ENMU adds 14 recruits, eight more expected to sign

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University has released the names of 14 high school signees to national letters of intent for the 2012 football season on Wednesday’s national signing day. First-year coach Josh Lynn said Wednesday night that he expects about eight more players to sign by the end of today. “It went […]

Press release: Lynn adds talent for 2012 football season

PORTALES, N.M. — Since taking over as head football coach at Eastern New Mexico University, about a month and a half ago, Josh Lynn and his staff have been relentless in their attempts to add talent to their roster, signing a number of skilled athletes to National Letters of Intent. In addition to a number […]

Newspaper history

The Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun have been sold to Clovis Media Inc., a new company based in Sheridan, Wyo., officials announced on Tuesday. The sale also includes all of the publications produced by the group now known as Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico. Here’s a brief history of each newspaper:

Clovis, Portales, Tucumcari papers sold (updated)

Robin Fornoff Freedom Communications has agreed to sell the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune, Quay County Sun and their affiliated publications to Clovis Media Inc., Publisher Ray Sullivan told newspaper employees Tuesday afternoon. All 60 full-time and two part-time associates will retain their jobs in ownership transition, expected to take place before the end of […]

Zias to rely on youth

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FNM correspondent: Joshua Lucero ENMU softball coach Lauren Sigwing talks to freshman pitcher Albie Medina during the team’s practice on Monday at Zia Softball Field. The Zias open the season in a three-day event at St. Mary’s in San Antonio starting on Thursday. Dave Wagner PORTALES — Third-year Eastern New Mexico University softball coach Lauren […]

Zias deal Incarnate 77-66 loss

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FNM correspondent: Joshua Lucero ENMU senior forward Precious Herrin shoots over Incarnate Word’s Chloe Wallace Saturday’s Lone Star Conference women’s game against Incarnate Word at Greyhound Arena. Herrin shot 9-for-13 from the floor and finished with a game-high 21 points. Dave Wagner PORTALES — Say one thing for first-year Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball […]

Anniversaries —

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Welch [image #1, align=right, size=medium] Johnny and Fran Welch of Portales will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 5 at Creighton’s Town and Country meeting and conference room, 1704 S. Ave D, Portales. The celebration will be hosted by Angie and Brant Moore, Jeff and Doris Welch, Kevin Welch, […]

Engagements —

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Montgomery-Acosta [image #1, align=left, size=medium] Cori Snobble and John Montgomery of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Leila Montgomery of Portales, to Harvey Acosta of Portales, son of Saul and Henrietta Acosta of Portales. The couple will exchange vows 6 p.m. July 13, 2012. The bride elect is a 2003 graduate […]

Oak Ridge Boys hit close to home

Thanks to three generous co-workers (they are modest, so email me for names), Portales residents Steve and Betsy Chaves and I received complimentary fourth-row tickets to celebrate Steve’s latest 29th birthday at the Oak Ridge Boys concert in Clovis. Since the Chaves’ original plans included karaoke, I tried talking Steve into crashing the stage and […]

Hounds stun Kingsville with game-ending 13-1 run

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Joshua Lucero: FNM correspondent ENMU’s Devone Davis tries to draw a charge on Kingsville’s Ryan Layssard during Thursday’s game at Greyhound Arena. By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Things didn’t go well at all for Eastern New Mexico University’s men Thursday night — until it mattered most. Trailing by 12 points with less […]