ENMU narrows baseball coach search to three

CNJ staff Eastern New Mexico University athletic director Jeff Geiser left no doubt about the most important factor in narrowing the search for a new baseball coach to three finalists. “Recruiting is the lifeblood of any program,” Geiser said. Veteran West Texas high school baseball coach Jimmy Webster, Culver-Stockton College (Mo.) head coach Chris Terry […]

Being ‘cool’ not factor in fatherhood

In the world of humor, fathers have become the fail-safe target. In television comedies and commercials, they are regularly depicted as out-of-touch with their families — and reality. They are stubbornly behind the times, playing air guitar to old Styx 8-tracks instead of quietly nodding to the beats of Finger Eleven fed through ear buds […]

‘O’Reilly Factor’ costing Fox big bucks

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers My coworkers have to hear me talk about TV and movies all the time. The way I figure, why deprive readers that same joy? With that in mind, here are four things I think about TV, movies and media: 1. The tit-for-tat continues with Fox News analyst Bill O’Reilly and […]

Report entertaining, but inaccurate

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor” is a hate-mongering show, and its viewers and advertisers believe Muslims are lazy, and Democrats are communist slime maggots whose views would embarrass Nazis. At least that’s the statement I would make if I were applying Bill O’Reilly’s journalistic standards to his own program. Stay […]

Q & A: Lance Pyle’s days packed with challenges

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Lance Pyle was elected mayor of Melrose in March and is assistant Curry County manager, responsible for the indigent health care functions, human resources and risk management. Born in Muleshoe, he earned an associate’s degree at Clovis Community College and bachelor’s at Eastern New Mexico University. He was appointed […]

Lady Rams face rematch in semis

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Portales senior Ashleah Richards (50) battles for a rebound during the Lady Rams’ 50-48 quarterfinal win over Thoreau on Wednesday in the Class 3A girls state tournament at The Pit. (Freedom Newspapers: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — After bouncing third-seeded Shiprock 55-43 in the quarterfinals of the Class 3A state tournament […]

Rivalry culminates in water trough dunking

By Ryn Gargulinski: Local columnist TUCUMCARI — My dog has a new chew toy. Unfortunately it’s my goat. Lulu, an approximately 500-pound puppy who likes to snore and jump on strangers, surely has the upper paw against her nemesis, an approximately 2-ounce pygmy goat named Doug. Lulu didn’t pick on the other three goats, of […]

Blood test clears driver in fatality

CNJ staff Alcohol does not appear to have been a contributing factor in the November death of a Clovis toddler killed when he was backed over by a neighbor’s van, Clovis Police Lt. James Schoeffel said on Wednesday. Martin Molina Saldana, 30, was backing out of his driveway and ran over 1-year-old Alan Loya-Moreno on […]

Clovis grad to appear on national TV

By Marlena Hartz : CNJ staff writer One of Clovis’ own — author and motivational speaker Tim Sanders — will appear Wednesday morning on MSNBC’s TODAYShow. The 1979 Clovis High School graduate said the unique faces and places of Clovis were a source of inspiration for his new book, “The Likeability Factor: How to Boost […]

Eagles will be tested

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Clovis Christian coach Greg Darden goes over a play with junior Corey Hastings (left) and sophomore Chris Mitchell during Wednesday’s practice at Potter Park. Photo by Rick White By Dave Wagner With a talented senior class, Clovis Christian was a factor last season in area six-man football. The Eagles, in their second year of New […]