Legislature may see ‘dramatic’ facelift in 2013

Tuesday was the official filing day for New Mexico’s primary election. Political blogger Joe Monahan tells us the state Legislature is “poised for its most dramatic facelift in two decades.” He also reports the lawmaking game is not as much fun as it used to be and writes: “The bull market days of an overflowing […]

Candidates file for state offices

Kevin Wilson By Kevin Wilson CNJ STAFF WRITER kwilson@cnjonline.com Eastern New Mexico voters will have a quartet of primary elections for the New Mexico Legislature, but only one contested race once the general election comes around. Tuesday was the lone day to file for elections at the Secretary of State’s Office in Santa Fe and […]

Clovis couple wins lottery

Clovis Media Inc. A Clovis couple won a top prize playing a New Mexico Lottery Scratcher game, according to a press release. According to the New Mexico Lottery press release: • Troy and Tiffany Vancleave won $50,000 playing the lottery’s “Crossword Deluxe” Scratcher. “I fell to my knees and cried,” Tiffany Vancleave told lottery officials […]

President Obama to visit New Mexico oil fields

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — With gas prices steadily on the rise, President Barack Obama makes a stop Wednesday in New Mexico’s oil fields to tout the fact that domestic oil and gas production is at an all-time high. But he’ll also step into solidly Republican territory dominated by an industry upset with his administration’s […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Help, lucky trout and marching to Montgomery

Good morning and welcome to the Tuesday briefing. Help please United Way of Easter New Mexico needs help decorating for its annual banquet. If you can spare a few minutes, they will be decorating the Eastern New Mexico University Ballroom from noon to 3 p.m. today. For more information: 769-2103. Fishing fun Catch the right […]

Texans complete sweep of Hounds

CMI staff Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team wasn’t able to salvage the finale of their opening Lone Star Conference series on Sunday. Tarleton State had double-figure hits for the fourth consecutive game and the Texans rode an eight-run sixth to a 13-6 victory over ENMU at Greyhound Field. Third baseman Ethan Stuckly and second […]

Texans roll past Hounds

Dave Wagner Chris Terry believes his Eastern New Mexico University baseball team has enough offense to compete in the Lone Star Conference, and he thinks the Greyhounds’ pitching is good enough. The biggest question is on defense, though, and the Hounds contributed four errors on Friday to help Tarleton State roll to a 16-4 win […]

Sweet Home New Mexico: Alone time important

Something happened last week that hasn’t happened to me in over six years since I had my first child; I spent three days entirely alone. There was a conference in Albuquerque I attended, so my mom flew in from Alabama and watched my kids in Clovis while I traveled to Albuquerque. Having not spent any […]

Basketball tournament to be renamed for Dora man

Alisa Boswell Noon Thursday marked the kick-off for the annual Coyote Pack Tournament at Dora, in which 48 teams from surrounding New Mexico counties will compete against each other, raising some $5,000 for Dora High School athletics. Event coordinator Mike Cone said the tournament has been going for roughly 25 years. “Over the last couple […]

Zias drop twin bill to Adams State

CMI staff Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team had chances late but came up short in both ends of a doubleheader against Adams State on Wednesday at Zia Softball Field. After the Zias pulled even with a run in the bottom of the sixth inning in the opener, the Grizzlies put together a four-run seventh […]

McGee: Eastern New Mexico’s high winds make an impression on newcomers

Their view: Agricultural producers deserve recognition

The New Mexico Farm Service Agency issued this press release in celebration of National Ag Day.

Spring signals start of tornado season

Tonjia Rolan Spring is a little more than a week away. So is the start of tornado season on the High Plains. Eastern New Mexico spawns 75 percent of the state’s thunderstorms that produce tornadoes, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration website. The state sees about 10 twisters a year and thunderstorm and […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Food, computer help and a corny law

Good morning and welcome to the Wednesday briefing. Food distribution set The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico’s commodity distribution is 1 p.m. today at the Memorial Building in Portales. Computer help Got computer issues or looking around to replace one? Check out this free program — Selecting, installing and maintaining a computer from 9 […]

Hounds post 12-4 win over Pioneers

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CMI staff Eight players contributed to a 12-hit attack and senior right-hander Joe Jones pitched four innings of one-run relief Tuesday as Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team defeated Wayland Baptist 12-4 at Greyhound Field. Leadoff man Luis Quinones went 3-for-4 with three runs scored while center fielder Brooke Brooks drove in three runs with […]

Curry County Cats-New Mexico Titans preview

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Students band together to send DVDs to troops

Cannon Connections: Alisa Boswell Eva Zaldivar, 3, left, helps her grandmother, Wilma Ploudre, fill care packages to send to soldiers overseas. Westminster Presbyterian Church in Clovis sends care packages to deployed troops. Alisa Boswell An Eastern New Mexico University student donated more than 300 DVDs for military care packages being sent by ENMU professor Patricia […]

Sweet Home New Mexico: Hero’s tale inspiring

Courtesy photo Staff Sgt. Johnnie O. Yellock In July 2011, five days after being promoted to the rank of staff sergeant, and 10 days into his second combat deployment, Air Force Combat Controller Johnnie O. Yellock II’s vehicle rolled over an IED in the Paktika province in Afghanistan. Yellock was standing in the vehicle at […]

Texas-Permian Basin sweeps Zias

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CMI staff Aurelia Sandoval did her part Wednesday in Eastern New Mexico University’s softball home opener on Wednesday. Unfortunately for the Zias, it wasn’t nearly enough. Sandoval, a freshman catcher from Farmington, delivered grand slam home runs in each game against Texas-Permian Basin at Zia Softball Field. The Falcons, though, walked away with 8-5 and […]

NMHU outslugs Hounds

CMI staff Third baseman Josh McMahon drove in four runs with a pair of hits and New Mexico Highlands outslugged Eastern New Mexico University 14-10 on Tuesday in a game shortened to five innings, in part due to the blustery conditions. The Cowboys (6-1) had two innings of at least five runs while the Greyhouds […]