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 […]