Hounds continue strong start

CNJ staff Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team is off to another flying start. After opening with 16 wins in their first 20 games a year ago, the Greyhounds improved to 7-0 so far this spring on Saturday with a 9-2, 5-4 doubleheader sweep of Colorado School of Mines at Greyhound Field. The teams will […]

Safety concerns for speaker lead to tax dollar waste

Freedom Newspapers There were two telltale signs that becoming speaker of the House had gone to the head of Newt Gingrich, the history professor-turned-politician who masterminded the Republican takeover of Congress in 1994. The first was when he asked The Smithsonian to lend him the skull of a tyrannosaurus rex for display in his office. […]

Cats roll to pair of wins

CNJ staff Jonathan Ware pitched a six-inning no-hitter Thursday night as Clovis completed a doubleheader sweep of Portales with a 10-0 win in summer high school baseball at Bell Park. The Wildcats won the opener 12-2 as both games were shortened by the 10-run rule. Portales filled in for Shallowater, which was unable to make […]

Clovis boy meets member of Thunderbirds

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Jacob Thomson’s idea of a hero is animated, has the ability to fly and is usually referred to as super. The cartoon-loving, Highland Elementary second-grader met a real-life hero Friday when Maj. Dan Mirski, Air Force Thunderbirds flight surgeon, made a surprise visit to Plains Regional Medical Center, where […]

Las Vegas native living childhood dream as Thunderbirds pilot

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Major Nicole Malachowski is the first female Thunderbird pilot. She along with the rest of the Thunderbirds will fly in Saturday’s airshow at Cannon Air Force base on Saturday. By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Despite the sweat-inducing heat, Maj. Nicole Malachowski appeared calm, cool and collected as she stood on the flight line Thursday […]

Interesting week in Mbale, Uganda

By Curtis K. Shelburne “Well, it’s been a quiet week in Lake Wobegon, my hometown.”    That’s how storyteller Garrison Keillor begins his weekly “News from Lake Wobegon” tales. I thought about beginning this column similarly: “Well, it’s been a quiet week in Mbale, Uganda, where two of my sons serve as missionaries.” I’m just not […]

Free fishing clinic offered

By Mike Jimenez: Freedom Newspapers Oasis State Park is the site of Saturday’s 15th annual Kids Free Fishin’ Clinic. The fishing clinic will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Any child 12 or older must have a valid New Mexico fishing license to participate. Subjects include casting, ethics and conservation, water safety, fly fishing, […]

11/11 amos

Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse who types by hurling himself at the keys, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks — except dashes and hyphens. freddie s redemption boss it seems like ages ago yesterday that freddie the flea changed his ways in fact it s almost hard […]

Rupert Gamble

sharna_johnson@link.freedom.com Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Rupert Gamble Date of birth: Aug. 14, 1920 Dates of service: 1943-1968 Hometown: Remlap, Ala. Lives in: Portales Theater: European Branch: Army-Air Force […]

9/9 view from under the pew

Editor’s note: Amos, our erstwhile churchmouse poet, bumped into bertie woeworm last week, who was bemoaning the “sad state” of his life. Being a churchmouse, Amos is unable to use the keyboard shift keys and is unschooled in the art of punctuation. bertie s lament – part two i tell you bertie told me i […]