ENMU battles WT tough in loss

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — The West Texas A&M men’s basketball team may have clinched a spot in the Lone Star Conference postseason tournament Saturday night, but the Buffaloes got a bit more than they expected from an undermanned Eastern New Mexico University squad. Senior forward Chris Hinz scored 20 points on 8-of-11 shooting, and […]

No. 17 Lady Buffs post win over Zias

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — Junior guard Emily Brister scored 23 points and grabbed eight rebounds Saturday night as West Texas A&M rolled to a 78-57 win over Eastern New Mexico University in a Lone Star Conference South Division women’s matchup. The Lady Buffs (19-4, 9-1 South), winning for the 13th time in 14 games, […]

Woman hospitalized after highway 60 accident

CNJ staff An Albuquerque woman remained hospitalized in stable condition Thursday evening in Lubbock after a two-vehicle accident near St. Vrain, according to Senior Patrolman Ron Chavez of the State Police. Officers from the New Mexico State Police and local agencies responded around 2 p.m. to a head-on vehicle collision west of Clovis on U.S. […]

Wintry weather headed this way

From Ken De Los Santos, Clovis/Curry County emergency management director, warning of wintry weather expected for Clovis, Portales and Tucumcari areas: A LARGE STORM SYSTEM SPINNING OFF THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA COAST WILL WEAKEN AND MOVE INLAND THURSDAY WITH ITS REMNANTS CROSSING NEW MEXICO FRIDAY. ANOTHER STORM WILL ORGANIZE OFF THE WEST COAST LATE THIS WEEK […]

Lady Buffs turn back Zias

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU freshman Tori Northcutt tries to steal the ball from West Texas A&M’s Emily Brister in Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division woman’s game at Greyhound Arena. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s women may have caught nationally-ranked rival West Texas A&M a bit […]

Ethanol plant health study crucial

By Wayne Roth-Nelson: Guest columnist Regarding the proposed ethanol plant west of Clovis: The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) seems to have ignored any advice available from environmental health scientists who should represent the health concerns of the affected community. Government environmental agencies work with two very different sets of numbers. One set goes with […]

Shorthanded Hounds host WT tonight

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Facing rival West Texas A&M was already a big challenge for the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team, but it just got a lot bigger. When the Greyhounds entertain WT in a 7:30 p.m. Lone Star Conference South Division clash today at Greyhound Arena, their bench […]

Cops and Courts: Warrant amnesty brings in $8,000 in fees

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The Curry County Magistrate Court’s December limited amnesty initiative was a success and the court hopes to hold more in the future, according to Chief Clerk Jinger West. Around $8,000 in bench warrant fees were collected, compared to $2,300 last year during December, West said. For the month of […]

Northern neighbors

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo The Lathrop Lady Malemutes relax in the Clovis High locker room after Thursday’s first round game in the Plateau Holiday Classic. The girls chatted about how nice the locker room at Clovis was compared to theirs in Fairbanks, Alaska. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Following the first game of […]

Tumbleweed carried message to Texas

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist In the year of 1903 Tom Brown, a young man of about 22 years, boarded a train for New Mexico’s lonely prairies. Now Tom really did not know just where he was going or what he was going for. He had heard of the wild and woolly west, and something […]

Decision coming soon on ethanol plant permit

CNJ staff The state’s Environmental Improvement Board is scheduled to deliberate Monday the fate of an air quality permit for the Clovis Ethanol Plant. The New Mexico Environment Department approved the permit in May. Several community groups filed an appeal against the permit. They said the food company did not clearly state the location of […]

Nov. 28, 1948

A one-room furnished apartment located at 320 Edwards could be rented for $5 a week. … Maytag washing machines, ranging in price from $134.95 to $189.95, could be purchased at the Maytag Electric Shop, 110 Main Street. … A slideshow featuring 57 color slides entitled “China’s Changing West” was scheduled to be shown at Trinity […]

Violations of civil liberties continue

By Steven Greenhut One of the most disturbing lessons I’ve learned following 9/11 is that many people will go along with just about any government-imposed outrage if it’s couched in the right terms and plays on their fears. In recent years, we’ve seen the federal government become increasingly aggressive in efforts to spy on, detain, […]

ENMU punter makes second team

RICHARDSON, Texas — West Texas A&M, Abilene Christian, Tarleton State and Midwestern State dominated the Lone Star Conference South Division this fall, and those four teams also dominated the All-LSC South first and second teams. They combined for 59 of the 65 spots on the first and second teams, led by Abilene Christian with 17. […]

Nov. 4 Birthday

Dunn Marilyn A. Dunn of Clovis celebrated her 80th birthday Nov. 2 in Clovis. The celebration was hosted by Vera Christensen, Linda Ruby, Tricia West and Mari Amacher. Dunn was born Nov. 4, 1927, in Sioux City, Iowa. She has four children, 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

New area code affects state of mind

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist It’s a little hard saying goodbye to the 505. On the surface, it’s just a three-digit area code for our Land of Entrapment, I mean Land of Enchantment. But the 505 is also a mentality. This area code change is literally going to split our state in half, if politicians […]

Hounds get another challenge

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson ENMU quarterback Michael Benton talks with running back Tim Hammett on the sidelines during the team’s Oct. 6 homecoming game at Greyhound Stadium against Angelo State. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — The challenge for the Eastern New Mexico University football team was already significant. This week, facing […]

Buffs prevail over ENMU

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M broke a tie with four goals in a span of just over 19 minutes in the second half and handed Eastern New Mexico University a 5-3 loss on Friday in a Southwest Soccer Conference match. WT (11-1, 4-1 SSC), ranked No. 22 in NCAA Division II, took […]

Hounds test unbeaten Buffs

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Freedom New Mexico: Kevin Wilson Jason Walker stiff-arms Angelo State defensive back Terrell Lee on a third-quarter run in Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division game at Greyhound Stadium. The Greyhounds face West Texas A&M today in Canyon. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Mark Ribaudo thinks this year’s West Texas A&M football team is […]

Hounds, Zias picked down near cellar in South polls

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Tarleton State’s men and West Texas A&M’s women are projected to win Lone Star Conference South Division basketball titles in polls released last week by the conference office. Eastern New Mexico University was tabbed sixth in the seven-team men’s South race and seventh in the eight-team women’s poll. Tarleton State, […]