Educator loss leaves long lasting impact

Freedom New Mexico Every death is a tragedy. Every person loves and is loved by many people. Everyone has affected the lives of countless others during the course of his life. Shock compounds the loss when it is sudden and unexpected, like Monday’s horrific accident near Saltillo, Mexico, that killed at least 11. Some of […]

Keep tabs on the money — every month

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: Local columnist Well, here it is the end of another month and whether a business has a bookkeeping service or their own computerized accounting program, chances are a profit and loss statement is available. What should be done with it? Don’t just file it away. It’s a valuable tool and this is […]

Coffin issue a matter of respect

By Anita Tedaldi: CNJ columnist If my husband died in combat, would I want the media to photograph his coffin as his body came home to me? I can’t help getting choked up thinking about this grim scenario. I don’t even want to consider the possibility, let alone worry about whether I would want the […]

Zias roll past Lady Aggies

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Freedom New Mexico: Mickey Winfield ENMU junior Kristen Cruickshank fires a pitch in relief of starter Brittany Regalado during Friday’s first game against Oklahoma Panhandle State at Zia Softball Field. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — A little home cooking took care of any effects of a potentially tough loss for the Eastern […]

Kingsville hands Hounds 12th straight loss

KINGSVILLE, Texas — Good board play and solid shooting weren’t enough for the Greyhounds to get their first win in more than a month as the Eastern New Mexico University men lost to Texas A&M-Kingsville 74-69 Wednesday night in a Lone Star Conference South game. Junior forward Brandon Wilson led three Hounds (4-21, 0-10 LSC […]

Killer’s family: ‘He was a good kid’

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Hesiquia Ramirez says her brotherAlbert was an honor roll student as a small child. “He was a good kid,” she said, as she flipped through photo albums filled with keepsakes from her brother’s childhood. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer They watched helpless as the youngest child in the family […]

Bronchos start hot, beat Greyhounds

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Freedom New Mexico: Mickey Winfield Greyhound junior guard Dannon Wafter puts up an off-balance shot during Saturday afternoon’s game at Greyhound Arena against Central Oklahoma. The Hounds lost to Central Oklahoma 78-59. Wafter tallied eight points and a game-high 10 rebounds. CNJ Staff After absorbing its first loss of the season two nights earlier at […]

Late author meshed different worlds

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist The recent loss of author Tony

Buffaloes avenge loss

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M avenged a loss three weeks ago by beating Eastern New Mexico University 4-0 Wednesday in a Southwest Soccer Conference contest. Nicki Nielsen, Jacob Fynboe Jensen and Itamar Keinan each recorded a goal and an assist for the 24th-ranked Buffaloes (11-5, 5-2 SSC). WT, which is second in […]

Zias’ Murphy attains milestone in loss

CNJ staff ADA, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University junior libero Caitlin Murphy reached a milestone on Saturday, but East Central kept the Zias winless in Lone Star Conference volleyball action with a 25-14, 25-21, 25-14 decision. Murphy posted a match-high 24 digs, giving her 616 for the season and making her the third player […]

Family mourns loss of toddler

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Courtesy photo Thomas Lee Prieto’s grandmother said he was active and outgoing and loved to play with his brother, 5-year-old Charles, and sister, 1-year-old Esperanza. By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico Thomas Lee Prieto had a favorite blanket, a favorite cartoon character — SpongeBob SquarePants — and an outgoing personality. “He was like Linus with […]

Defending runnerup Cats look to fill holes

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer When practice begins Monday for the Clovis High football team, the Wildcats will have a lot of positions to fill. Only a handful of starters return for the Cats, defending Class 5A state runnersup, on both sides of the ball. Still, assistant coach Darren Kelley says there is potential […]

Hounds absorb loss in Abilene

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — First baseman Allen Smith hit a two-out, three-run homer in the bottom of the fifth inning, giving Abilene Christian the lead en route to a 14-8 win over Eastern New Mexico University on Friday night in the opener of a four-game Lone Star Conference baseball series. Smith and right fielder […]

ENMU battles WT tough in loss

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — The West Texas A&M men’s basketball team may have clinched a spot in the Lone Star Conference postseason tournament Saturday night, but the Buffaloes got a bit more than they expected from an undermanned Eastern New Mexico University squad. Senior forward Chris Hinz scored 20 points on 8-of-11 shooting, and […]

Cannon numbers remain concern

Eastern New Mexico has lots of questions related to the numbers of personnel assigned to Cannon Air Force Base as it transitions into an Air Force Special Operations Command facility. Read about what we know on Editor David Stevens’ Web log Falling, With Style • • • Clovis’ Bill Zarges says he’s concerned about the […]

Fighting holiday blues

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Fern Tredway of Texico displays a cross she hangs on her Christmas tree each year to commemorate her daughter, Dayna Tredway, who died in a car accident in October 2005. By Jim Mentink: CNJ Correspondent Brightly shining red and green balls. Resin-coated reindeer and snowmen. Tinsel, popcorn strings and tiny […]

Zias set 3-point record in loss

Freedom New Mexico EDMOND, Okla. — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team was hot on Saturday. The Zias just couldn’t keep Central Oklahoma out of the paint. ENMU erased a 14-point deficit to take a nine-point lead late in the first half, but the Bronchos responded with a 28-10 run after the intermission […]

Mustangs seeking playoff berth

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer With four of their six rivals in the Lone Star Conference South Division ranked in the top 25 nationally, virtually every game is a major challenge for the Eastern New Mexico University football team. That’s what helps make last week’s 38-35 loss at Texas A&M-Kingsville a little hard to […]

Midwestern State sweeps Zias

CNJ staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Senior middle blocker Krissa Johnson and sophomore middle blocker Alysha Pritt combined for 25 kills — matching the entire Eastern New Mexico University total — as Midwestern State handed the Zias a 30-23, 30-22, 30-16 Lone Star Conference volleyball loss on Saturday. The Mustangs (24-4, 8-2 LSC) bounced back […]

Logan bridge passes inspection

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Freedom Newspapers: Chelle Delaney State Department of Transportation officials inspect the bridge on U.S. 54 at Logan. From left are state bridge inspector Carlos Martinez, bridge engineer Heather Sandoval, student intern Gillie Lopez and patrol foreman James Evans. By Chelle Delaney: Freedom Newspapers State bridge inspectors gave the bridge on U.S. 54 near Logan passing […]