ENMU to interview five for women’s coaching position

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University is planning five on-campus interviews seeking to fill its women’s basketball coaching position following the resignation of Linden Weese last month. ENMU athletic director Jeff Geiser said Tuesday that the finalists are Texas Woman’s assistant coach Michael Madrid, La Cueva girls basketball coach Abbie Carlson, Texas-Arlington women’s assistant [...]

Area under fire weather watch

PNT staff report The National Weather Service has a fire weather watch in effect this afternoon through this evening and Wednesday afternoon through Wednesday evening. A transmission from the service advises of sustained winds of 20 miles per hour with gusts exceeding 35 mph, with relative humidity in the single digits Tuesday and 10-15 percent [...]

Cities meet for legislative update

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Argen Duncan City officials from four counties met for a legislative update Monday in Portales. The New Mexico Municipal League held a district meeting at the Memorial Building. District 4 encompasses municipalities in Roosevelt, Curry, Quay and De Baca counties, and Portales City Manager Tom Howell estimated 50 people attended from all four counties. Portales [...]

Evacuation orders lifted on Ruidoso fire that burned five houses

The Associated Press Evacuation orders lifted on Ruidoso fire that burned five houses ALBUQUERQUE — Residents were returning home Monday after officials lifted evacuation orders forced by a wind-driven wildfire that burned five houses, drove people from a racetrack casino, and knocked out power in part of a southern New Mexico resort area. Barriers into [...]

Two more ENMU tracksters earn provisional qualifying marks

Freedom New Mexico LUBBOCK — Two more Eastern New Mexico University athletics earned NCAA Division II provisional qualifying marks for national competition in Saturday’s Texas Tech Open track meet. Junior Bill Squire qualified provisionally in men’s shot put, finishing third in 53 feet, 5 3/4 inches, and hammer throw, where he was fourth at 188 [...]

Former police chief receives $65,000 settlement

Melrose’s former police chief will be paid $65,000 and given a neutral job reference, per settlement of a discrimination claim she filed against the village and its former mayor. Melrose officials initially declined to release the settlement terms, but Monday complied with a March 23 public information request filed by the CNJ, releasing a copy [...]

My turn: One size doesn’t fit all

I remember watching Roy Rogers jumping off of a balcony into the saddle, and then later jumping from that saddle to catch a bad guy that was trying to get away. Roy could really get around on that saddle. I know Roy picked the right saddle to do all of those fancy tricks. I am [...]

April 5 — Elida news

Sports schedule • Thursday: Junior high track meet at Melrose • Friday: Varsity baseball vs. Capitan, 1 p.m. doubleheader. Friday is also a snow makeup day • Saturday: Track Meet, Fort Sumner, varsity qualifier.

Analysis: Eastern N.M. could lose in redistricting

Staff and wire reports SANTA FE — The once-a-decade exercise of legislative redistricting will produce winners and losers, and Albuquerque’s west side is as close as it comes to a guaranteed winner of more political clout. Because of rapid population growth during the past decade in the city’s sprawling areas west of the Rio Grande, [...]

Zias absorb two more LSC crossover setbacks

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANGELO, Texas — It was another long day for the Eastern New Mexico University softball team on Sunday. The Zias couldn’t get out of the first inning in either game, losing to Southeastern Oklahoma 12-1 and the Northeastern State 6-1 to finish 0-5 in the three-day Lone Star Conference crossover tournament. [...]