Zias hold on late to edge Commerce

Dave Wagner Kiara Tate made perhaps a game-saving play at the end of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference women’s clash against Texas A&M-Commerce, but she may have paid a big price for it. With the Zias holding a three-point lead after Commerce’s Danielle Dixon missed a 3-point try in the closing seconds, the senior guard from […]

ENMU/Commerce basketball capsules — Feb. 18

CMI staff Men Texas A&M-Commerce (7-16, 2-13) Lone Star Conference) at ENMU (13-11, 6-9) • When: 4 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena. • Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9. • Last time out: The short-handed Greyhounds played valiantly and led most of the way at fifth-ranked Tarleton State before losing 74-69 in the final minute on Wednesday. The […]

Chamber of Commerce honors members’ efforts in community

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Christina Calloway The Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce honored their achievements of 2011, recognized valuable members for their work in the community and celebrated New Mexico’s Centennial Wednesday night at its annual banquet. The Portales High School Jazz Band played upbeat songs as the crowd of about 160 drew into Portales’ Yam Theater to embark […]

Clovis chamber honors residents

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Benna Sayyed The Clovis Curry County Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards banquet on Friday brought some of the city’s movers and shakers together to celebrate the city’s accomplishments in 2011. The highlight of the evening was the 2011 chamber awards. The following individuals and businesses received awards from the chamber for their service to Clovis: […]

Commerce shoots 61 percent, beats Hounds

Freedom New Mexico COMMERCE, Texas — Senior forward Desmond King and junior forward Whitley Preston scored 21 points apiece and Texas A&M-Commerce shot 61 percent from the field en route to an 88-77 Lone Star Conference men’s basketball victory over Eastern New Mexico on Saturday night. Guards Brad Hambrick and Devondrick Walker added 15 and […]

Second-half run carries Zias to win

Freedom New Mexico COMMERCE, Texas — Seven players contributed to a 19-0 run early in the second half and Eastern New Mexico University’s women pulled away for a 69-52 Lone Star Conference victory over Texas A&M-Commerce on Saturday night. ENMU (4-9, 2-5 LSC) took the lead for good late in the first half and led […]

Roosevelt, Curry chambers of commerce to host legislative receptions

Freedom New Mexico The Roosevelt County and Clovis Curry chambers of commerce are giving businesses a chance to lobby during their annual Legislative Days activities prior to the start of the state legislative session. The two chambers will kick off their events by hosting a reception 4 p.m. Jan. 23 at the governor’s mansion in […]

Christmas contest under way

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Fundraising/voting is under way in the 2011 Little Miss Merry Christmas Contest, which is sponsored by the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors. This year’s field of contestants includes 11 girls, from 4 to 10 years old, each with an individual sponsor. The girls compete for the title of Little Miss Merry Christmas by raising […]

Reader-submitted content: Application for Little Miss Merry Christmas Contest open

The deadline for girls 5 to 10 years old to enter the 2011 Little Miss Merry Christmas Contest is Nov. 15. Contestants must attend an information meeting at the Chamber of Commerce at 6 p.m. that day. The Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce is also calling for entries from businesses, individuals and organizations for the […]

Zias end 2011 campaign with loss at Commerce

CNJ STAFF COMMERCE, Texas — Ezon Onditi and Rachel Robertson had 14 kills apiece and Texas A&M-Commerce held off Eastern New Mexico University 25-19, 23-25, 25-22, 25-22 in the Lone Star Conference and season volleyball finale for both teams on Saturday. Chelsee Hudson added a career-best 12 kills for the Lions (11-17, 6-14 LSC), while […]

Zias post first win over Commerce

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s women snapped a nine-match all-time soccer losing streak to Texas A&M-Commerce earlier this season with a tie on the road. Sunday, they broke through to beat the Lions for the first time and put themselves in good position to make the six-team Lone Star Conference tournament in early […]

Portales resident honored at chamber luncheon

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Alisa Boswell Longtime Portales resident Marshall Stinnett received back-to-back honors Tuesday afternoon at the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Luncheon at Vines Italian Restaurant. Chamber of Commerce Director Karl Terry presented him with an award for his years of dedicated service to the Portales Military Affairs Committee. Immediately following, guest speaker Col. Albert “Buck” […]

Friday morning briefing: Ribs for wheels, homes on tour and the mad rush

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Ribs for Wheels Oct. 6 is Meals on Wheels night at Rib Crib in Clovis. Bring in a flyer from 4 p.m. until close, and when you pay for your meal, 10 percent of that total will be donated to Meals on Wheels of […]

County to restart quarterly luncheons

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Alisa Boswell The Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce is restarting its tradition of quarterly luncheons at noon Tuesday at Vines restaurant. Chamber President Chris Wood said the event is not just open to business owners but to any Roosevelt County resident who has a passion and interest in local communities. “A lot of people don’t […]

Their view: Special session issues focus on commerce

Excerpts from the Chamber Legislative Roundup, published during the New Mexico Legislative Session by the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce:

Aug. 17 — ENMU briefs

Governor appoints ENMU grad to post Governor Susana Martinez has appointed an ENMU graduate to the New Mexico Economic Partnership. Gary Tonjes of Albuquerque is the president of Albuquerque Economic Development Inc., a post he has held since 1994. He previously worked for the Roswell Chamber of Commerce; the Odessa, Texas, Chamber of Commerce; and […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Business interests and local growth

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Website of the day Interested in the business world of Roosevelt County? The Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce newsletter, “Communiqu

Ingle to receive legislative award

State Senate Minority Leader Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, will be recognized by the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce with its inaugural Legislative Award for working diligently for the business community and for “fiscal leadership while making difficult fiscal decisions for New Mexico that combine both high risk and high subjectivity.” Ingle will receive the award at […]

New chamber promotions coordinator looks forward to meeting people

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Argen Duncan The new Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce promotions coordinator and Portales MainStreet director says she loves meeting people and hopes to give others fond memories like those she has of community events. Sandy Van Der Veen started work June 1. “So far it’s been really fun,” she said. Although she works at the […]

A few things you should know about this year’s Ag Expo

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The 19th annual New Mexico Ag Expo is coming, and with it, well over $100,000 in economic impact. Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Karl Terry said if 50 out-of-town vendors come, a conservative estimate, they would spend a total of $22,000 to $25,000 in town. Figuring that money will change hands six times […]