ENMU squads receive tough tourney draws

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CMI correspondent: Joshua Lucero ENMU senior guard Stefan Mirabal, shown in a game against West Texas A&M last month, is one of three injured Greyhounds who is hoping to see action today when they face rival West Texas A&M in a quarterfinal game of the Lone Star Conference men’s basketball tournament at Allen, Texas. Dave […]

Curio shops tough business

“I think I’ll go inside and see if I can buy a rubber tommy-hawk,” I told my wife as we made a bathroom stop on a recent trip up Interstate 40 to Albuquerque. We had pulled in to one of those roadside businesses with 20 miles of billboards hyping everything from snakeskin boots and Indian […]

Salvation Army hoping to spread word

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CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Workers at the Salvation Army Thrift Store strategically stage clothing and furniture to boost sales. Benna Sayyed Times have been tough for the people Clovis’ Salvation Army helps. They’ve also been tough for the organization itself. Commanding Officer Jim Gallup said business has been slow the past couple of months […]

ENMU enrollment boost attributed to recruitment team, economy

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell Jacob Jones, a recruiter in the Enrollment Services Department at Eastern New Mexico University talks to an ENMU freshman about homesickness Wednesday morning. Director of Enrollment Services Cody Spitz said recruiting new students is a team effort among students, faculty and employees at ENMU. He said this has contributed to […]

What matters most is our opinion of God

With the beginning of a new college semester, I think back to my own college days. During those years, I had many wonderful professors who were friendly and engaging. Then I had a few that were really intimidating. One was an English professor. My sophomore year, I needed an English class so I chose an […]

Postal service has proven efficiency

There are tough times ahead for the U.S. Postal Service — cuts of 120,000 jobs, and service cutbacks of up to three days per week. But one thing is increasing — fodder for anti-government rants online. More than one online discussion I’ve had somehow involved the phrase, “Government’s inefficient. Just look at the post office.” […]

Editorial: Endangered species put economy at risk

It could be a tough summer — unless one is a lizard. Fears of a stalling economy sent the Dow on a plummet last week. Housing values fell to their lowest in 10 years. Federal estimates of 180,000 new private-sector jobs in May fell short by 142,000. Pain at the pump approaches $4 a gallon, […]

Residents feel pressure at pump

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell Norma Vallejo of Portales fills her truck with gas Friday afternoon at a Portales Allsups. She said she spent $10 on the gas and her truck did not reach a quarter of a tank. Vallejo recently had to borrow money to be able to fuel her truck. Alisa Boswell Rising […]

Libya conflict leaves U.S. in tough spot

Freedom New Mexico Our country’s overly aggressive interventionist foreign policy led us to invade Iraq. It has caused Americans to pay for multiple interventions in which the goal was to save women and children abroad from monstrous regimes and to spread “democracy” by force. Seldom since World War II, with the obvious exception of Afghanistan, […]

Pinon behind tough life lesson

Autumn in northern New Mexico is pi