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 [...]