ENM U cowboy a natural at steer wrestling

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Eastern New Mexico University senior Chance Pettigrew is second in the Southwesat Region in steer wrestling. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Eastern New Mexico University senior Chance Pettigrew took to steer wrestling naturally, which is not surprising considering his lineage. His great uncle, Homer Pettigrew, was a six-time world champion […]

Behind the scenes: Plan changes costly

By Cotty Chubb: Editor’s note: The producers of “Believe in Me,” a film about a 1960s Oklahoma girl’s basketball team’s run at the state title, will write a daily diary in the Clovis News Journal until filming ends in Clovis later this month. The sun is shining brightly down here in Portales, while we’re shooting […]

Producers like Clovis for movie site

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer A feature movie will be shot in Clovis this year, a film company representative told the Clovis City Commission Thursday. Alan Swain, location manager for “Believe in Me Productions,” said this week’s Clovis tour has him confident at least part of the feature film “Believe In Me,” will be […]

Train riders know essence of America

Tibor Machan: Syndicated Columnist After recently landing at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, I took a cab to my hotel in the Chicago Loop. I was in town to attend the American Philosophical Association Central Division meetings, where I had the honor of having one of my books critiqued in a session of the American Society of […]

Hounds making late-season push

By Kevin Wilson After a 1-6 start, including a 25-18 loss to division rival West Texas A&M, it seemed unlikely that a playoff run would be happening for the Greyhound baseball team. Now, after a three-game sweep over those same Buffaloes last weekend, the Greyhounds have given themselves a chance to capitalize on a regular […]

This offer Is too good to pass up!

“THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE!” proclaims the optic yellow sticker stuck on the catalog. “If you haven’t just ordered, this is your last chance!” I’ve seen these stickers before. The catalog company keeps promising to go away, but it’s not a promise they’ve kept yet. I expected a sticker that would say, “No kidding! This […]

Local leadership gets a chance to enhance

By Jack King A visit to Clovis by members of Leadership New Mexico this week offers a chance to showcase the community, City Manager Raymond Mondragon said Thursday. Fifty community leaders from around the state, participating in a conference on education issues here Thursday through Saturday, toured Cannon Air Force Base Thursday afternoon, then attended […]

Nader may not win, but can effect change

Freedom Newspapers Although we have disagreements with him on many issues, we welcome Ralph Nader into the 2004 presidential race. We long have favored giving voters more choices than those offered by what he derides as the Republican-Democrat “duopoly.” Nader ran in 2000 on the Green Party ticket and helped shave votes from Al Gore. […]

Once a Wildcat, always a Wildcat

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Jason Seefeld hit .458 last season with a school-record eight home runs. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. Rick White Jason Seefeld likes the idea of playing for a program on the rise. He likes the idea of getting a chance to play right away at the University of Arizona. He even gets to remain a […]

Grad, student assistants integral part of ENMU coaching staff

Dave Wagner WITH FOUR FULLTIME PAID coaches, Eastern New Mexico University’s football staff is supplemented by graduate assistants Josh Lynn and Mike Connelly, plus a number of student assistants. Virtually all of them played at ENMU. “Probably one of the differences between our staff and others is the quality of our graduate assistants and student […]

Hinson stands tall in the pocket

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Eastern junior QB Steven Hinson has had a hand in 10 TDs this season. Photo by Eric Kluth. Kevin Wilson Angelo State could have had Steven Hinson as its starting quarterback for this Saturday’s game. The Eastern New Mexico junior wouldn’t mind showing them that it should have. Hinson, in his first year as the […]

Littlejohn thinks Texico could make run at state

By Dave Wagner TEXICO — If Mike Littlejohn were a betting man, he might have wagered last year’s Texico volleyball team would have a better chance at a Class 2A state championship than the talented, senior-laden 2001 squad that actually won it. That would come as a surprise to a lot of people, he admitted. […]

ENMU’s Johnson switches sports

By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Randy Johnson used up his college eligibility in basketball last spring at Eastern New Mexico University, but he wasn’t ready to give up sports. So he approached ENMU’s football coaches about the possibility of playing this fall. Given the chance during spring practice, the coaches liked what they saw […]

Cool spell a welcome bit of relief

By Janet Bresenham On Sunday afternoon, Clovis and Curry County residents finally experienced a slight break in the weather, with a cloud cover that brought sprinkles of rain and cooler temperatures. After days of unrelenting, triple-digit temperatures and sweltering summer sun, the cool-off provided welcome relief. According to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque, Sunday’s […]

Could CHS sweep at state?

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By Dave Wagner Clovis High boys coach Darren Kelley and girls coach Darrel Ray are heading into this weekend’s Class 5A state track meet at Alamogordo with high hopes for their squads. Neither is predicting a championship, but both believe their teams should be in the hunt. “This is the first time we’re going in […]

Tournament test of nerves

By Eric Butler There will be plenty of poker faces Friday during the seeding meeting prior to this weekend’s District 4-5A tennis tournament at the CHS tennis courts. Trying to find the best route to the state tournament for their players — and wary of what the other teams will do with knowledge of their […]

Rasco signs with Eastern

By Dave Wagner When Muleshoe’s Shani Rasco was diagnosed with diabetes as a seventh-grader, the thing which most bothered her was that “I might never get to play basketball again.” She admits she’s had to prove to some people that she could play despite the disease, but Rasco — whose first name is pronounced “SHAW-nee” […]