Their view: State should consider projects responsibly

Sen. Pete Campos, D-Las Vegas, offers this view on capital outlay projects: Legislators and the governor have joined forces to abandon the haphazard process of funding capital outlay projects a little bit at a time and with minimal thought as to how each project fits into the state’s infrastructure strategic plan. Instead, we are committed […]

Their view: Senator: State should invest in growth

Sen. Pete Campos, D-Las Vegas, offers his view on the state budget:

Their view: Schools should be priority for funding

Sen. Pete Campos. D-Las Vegas, offers his view on education.

Weddings — Oct. 30

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Boggs Autumn Wilkerson of Las Vegas, N.M., and Jesse Boggs of Las Vegas were joined in marriage June 30, 2011, in Portales. [image #1, align=left, size=medium] The Rev. Mark Boggs performed the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Dwayne and Tammie Wilkerson of Portales. She is the granddaughter of Joann Hall of […]

Zias top Highlands in four

Freedom New Mexico LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Senior middle blocker Jessica King had 18 kills and junior outside hitter added 12 kills and a team-high 19 digs Tuesday as Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team defeated New Mexico Highland 26-24, 18-25, 25-17, 25-20. Junior Evelyn Escobar notched 10 kills for the Zias (4-12), who improved […]

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 […]

Freedom Fest buzz abounds in Las Vegas

Freedom New Mexico Anyone curious about the direction of the conservative or libertarian movements, priorities for Tea Party enthusiasts or Republicans, or the hottest topics bound to affect the 2010 presidential elections, ought to pay close attention to issues raised at Freedom Fest, through Saturday in Las Vegas. Last year’s event turned out to be […]

Engagements — Jan. 9

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Schritter-Maes [image#1, align=right, size=medium] Crissy Schritter of Farmington and Nick Maes of Clovis are engaged to be married Aug. 6, 2011, in Las Cruces. The bride-elect is the daughter of Ray and Becky Schritter of Farmington. The prospective groom is the son of Glynnis Maes of Clovis and David Maes of Las Vegas, N.M. The […]

VA to discuss changes to services

Freedom New Mexico The Veterans Admin-istration will hold a series of public meetings announ-cing discontinuation of contract care at nine VA clinics in northern New Mexico. Nine access point clinics in Embudo, Chama, Coyote, Penasco, Ribera, Roy, Springer, Truchas and Wagon Mound will be closed as of March 31 under the plan. The VA plans […]

Highlands beat Zias in return game

Freedom New Mexico LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Whitley Coca scored 20 points to lead three Cowgirls in double figures, and New Mexico Highlands cruised to a 72-62 win over Eastern New Mexico in Monday’s non-conference women’s game at the John A. Wilson Complex. Briana Gholston added 13 points and Taylor Ealey added 12 points and […]

Cowgirls end Zias’ winning streak at five

Freedom New Mexico LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Junior middle blocker Sarah Dirmeyer had 24 kills and freshman outside hitter Darian Mullen and sophomore outside hitter Ashley Nugent both compiled double-doubles as New Mexico Highlands edged Eastern New Mexico University 25-15, 13-25, 25-21, 21-25, 15-11 Saturday in the Cowgirls’ invitational tournament, ending the Zias’ longest winning […]

Zias extend win streak to four in volleyball

Freedom New Mexico LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Break up the suddenly-hot Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team. The Zias stretched their winning streak to four matches — the longest since late in the 2004 season — with wins on Friday over Denver-based Johnson & Wales 25-14, 25-12, 25-9 and Southwestern Oklahoma 17-25, 25-22, 25-18, 25-23 […]

Clovis part of scenic route

Don McAlavy The route from Fort Worth, Texas to Las Vegas, N.M., is 639.8 miles, and it runs through Clovis, New Mexico. The subject of this Route Book I’ve had for many years is furnished to tourists accurate and reliable information that will aid them in traveling through one of the most picturesque portions of […]

Highlands roughs up Hounds

Freedom New Mexico LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Suffice it to say, nothing Eastern New Mexico University tried on Tuesday worked. The Greyhounds had only six baserunners in a 21-0 loss to New Mexico Highlands, and stranded just one of them. Three were erased on double plays, another on a pickoff and another on a caught-stealing. […]

New Mexico survives scare from Air Force

By Arnie Stapleton: The Associated Press LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Darrington Hobson’s 28 points helped eighth-ranked New Mexico stave off a scare from the scrappy Air Force Falcons 75-69 Thursday in the Mountain West Conference quarterfinals. Dairese Gary added 20 points for the Lobos (29-3), who set a school record for wins in a season […]

Highlands crushes ENMU twice

Freedom New Mexico LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Eastern New Mexico University and New Mexico Highlands were originally supposed to play a four-game, season-opening series, but Friday’s twin bill was canceled due to weather problems. After losing 16-0 and 21-3 in Saturday’s double dip, it was probably all the same to the Greyhounds. Highlands pounded out […]

Zias split twin bill at Highlands

Freedom New Mexico LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Freshman left-hander Melissa Martinez threw a no-hitter, allowing only two baserunners and striking out 10, as New Mexico Highlands blanked Eastern New Mexico University 7-0 Tuesday to salvage a split of their season-opening softball doubleheader. Four Zias drove in two runs apiece as ENMU took the opener 15-6. […]

Zias close out Cowgirls

Freedom New Mexico LAS VEGAS, N.M. — The Eastern New Mexico University Zias scored the last 10 points of the game to beat New Mexico Highlands 85-76 Thursday in a non-conference game. Cat Clay led a huge effort off the bench with a team-high 15 points as the Zias (4-6) won their third straight game. […]

Zias get past Highlands, end losing streak

Freedom New Mexico LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Eastern New Mexico University trailed in all four games, but the Zias were able to rally Tuesday night for a 25-22, 16-25, 26-24, 25-18 victory over New Mexico Highlands in a battle of struggling volleyball programs. The Zias (6-22) had lost eight in a row and 13 of […]

Portales historian honored

By Ruth Burns: FNM correspondent Rose Powers White has been chosen to be honored by a Historic Marker for her tireless dedication to preserving the history of the early days on the plains of Eastern New Mexico. Rosalie Pierce Powers was born in Las Vegas, New Mexico in 1894 to Neville and Stephen Powers. She […]