarnate Word. Junior Gilbert Manzanares led the Greyhounds, placing 79th overall in a time of 34 minutes, 22.1 seconds over 10 kilometers, while […]

Hounds rally for victory at St. Mary’s

CNJ staff SAN ANTONIO — Goals by senior defender Michael James and junior forward Jerry Varpilah less than 2 1/2 minutes apart midway through the second half rallied the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team to a 2-1 non-conference victory over St. Mary’s on Sunday. The Rattlers (5-11), who beat ENMU 1-0 in Portales […]

Riders’ final destination: Helping wounded warriors

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Local riders from the American Legion Riders will join riders from the state and Arizona for a ride from Carlsbad to San Antonio to escort a truckload of toiletries such as soap, shampoo and shaving supplies to soldiers at Brooks Army Medical Center. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Johnny […]