Hounds’ rally falls short

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Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Tarleton State football coach Cary Fowler sounded like his team had just lost. Actually, the Texans almost did. A last-second desperation pass into the end zone from Eastern New Mexico University backup quarterback Sawyer Cornelius bounced off the hands of receiver Darian Dale on a jump ball in the end […]

Abilene Christian turns back Zias in straight sets

CNJ Staff ABILENE, Texas — Jennie Hutt and Kalynne Allen posted double-doubles Saturday as Abilene Christian held off Eastern New Mexico University 27-25, 25-18, 25-21 in a Lone Star Conference volleyball match. Hutt had 18 kills and 10 digs while Allen notched 13 kills and 12 digs for the Wildcats (8-7, 4-3 LSC), who pulled […]

Greyhounds win Highlands Cross Country Jam; Zias place second

CNJ Staff LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Junior Isiah Samoei and senior Mohammed Noor led a strong showing for Eastern New Mexico University’s men as the Greyhounds won the New Mexico Highlands Cross Country Jam on Saturday. Samoei finished second in 25 minutes, 12.99 seconds and Noor third in 25:14.10 as the Hounds finished with 23 […]

Their view: No Child Left Behind Act waivers needed by states

Cynthia G. Brown, vice president for Education Policy at the Center for American Progress, offers her view regarding the president’s waivers announcement:

Obama’s tax campaign has no credibility

Freedom New Mexico Yes, President Barack Obama, it is time to panic. Advice to “panic” was given to Obama by close ally James Carville, former advisor to President Bill Clinton, after Republicans won the special election in New York’s ultra liberal Ninth District this month with a candidate who ran an anti-Obama campaign. The Ninth […]

Monday morning briefing: Business women, fun and games and a candidates debate

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Women in business There’s a seminar for women who own small businesses Tuesday from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. The PTAP Woman Owned Small Business Seminar is at the Business Enterprise Center Board Room in the Clovis Curry Chamber of Commerce building. Information: 935-7827 […]

Cannon hosts open house

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Benna Sayyed Excitement prevailed at Cannon Air Force Base on Saturday as area residents poured in to get an up-close look at the 27th Special Operations Wing’s airpower. Civilians mingled with airmen, learned about and toured various aircraft and watched youngsters enjoy their few minutes as pilot of a static aircraft. A Cannon spokesman said […]

Scars mark life of working with animals

I never claimed to be a cowman and I’ve got the scars to prove it! Frostbit fingers, baler twine blisters, and an odd scrape in the side of my head where the hair won’t grow back from when my good ol’ horse slipped down on an ice slick on the calving lot. I went out […]

ENMU students take part in Project Linus

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Eastern New Mexico University students gathered together in the lobby of the Campus Union Building on Wednesday to help make blankets for children as part of Project Linus, a nationwide project dedicated to “providing security through blankets.” Sponsored by the Associated Student’s Activities Board, materials were supplied and cut and sewn into child-friendly comforters. Project […]

Police blotter — Sept. 24

Samplings of recent calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to Police reports: Sept. 16 • At 7:49 a.m., an officer responded to a vehicle burglary. A woman said she was leaving her house at 7 a.m. when she noticed someone had gained entry into her car. She said it would have been between midnight […]

My turn: High school reunion full of lessons

It took awhile, but I’ve finally figured out that most people are pretty tough. It’s easy to assume that we are stronger than others — or at least stronger than others give us credit for. It’s harder to accept that we are not especially unique. It’s also easy to underestimate the easy-going. Until someone crosses […]

Base construction under way

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Alisa Boswell Big construction projects have been under way at Cannon Air Force Base in 2010 and 2011 with some of them approaching their finish in the next one to 12 months and some just beginning. “The main purpose is to provide support facilities for the C-130 aircraft,” said AFSOC Chief of Programs Flight Steven […]

Hounds suffer first loss

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Freedom New Mexico Juan Peralta knocked in a header off a corner kick in the second overtime Friday to lift Northeastern State past ENMU’s men 2-1 in a battle of unbeaten teams. The RiverHawks (5-0-1), former members of the Southwest Soccer Conference and Lone Star Conference with ENMU before moving on to the Mid-America Intercollegiate […]

Rooting problem: Without in-state team, NFL allegiances vary in eastern New Mexico

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Kevin Wilson You look at your fuel gauge, and you notice that you’ve dropped to seven-eighths of a gallon. You don’t rush to fill up, but you start to evaluate your driving. How could it go that quickly? Couldn’t I have just walked that four blocks? We’re at a similar place with the National Football […]

Youthful Texans hunting first win at ENMU

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico After going through an un-Tarleton State-like 3-8 campaign in 2010, second-year Texans coach Cory Fowler is looking to change the culture of the program. Forty-three of the 100 players on Tarleton’s roster are in the freshman class as Fowler tries to steer away from a reliance on transfers and […]

Prep football scoreboard — Sept. 23

Area Class 5A Rio Rancho 27, Clovis 14 Class 3A Roswell Goddard 56, Portales 15 Class 2A Texico 33, Gruver 13 8-man Melrose 62, Reserve 6 6-man Clovis Christian 80, Hondo 28 San Jon 44, Elida 14 Foothill 60, Floyd 6 Texas Class 1A New Deal 14, Farwell 0 Sundown 42, Bovina 14 Class 2A […]

McGee: Catching up with Catfish

Funny how long-ago things stick in your head. Someone you haven’t thought of for years pops up, or an old phone number of a long forgotten friend or an old pal’s birthday. It’s weird to me that I have trouble remembering my grandkids’ birthdays but I remember my buddy Catfish’s birthday. This year I decided […]

In search of ponies: Schedules help avert cat-astrophe

Waking to teeth on my nose was not a pleasant feeling. In all honesty, it was downright disturbing. To add insult to injury, the little black furry face – I could only see in segments because of the macro view I had between my eye and the end of my nose – shifted and found […]

Sept. 23 — Fishing report

This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and thefishphone.com, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. East–Central, including the Pecos River Coyote Creek — The flow is 0.57 […]

Cannon commander honors Portales resident

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Cannon Connections: Alisa Boswell Col. Albert “Buck” Elton II, of Cannon Air Force Base, left, shares childhood stories with local resident Marshall Stinnett on Tuesday afternoon at the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Luncheon. Stinnett was honored with two awards during the event, one from Cannon and one from the chamber. By Alisa Boswel: […]