Five workers to be laid off after EPCOG contract loss

Sharna Johnson The Eastern Plains Council of Government’s loss of a contract for the Eastern Area Workforce Development Board (EAWDB) means five Clovis workers will lose their jobs. EPCOG bid to continue its role as the administrative and fiscal agent for the EAWDB, however competing bidder New Mexico Tech Net was selected. But at least […]

President extends deadline for stop loss claims

By Daniel P. Elkins: Air Force Personnel, Service and Manpower Public Affairs RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Airmen, veterans and their beneficiaries now have until Dec. 18 to apply for retroactive stop loss special pay. The new deadline is the second extension to the original Oct. 21 cutoff and comes as a result of […]

Zias falter late in OT loss to Cameron

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU junior forward Precious Herrin shoots over Cameron’s Sabelle Diata during the first half of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference women’s crossover game at Greyhound Arena. Dave Wagner PORTALES — A solid 36-minute effort for Eastern New Mexico University’s women went down the drain Saturday in the final four minutes of […]

Fort Lewis rallies late, hands Hounds first loss

Freedom New Mexico DURANGO, Colo. — Fort Lewis scored the game’s final 10 points over the last 2 1/2 minutes Friday night to turn back Eastern New Mexico University’s men 88-82 on the first night of the Skyhawks’ George B. Boedecker Classic. Senior forward Kyle Behrens and junior center Matt Morris scored 20 points each […]

Hounds try to shake off tough loss in season finale

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer After coming up short last week in their bid for a piece of the Lone Star Conference North Division title, the task this week for Eastern New Mexico University’s football team is to get its emotional edge back. The Greyhounds visit Tarleton State for an 11 a.m. (MST) kickoff […]

Don’t expect downsizing of government

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico residents who fear the Republican takeover of the U.S. House of Representatives will mean a loss of benefits probably needn’t worry. Despite all the rhetoric to that effect, the Grand Old Party traditionally has shown a grand old habit for maintaining and even expanding services — and debt — […]

ENMU loss in OT tough to take

Dave Wagner PORTALES — Any loss can be hard to take. Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo said Tuesday he’s still having trouble getting over the Greyhounds’ 43-40 Lone Star Conference North Division overtime loss to Northeastern State on Saturday at Tahlequah, Okla. The game bounced back and forth, but the Hounds (4-6, […]

Energy conservation: Preparing for cooler weather

By Caroline Ward: 27th SOCES As the weather shifts to cooler temperatures, we need to shift our focus from ways to stay cool to ways to insulate the home to reduce heat loss. Energy prices are on the rise, and as a result, heating costs will consume an increasingly larger portion of your household’s energy […]

Zias push Lady Buffs in 3-0 loss

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball pushed rival West Texas A&M Tuesday night, but the Lady Buffs pulled away to a 25-19, 25-17, 25-21 Lone Star Conference victory over the Zias at Greyhound Arena. Lauren Thedford posted 17 kills to lead WT (19-8, 11-0 LSC), which took a one-half game lead over […]

Cardinals hand Zias 3-0 loss

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Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico ENMU senior Grace Brandt digs out a shot by an Incarnate Word player on Saturday at Greyhound Arena. The Cardinals posted a three-game sweep of the Zias in Lone Star Conference volleyball. Freedom New Mexico Portales — Incarnate Word took the lead for good early in the first set and […]

Hounds absorb 22-19 loss at East Central

CNJ staff ADA, Okla. — If the Eastern New Mexico University football team has any Lone Star Conference North Division title hopes, the Greyhounds are going to need considerable help. Junior quarterback Tyler Vanderzee’s third touchdown pass to Chris Espinoza, an 8-yarder with 2:07 left, lifted East Central to 22-19 victory over the Hounds and […]

Press Release: Stop Loss deadline extended

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-N.M., today announced that the Department of Defense has extended until Dec. 3 the deadline for active duty service members, veterans, and beneficiaries of service members whose service was involuntarily extended due to “Stop Loss” to apply for Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay. Under the 2009 War Supplemental Appropriations […]

Stop loss benefit deadline extended

By Daniel P. Elkins: Air Force Personnel, Service and Manpower Public Affairs RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Eligible airmen, veterans and their beneficiaries now have until Dec. 3 to apply for retroactive stop loss special pay following an extension in the continuing resolution signed by the president Sept. 30. The new Dec. 3 deadline […]

Hounds suffer first loss in last five outings

Freedom New Mexico St. Edward’s rallied for three second-half goals and beat Eastern New Mexico University 3-1 Sunday in a non-conference men’s soccer game in Portales. Joeski Williams had a goal and an assist for the Hilltoppers (5-4), including the go-ahead score in the 81st minute to hand the Hounds (7-2-1) their first loss in […]

Udall PSA urges troops and veterans to claim stop loss compensation

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-N.M., today released a 30-second video PSA urging active duty service members, veterans, and beneficiaries of service members who were involuntarily extended between September 11, 2001 and September 30, 2009, to apply for Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay.

Deadline nears for stop loss pay

Cannon Connections staff The deadline to apply for retroactive stop loss pay is Oct. 21. Service members whose service was involuntarily extended from Sept. 11, 2001 to Sept. 30, 2009, are eligible for Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay. Stop loss is a policy used during major conflicts to quickly retain and generate forces to surge. […]

Retroactive stop loss pay filing deadline nears

CNJ staff report The deadline to apply for retroactive stop loss pay is Oct. 21. Service members whose service was involuntarily extended from Sept. 11, 2001 to Sept. 30, 2009 are eligible for Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay. Stop loss is a policy used during major conflicts to quickly retain and generate forces to surge. […]

Press release: Udall urges troops and veterans to claim stop loss compensation

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-N.M., is urging active duty service members, veterans, and beneficiaries of service members who were involuntarily extended between September 11, 2001 and September 30, 2009, to apply for Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay. Under the 2009 War Supplemental Appropriations Act, compensation is available to service members of every military […]

Feds ready to pay ‘stop loss’ troops

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Let’s go on a scavenger hunt! The object is to find one (or more) of 89,836 service members, many of them now veterans, who were forced to stay on active duty under “stop loss” orders, for days or months beyond projected separation or retirement dates, sometime from Sept. 11, 2001, […]

Elida, Texico face loss of grant money on water projects

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks A view of the Texico wastewater treatment plant. Argen Duncan The towns of Elida and Texico are facing the loss of grant money, and further stalling on key projects, and town representatives are blaming what they say are unreasonable requirements from the New Mexico Environment Department. If the towns can’t […]