Businesses, individuals honored at United Way banquet

CMI staff United Way of Eastern New Mexico held its annual banquet Tuesday night in which local businesses and individuals were honored for serving and supporting United Way. United Way Executive Director Erinn Burch said UWENM’s fundraising goal for 2011 was $1 million and will continue to be $1 million for 2012. The organization raised […]

Texans complete sweep of Hounds

CMI staff Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team wasn’t able to salvage the finale of their opening Lone Star Conference series on Sunday. Tarleton State had double-figure hits for the fourth consecutive game and the Texans rode an eight-run sixth to a 13-6 victory over ENMU at Greyhound Field. Third baseman Ethan Stuckly and second […]

ENMU graduate working with abandoned youth

Christina Calloway Eastern New Mexico University alumni Andrea Elizondo left Feb. 8 for Ghana to work with City of Refuge Ministries, a non-profit organization that works with trafficked and abandoned youth. The El Paso native majored in physical education with a minor in athletic training and played soccer for ENMU. The ENMU soccer team sent […]

Texans roll past Hounds

Dave Wagner Chris Terry believes his Eastern New Mexico University baseball team has enough offense to compete in the Lone Star Conference, and he thinks the Greyhounds’ pitching is good enough. The biggest question is on defense, though, and the Hounds contributed four errors on Friday to help Tarleton State roll to a 16-4 win […]

Zias drop twin bill to Adams State

CMI staff Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team had chances late but came up short in both ends of a doubleheader against Adams State on Wednesday at Zia Softball Field. After the Zias pulled even with a run in the bottom of the sixth inning in the opener, the Grizzlies put together a four-run seventh […]

Officials urge caution following rabies outbreak

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Tonjia Rolan A rabies outbreak in Eddy County has state and local health officials across eastern New Mexico urging caution. While there are no confirmed cases in Curry or Roosevelt counties so far this year, the outbreak may be related to drought conditions, according to State Public Health Veterinarian Paul Ettestad. “Drought conditions are driving […]

McGee: Eastern New Mexico’s high winds make an impression on newcomers

Wednesday morning briefing: Food, computer help and a corny law

Good morning and welcome to the Wednesday briefing. Food distribution set The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico’s commodity distribution is 1 p.m. today at the Memorial Building in Portales. Computer help Got computer issues or looking around to replace one? Check out this free program — Selecting, installing and maintaining a computer from 9 […]

Texas-Permian Basin sweeps Zias

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CMI staff Aurelia Sandoval did her part Wednesday in Eastern New Mexico University’s softball home opener on Wednesday. Unfortunately for the Zias, it wasn’t nearly enough. Sandoval, a freshman catcher from Farmington, delivered grand slam home runs in each game against Texas-Permian Basin at Zia Softball Field. The Falcons, though, walked away with 8-5 and […]

ENMU squads receive tough tourney draws

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Dave Wagner Three of Eastern New Mexico University’s four injured players could be available today when the sixth-seeded Greyhounds take on rival West Texas A&M in an 11 a.m. (MST) quarterfinal of the Lone Star Conference men’s basketball tournament at Allen, Texas. Senior guard Stefan Mirabal (hamstring) has missed the team’s last five games, while […]

Cadaver gives ENMU students new learning opportunities

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While classmates may be intimidated with working on a cadaver, two Eastern New Mexico University students are eager to put on scrubs and seize the rare opportunity. Junior Meghan Howard is among the students in the science department that gets to work with the school’s first cadaver, which was donated to the science department and […]

Greyhounds edge Aggies

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Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University’s men know where they’ll be seeded in next week’s Lone Star Conference basketball tournament. Now, they hope more reinforcements are on the way. Senior guard Reggie Nelson returned from a two-game suspension to score 23 points and junior point guard Devone Davis converted a go-ahead 3-point play with 53 […]

Shorthanded Hounds halted in overtime

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Kevin Wilson Eastern New Mexico University’s men may have gotten an “A” for effort, but Saturday was an “L” no matter how it got sliced. Fighting to move up the Lone Star Conference standings, and fighting against its personnel limitations, the Greyhounds fell 67-62 in overtime against a Texas A&M-Commerce team that was even more […]

ENMU construction on schedule

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The construction and demolition ongoing at Eastern New Mexico University is right on schedule and running smoothly, according to Scott Smart, ENMU vice president of business affairs “The last piece of the demolition was to fill in a hole at De Baca Hall. I think they just finished filling the hole today,” Smart said Wednesday […]

Hounds, Zias look to clinch LSC tourney berths

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Dave Wagner With losses at tailenders Angelo State and Abilene Christian last week, the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team gave up some of its cushion in the race for a Lone Star Conference tournament berth. Part of that has to do with injuries — three of ENMU’s inside players have been hobbled for […]

Feral swine running wild in eastern New Mexico

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Tonjia Rolan Prolific feral swine populations are ravaging eastern New Mexico range and farmland and creating an ecological nightmare, according to state and federal wildlife officials. An astonishing reproductive rate has seen hogs spread to 17 New Mexico counties in just seven years. Farmer and rancher Ted Rush of Quay County has hunted and killed […]

Meetings watch: Eastern Plains Council of Governments

The Eastern Plains Council of Governments met Wednesday morning at the Tucumcari Convention Center. During the meeting: • EPCOG Director Sandy Chancey discussed several items with the board including news of an audit update being awarded to Hinkle and Landers of Albuquerque, and the intent to hire workforce development administrative entity and fiscal agent. An […]

ENMU briefs —

ENMU reaching out to troops Eastern New Mexico University students and employees are reaching out to U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan with a care package campaign to let the troops know they haven’t been forgotten. Since the program began in 2008, ENMU delivered 37 packages to military memners. To include your loved one in […]

Latest ENMU production takes satirical look at a young couple’s life

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Alisa Boswell Eastern New Mexico University’s latest theatrical production is full of laughs, according to the show’s cast and crew, despite matters that wouldn’t be funny in most contexts. Student actor Robert Garcia, who plays the narrative voice of the playwright for, “The Marriage of Bette and Boo,” set for shows today through Sunday at […]

Wilkinson providing big boost for Hounds

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Dave Wagner When Eastern New Mexico University senior Curtis Wilkinson describes playing against NCAA Division I basketball schools, he certainly sports the right attitude. Especially for a guy that has not given up the dream of playing professionally just yet. “They’re regular guys just like us, they just have a different logo on their chest,” […]