Hounds dealing with weather in Division II nationals

CNJ staff Eastern New Mexico University cross country coach Mike Harney was walking around Spokane, Wash., on Thursday and said the sun was out with the temperature around 30 degrees. For today’s NCAA Division II national cross country meet at Plantes Ferry Sports Complex, the forecast was for temps in the high 20s with a […]

Curry County Cats set to begin first season

Dave Wagner Clovis is getting ready for football in February. The first-year Curry County Cats, members of the semipro New Mexico Premier Football League, are slated to open an eight-game season on Feb. 19 against the Albuquerque Crush, the defending league champions. Mike Muscato, Mike Thomas and Julian Rubio III, all Clovis High alumni, have […]

Letter to the editor: Clovis muni course good bargain

When I read Mike Majors’ letter to the editor — “Time to do away with golf course” — in last Thursday’s paper, I was appalled. He said the Clovis Municipal Golf Course is a “ghetto golf course.” When I hear the word ghetto, I immediately think of slums, dilapidated houses, and completely run-down property, not […]

Kickball tournament registration open

Freedom New Mexico Registration is open for the City of Portales kickball tournament 9 a.m. Sept. 4 at Rotary Park. The cost is $50 per team, said city Athletics Director Mike Doerr. Proceeds go to Portales city sports. Players must be at least 12 years old. Each team must have eight to 14 members, including […]

Douglas Stone Memorial golf scores

51st annual Douglas Stone Memorial Friday Portales Country Club First round Championship Flight Kenny Prince-Mark Franz 65 Mark Foster-Kevin Welch 65 Jason Howl-Will Archibeque 65 Jim Vardeman-Mike Vardeman 65 David Gutierrez-Sid Felan 66 Donavin Sanchez-Adam Douma 67 Bobby Crane-Wayne Moore 69 Rustin Rowley-Andy Reynolds 72 First Flight Carey Suddeth-Rick White 68 Dave Hunton-Matt Hunton 69 […]

State Line Tribune gets new editor

Will Anderson has been named editor of the State Line Tribune, effective Sept. 1. The Tribune is a weekly paper with a circulation of 1,350 in Parmer County, serving Farwell, Bovina, Lazbuddie and Texico. Anderson is a Farwell native who served 26 years in the Navy, recently returning to Farwell upon his retirement, according to […]

Stores hope for busy and safe Black Friday

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Mike Hall has worked a lot of Black Fridays, but he doesn’t really consider the day to be that dark. “The worst part is thinking about it coming, but once it gets here, it’s fun,” said Hall, store manager for Wal-Mart in Portales. “You get to do a lot […]

Open mic nights first step for aspiring artists

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist Why is the idea of holding an open mike event important to local singer/songwriter Jane (Begley)? said “That’s how I got started. That was the first time I sang publicly — at an open mike in Louisville, Ky.” As a result, the acoustic musician was hired to perform at a […]

Shenandoah to play at county events center

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Courtesy photo Country band Shenandoah plays Clovis 7 p.m. Saturday at the Curry County Fairgrounds. Freedom New Mexico Grammy award winning country band Shenandoah is playing the Curry County Events Center 7 p.m. Saturday. The band began with drummer Mike McGuire and guitarist Jim Seales in a house in Muscle Shoals, Ala. in 1984. The […]

New ENMU coach signs St. Mike’s star

CNJ staff PORTALES — Andrew Helton didn’t take long to land his first in-state hoops star for Eastern New Mexico University. Jordan Romero, a 6-foot-1, 170-pound guard from St. Michael’s, signed a letter of intent to play basketball for the Greyhounds, who introduced Helton as their new coach April 28. Romero was a five-year varsity […]

Relay for life team holds car wash

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Teddy Guevara sponges down a car Saturday during the Applebuddies’ Relay for Life car wash in the Applebee’s parking lot. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer As Mike Nelson’s cherry red Chevy Suburban was being soaped up and sprayed down, he thought of when he could bring his other two […]

How precious is life? It’s up to you

By Judy Brandon: CNJ Columnist Many times we take life for granted. Then something comes along and we are once again appreciative of just how precious life is. One minute there all is good and the next, a disaster could be looming or something terrible has happened to a family member. The event or experience […]

ENMU Jazz fest features trumpet soloist Mike Vax

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Courtesy photo The Eastern New Mexico Jazz Combo opens Jazz Fest Thursday at First United Methodist Church in Portales. Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s Jazz Fest is 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the First United Methodist Church in Portales. This event is open and free to the public. The ENMU Jazz Combo […]

No one hurt in structure fire

Freedom New Mexico The Portales Fire Department responded to a structure fire 10:48 p.m. Thursday at a residence at 1401 North Ave. K, according to officials.Portales Fire Department Lt. Mike Golden said the fire caused extensive damage but there were no injuries.

May 10, 2008 Best Bet on TV

What is it: Classic Boxing Where: ESPN When: 6:30 p.m. What it’s about: See the fight that started the downfall of Mike Tyson. The loss to James “Buster” Douglas sent off shock waves. Watch the slow eight-count for Douglas, and the knockout nobody expected.

Remembering Bubba Jennings

Mike Higgins, who writes a regional sports blog for our Web site, has e-mailed with an answer to a reader’s question about Clovis basketball legend Bubba Jennings.

A few words with Joe Yankovich

Blogger Mike Higgins has a brief interview with former Clovis Wildcat football standout Joe Yankovich.

It’s their business: Discount Party Plaza

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By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: Discount Party Plaza Location: 2614 N. Prince St. What they do: Sell decorations, supplies and seasonal items, including balloons, pinatas, paper tableware, plasticware, tablecloths, banners, favors and tablecloths for parties and celebrations. Who’s in charge: Mike and Becky Dlouhy are the owners. Employees: 2 How long in business: […]

Little rejection can be good for everyone

By Helena Rodriguez: CNj staff writer Let the rejection begin. I recently began looking for a full-time job in the academic arena, which I can hold while continuing work on a second master’s degree in English, and voila, I’ve received my first rejection letter. It reads: “While your skills are certainly impressive, we have decided […]

Class 5A & 3A girls capsules

Today’s semifinal At The Pit, Albuquerque Class 5A What: No. 2 Clovis (21-5) vs. No. 6 Gallup (19-8) When: 1:15 p.m. Coaches: Clovis, Miles Watters; Gallup, John Lomansey How they got here: Clovis def. Manzano 54-32, def. Las Cruces High 53-42; Gallup def. Eldorado 54-48, def. Alamogordo 35-25. Of note: The teams are meeting at […]