Blackwater Draw museum closing for winter break

CNJ staff Eastern New Mexico University’s Blackwater Draw Museum will close for winter break from 5 p.m. Wednesday until 10 a.m. Jan. 4. The museum is on U.S. 70 approximately 7 miles north of Portales near Greyhound Stadium. Information: Matt Hillsman at 562-2202.

Hounds pull out late win in finale

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson ENMU running back Terrence Griffin tries to push the ball for an extra yard over the tackle of Incarnate Word’s Dakota Wayer in Saturday’s game at Greyhound Stadium. Griffin had six carries for 42 yards in the 35-30 win over the Cardinals. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer BLACKWATER DRAW […]

Midwestern routs Hounds in division finale

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU wide receiver Matt Handler carries a pass reception inside the Midwestern State 10 during the first quarter of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division game at Greyhound Stadium. Freedom New Mexico BLACKWATER DRAW — Midwestern State pulled away with 23 points in the final 13 minutes Saturday night and […]

No. 13 Tarleton State rallies past Hounds

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU cornerback Tavius Bigelow and outside linebacker Devin Sweet tackle Tarleton State wide receiver Devon Gray during the second quarter. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer BLACKWATER DRAW — Having outscored their opponents by a 77-8 clip coming into Saturday, Tarleton State has earned a reputation as a third-quarter team. […]

Angelo State smothers Hounds

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU linebackers Texavier Henry, left, and Joey Mendez, top, and defensive back Mark Patterson team up to bring down Angelo State running back Michael Simpers during the second quarter of Saturday’s game at Blackwater Draw. By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico BLACKWATER DRAW — With homecoming upon it, Eastern New […]

Letter proves true Clovis man site discoverer

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist Lois Leslie, formerly from Melrose, now living in Clovis, has asked me to kick-up the tourist business in Clovis by way of telling more drama about the Clovis Man Site that was found in Blackwater Draw in 1929, by Ridge Whiteman of Portales and Clovis, the father of my wife, […]

ENMU’s defense sparkles

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Freedom New Mexico: Kevin Wilson ENMU running back Arvin Jackson tries to beat linebacker Rashad McCalister to the sideline on a slant route in the second half of Saturday’s Green-Silver scrimmage at Greyhound Stadium. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer BLACKWATER DRAW — As the saying goes, defense wins championships. For Eastern New Mexico University, […]

Hounds battle rain, wind

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU’s Anthony Ramos tries to break the tackle of Tillman Stevens during Saturday’s spring football scrimmage at Greyhound Stadium. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent BLACKWATER DRAW — Saturday’s spring football intrasquad scrimmage may have been no big deal to some of Eastern New Mexico University’s established veterans. But it was […]

New Mexico state parks requests public comments on Blackwater Draw partnership feasibility study

New Mexico State Parks invites public comment on a draft feasibility study evaluating possible long-term partnerships between Eastern New Mexico University and New Mexico State Parks at the Blackwater Draw site. Senate Memorial 42, passed by the Legislature in 2007, requested State Parks to complete a feasibility study to consider long-term partnerships, including the possible […]

ENMU’s comeback falls short

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson ENMU freshman receiver Jacob Drinkard scans the field after shaking off Texas A&M-Kingsville defensive back Eric John en route to a 15-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South game at Greyhound Stadium. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico […]

Buffs avoid upset

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU’s Terrence Griffin evades the lunging tackle of West Texas A&M’s Jared Brock early in the second quarter of Saturday’s game at Greyhound Stadium. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — The Eastern New Mexico University football team was on the verge of one of the most stunning […]

Fourth-ranked Abilene Christian cruises past Greyhounds

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Eastern’s Karlton Graves, left, blocks Abilene Christian’s Jacqua Charleston for teammate Adam Richards Saturday in the second quarter of the game at Greyhound Stadium. BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University coach Mark Ribaudo knew it would be tough for his team to just line up and play with fourth-ranked […]

Hounds rev up offense

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks ENMU freshman receiver Matt Handler is bought down by a Southwestern Oklahoma defender for a 19-yard gain during the second quarter of Saturday’s game at Blackwater Draw. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — For most of a quarter Saturday night, Eastern New Mexico University’s new “air raid” […]

Hounds making progress

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU’s J.T. Thompson, left, and Desmond Anaya take down receiver Justin Campos during Saturday’s scrimmage at Greyhound Stadium. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — These are not your father’s Greyhounds, for sure. Fourth-year coach Mark Ribaudo and his staff are implementing an uptempo-style spread passing attack in […]

ENMU blanks Alumni

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU wide receiver Jessie Poku tries to elude Alumni defensive back Michael Fields (2) after catching a first-quarter pass during Saturday’s “Alumni Bowl II” football game at Greyhound Stadium. CNJ staff BLACKWATER DRAW — There wasn’t much suspense in Alumni Bowl II. Freshman quarterback Carl Bouldin threw three first-half touchdown […]

Hounds’ defense gets test

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU’s Michael Carrasco (6) tries to find some open space between three defenders during Saturday morning’s scrimmage at Greyhound Stadium. The Greyhounds will wrap up spring drills with a game against an alumni team next Saturday. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — Kyle Wilson figures with the […]

Hounds adjusting to new offense

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU’s Antwuan Pertile takes down Joseph Banard during Saturday’s scrimmage at Greyhound Stadium. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — So far, so good, Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo says. The Greyhounds’ transition from a triple-option offense to one which will rely more heavily on […]

Museum dedicates new signs, shelter

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Freedom New Mexico photo: Karl Terry Mary Ruth Gossett, center, points out a photo of Jim Warnica, right, to Rosemary Mathews of ENMU on one of the new interpretive signs dedicated Friday at the Blackwater Draw Site near Portales. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Early man and the way he likely lived got a […]

Local Roundup: City holding press conference

By Freedom New Mexico The city of Clovis will hold a press conference this morning regarding a city event this weekend, and Mayor David Lansford’s political intentions for the 2008 election cycle, according to a city press release. In 2004, Lansford won his third term as mayor, earning 73 percent of the votes in a […]

Despite problems, private companies necessary in Iraq

By Freedom New Mexico The private security company Blackwater USA is on the hot seat just now, largely as a result of a shooting incident Sept. 16. That’s when 14 people, mostly Iraqi civilians, were killed and 18 people were wounded. If the imbroglio leads to clarifying the legal status of private security operatives and […]