Grant McGee: Small town holds wondrous discoveries

Grant McGee Haven’t you found things around your town and wondered how they got here? For instance The Lady of the House and I were watching a movie we picked up at a yard sale. “NOT FOR SALE OR RENTAL. FOR AWARD CONSIDERATION PURPOSES ONLY.” These words popped up occasionally along the bottom of the […]

Education digest: JROTC holds awards banquet

JROTC holds awards banquet The Clovis High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps held their annual awards banquet over the weekend. The group also announced the corps leadership for next year. The change of command ceremony will be held at 7:15 a.m. Wednesday at the JROTC drill pad at the high school. The ceremony is […]

Oklahoma Lane holds many stories

By Don McAlavy: Freedom columnist If you don’t know where Oklahoma Lane is, then you’re a newcomer! Yes, that’s right, if you don’t know where Oklahoma Lane is, then you’re a newcomer. Located about six miles east of Farwell, this farming community has generated some “hard to believe, but true” tales. Here are a few […]

Angelo holds off Hounds

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Greyhound forward Michael Brown applies defensive pressure to Angelo State’s LaDonn Huckaby in the first half of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division game. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer

Southeastern Oklahoma holds off Hounds

CNJ staff PORTALES — Senior center William Slones’ dunk with 3:06 left erased Eastern New Mexico University’s only lead of the night and Southeastern Oklahoma went on to a 67-63 men’s Lone Star Conference crossover victory over the Greyhounds on Thursday night at Greyhound Arena. The Savage Storm (3-3), winning for the third time in […]

Bingaman holds hearing on pending administration nominations

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman on Tuesday will hold an Energy and Natural Resources Committee meeting to consider pending nominations. The Energy Committee will vote on the nominations of James Markowsky to be assistant secretary of Energy (Fossil Energy); Warren Miller Jr. to be assistant secretary of Energy (Nuclear Energy) and director of the […]

Commander envisions growth

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Cannon Air Force Base Commander Col. Stephen A. Clark sits at his desk. The stuffed ducks are gifts from his daughters. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Sitting in front of his desk, which holds neat stacks of papers, a sculpture of a monkey contemplating a human skull and a […]

Spot in heaven more valuable than gold

By Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist For many years, the idea of Fort Knox and the wealth that it holds has been of interest. In fact, sayings have originated around the term “Fort Knox.” For instance, think about these sayings: Rich as Fort Knox… I would not give you all the gold in Fort Knox for […]

Public Education Commission holds special meeting in Albuquerque on Thursday, April 2, 2009

The Public Education Commission (PEC) cancelled their meeting today, March 27, 2009 because of inclement weather conditions.

Relay for life team holds car wash

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Teddy Guevara sponges down a car Saturday during the Applebuddies’ Relay for Life car wash in the Applebee’s parking lot. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer As Mike Nelson’s cherry red Chevy Suburban was being soaped up and sprayed down, he thought of when he could bring his other two […]

Balanced Zia squad holds off Southwestern Oklahoma State

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CNJ Staff Photo: Kevin Wilson Zia guard Tori Northcutt strips a loose ball from Southwestern Oklahoma State’s Tobey Beer in the second half of Monday’s game at Greyhound Arena. Northcutt had six steals in Eastern New Mexico’s 59-53 victory. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ Staff Writer When Cat Clay wasn’t knocking down big shots, her teammates […]

Moseley holds lead in rodeo finals

CNJ staff LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Cassie Moseley of Farwell holds the overall lead Monday after five of 10 rounds in barrel racing competition of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Moseley won Friday’s second round, placed second in Sunday’s fourth round and fifth in Monday’s fifth round. Her overall time is 69.94 seconds, giving her […]

Central Oklahoma holds off Zias

CNJ Staff Senior forward Lizzie Brenner poured in 29 points and Central Oklahoma’s women led from start to finish Saturday in a 90-72 Lone Star Conference crossover victory over Eastern New Mexico University at Greyhound Arena. The Bronchos (6-1), ranked 11th in NCAA Division II, were coming off their first loss of the season on […]

Police chief sworn in

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Steven Sanders is sworn in Monday at city hall as the new Clovis police chief by municipal judge Jan Garrett. The chief will hold a meet and greet today at 1:00 p.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library in the Ingram Room. CNJ Staff Clovis Police Chief Steve Sanders was sworn in […]

N.M. holds off on lesser prairie chicken hunt

SANTA FE — The heads of the state Game and Fish Department and the Game Commission have decided to hold off on issuing hunting permits for the lesser prairie chicken, a longtime candidate for possible protection under the Endangered Species Act. Game and Fish director Bruce Thompson and Game Commission chairman Tom Arvas said they […]

Pearce wins GOP Senate slot

By Heather Clark ALBUQUERQUE — Rep. Steve Pearce has won the Republican Party’s nomination in a tight primary race for the U.S. Senate over rival Heather Wilson. The southern New Mexico represenatative won the primary race early Wednesday with roughly 51 percent of the vote, compared to Wilson’s 49 percent with 99 percent of precincts […]

Dora, Floyd graduations upcoming

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Dora and Floyd high schools are holding their graduations this weekend. Floyd holds its graduation at 1:45 p.m. today at the school. Don ‘Doc’ Elder, professor of history at Eastern New Mexico University, is commencement speaker. There will be 18 students graduating at Floyd. Kenya Brook Reed is valedictorian […]

ENMU holds off Abilene Christian

CNJ Staff ABILENE, Texas — Sophomore shortstop Casandra McCommons blasted a three-run homer and Eastern New Mexico University took advantage of five Abilene Christian errors for eight unearned runs Friday in an 8-5 Lone Star Conference South Division victory over the Wildcats. With two out in the top of the third, Rebecca Quinones reached on […]

ENMU holds Iron Chef Competition

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry Laura Robbins, right, of Portales, mixes ingredients Thursday for a banana peanut butter pie, while Katy Force of Portales works on other items. The two were competing in the Iron Chef competion at Eastern New Mexico University. By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom New Mexico Reality TV came to Eastern New Mexico […]

First person: Longtime basketball official overcomes adversity

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Freedom New Mexico: Kevin Wilson Tom Stroh, 59, is officiating in his 18th and final state basketball tournament. Tom Stroh, 59, of Lovington has officiated college and high school basketball in southeastern New Mexico since 1972 and holds the record for officiating in the most state basketball tournaments. This year will be his 18th and […]