Honor rolls

National Honor Roll The following local high school students have been inducted into the Spring 2003 National Honor Roll: Bovina High School: DiAnna Mendoza. Clovis High School: Latara Fells, Blanca Flores, Natasha Hawkins, Christen Kos, Matthew Loewen, Christopher Maher, Carli McCasland, Whitney Shaw, Breanne Smith, Randy Stapp, William Stephenson, Adrianna Torres and Zachary Watters. Clovis […]

LETTERS: Bond decision needs to benefit teachers

On Tuesday, Clovis voters will have the opportunity to decide on a $5 million bond election with the money earmarked for school renovations and maintenance, and the addition of fiber optics in the Clovis schools. There will be much talk of the importance of this bond issue to ensure the continued excellence of education at […]

Reader Reaction: Blue denim issue is a red hot debate

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked if Clovis school teachers should be allowed to wear blue jeans to work. Some responses: “THE FACT THAT (SUPERINTENDENT Neil) Nuttall and those in control actually spent their time … outlawing teachers in blue denim amazes me.” — Auggie Jones, Clovis “I SEE NO PROBLEM with jeans. An […]

EDITORIAL: Judges’ tough scrutiny a needed practice

A decision by federal Judge Audrey B. Collins in Los Angeles to strike down a portion of the sweeping anti-terrorism law passed in haste after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, looks like a heartening sign that the judiciary system might be ready to get back in the game of protecting the liberties of […]

Vixens continue to roll in District 3-1A

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Melrose’s Audrey Hemminger shots over Fort Sumner’s Tobea Patterson during the second half of Friday’s game in Melrose. Hemminger finished with a team-high 21 points. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner MELROSE — Melrose’s size matched up reasonably well with Fort Sumner’s speed on Friday night — for a half. Then the Vixens broke […]

Foxes end Melrose’s winning streak

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Fort Sumner’s Ross Cortese tries to split Melrose defenders Caleb Doss and Harvey Park during the first half of Friday’s game in Melrose. Cortese was called for traveling on the play. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner MELROSE — No matter what Melrose did Friday night, the Buffaloes couldn’t get Fort Sumner to crack. […]

Late ACU basket sinks Zias

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Eastern senior Lauren Scarlett, battling Lynsie Blau for a rebound, finished with eight points and eight rebounds. CNJ photo by Rick White. By Kevin Wilson PORTALES — A post-game conversation took an unusual turn in the corridors of Greyhound Arena Thursday night, with Abilene Christian coach Shawna Lavender apologizing to Zia coach Dan Buzard for […]

Hounds subdue Abilene Christian

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Eastern senior point guard David Hamilton drives past Abilene Christian’s Cliff Green. CNJ photo by Rick White. By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Shawn Scanlan liked the way his two starting big men played Thursday night. Jamaal Hunnicutt recorded a triple-double and Travazz Buckley added a double-double as the Greyhounds beat Abilene Christian 87-61 in Lone […]

Vehicular homicide case recesses without verdict

By Darrell Todd Maurina The jury in the vehicular homicide trial of Harry L. Downey recessed without a verdict Thursday night after more than two hours of deliberations. Debates about basic facts and the interpretations of those facts have been frequent since the trial began Monday in the courtroom of Judge Stephen Quinn, according to […]

Reps clear Melrose bleachers

By David Arkin After more than 20 years of use, officials in the Melrose school district think it’s about time the bleachers in its gymnasium get replaced. And two local lawmakers agree. Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, and Rep. Jose Campos, D-Santa Rosa, are putting their support behind a capital outlay request that would provide the […]