ENMU parts ways with football coach Ribaudo

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Mark Ribaudo spent 15 years on the football staff at Eastern New Mexico University, the last seven as head coach. The Greyhounds were 2-9 in 2011. By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Mark Ribaudo’s 15-year run at Eastern New Mexico University is over. The school said in a release on Tuesday […]

Libertarians can bridge parties

I place a high value on liberty. My own, obviously, but also on yours. After all I only get as much liberty as I respect for all others. If we are to ever have that free society, rather than going it alone, there is a realization that needs to occur: It takes all kinds. Or […]

Firefighters, others work through holiday

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson International House of Pancakes manager Joan Wilson, front, helps cook Rusty Beevers prepare meals Saturday afternoon. The two said they were working their second Christmas with the restaurant and customer flow was consistent throughout the day. Kevin Wilson The dry roads and mid-40s temperatures made it clear there would be […]

Frozen Turkey day expected in some parts of state

Staff and wire reports Northern parts of the state saw a few inches of snow Monday, but the real cold will blow in with the Thanksgiving turkey. Temperatures will dive well below normal later in the week, said Ken Wedelski, lead forecaster for the National Weather Service in Albuquerque, with some areas in New Mexico […]

Fall colors

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Freedom New Mexico: Sharna Johnson Luis Saenz of Joe’s Boot Shop cleans a straw hat. Saenz said a lot of customers bring their hats in for cleaning before they store them until the next season. Sharna Johnson In other parts of the country, the first sign of changing seasons is often the changing color of […]

Debris from wind caused power outage

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Crews with the city and Xcel Energy worked together Friday afternoon to clear roofing material on the intersection of Second and Pile streets in Clovis. About 376 Clovis customers lost power when the roofing material knocked lines loose from transformers and opened a breaker at a city substation, Xcel Energy spokesman Wes Reeves said. CNJ […]

Business feature: Muleshoe store owner retiring after 42 years

By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico You could say that Charles Bratcher got into a little bit of a routine while running an auto parts shop in Muleshoe for the last 42 years. Here’s how Bratcher says it: “After you’ve done something for a while, it becomes a habit. I’m kind of in the habit […]

Lightning strikes fire station, restaurant

They say lightning never strikes twice in the same place but it struck twice in different parts of Clovis on Monday evening. A Clovis fire station was damaged and lightning was also blamed for setting Red Lobster’s sign on fire. Fire Chief Ray Westerman said the damage to Station 3 at Martin Luther King Jr. […]

4-28 Business digest

Parts store being restructured Clovis’ Checker Auto Parts is closed this week as it is being restructured into an O’Reilly Auto Parts. Scheduled to reopen Thursday, the North Prince store will have new inventory and signage by week’s end, according to O’Reilly corporate spokesman Mark Merz. In July 2008, O’Reilly Auto Parts acquired Phoenix-based CSK […]

Richardson to visit Clovis, Tucumcari

CNJ staff Gov. Bill Richardson will be in parts of eastern New Mexico Thursday to highlight his legislative priorities and unveil his public safety and education agendas. Richardson will be in Clovis 10 a.m. at the Lincoln Jackson Family Center and in Tucumcari 11:30 a.m. at the high school auditorium.