Commentary: Running is for fitness, not a test

By Bill Goins: 8th Fighter Wing KUNSAN AIR BASE, South Korea — Let me start by saying this isn’t a commentary on getting better at a test. Your Air Force fitness test is simply a check-up. If you are training for your test, you are doomed to fail eventually. The Air Force Fitness Program isn’t […]

Clay named to LSC South second team

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Cat Clay led the Zias and was 11th in the Lone Star Conference with 14.2 points per game. CNJ staff Eastern New Mexico University junior guard Cat Clay was named to the All-Lone Star Conference South Division’s second team for the second-straight year. Junior guard and Clovis native Tori Northcutt was an honorable mention for […]

Press release: Zias, Hounds earn all-LSC hoop awards

Clay and Northcutt Garner LSC South Postseason Awards

Veteran recounts World War II service

Courtesy photo Joe Blair, far right, of Portales has dinner and switches hats with friends at a hotel during his Navy days. A teenager from Portales followed his patriotism, and a desire to see water, on a path that led halfway around the world and through many World War II battles of the South Pacific. […]

Texans toast Hounds

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Greyhound forward Michael Brown tries to get a shot over the arms of Tarleton State’s Jeremiah Wilson goes up for the block in the first half of Wednesday’s Lone Star Conference South at Greyhound Arena. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Tarleton State was too big on the perimeter, and […]

Zias beat MSU to end South slide

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU forward Til-Lois Fifer scores after grabbing an offensive rebound during the first half of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference Saturday during the first half of the Zia’s game against Midwestern State. By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Midwestern turnovers became Zias points, a warddrobe full of promo T-shirts blasted from […]

Zias beat MSU, end South losing streak

CNJ staff PORTALES — Junior forward Cat Clay led a balanced attack with 17 points, including five 3-pointers, and junior point guard Tori Northcutt posted a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds Saturday as Eastern New Mexico University ended a 14-game Lone Star Conference South Division losing streak with a 70-56 win over Midwestern […]

1-20 ENMU/Tarleton State basketball capsules

CNJ staff MenENMU (7-9, 2-0 Lone Star Conference South) at Tarleton State (13-3, 1-0), 7 p.m. (MST) today at Stephenville, Texas.Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9.Last outing: The Greyhounds ended a 12-game South road losing streak with a 72-62 win on Saturday at Texas A&M-Kingsville, also snapping the Javelinas’ 13-game home win streak. Tarleton State opened South play […]

Hounds beat Javelinas, go to 2-0 in South

CNJ staff KINGSVILLE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s men ended a 24-game Lone Star Conference losing streak on Wednesday. On Saturday, they snapped a 12-game division losing streak, putting four players in double figures and leading for the final 13 minutes en route to a 72-62 win over Texas A&M-Kingsville. Senior forward Equs Darby […]

Hounds end LSC South skid

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Eastern guard Victor Reid shoots a 3-pointer over Abilene Christian forward Dosh Simms during the first half. Reid finished with 18 of his career-high 20 points in the opening half. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — Victor Reid started it, and Jimmie Marshall finished it. Reid scored 18 of his career-high 20 points […]

Zias fall in LSC South opener

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Nikki Ingram, a freshman guard from la Cueva, scored eight points Wednesday in the Zias’ 71-55 loss to Abilene Christian. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — There was little mystery the Zias would be outsized much of the season, and it was especially the case Wednesday with Abilene Christian’s Meyer sisters. But it […]

Failed Portales substation underwent routine mainenance

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Equipment overheated and caused an overload at the Portales south substation on West 18th Street near Southwest Canners Inc., on Saturday. Over 1,200 people were without power until 5 p.m. that day. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Xcel Energy spokesman Wes Reeves says a substation blamed for a weekend […]

Expect strange weather mix

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Weather officials are calling for a strange mix of weather Tuesday with a frosty morning, pockets of sunshine and snow. Expect a real mix of weather Tuesday. Most of eastern New Mexico awoke to frost, then sunshine and then snow. The National Weather Service says through late morning a cold […]

God cares for all creations, down to smallest

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist My sister who lives in Rochester, Minnesota, tells me about an amazing sight every year about now. Thousands upon thousands of Canada geese migrate from the north to stay in Rochester for the winter. While many geese stay there, some head even further south into southern states. Any visitor to […]

Press Release: Two teens injured in van crash into house

On 11/16/2009 at approximately 6:45 PM, the Clovis Police Department and Fire Department were dispatched to 1603 South Main Street in Clovis in reference to a motor vehicle rollover crash into a house. Upon arrival Officers found a Chevrolet Tahoe SUV rolled over on the porch of 1603 South Main Street. Officers found two injured […]

Car crashes into house

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Freedom Photo: Argen Duncan Freedom New Mexico Glenn Fuller, front, and Jesse Estrada, both of American Auto Salvage, investigate the best way to remove a mini-van from the front of a house on south Main Street just south of Brady Avenue on Monday night. Clovis Police Sgt. Roger Dial said the driver of the van […]

Hounds ninth in South Central Regional

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Junior Richard Kogo and freshman Jacob Lozano led the Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team to a ninth-place finish in Saturday’s South Central Regional, hosted by Abilene Christian. Kogo, from Kenya, finished 34th in the 8-kilometer race with a time of 32 minutes, 54.01 seconds while Lozano, from […]

10/7 Portales police blotter

A sampling of calls received by the Portales police department from Oct. 2-4: Oct. 2 9:11 p.m., caller at Jake Lopez Community Center said she was fighting and screaming for a male to get off and leave her alone. No incident report filed. 11:42 p.m., caller at 1100 block of Leo Drive reported a strange […]

No. 2 Abilene Christian rallies past Hounds

Freedom New Mexico ABILENE, Texas — Junior running back Reggie Brown rushed for 235 yards and scored three fourth-quarter touchdowns Saturday night as second-ranked Abilene Christian rallied for a 44-33 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in the Lone Star Conference South Division opener for both teams. The Wildcats (5-0) held the high-powered Greyhounds to […]

Former mayor plans public address

Former Clovis Mayor David Lansford will address the community 10 a.m. Satuday at the south entrance of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Lansford said he plans to discuss local, state and federal policy, and ask for support from local citizens on matters related to Constitutional rights and desired actions by elected officials. He said he is […]