ENMU-Midwestern State basketball preview

CMI staff Men ENMU (14-12, 7-10 Lone Star Conference) at Midwestern State (22-3, 14-3) • When: 6 p.m. (MST) Saturday at Wichita Falls, Texas. • Radio: KSEL-AM 105.9. • Last time out: The Greyhounds won at home over Cameron 67-65 on Wednesday night. The Mustangs, ranked fifth in NCAA Division II, lost at West Texas […]

Land commissioner says he hopes to help make better use of state trust land

Tonjia Rolan State Land Commissioner Ray Powell hopes to partner with local officials to make better use of state trust land in Curry and Roosevelt counties. Curry County has 45,640 acres of state trust land, and Roosevelt county has 181,691 acres, according to Land office District Manager Erik Nelson. Cannon Air Force Base leased 11,000 […]

Sen. Clint Harden announces plans to retire

Kevin Wilson State Senator Clint Harden, R-Clovis, has announced he will not seek a fourth term and plans to retire following 10 years in the state Legislature. “It’s something I’ve been thinking about during the interim, basically since last session,” said Harden, who was appointed to the position in 2002 by then-Gov. Gary Johnson. His […]

Press release: Sen. Harden announces retirement

(From the office of State Sen. Clint Harden, R-Clovis) State Senator Clint Harden District 7 announced today that he would retire at the end of this term:

Republican Angie Spears running for state senate

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Spears CMI staff Republican Angie Spears will run for state senate in District 7, which includes Curry, Quay and Union counties. She pledged to revoke legislation that grants driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants and that opposes tax increases to promote private sector job growth. Spears said she will prioritize education reform and ending social promotion […]

Fifth-ranked Tarleton State rallies over ENMU

CNJ staff TARLETON, Texas — Despite being shorthanded by a combination of injuries and suspensions, Eastern New Mexico University looked early on like it might pull off one of the biggest upsets of the Lone Star Conference season. But Tarleton State, ranked fifth in the nation, responded with a 41-20 second half and held off […]

TexAnns cruise past Zias

CNJ staff Conference-leading Tarleton State ended any hopes of an Eastern New Mexico University upset early, racing to a 24-point halftime lead en route to a 73-48 win Wednesday in a Lone Star Conference game. Senior forward Precious Herrin had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Zias (8-15, 6-11 LSC), who are in the […]

Man sought for health condition turns self in

CNJ staff A Clovis man who New Mexico state health officials were trying to locate because of a contagious medical condition turned himself in Wednesday morning to Plains Regional Medical Center, according a press release from the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. The New Mexico Department of Health was granted a temporary order of protection Jan. […]

ENMU basketball capsules — Feb. 15

CNJ staff Men ENMU (13-10, 6-8 Lone Star Conference) at Tarleton State (21-3, 12-2) • When: 7 p.m. (MST) today at Stephenville, Texas. • Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9. • Last time out: The Greyhounds lost on Saturday at Abilene Christian 79-68. The fifth-ranked Texans lost at No. 9 Midwestern State 80-75 in three overtimes on Monday, […]

Governor signs hay transport bill

Gov. Susana Martinez signed a bill Tuesday evening at the agricultural feed in the senate roundhouse that will allow the transportation of oversized hay loads on state roads. Senate Bill 56, sponsored by Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, will help livestock owners deal with ongoing drought conditions in the state that have placed an enormous strain […]