Schools hustling to keep up with fall enrollment increases

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks Financial aid specialist Desiree L. Garica , right, trains TymberLee Durham, 16, of Clovis on filling out financial aid verification worksheets Friday at Clovis Community College. Argen Duncan With Eastern New Mexico University and Clovis Community College expecting significant increases in enrollment this fall, employees from both institutions are scrambling […]

Spouse job program to relaunch in fall

By Elaine Wilson: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts program will resume Oct. 25, but with some significant changes to the popular spouse employment program, a defense official announced today. Changes include a reduction in the amount of financial aid, a change in the population eligible to receive that […]

Snow dusts Clovis area

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Caleb Roehrig, 6, shovels snow off of his family’s trampoline in his backyard on Lew Wallace Drive. Roehrig said he had to shovel it because he and his friends wanted to jump on it later. CNJ staff The first day of spring brought snow to Clovis. National Weather Service meteorologist […]

Clovis man dies after fall from cherry picker

CNJ staff A 54-year-old Clovis man was killed late last month when he fell from a cherry picker. William Armijo died after being transported from the 200 block of Reid Street to the emergency room at Plains Regional Medical Center around 2 p.m. Jan 26, according to a police report. Armijo’s father Zenovio Armijo told […]

Cold-shooting Hounds fall to Buffs

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s men missed their first 17 shots from the field over the opening 10 minutes and the Greyhounds were unable to dig themselves out of the hole in a 67-49 Lone Star Conference South Division men’s loss to West Texas A&M on Saturday. The Buffaloes (12-10, 3-4 […]

Debates can leave public well informed

Freedom New Mexico They called it a retreat. Fortunately, neither side seemed inclined to fall back. Observers say Friday’s exchanges between President Obama and Republican lawmakers were something they hadn’t seen in a long time, if ever. Obama and his political opponents engaged in lengthy debates over policies and politics at a GOP get-together in […]

Zias fall in LSC South opener

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Nikki Ingram, a freshman guard from la Cueva, scored eight points Wednesday in the Zias’ 71-55 loss to Abilene Christian. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — There was little mystery the Zias would be outsized much of the season, and it was especially the case Wednesday with Abilene Christian’s Meyer sisters. But it […]

Zias fall to Northeastern State

CNJ staff TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Northeastern State used a 14-0 run midway through the second half Saturday to pull away for a 80-60 Lone Star Conference women’s crossover victory over Eastern New Mexico University. Junior forward Jasmine Webb led three RiverHawks players in double figures with 15 points, hitting 6-of-8 shots from the field. She […]

Hounds fall to Fort Lewis 82-59

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Freedom New Mexico: Kevin Wilson ENMU forward Victor Reid goes up for a jumper against Kyle Behrens of Fort Lewis during the first half of Monday’s non-conference game at Greyhound Arena. The visiting Skyhawks defeated the Greyhounds 82-59. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — With the game well in Fort Lewis’ hands, a […]

Zias fall on buzzer-beater

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU forward Kassie Daugherty scores a basket over Texas A&M-Commerce’s Deltrice Daniel during the second half of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference crossover game at Greyhound Arena. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — Texas A&M-Commerce lived by the three. But Ashley Murphy made sure the Zias died by the […]

Pressuring banks to lend more initial problem

Freedom New Mexico Those of us who had anticipated the possibility of a de facto nationalization of the banking and finance sector of the economy after the meltdown last fall and the government’s bailout reaction, may have to rethink our scenarios and happily so. With the announcement that Citigroup will pay back $20 billion in […]

Zias fall to rally by ECU

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU center Kassie Daugherty battles East Central forward Danielle Cox for possession of a rebound in Saturday’s Lone Star Conference women’s crossover game at Greyhound Arena. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — The Zias had to like their double-figure lead early in the second half. East Central just […]

Thursday morning briefing: Think pink, clunkers, fall musicals

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Religion feature: Communities reach out with High Plains Fall Festival

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Courtesy photo Evangelist Jay Lowder will speak at the end of each evening of the four-day High Plains Fall Festival held at the Curry County Events Center Nov. 1-4. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer In 2001, area communities participated in an event called Communities for Christ. During the event, speaker Tony Evans challenged the […]

Zias fall in three games to Aggies

CNJ staff LAWTON, Okla. — Lindsay Paziuk combined 11 kills and 11 digs Saturday to lead Cameron past Eastern New Mexico University 25-15, 25-15, 25-17 in a Lone Star Conference volleyball match. The Zias (5-18, 0-8 LSC) led early in each game but quickly fell behind as the Aggies (14-9, 2-5) quickly took control. Sophomore […]

Preparation not enough for auction

By Glenda Price: State columnist Livestock auctions are an integral part of ranch life. Usually, the sale barns have a cattle auction each week, and now and then they sell horses or sheep. Ranchers whose cattle calve in the spring often consign their weanling calves to the sale barn in the fall. Another type auction […]

Stocking the shelves: Fall food drive helps Baptist Children’s Home meet grocery needs

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Kathleen Vigil with the Baptist Children’s Home divides groceries for the family cottages. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Fall means an outpouring of help from churches all over the state for the Baptist Children’s Home in Portales. For the Fall Food Shower, the home sends lists of needed items […]

Zias fall short against Bronchos

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team was relatively competitive, but the Zias couldn’t break into the Lone Star Conference win column Thursday night at Greyhound Arena. ENMU (5-15, 0-4 LSC) led late in the first and third games of the match, but the Bronchos held on to notch a 27-25, 25-20, […]

Football: Falcons fall to Midshipmen in overtime

By Airman 1st Class Katherine Windish: 11th Wing Public Affairs BOLLING AIR FORCE BASE, D.C. — U.S. Air Force Academy running back Savier Stephens rushed for 81 yards, but the Falcons football team came up short in a 16-13 overtime loss to the Naval Academy on Oct. 3 at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in […]

Zias fall to Texas Woman’s in four

CNJ staff DENTON, Texas — Alyson Harlan combined 11 kills, 11 digs and five aces Thursday night to lead Texas Woman’s to a 25-18, 25-14, 20-25, 25-19 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in Lone Star Conference volleyball. Harlan led a Pioneers serving assault that included 15 total aces against just five service errors. Meantime, […]