9/29 Student Profiles

Sarah Bolyard is a senior at Clovis Christian School. She is the daughter of Linda Bolyard. What’s your favorite show, past and present? 7th Heaven and Full House. What do you not like about school? All the homework. What is your theme song? “I Will Never the Same Again.” What’s so great about your favorite […]

Prevent incompetents from key posts

Ned Cantwell Katrina caused the country to get off its big butt and stare wide-eyed at our disaster incompetence. JetBlue glued eyes to the TV screen and reminded us the guy in the cockpit is worth the big bucks he takes home. Robert Vigil and Michael Montoya made us pay attention, too. They made us […]

Leave market mechanisms to work out

Walter E. Williams Evacuations are not a benign process. Twenty-four people were killed when a bus — carrying 38 Houston nursing home residents and six employees — caught fire in a traffic jam. It’s thought that oxygen tanks used by elderly evacuees had a role in the fire. Given the hurricane predictions for Houston and […]

Let the willing pay for space conquests

CNJ Editorial Way back in January 2004, as almost a throwaway line in his State of the Union speech, President Bush proposed returning humans to the moon and eventually to Mars. Many commentators noted that this grandiose public-works proposal seemed to sink like a stone in the sea of public opinion, and the president has […]

Ex-ENMU coach Elliott making progress

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer FORMER EASTERN NEW MEXICO University football coach Bud Elliott, hospitalized after suffering a broken left leg and a collapsed lung in a fall at his home earlier this month, is beginning to make progress, wife Kathy said Wednesday. The 73-year-old Elliott went from Lubbock Heart Hospital to Plains Regional […]

Zias avenge loss to Wayland Baptist

CNJ staff PORTALES — Lindsay Schiely pounded out 21 kills Tuesday night to lead Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team past Wayland Baptist 30-25, 27-30, 34-32, 30-26 at Greyhound Arena. The win was the third in the last five matches for the Zias (3-8), and avenged a season-opening loss in four games against the Pioneers […]

Goddard blanks CHS

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Clovis’ Cassie Belford, left, battles Goddard’s Sara Torrez for the ball during during Tuesday’s girls soccer matchup at Yucca Soccer Complex. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Clovis High girls soccer coach Larry Jones found some positives on Tuesday despite the Lady Wildcats’ 5-0 loss to Roswell Goddard at Yucca […]

School board approves maintenance plan

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer School board members unanimously approved the implementation of a facilities master and maintenance plan at Tuesday’s school board meeting. Architectural Research Consultants, Inc. will begin assessing schools in the district in the next 2-3 weeks, school officials said. They will look at everything from doorframes to lightbulbs, officials said. […]

Testimony shows blood found in suspect’s vehicle

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Steven Duran, left, listens to testimony along with his lawyer Gary Mitchell on Tuesday during Duran’s trial in the killing of Ricardo Gallegos at the Curry County Courthouse in Clovis. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Police found blood in the vehicle of a man accused of killing Ricardo Gallegos early […]

United Way to raise $412,005 for Clovis

CNJ staff With a food fiesta, United Way of Eastern New Mexico last week began its 2005 fund-raising program to raise over $400,000 for Clovis. During the food fiesta, people were encouraged to visit 20 area restaurants that supported the United Way. Clovis raised $392,000 last year with a donor base of 3,000 to 4,000, […]

Elbert Sanders

Sharna Johnson Large red letters said “extremely urgent” on the draft letter that pulled Sanders away from his new wife… Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Elbert Sanders Date of […]

Parents’ concerns weighed by school board

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Budget concerns and community emotions are heavy on the minds of school board members Monday at the end of the first round of community meetings designed to collect feedback on the proposed consolidation of three Clovis elementary schools. Clovis Municipal Schools Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm proposed the school board close […]

ENMU student dies in two-vehicle crash near Lubbock

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers A three-vehicle crash near Lubbock on Tuesday morning claimed the life of an Eastern New Mexico University student and sent a second ENMU student to a Lubbock hospital. ENMU junior Sheena Arnes Ray, 21, of Odessa, Texas, died at the scene. Daquita Mitchell, 22, of Anton, Texas, also an ENMU […]

Electric workers to help hurricane victims in Texas

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Giving up the comforts of home for two weeks, 16 power company workers from eastern New Mexico are on their way to restore power in homes of hurricane victims in southern Texas. Apolonio Santillanes, line superintendent for Roosevelt County Electric Cooperative, said he received a notice Friday from the New […]

9/28 Business Digest

Public invited to attend meeting at City Hall The public is invited to attend a meeting at 7 p.m. today at City Hall to provide input and help shape future projects in the downtown area. The meeting will focus on the Metropolitan Redevelopment Area and the issues, goals and visions the public has regarding downtown’s […]

More than levees broken in New Orleans

Leonard Pitts The women were on the roof of the hotel, calling for help as floodwaters rose. Then a motorboat full of policemen came by. “Can you help us?” the women cried. The policemen replied, “Show us what you’ve got!” and motioned for them to lift their T-shirts. The women said no. The policemen left […]

‘Wealth transfer’ another name for looting

Tibor Machan When looters took advantage in the wake of Hurricane Katrina — or any other disaster, for that matter — everyone seemed to have in mind only the people ransacking stores and robbing them in plain sight. These were the looters who were widely condemned, against whom the police and military took direct action, […]

Court ruling threatens private ownerships

CNJ Editorial Members of the U.S. Senate got to put a face with a name last week when Susette Kelo came asking for their help. She is the Kelo in Kelo v. City of New London, Conn., a recent Supreme Court decision that freed municipalities to use the power of eminent domain to take property […]

Parents oppose proposed school merger

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Clovis resident Bruce Pollard spoke to parents, school officials and other community members Monday night at Lincoln-Jackson Arts Academy. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Lincoln-Jackson Arts Academy reminds Nick Chavez of the comforts of home. “In my Hispanic family, we gather around the kitchen. It’s the warmest spot in the […]

Prosecutor says victim killed friend over money

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer A deputy district attorney told a Curry County jury Monday that Steven Robert Duran went to his friend’s trailer home asking for money. When the friend wouldn’t hand it over, the prosecutor said, Duran killed him. He said Duran, 36, a heroin addict, shot his friend six times, including […]