Job takes Portales man to Middle East

Courtesy photo Portales resident Bob Johnston, left, and British Reconnaissance Officer Andy Recouski, retired, worked together in Iraq. Liliana Castillo Being a general contractor never meant looking around every corner or learning to sleep through bombings until Portales resident Bob Johnston decided to take his job international. After seven years in the Army and 28 […]

Middle East stability requires new strategy

Freedom New Mexico In a region where national, religious and ethnic clashes have been the rule rather than the exception for millennia, it may be overly optimistic to believe an Israeli warrior would promote an alternative solution to the Middle East’s ongoing conflicts. Israel’s Moshe Ya’alon, a former special forces paratrooper, now vice prime minister […]

Hounds land 11 on all-LSCNorth first team

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico had 11 first-team selections and two individual award winners recognized Wednesday when the annual Lone Star Conference North Division football awards were announced by LSC officials. ENMU had the most first-teamers with five offensive and six defensive selections including Co-Offensive Back of the Year Wes Wood and Defensive Back […]

Group seeking volunteers to paint buildings

CNJ staff Volunteers are being sought to help paint buildings Saturday in downtown Clovis. The Facade Squad, a group geared toward revitalizing the downtown area, will work from noon to 4 p.m. on the east side of the Fifth Street block off Main Street, according to a press release. Volunteers will meet at the Patchwork […]

Hounds absorb 22-19 loss at East Central

CNJ staff ADA, Okla. — If the Eastern New Mexico University football team has any Lone Star Conference North Division title hopes, the Greyhounds are going to need considerable help. Junior quarterback Tyler Vanderzee’s third touchdown pass to Chris Espinoza, an 8-yarder with 2:07 left, lifted East Central to 22-19 victory over the Hounds and […]

Zias slip past East Central in five games

CNJ staff ADA, Okla. — Junior middle blockers Jessica King and Kristen Beck each had two kills in a match-ending 7-1 run in the fifth game and Eastern New Mexico University pulled out a 22-25, 25-20, 25-18, 24-26, 15-12 Lone Star Conference volleyball win over East Central Thursday night. It marked for the first LSC […]

Clovis Christian School hopes to consolidate campuses

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Illustration: David Petty Phase I of Clovis Christian’s east campus is the left wing. The rest of the construction, phase II, will cost $6 million. Clovis Christian School has had two buyers interested in their secondary campus on Hinkle Street this year. The school is hoping to sell the 98-year-old building to move the entire […]

Gus Macker tournament rescheduled for Saturday

Kevin Wilson Gus Macker is taking another shot at Clovis. A 3-on-3 basketball tournament originally set for June is scheduled to tip off 8 a.m. Saturday in the east parking lots of Clovis Community College, adjacent to the Health and Fitness Center. “We’re all set, ready to come,” said Patty Donovan, a marketing manager for […]

Day trip:

Place: Science Spectrum and Omni Theater Location: 2579 S. Loop 289 in Lubbock. Travel time is two hours from base. Take U.S. 70/84 to Lubbock. Take the ramp onto U.S. 60/84 east. Turn right at Texas 289 Loop Frontage Road West. Take Indiana Street exit and merge onto Texas 289 Loop Frontage road east. Destination […]

Day trip: Museum showcases Billy the Kid memorabilia

Courtesy of Don Sweet The Billy the Kid Museum opened in 1952 in Fort Sumner and exhibits a collection of Billy the Kid memorabilia, items related to the history of Fort Sumner and the surrounding area. Place: Billy the Kid Museum in Fort Sumner. Location: The museum is located on the main strip in Fort […]

Mental fences can keep us from forgiveness

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist When I go visit my sister Susie in Minnesota, we go walking. Close to her home is a paved path several miles long. The dirt path goes east by a baseball practice field where kids are gearing up for the season. Then it stretches by a field that boarders a […]

East Central hammers Hounds twice

CNJ staff ADA, Okla. — While the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team remains in the thick of the race for a spot in the six-team Lone Star Conference baseball tournament, the Greyhounds are certainly having problems holding teams down of late. With a chance to move into fourth place in the LSC, ENMU absorbed […]

Press Release: Aquatic center will be closed March 15-19 for repairs

THE CLOVIS AQUATIC CENTER LOCATED AT 1700 EAST 7TH STREET WILL BE CLOSED FOR REPAIRS DURING THE WEEK OF MARCH 15-19, 2010. For more information please contact the Aquatic Center at 575-762-4519.

Press release: More snow possible

Another round of rain and snow is possible by midweek across much of north and central New Mexico, according to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. A deep upper level storm system currently over the eastern Pacific ocean is expected to push east into northern old Mexico Wednesday morning then across eastern New Mexico through […]

Muleshoe’s Riley named offensive coordinator at East Carolina

The Associated Press GEENVILLE, N.C. – Muleshoe’s Lincoln Riley has been named offensive coordinator at East Carolina University, according to an announcement Friday from head football coach Ruffin McNeill. Ruffin, who served as Texas Tech’s defensive coordinator for the last two seasons, was named the Pirates head coach Thursday. Riley, 26, and McNeill worked together […]

Troops send holiday greetings from Iraq

Courtesy photo Sgt. Robert Gonzales, left, and CW4 Charlie Day Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico National Guard 515th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion members want to wish their communities a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Mosul, Iraq. According to a news release, the 515th is serving as the headquarters element for more […]

Hounds can’t keep pace with hot-shooting East Central

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo ENMU guard Victor Reid takes the ball to the basket against East Centra’s Wayne Andrews during Saturday’s Lone Star Conference men’s crossove game at Greyhound Arena. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — East Central gave up nearly 100 points Saturday, but the Tigers won and coach Terry Shannon […]

ENMU-East Central basketball capsules

CNJ staff MenENMU (4-2) vs. East Central (1-2), 4 p.m. today in a Lone Star Conference crossover game at Greyhound Arena.Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9.Last outing: The Greyhounds erased a 19-point, first-half deficit to lead briefly down the stretch, but lost 67-63 to Southeastern Oklahoma in a crossover game at Greyhound Arena. ECU lost Thursday at West […]

East Valley Tribune may have buyer

Freedom Communications Freedom Communications has received a letter of intent to purchase the East Valley Tribune in Mesa, Ariz., and keep the Pulitzer-Prize winning newspaper and Web site operating, Publisher Julie Moreno said Friday. Freedom, which is operating under Chapter 11 of the Federal Bankruptcy Code, will seek approval from the bankruptcy judge to complete […]

East Central rallies past Zias

CNJ staff ADA, Okla. — Sophomore forward Whitney Watts scored her 12th and 13th goals of the season in the second half Friday as East Central rallied for a 3-2 Lone Star Conference women’s soccer victory over Eastern New Mexico University. Trailing 2-1 at halftime, Watts brought the Lady Tigers (6-7-2, 3-6-0 LSC) from behind, […]