Zias edge Mountaineers for first win

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team had it, then didn’t, then did. The Zias, trying to get going after five consecutive losing seasons, pulled off a five-set win over Western State in the Lady Buffs Classic on Saturday, salvaging the last of four matches for the weekend 25-21, 26-24, 25-27, […]

Hounds rally to edge Abilene Christian

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Catcher Ryan Pruitt hit a game-tying RBI double, then scored on a single by Luis Quinones in the top of the seventh inning Friday and Eastern New Mexico University edged Abilene Christian 4-3 in the seven-inning opener of a four-game Lone Star Conference baseball series. It was the 18th time […]

Business feature: Shop returning to roots with addition of Christmas room

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Patsy Liston glues on a piece on a gingerbread house Monday at the Christmas shop she and her daughter Jaqque Johnson built next to the family craft business west of Clovis. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Just on the edge of Clovis, a small lighted Santa Claus waves to […]

Fair’s pet performance draws crowd

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Jo Schrepfer holds out her arms to catch a trained cat during the Pets Overboard pirate show Thursday night at the fair. She said the animal performers were all rescued from animal shelters. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Children giggled and clapped as Comet climbed a ladder and began […]

Congress needs to take vacation from meddling

Freedom New Mexico Disney theme parks are known for their thrilling rides, cutting-edge video performances, top-notch fireworks displays and souvenir shops. At least one, Disney World in Florida, has an entire shopping district where visitors can leave with the signature mouse ears, high quality jewelry and anything Disney in between. Among the many articles of […]

Pioneers edge Hounds in 15 innings

CNJ staff PLAINVIEW, Texas — Wayland Baptist’s Pedro Gomez hit a two-out, run-scoring single to left in the bottom of the 15th inning Tuesday night, lifting the Pioneers to a 16-15 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in a marathon game lasting 5 1/2 hours. The Pioneers (36-11) overcame 7-0 and 14-7 deficits, tying the […]

D.C. area becoming test bed of military medical reforms

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist Extraordinary steps in the evolution of military medicine are occurring in the Washington, D.C., area where new medical facilities are being built to consolidate services, and a joint command is being readied to adopt cutting-edge concepts to improve quality and efficiency of service health care. Two famed medical facilities — […]

Javelinas edge Zias to take series

CNJ staff PORTALES — Right fielder Jasmine Ross drove in three runs, including two with a seventh-inning triple, and Texas A&M-Kingsville beat Eastern New Mexico University 4-2 on Saturday in the rubber game of a three-game Lone Star Conference series at Zia Softball Field. Ross’ triple, her first of the season, was a one-out shot […]

Mustangs edge Zias in nine innings

CNJ staff DURANT, Okla. — Midwestern State pushed over the winning run on a two-out error in the bottom of the ninth Saturday to edge Eastern New Mexico University 1-0 in the Lone Star Conference softball crossover tournament, hosted by Southeastern Oklahoma. Earlier Saturday, the Zias dropped a 4-2 decision to Central Oklahoma. ENMU (17-20) […]

Another hearing ordered for proposed ethanol plant

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A plan to build an ethanol plant on the edge of Clovis has met another obstacle. Environmental Improvement Board members voted 4 to 1 Monday to order the state Environment Department to hold a hearing within 60 days to take any new evidence on whether ConAgra Trade Group should […]