Western State trounces Zias

Freedom New Mexico PUEBLO, Colo. — Western State (Colo.) went on an early 8-0 run to lead for good, then used another 8-0 surge to take control midway through the opening half and the Mountaineers cruised to a 68-52 win over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday in the Al Kaly Shriners Classic, hosted by […]

Elida Class B champs again

lukz9i-lukz7p1113eldiazozovb1650.jpg

Kevin Wilson Long before she was in Carrizozo, Pam Allen was coaching volleyball in the 1970s, when a novel idea called the state championship was implemented. And ever since Sandia defeated Rio Grande in 1973, the gradual addition of six classifications and numerous title sites across the state have never changed one fact. “It’s tough […]

Hounds drop opener to Pitt State

Freedom New Mexico STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Guard Drake Green scored six of his game-high 20 points in a 12-2 run which gave Pittsburg State the lead for good Friday night, and the Gorillas held on to beat Eastern New Mexico University 77-71 in the season-opening South Central Region Challenge, hosted by Tarleton State. The Texans […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Sons with songs, state titles and a blackout

Good morning, and welcome to Tuesday’s Freedom New Mexico morning briefing.

Midwestern State hands Hounds only LSC loss

Freedom New Mexico WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Midwestern State, ranked fourth in NCAA Division II men’s soccer, denied Eastern New Mexico University’s bid for an unbeaten Lone Star Conference season. The Greyhounds, who clinched their first LSC title on Sunday, were kept off the board until late and dropped a 2-1 decision to the Mustangs […]

ENMU hosting music teacher conference

lu5slz-lu5rwb115conference2web.jpg

Alisa Boswell The first day of the Professional Music Teachers of New Mexico 61st annual state conference included several presentations, including one by the special guest speaker Peter Mack, an internationally recognized Irish pianist and music educator from Washington state. Mack told his audience Friday at Eastern New Mexico University about several imaginative techniques for […]

Ute Water Project manager named state engineer

Staff and wire reports Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield thinks the appointment of Scott Verhines as the state’s new top water manager is nothing but positive for the Ute Water Project. Verhines was named state engineer Thursday by Gov. Susana Martinez. He is a civil engineer from Albuquerque and project manager for the Eastern New Mexico […]

Youth fishing clinic scheduled

lu3zqt-lu3zpk114fishingclinicweb.jpg

Alisa Boswell The annual Oasis State Park Kids’ Fishing Clinic will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the park. Jim Whary, park manager, said the event will include nine learning stations in which children will learn how to cast, water safety, knot tying, biology and more. Each station will be 12 […]

Whooping cough on rise

Whooping cough

Staff and wire reports Whooping cough is on the rise in parts of New Mexico, but not an issue so far this year in the eastern part of the state. Whooping cough is a highly contagious bacterial respiratory infection putting infants most at risk. The New Mexico Department of Health says cases of whooping cough, […]

Midwestern State clips Zias in OT

Freedom New Mexico WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Midwestern State scored off a free kick in overtime on Sunday, and the Mustangs posted a 1-0 Lone Star Conference women’s soccer victory over Eastern New Mexico University in the regular-season finale for both teams. The Mustangs (11-5-2, 9-4-1 LSC) avenged a loss to the Zias (8-7-3, 6-5-3) […]

Hounds blank Fort Hays State

By Larry Booker: FNM correspondent It wasn’t necessarily pretty, but the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team notched another win on Friday at the ENMU pitch. Junior defender Michael Stewart provided the only goal with a header off a Julian Roberts corner kick midway through the second half, and the Greyhounds hung on for […]

Texas man dies in accident

CNJ staff New Mexico State Police report a 66-year-old man from Dalhart, Texas, died Thursday in a single-vehicle accident on I-40, approximately 25 miles west of Tucumcari. At 8:53 a.m., state police were summoned to a single-vehicle crash with injuries. Upon arrival to the scene, Robert Walker the driver of the vehicle was located lying […]

Weekly LSC soccer update —

WEEKLY LSC SOCCER UPDATE Standings All Times MDT Men Conf. All W-L-T W-L-T Eastern New Mexico 3-0-1 8-3-4 Incarnate Word 2-1-1 11-2-1 Midwestern State 1-3-0 10-3-1 West Texas A&M 1-3-0 6-6-2 Friday’s matches Midwestern State 3, Incarnate Word 0; West Texas A&M 1, Northeastern State 1, 2 OT, tie. Sunday’s matches St. Edward’s 0, Midwestern […]

State auditor stops in Portales

ltqtxi-ltqtwj1028balderasweb.jpg

Hector Balderas, New Mexico state auditor and native of eastern New Mexico, is campaigning to fill the U.S. Senate seat of Sen. Jeff Bingaman, who is retiring. The general election for the seat will take place in November 2012. Balderas made a brief stop at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales on Thursday morning to […]

Midwestern State rallies past Zias

Freedom New Mexico Miranda Byrd had 16 kills and seven total blocks (three solos) Tuesday night as Midwestern State notched a 25-27, 25-11, 25-21, 25-19 Lone Star Conference volleyball victory over Eastern New Mexico University at Greyhound Arena. Eastern was paced by junior outside hitter Amber Durand, who registered 12 kills and seven digs. Senior […]

ENMU faces huge challenge in NW Missouri State

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Abilene Christian, ranked 10th in NCAA Division II, was a huge challenge for the Eastern New Mexico University football team last week. West Texas A&M next week and Midwestern State after that, both ranked, fall into the same category. Today’s clash against Northwest Missouri State, though, figures to be […]

Clovis still waiting on MVD expansion

lsxeec-lsxecz108mvdcrowdwaiting.jpg

Kevin Wilson Eastern New Mexico residents waiting for a new, expanded motor vehicle department in Clovis, touted by state officials two years ago, are going to have to resort to a standard MVD tradition. They’ll have to wait. S.U. Mahesh, a spokesperson for the state Taxation and Revenue Department, said the expansion to a 4,000-square-foot […]

Their view: Government contracting work should be transparent

Government contracting work should be transparent Sarah Welsh is executive director of New Mexico Foundation for Open Government: She writes about a possible violation of the state’s sunshine laws.

Stop throwing away money on green jobs

Freedom New Mexico A California state agency will suspend giving sales-tax exemptions to renewable energy manufacturers in the wake of the scandalous bankruptcy of Solyndra, the Fremont-based maker of solar panels that received a $535 million federal loan guarantee before closing its doors in September. Meanwhile, the federal government last week approved another $1 billion […]

ENMU men score first soccer win over Midwestern

Freedom New Mexico Midwestern State had the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team’s number until Friday. Freshman forward Abayneh Crosby scored 13 minutes into the second half and the Greyhounds edged No. 7 Midwestern State 2-1 to stay unbeaten in Lone Star Conference play. It was the Hounds’ first win over Midwestern State in […]