Letter to the Editor — Oct. 6

Free-market boasting often short on facts Kent McManigal’s editorial in Friday’s paper — “Healthcare is best off in free market” — is typical of what I see as a major problem in political debates: It is based entirely on opinion and assertion, and is entirely devoid of data or objective information. This sort of argument […]

First assignment took away innocence

It may surprise some that I was baptized by fire in Louisiana. My first assignment for a small Ruston newspaper in 1978 was to help the editor interview local citizens about Louisiana’s last lynching. Although the 1938 lynching near Ruston was 40 years earlier, many participants and offspring were still alive. A black man was […]

Rams bounce back, defeat Pojoaque


dwagner@cnjonline.com BLACKWATER DRAW — A comfortable halftime lead turned into a bit of a struggle for the Portales Rams on Friday night. Senior quarterback Daniel Sanchez threw for three first-half touchdowns and the Rams buckled down after two scoring drives got Pojoaque back in the game, claiming a 26-14 victory over the Elks at Greyhound […]

Hounds face tough test in LSC opener

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com Make no mistake, fourth-year Tarleton State coach Cary Fowler is glad to be 3-0, including 2-0 in the Lone Star Conference. He says, though, that it’s all behind the Texans as they prepare for today’s 2 p.m. Lone Star Conference matchup against Eastern New Mexico University at Blackwater Draw in ENMU’s […]

Prep football capsules — Oct. 5

Texico 47, Fort Sumner 25 • Records: Fort Sumner 3-3, Texico 3-3 • Difference: Senior RB Kendall Naceanceno scored on two short runs to stake the Wolverines to a 14-0 lead at the quarter, and the Foxes were never able to catch up. • Difference-makers: Fort Sumner, senior RB Michael Giannini rushed 31 times for […]

No. 7 Angelo State sweeps Zias

CMI staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Senior middle blocker Maddie Huth had 14 kills and senior defensive specialist Shelby Witt added a season-high 21 digs as Angelo State, ranked seventh in NCAA Division II, posted a 25-13, 25-23, 25-17 Lone Star Conference volleyball victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Friday night. ASU (11-2, 4-0 […]

Clovis ends three-game skid with win over Goddard


By Kevin Wilson kwilson@cnjonline.com As usual, a historic performance from Kamal Cass wasn’t quite enough for the Clovis Wildcats. But this time, Clovis was up to task, as other offensive threats and timely defensive stops added to the mix to give the Wildcats a 31-28 victory Friday night over Goddard. Cass ran for 320 yards […]

Civilian detained at Cannon

CMI staff A civilian was caught jumping over the fence Friday at Cannon Air Force Base, according to base spokesman Capt. Derek White. At approximately 3:17 a.m., an Airman spotted a man jumping the perimeter fence, according to White. Security forces were alerted, and detained him. The man was handcuffed and a search found a […]

It’s OK to go to movies alone — sometimes

By Grant McGee CMI columnist That Dustin Hoffman movie “Rain Man” was on the TV the other day. “I remember going to see this by myself,” said The Lady of the House while we watched the movie. I got to thinking about going to the movies by oneself. Do you have a rule about going […]

Students overwhelmingly pass new stadium proposal

ENMU: Courtesy photo
Students will vote whether to support this proposed Eastern New Mexico University football stadium from Wednesday to Friday. Students are being asked to pay half of the $8 million cost.

By Christina Calloway ccalloway@pntonline.com Valerie Mestas is excited to know that in a couple of years, she’ll be watching the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds play at a stadium in Portales with her son, an updated experience she wants to share from her childhood. “My parents went to school here, so growing up, I got […]