Cycle helps Hounds turn back USW

CNJ staff HOBBS — Senior left fielder Kevin Thompson hit for the cycle, including one of four Eastern New Mexico University home runs, as the Greyhounds got past University of the Southwest 13-8 in a non-conference baseball game Tuesday. Thompson, who raised his batting average for the spring to .301, went 4-for-5 with a second-inning […]

Zias turn tables on Javs

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU junior shortstop Emily Livingston slides home with a run during the second inning of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division softball game against Texas A&M-Kingsville at Zia Softball Field. CNJ staff CNJ STAFF PORTALES — What a difference a day can sometimes make. Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team […]

Thursday morning briefing: A video game, the truth about cats and dogs and a Spring Fling

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Video game of the week From our own particularly picky gamer Jenna Zamie. Game: Shogun 2: Total War Genre: Turn-based strategy System: PC What is it? The latest in this strategy game series is artistic, formidable and action-packed.ESRB Rating: Teen Web site: http://www.totalwar.com/shogun2 Compiled […]

High Plains Patriots turn in petition with about 1,000 signatures

Kevin Wilson Signatures were turned in Monday in favor of a special election on a pending gross receipts tax increase passed by the Clovis City Commission last month. City Manager Joe Thomas said if more than 456 signatures are verified on petitions submitted by the High Plains Patriots citizens group, a special election will likely […]

Interest in wind power picking up

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks James Kratzer of Portales, lead meteorologist at Cannon Air Force Base, said the region faces 50 mph or higher winds an average of 15 times per year. Alisa Boswell Wind and its power is old stuff to eastern New Mexico residents. But there is a new push to harness that […]

Morning ‘blessings’ can easily turn sour

Curtis K. Shelburne One of my favorite bits of wisdom is Proverbs 27:14: “If anyone loudly blesses their neighbor early in the morning, it will be taken as a curse.” It comes right before another great one: “A quarrelsome wife is like the dripping of a leaky roof in a rainstorm” (27:15). I take verse […]

Let us hope it’s Gadhafi’s turn to get booted

Freedom New Mexico One of the world’s more wretched dictators, Moammar Gadhafi of Libya, appeared to be losing his grip on power after more than 41 years. A British diplomat said Monday that Gadhafi had fled his strife-torn nation and was headed to Venezuela. A spokesman for the regime of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez denied […]

Division-leading Texans turn back Greyhounds

Freedom New Mexico STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Guard Carrington Tankson converted four 3-pointers and scored 19 points and Tarleton State scored the game’s first six points and never relinquished the lead en route to an 85-75 Lone Star Conference South Division men’s victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday night. The division-leading Texans extended their […]

Hounds turn back Tigers

ADA, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University’s men led virtually all the way in a win Thursday night, but they had a few anxious moments. Junior guard Stefan Mirabal matched a season-high with 20 points, including 4-of-5 from 3-point range, leading five players in double figures as the Greyhounds held on late to beat East […]

No. 7 RiverHawks turn back Zias

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CLARENCE PLANK: Portales News-Tribune Zias sophomore guard Tara Johnson dribbles the ball down the court while calling out the offensive play for the Zias. Clarence Plank PORTALES — Northeastern State, ranked seventh in NCAA Division II in the USA Today ESPN poll, used its stingy defense to turn back Eastern New Mexico University 55-45 on […]

Hounds turn back previously unbeaten Chaps

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Lubbock Christian guard Tyler Kennedy draws an offensive foul of Eastern New Mexico’s Tyler Jefferson in the first half of Saturday’s non-conference game at Greyhound Arena. Jefferson had 13 points and seven rebounds in the Greyhounds’ 75-72 win. Dave Wagner PORTALES — After a couple of disappointing performances last week […]

Canine news often can be a howl

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico columnist After nodding off a few times in my recliner after a hard day of yard work, I slapped the sleeping dog on my lap and told him I was tired and it was his turn to write this week’s column. Not doubting for a minute that the Dalmatian […]

Music in Our Schools: Music defines cultures

By Rebecca Dewbre, Yucca Middle School Music is a positive influence on me and something I enjoy and can turn to when I’m in a good or a not-so-good mood. Music is all around us from the sounds of nature to rhythms of

Rambelles turn back Zias

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Freedom New Mexico: Mickey Winfield ENMU sophomore guard Samantha Matta, left, puts pressure on Angelo State’s Casie Adams during Saturday’s game at Greyhound Arena. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent PORTALES — Crisper play, both offensively and defensively, helped Eastern New Mexico University get out to a lead Saturday night as the Zias tried to get […]

1-25 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 9 a.m. Jan. 14 an officer responded to a vehicle crash on First Street. A city employee said he hit the vehicle in front of him when it slowed to make a turn onto Mitchell Street. The 21-year-old was issued a […]

Mustangs turn back Zias

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU’s Karen McIntyre, left, and Megan Weitz attempt to block an attack by Midwestern State’s Miranda Byrd during the second game of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference volleyball match at Greyhound Arena. CNJ staff PORTALES — Alysha Pritt collected 12 kills Saturday and Midwestern State led virtually all the way in […]

Clovis runaways uncommon

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CNJ illustration: Sharna Johnson The majority of runaway Clovis teens are just kids acting out with every intention of returning home, according to police. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Almost every other day, Clovis police take a missing persons report on missing teens, but the majority of the time the reports turn out to […]

Precautions advised when using heatings units

By Thomas Garcia: PNT staff writer Lingering cold weather in Curry and Roosevelt counties has prompted residents to turn up the heat. Temperatures have taken a steady dive due to the combination of recent rainfall and overcast conditions. Tuesday’s high in Roosevelt and Curry counties was 45 degrees, according to Annette Mokry, meteorologist with National […]

Pioneers turn back Zias

CNJ staff PORTALES — Sharon Schaffner had 10 kills and two block assists and Katelyn Osborne added six kills and three total blocks Saturday as Texas Woman’s kept Eastern New Mexico University winless in Lone Star Conference volleyball with a 25-20, 25-18, 25-17 victory at Greyhound Arena. The Pioneers (15-8, 4-2 LSC) led most of […]

Committee making plans for county’s centennial

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Miss Moo Curry County, a life-sized recycled cast aluminum cow, was painted by Patsy Delk, one of the Centennial Committee members. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Curry County will turn 100 years old in 2009. To celebrate, the county has formed the Curry County Centennial Committee, which will plan […]