Clovis Music Festival upcoming

The annual Clovis Music Festival runs Sept. 7 through Sept. 11 and draws music fans from around the world. The festival is an annual celebration of the Clovis sound, attributed to music producers Norman and Vi Petty and rock music legend Buddy Holly, who recorded many of his biggest hits at their studio in Clovis.

AFAF campaign begins

By Capt. Dan Melott: AFAF project officer The 38th Air Force Assistance Fund officially kicks off at Cannon Air Force Base on Monday and runs through May 6. This year’s theme, “Commitment to Caring” captures the Air Force’s proud heritage of taking care of its own through four charities that assist active-duty, Reserve, Guard, retired […]

Errors costly in Zias’ loss

The Zia softball team had a rough day in the field, and a rougher one on the scoreboard. Eastern New Mexico committed a season-high eight errors in its Lone Star Conference South Division opener, and visiting Abilene Christian took advantage for a 22-11 win Friday at Zia Softball Field. Senior first baseman Taylor Howard and […]

Parmer, Bailey early voting runs through Friday

CNJ staff Parmer and Bailey County voters have a few state races to weigh in on from now until the Nov. 5 general election. There are no contested elections in Parmer County. The only contested race in Bailey County features incumbent Republican Deb Stone and Democrat Julian Dominguez vying for justice of the peace. Early […]

Bond history: Turnouts low, approvals high

Kevin Wilson Turnout generally runs low, and approval generally runs high. At least, that’s been the recent pattern for school bond elections, leading up to today’s bond question. A $16-million bond issue, if approved by voters, will pay for the district’s 20 percent match of a proposed new middle school and a new building for […]

Clovis part of scenic route

Don McAlavy The route from Fort Worth, Texas to Las Vegas, N.M., is 639.8 miles, and it runs through Clovis, New Mexico. The subject of this Route Book I’ve had for many years is furnished to tourists accurate and reliable information that will aid them in traveling through one of the most picturesque portions of […]

Press release: Summer school at ENMU-Portales begins June 7

PORTALES–Summer school at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales begins on Monday, June 7. The eight-week term runs from June 7-July 30. The first four-week term runs from June 7-July 2. The second four-week term runs from July 6-30. For more information, call 575-562-2175 or 1-800-FOR-ENMU.

a view from under the pew: amos runs amok

By Gary Mitchell: Religion columnist Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the keyboard shift keys, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. amos runs amok boss i guess you heard about yesterday and the disastrous way i behaved how i […]

One spouse is plenty

By Anita Doberman: CNJ Columnist I am Italian and somewhat jealous when it comes to my husband. It runs in our blood. The concept of sharing a husband with other women is completely incomprehensible to me. I’ll often remind my husband that there are still numerous passion murders when a husband is found to have […]

More than one wife not the life for some

By Anita Doberman

ENMU earns series split against Cameron

CNJ staff LAWTON, Okla. — Third baseman Derrick Kennedy and catcher Freddy Carmona each had four hits and four RBIs and Eastern New Mexico erupted late for a 20-7 Lone Star Conference baseball victory over Cameron on Sunday. With the scored tied 3-3, the Greyhounds (10-6, 4-4 LSC) scored seven runs in the sixth, three […]

Southeastern Okla. outslugs Hounds

CNJ staff PORTALES — A pitching duel was breaking out on Sunday at Greyhound Field, and all of a sudden it turned into a slugfest. Leading 2-1, Southeastern Oklahoma erupted for three homers and eight runs in the top of the fifth and managed to hang on for a 22-12 win over Eastern New Mexico […]

Greyhounds sweep Saturday games

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry Eastern New Mexico University junior Tyler Doughty fires a pitch in relief during the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader against Southeastern Oklahoma. The Greyhounds swept both games of Saturday’s twin bill after losing to the Savage Storm on Friday. By Dave Wagner: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — Awaiting his start […]

Hounds improve to 5-1 with sweep of twin bill

CNJ staff GOLDEN, Colo. — Junior right-hander Ismael Solis pitched a two-hit shutout to lift Eastern New Mexico University past Colorado School of Mines 2-0 Saturday for a sweep of their baseball doubleheader. In the first game, the Greyhounds’ top three hitters combined for 10 hits and 14 runs batted in as ENMU rolled to […]

Zias wrap up home rampage with doubleheader shutout

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU junior Jessica Pacheco rounds third base and scores during the first game of the Zias’ doubleheader against Oklahoma Panhandle State on Saturday at Zia Softball Complex. CNJ staff PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University softball team continued to fatten up at home on Saturday, sweeping a doubleheader from […]

District 3 LL 13-14s go deep into night

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks American’s A.J. Marez is thrown out trying to steal against Quay County in Tuesday’s first 13-14 District 3 all-star championship game at Bell Park. CNJ staff The District 3 Little League 13-14 division baseball title was hotly contested Tuesday night at Bell Park, finishing up at the midnight hour. Quay […]

Zia holds on for 9-10 title

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks Roosevelt County’s Peyton Casey takes home on a passed ball while Zia’s Eli Cordova, left, tries to make a tag in the first inning of the 9- and 10-year-old championship game. Zia defeated Roosevelt 11-9. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers Clovis Zia used an eight-run second inning to grab the […]

Kiser drives in five runs as Clovis gains split

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Staff photo: Andy DeLisle Clovis High’s Elena Wimberly tags out Roswell’s Amber Sosa as she slides into third base CNJ staff Jarod Kiser drove in five runs as Clovis beat Hobbs 11-5 in the second game of a summer league doubleheader Thursday at Bell Park. Hobbs won the opener 19-5. Kiser’s bases-loaded triple keyed a […]

Cats rally to gain split

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Clovis’ Michael Sena collides with Plainview second baseman Ty Criswell during the first game of Tuesday’s West Texas Baseball League doubleheader at Bell Park. Criswell jumped to catch a high throw, but couldn’t come down with it and landed on Sena. CNJ staff In a doubleheader featuring 49 runs, the Clovis Wildcats got the last […]

Shallenberger encouraged by Cats

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Clovis High’s Emery Sierra forces Tascosa’s Cody Cross at second and throws to first to attetmpt to complete a double play. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent There’s a tried-and-true way of forgetting the problems of the season past. It’s called next season and, even though it won’t officially begin until […]