No excuse for losing touch

It’s hard to keep up with old friends and former coworkers. They promised me email, Facebook and cell phones would change all that. Eventually we find out that people change email addresses for one reason or another and Facebook is great for reconnecting but not very personal. Cell phones, well they don’t keep us any [...]

In search of ponies: Losing pets eventual

It was a normal, insignificant day, the kind of day where the sight of grown man covering his face with his hands, shoulders heaving, was not what I expected as I rounded the corner. It was a scene especially surprising because I was accustomed to his smiling face and cheerful greetings as I passed his [...]

We need to take a stand on important issues

The interlude page in the algebra book was the subject of the humor. Well, actually I am the only one who got the humor. Interlude pages, as I call them, are those pages between chapters, that give you subjects like Math Applied To Life. This one featured positive and negative numbers, so the picture accompanying [...]

Motorcycle group helps tour supporting servicemembers

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Rick Romero of Cuba, N.M. adjusts his Patriot Guard Riders flag outside of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3280 Monday afternoon. The Patriot Guard Riders helped escort the “Campaign 99” tour through New Mexico during its nine-day trip to Washington, D.C. Kevin Wilson Reaching the other 99 percent is [...]

Letters to the editor: County losing valuable resource

While it is commendable that Clovis Community College is willing to support the literacy council (March 23 article in CNJ), the loss of the Curry County Literacy Council’s one-to-one tutoring program will have a negative impact on the low-level readers in Curry County, where the demonstrated need is so great. We trained and certified their [...]

Hounds split, end losing streak

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU junior infielder Mitch Wolfe comes off the bag to take the throw and tag out Southwestern Oklahoma’s James Cloud during the opener of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader at Greyhound Field. CNJ staff PORTALES — Two streaks ended in the first game of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference baseball [...]

T.V. losing its appeal to me

Karl Terry As we sat down to dinner one night this past week I couldn’t quite figure out what I was watching on TV. Some character was upstaging the star of “The Mentalist” with her psychic abilities. “Have they merged ‘The Mentalist’ with ‘The Medium,’ as a crime-solving super-duo kinda like Batman and Robin?” My [...]

ENMU ROUNDUP: Zias end LSC volleyball losing streak

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Clarence Plank: Portales News-Tribune Senior setter Veronica Valdez-Kent, left, and junior middle back Jessica King go for a block in Saturday’s Lone Star Conference volleyball match against Texas A&M-Commerce at Greyhound Arena. CNJ staff PORTALES — The long, long Lone Star Conference losing streak is over. Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team snapped a 46-match [...]

Clovis Civic Center still losing money

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File photo The Clovis Civic Center draws events the city couldn’t have hosted before, but comes with an annual six-figure loss. Estimated losses for the past year are $284,000. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer By all indications, vendors who come to the Clovis Civic Center have been satisfied. By other indications, there just haven’t [...]

Zias beat MSU, end South losing streak

CNJ staff PORTALES — Junior forward Cat Clay led a balanced attack with 17 points, including five 3-pointers, and junior point guard Tori Northcutt posted a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds Saturday as Eastern New Mexico University ended a 14-game Lone Star Conference South Division losing streak with a 70-56 win over Midwestern [...]