Bailey County official favors alcohol sales

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A Bailey County Commissioner said he thinks it is time for the county to rethink its status as a dry county. Juan Chavez said he is circulating a petition to allow the sale of packaged liquor, beer and wine in hopes of getting the proposal on the Nov. 4 […]

Feb. 13, 2008 ENMU capsules

Men What: Abilene Christian (15-6, 2-4) at ENMU (6-16, 0-7) When: 7:30 p.m. today in a Lone Star Conference South Division game. Where: Greyhound Arena. Radio: KSEL-FM 95.3 On the Net: www.enmusports.com Notes: While ENMU has dropped seven in a row, the Wildcats come in on a four-game losing streak which has dropped them out […]

Zias rout Highlands to snap losing skid

Freedom New Mexico LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Eastern New Mexico University closed out the first half with a 27-6 surge and the Zias went on to end a five-game losing streak with an 81-58 victory over winless New Mexico Highlands Monday night in women’s college basketball. Freshman guard Samantha Matta scored 14 points and freshman […]

Central Oklahoma holds off Zias’ bid

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University nearly threw a monkey wrench into the Lone Star Conference volleyball race Saturday afternoon. The Zias, coming off a win the night before over College of the Southwest which snapped a 14-match losing streak, went toe-to-toe with Central Oklahoma before losing to the Bronchos 30-27, 30-27, 30-24 […]

Hounds salvage finale against Javs

CNJ staff PORTALES — If nothing else, the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team went out on a winning note Saturday at Greyhound Field. Mired in a 10-game losing streak after dropping the opener of Saturday’s season-ending Lone Star Conference South Division doubleheader to Texas A&M-Kingsville, the Greyhounds erased an early 4-0 deficit in the […]

Partners purchase station

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Joe Walker, center, and Bill Kurtis share a laugh after Dan Stoddard of Clovis presented them with their first dollar as a Clovis business. Walker and A&E documentarian Kurtis are partners in Tallgrass Broadcasting. (CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson) By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer With a renowned documentarian and a lifelong businessman at the […]

ENMU tennis team snaps losing streak

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s tennis team defeated McMurry 8-1 on Friday, snapping an eight-match losing streak in what was the Zias’ final outing of the spring. Earlier Friday, the Zias (4-13, 0-9 Lone Star Conference) dropped a 9-0 league verdict to Abilene Christian, ranked sixth in NCAA Division […]

Eastern volleyball goes 2-2 on weekend

CNJ Staff LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Eastern New Mexico University defeated host Colorado Christian 30-27, 30-19, 30-23 late Saturday night to finish 2-2 in the Cougars’ season-opening volleyball tournament. Junior outside hitter Jessie Macknicki recorded 14 kills and 14 digs for the Zias, while junior outside hitter Kari Adkins added 11 kills. Sophomore libero Kara Killian […]

Struggling Hounds face crucial series

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — While West Texas A&M and Eastern New Mexico University have both endured 10-game losing streaks this season, and have nearly identical records, they are teams headed in opposite directions. The struggling Greyhounds host the surging Buffaloes in Lone Star Conference South Division doubleheaders set for 4 p.m. today. WT (18-18, 3-1 […]

Inconsistent Hounds start conference play

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — After winning three of four from Southeastern Oklahoma in early March, the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds were sitting at 16-4. What was followed by a 10-game losing streak, including four-game sweeps by Southwestern Oklahoma and Cameron. Veteran ENMU coach Phil Clabaugh has never seen anything like […]

Local BRAC reactions

What they’re saying “For the majority of people, it’s just a slow death.” — Gene Weber, an Air Force retiree, on BRAC’s decision to keep Cannon open, but move its planes and personnel “I graduated from Eastern New Mexico University 20 years ago. I hope and pray Cannon is not closed. I have not forgotten […]

Hounds split with West Texas

Freedom Newspapers CANYON, Texas — Hoping to make hay in the Lone Star Conference South Division against a struggling rival, Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team could only manage a four-game series split at West Texas A&M. After winning 7-2 and losing 8-1 in Friday’s twin bill, the Greyhounds erupted for 19 hits in a […]

Being part of church family is great blessing

By Curtis K. Shelburne: CNJ columnist By Curtis K. Shelburne What would you say if I told you that it really is possible to have a wonderful group of friends that truly are as close as family? What would you say if I told you that it really is possible to surround yourself with a […]

Diet approach: One city at a time

by Helena Rodriguez Move over Atkins and Jennie Craig! My new City-By-City diet (copyright pending) is sure to take America (or at least eastern New Mexico and West Texas) by storm and make me millions of dollars (or make me fatter). Life has taken me in a full circle, actually, more like a weird-shaped little […]

Jackson falls in quarterfinals

CNJ STAFF ALBUQUERQUE — Recent Clovis High grad Perry Jackson advanced to the quarterfinals of the Sun Country Amateur Match Play Championship at Four Hills Country Club before losing on Friday to defending champion Robert Gonzales of Albuquerque 2&1. After qualifying for round-of-32 match play on Thursday morning, Jackson advanced by defeating Brett Greer 2&1. […]

Clovis High point guards share passion for game

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By Rick White Playing point guard is as demanding as a boss having a bad day. They’re expected to handle the ball, be a coach on the floor, get teammates involved and score when needed. Being a vocal leader on and off the court and a go-between for the coach and the rest of the […]