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ENMU hires Waggoner as new athletic director

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com The search for ENMU’s new athletic director has come to a close. On Wednesday, the university announced that Western State Colorado University Athletic Director Greg Waggoner will fulfill the same role for Greyhound athletics on June 1. Waggoner has served as the athletic director at Western State for 20 […]

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Opinion

McDonald: Census gives clear view of state

It’s amazing what you can learn about a place from its numbers. U.S. Census Bureau numbers, that is. If you’ve never linked into its Quick Facts data, you don’t know what you’re missing. For example, from this data I can tell you that when compared to our three big neighbors to the west, north and […]

Ariel Kokoricha more than local word nerd

If we were to pick a perfect representative for eastern New Mexico, we’d want someone smart, personable and approachable, with a good sense of humor, a healthy curiosity and a hunger for success who’s earned the respect of colleagues, superiors and even casual acquaintances. We did not pick Ariel Kokoricha to represent us at the […]

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Faith and Lifestyles

Texas bluebonnet has New Mexico connection

I just love Texas bluebonnets, so much so that picking this official state flower of the Lone Star State in Fredericksburg almost got me in trouble with the law once. I shared this experience in an old column. The site of bluebonnets — towers of blue taking bows across the Texas Hill Country — is […]

Clovis grows a garden

By Brooke Finch STAFF WRITER bfinch@cnjonline.com Residents now have a whole new way to put down roots in Clovis. Hardly anyone would suspect it, but some of Clovis’ freshest produce can be found right outside Plains Regional Medical Center. Even more surprising — kids have never been so enthusiastic about eating their vegetables. Through the […]

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