Every vote counts — ask city councilman

Does your vote really matter? It can. The New York Times in 2005 reported the median margin of victory in Congressional elections is 22 percent. That’s what economists Casey Mulligan and Charles Hunter found when they analyzed more than 56,000 Congressional elections dating to 1898. The economists also took a look at more than 40,000 […]

Supreme Court ruling protects religious freedom

The Supreme Court last week delivered a resounding victory for religious freedom, made all the more impressive by its unanimity. In a 9-0 decision, the court ruled that government cannot dictate to religious institutions whom they can hire or fire for leadership positions. That represented a convincing rejection of the Obama administration’s position, which was […]

Cannon claims narrow 72-68 victory over Dyess

USAF: Airman 1st Class Alexxis Pons Abascal U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Steven McCoy, 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron, scores the first basket of the game Jan. 7 in the Fitness Center. By Airman 1st Alexxis Pons Abascal: 27th SOW Public Affairs The Cannon men’s varsity basketball team stepped onto their court Jan. 7 […]

Lobos pull away for 54-33 victory

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Eastern New Mexico University’s women did a nice job of hanging with the New Mexico Lobos Tuesday night. Unfortunately for the Zias, they weren’t able to shake their shooting woes. Seniors Porche Torrance and Caroline Durbin combined for 26 points and 16 rebounds and New Mexico, which itself struggled to get […]

No easy escape from financial crisis

Tea party conservatives have been told to accept their victory and go home. They really took it to President Barack Obama and all the old liberals in Congress, some contend. “The winner is the tea party,” said conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer on Fox News. “They have changed the debate in the country. I think they […]

NFL agreement not victory for free markets

Freedom New Mexico As football fans, we’re pleased to see the National Football League’s players and owners reach a new labor agreement that saves the 2011 season. But, as defenders of free-market principles, we admit that the NFL labor agreement has us puzzled. That’s because this labor dispute doesn’t fit neatly into the traditional battle […]

Mustangs snap Hounds’ win streak

Freedom New Mexico WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS — Eastern New Mexico University couldn’t have picked a tougher place to extend its longest win streak since 2007. Chris Hagen led a balanced attack with 22 points and Midwestern State blitzed the Greyhounds early en route to an 89-69 Lone State Conference South win Wednesday. David Terrell added […]

Zias post victory at Texas Woman’s

Freedom New Mexico DENTON, Texas — Junior forward Precious Herrin’s jumper less than three minutes in put Eastern New Mexico University in front for good and the Zias went on to a 59-44 Lone Star Conference women’s crossover win over Texas Woman’s on Saturday afternoon. Herrin finished with 18 points and six rebounds for the […]

Portales past: Dec. 11, 1956

Dec. 11, 1956: The Portales Daily News: The Rogers girls basketball team held a 20-0 lead at the end of the first quarter of their game. However, victory wasn’t assured until the final buzzer, as the Dora girls came back to tie the score 31-31 in the third quarter before falling 40-33.

Hounds turn back previously unbeaten Chaps

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Dave Wagner After a couple of disappointing performances last week in Colorado, including one in a victory, Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Andrew Helton decided it was time to shake things up a bit. Guards Tralyn Harden and Jordan Romero were inserted into the lineup Saturday and the Greyhounds rode solid backcourt play […]

King wins attorney general race

Kevin Wilson Gary King never thought victory would come easy. But he said the spoils had to be short. “I feel like it was a good, hard battle,” King said after defeating 9th Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler and securing his second term as attorney general. “We’ll have a chance to enjoy the victory tonight, […]

Miners outlast Hounds for 80-76 victory

Freedom New Mexico EL PASO, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team nearly pulled off an impressive upset Saturday night, albeit in a preseason exhibition. ENMU led most of the first half, including an eight-point margin with under five minutes left, before Texas-El Paso rallied for an 80-76 victory before nearly 7,000 […]

Zias turn back East Central in 3-2 victory

Freedom New Mexico ADA, Okla. — Junior middle blockers Jessica King and Kristen Beck each had two kills in a match-ending 7-1 run in the fifth game and Eastern New Mexico University pulled out a 22-25, 25-20, 25-18, 24-26, 15-12 Lone Star Conference volleyball win over East Central Thursday night. It marked for the first […]

Zias notch 6-1 victory over Wayland Baptist

Freedom New Mexico Freshman forward Brook Serrano tallied two goals and the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team pulled away in the second half Thursday for a 6-1 victory over Wayland Baptist at the ENMU pitch. The Zias (2-3) scored six unanswered goals after Wayland opened the scoring on a tally by Kathleen Stewart […]

Portales past: Aug. 16, 1945

Aug. 16, 1945: The victory over Japan as announced by President Truman was celebrated by a group of 15 young people who met at Portales’ West Side Baptist Church. The program consisted of prayers, songs and a testimony.

Church profile: Victory Life Church

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• Name: Victory Life Church • Location: 605 West 18th Street • Phone: 356-4901 • Services: 10 a.m. for all ages • Description: Victory Life Church is a non-denominational, spirit-filled, restoration fellowship.

Silver squad posts victory at Green and Silver Game

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By Karl Terry: FNM Correspondent

No. 7 Fort Lewis pulls away from Zias in second half

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By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Fort Lewis College didn’t want to start 2010 cold at West Texas A&M. The Skyhawks made sure it didn’t start with a loss at Eastern New Mexico University, either. Post Allison Rosel and point guard Abby Jackson each scored 16 points, and the seventh-ranked Skyhawks defeated the Zias 70-53 […]

Zias hold on to notch first victory

Freedom New Mexico DENVER — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team did a lot of things right Saturday, and it turned out to be just enough for their first win of the season. The Zias shot 11-for-23 from 3-point range and put all five starters in double figures while leading virtually all the […]

Defense carries Falcons to victory over Aztecs

USAF photo: Mike Kaplan Falcons sophomore quarterback Connor Dietz hands off to sophomore running back Asher Clark on a reverse during Air Force’s 26-14 win over San Diego State at Falcon Stadium, Colo. By Staff Sgt. Don Branum: U.S. Air Force Academy U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — The U.S. Air Force Academy football team […]