History should be learned by all

Eastern New Mexico is about to gain one more American citizen. That’s the report I got a few weeks ago, when then-Clovis City Commissioner Fred Van Soelen suggested we do a story about Legislative and Community Development Director Claire Burroughes applying for U.S. citizenship. Burroughes, who has been married to a U.S. citizen for more […]

Businesses, individuals honored at United Way banquet

CMI staff photo: Alisa Boswell Hoyt Skabelund of Plains Regional Medical Center speaks at the United Way of Eastern New Mexico’s annual banquet Tuesday night, telling his audience that the time they give volunteering in the community is the most precious commodity. “To me, what we’re gathered here for today is very real and personal,” […]

Candidates to file for state races

Kevin Wilson Primary voters in eastern New Mexico should have some choices in June to see who moves on to the general election. With pre-primary conventions concluded for New Mexico Republicans on Saturday, and the Democratic pre-primaries completed a week ago, candidates are lined up to succeed the retiring Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M. and possibly […]

ENMU graduate working with abandoned youth

Christina Calloway Eastern New Mexico University alumni Andrea Elizondo left Feb. 8 for Ghana to work with City of Refuge Ministries, a non-profit organization that works with trafficked and abandoned youth. The El Paso native majored in physical education with a minor in athletic training and played soccer for ENMU. The ENMU soccer team sent […]

Spring signals start of tornado season

Tonjia Rolan Spring is a near and so is the start of tornado season on the High Plains. Eastern New Mexico spawns 75 percent of the state’s thunderstorms that produce tornadoes, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration website. The state sees about 10 twisters a year and thunderstorm and tornado activity usually peak […]

Pipeline should satisfy everyone

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I am writing on behalf of the village of Logan to explain to the citizens of Curry and Roosevelt counties our position concerning the proposed pipeline that the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority is planning to build to pump water out of Ute Lake. To begin with, I am sure it will come as […]

Officials urge caution following rabies outbreak

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CNJ staff photo: Tonjia Rolan Veterinarian Jack Murphy soothes Buttercup after giving her a rabies vaccination at his office on Prince Street. Tonjia Rolan A rabies outbreak in Eddy County has state and local health officials across eastern New Mexico urging caution. While there are no confirmed cases in Curry or Roosevelt counties so far […]

McGee: Eastern New Mexico’s high winds make an impression on newcomers

Wednesday morning briefing: Food, computer help and a corny law

Good morning and welcome to the Wednesday briefing. Food distribution set The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico’s commodity distribution is 1 p.m. today at the Memorial Building in Portales. Computer help Got computer issues or looking around to replace one? Check out this free program — Selecting, installing and maintaining a computer from 9 […]

Students band together to send DVDs to troops

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Cannon Connections: Alisa Boswell Eva Zaldivar, 3, left, helps her grandmother, Wilma Ploudre, fill care packages to send to soldiers overseas. Westminster Presbyterian Church in Clovis sends care packages to deployed troops. Alisa Boswell An Eastern New Mexico University student donated more than 300 DVDs for military care packages being sent by ENMU professor Patricia […]

Texas-Permian Basin sweeps Zias

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CMI photo: Tony Bullocks Teammates greet ENMU freshman Aurelia Sandoval after she scored a run in the second inning of Wednesday’s softball opener against Texas-Permian Basin at Zia Softball Field. Sandoval hit a grand slam in each game of the win bill, but the Falcons handed the Zias 8-5 and 15-9 losses. CMI staff Aurelia […]

ENMU squads receive tough tourney draws

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CMI correspondent: Joshua Lucero ENMU senior guard Stefan Mirabal, shown in a game against West Texas A&M last month, is one of three injured Greyhounds who is hoping to see action today when they face rival West Texas A&M in a quarterfinal game of the Lone Star Conference men’s basketball tournament at Allen, Texas. Dave […]

Greyhounds edge Aggies

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JOSHUA LUCERO: CMI correspondent ENMU junior guard Devone Davis collides with Cameron’s Desmond Henry as he goes up for a shot during Wednesday’s Lone Star Conference men’s clash at Greyhound Arena. Dave Wagner PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s men know where they’ll be seeded in next week’s Lone Star Conference basketball tournament. Now, they […]

Shorthanded Hounds halted in overtime

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CMI correspondent: Joshua Lucero Greyhound junior guard Devone Davis drives around Texas A&M-Commerce defender Devondrick Walker in a Saturday afternoon Lone Star Conference game at Greyhound Arena. Davis scored 10 points in the 67-62 overtime setback. By Kevin Wilson Eastern New Mexico University’s men may have gotten an “A” for effort, but Saturday was an […]

Ute water project may receive more money

CNJ staff Some more dollars may be flowing toward the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System, with a $1.978 million federal allocation in President Obama’s 2013 budget. That money makes $2.978 million in commitments to the pipeline project, which would deliver water from the Ute Reservoir in Quay County to entities that make up the […]

Press release: Ute Water Pipeline Project receives federal dollars

The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority (ENMWUA) would like to applaud the Obama Administration and our New Mexico Congressional Delegation for their efforts to allocate approximately $3 million towards the construction of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Project.

Feral swine running wild in eastern New Mexico

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Courtesy photo: Alan May, State Director USDA/APHIS/Wildlife Services. The Department of Game and Fish does not regulate or manage the hunting of feral swine, therefore no permit is required and hogs may be hunted year round. Tonjia Rolan Prolific feral swine populations are ravaging eastern New Mexico range and farmland and creating an ecological nightmare, […]

Meetings watch: Eastern Plains Council of Governments

The Eastern Plains Council of Governments met Wednesday morning at the Tucumcari Convention Center. During the meeting: • EPCOG Director Sandy Chancey discussed several items with the board including news of an audit update being awarded to Hinkle and Landers of Albuquerque, and the intent to hire workforce development administrative entity and fiscal agent. An […]

ENMU spring enrollment sets record

Freedom New Mexico For the first time in its history, Eastern New Mexico University’s enrollment for a spring semester has surpassed 5,000 students. At 5,084 students for the semester, the university is sitting at a 4.5 percent increase over last year’s enrollment of 4,864 students. Spring student credit hours, which higher education funding is based […]

Zias pull split to open softball campaign

Freshman shortstop Melissa Reynosa went 4-for-6 in Eastern New Mexico’s season-opening doubleheader, helping the Zias pull a split against Texas-Permian Basin and St. Mary’s to open the St. Mary’s Tournament. The Zias won their opener 4-1 over Permian Basin behind a solid pitching performance from freshman Alberta Medina, and dropped a 5-4 decision to a […]