Staycation may be cost-effective spring break option

Gabriel Monte With fuel costs inching to $4-a-gallon, long-distance spring break trips may be out of reach for many students and families. But spring break doesn’t have to feel like an prison sentence of inactivity. Enjoying spring break in your own backyard may be better than not doing anything. According to AAA, the average national […]

Clovis man recounts year of recovery

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Freedom New Mexico: Christina Calloway Robert Bell demonstrates how he fell 30 feet down an elevator shaft about one year ago. Bell considers his survival a miracle and is very grateful that he is still alive. Christina Calloway Robert Bell is reflecting on how grateful he is for being alive as the one-year anniversary of […]

Hounds, Jevelinas split

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU junior third baseman Joe Jones leads off the bottom of the first in the opener of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader against Texas A&M-Kingsville at Greyhound Field. Freedom New Mexico Senior first baseman Mitch Wolfe drove in six runs with a pair of homers and freshman Aaron Anderson […]

Nuisance ordinance tabled indefinitely

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Curry County Commissioners Caleb Chandler and Chairman Bobby Sandoval listen Wednesday as a resident offers opinions on a proposed public health and safety ordinance. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer An embattled ordinance aimed at public health and safety appears to have run out of lives. During an informal committee […]

Area under red flag warning

CNJ staff A red flag warning is in effect for eastern New Mexico Tuesday. Relative humidity is 15 percent or lower with sustained winds of 20 miles per hour, with the National Weather Service warning of fire danger. A release from the NWS said winds will be strong enough to lift loose objects and interfere […]

Homers in 12th lift Zias to win

CNJ staff OKLAHOMA CITY — The Eastern New Mexico University softball team managed only one win in three games on Saturday at Del City High School, but it was one to remember. Senior Kristen Cruickshank belted a go-ahead, three-run homer in the top of the 12th inning to lift the Zias to a 13-9 win […]

Aviation group’s project taking off

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The EAA plane will weigh 245 pounds without a pilot when finished compared to the 1,500-pound Aerostar stored next to it. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico In the northwest corner of the Blue Sky Aviation hangar at Clovis Municipal Airport, a rickety-looking frame of a plane is waiting to […]

Brazilian giving lift to Hounds

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Brazilian native Emerson Rodrigues has helped the ENMU men’s soccer team to a 3-3-2 record so far this season. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Brazilian native Emerson Rodrigues has overcome an intimidating language barrier during his college education in the United States. On the soccer pitch, however, […]

First-half goals lift Dixie State past Zias

CNJ staff BILLINGS, Mont. — Dixie State junior midfielder Mikala Wilkes scored two goals about five minutes apart midway through the first half and the Rebels went on to a 3-1 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in Montana State-Billing’s MSUB Cup women’s soccer event. ENMU (0-2), which lost to Fort Lewis 1-0 on Thursday, […]

Hounds hoping WT transfer will provide lift

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Third-year Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo will lead the Greyhounds into their 2007 season opener tonight against Bacone College in Muskogee, Okla. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — As a freshman at West Texas A&M in 2004, Jeremy Hibbler suffered through a 2-8 season. The […]