Bond increase discussed for technology institute

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Board of Education discussed adding a second ballot question to the Clovis Municipal School’s bond election in January. The question would be added to the regular school bond election, which continues the general obligation bond at five mils, which taxes $132.15 a year on a $100,000 house. […]

Commissioners impressed by Events Center progress

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Interim County Manager Lance Pyle, left, and County Attorney Stephen Doerr, center, take a tour Tuesday of the Special Events Center construction site led by DavTek Vice President Randy Kamradt. The county contracted DavTek to oversee the construction. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Bulldozers and earth-moving machines worked around […]

Military Feature: Center focuses on wellness

By Sharna Johnson and Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writers They teach Cannon Air Force Base airmen how to eat, how to shop for groceries, how to exercise and more — all in the interest of promoting overall health and wellness. Airmen can go to the Health and Wellness Center at Cannon for advice and guidance […]

Military Digest: Fleming

Fleming Air Force Airman Cameron L. Fleming has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. Fleming earned distinction as an honor graduate. He is the son of Robert Fleming of Clovis and Sandra Fleming of Americus, Kan. The airman is a 2007 graduate of Clovis High School. Military […]

Fall festivities

CNJ staff Clovis Saturday Trick or Treat Carnival — 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Clovis Community College, Commons area. Information: 769-4747. October 31 Trunk or Treat — 6-8 p.m., Central Baptist Church, 2501 N. Norris. Information: 762-4727. Double Dare Children’s Fall Festival — 6:30-8:30 p.m., High Plains Baptist Church, 2800 E. 21st St. Information: 769-1382. Fall Festival […]

Local Roundup: Employee tapped for music commission

CNJ staff A Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce employee has been appointed by the governor to serve on the New Mexico Music Commission. Liz Eisenbraun, marketing director and special events coordinator, has worked to preserve and promote Clovis’ music history through the Clovis Music Festival and development of the Norman and Vi Petty Rock N’ […]

Break-in reported at ENMU during Peanut Festival

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University Campus Police are investigating a break-in that occurred Saturday night or Sunday morning at the Campus Union Building during the annual Peanut Valley Festival, according to a ENMU Communication Services press release. Various items from booth vendors as well an undetermined amount of cash from vendors’ booths and […]

Generosity makes Rockies top pick

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer With Tom Brady throwing touchdown after touchdown for my fantasy football team and Kevin Garnett lacing them up for the Boston Celtics, I’m really happy with the way Boston sports are going. However, I can’t go for baseball’s Boston participant. Nothing against the Red Sox, but I’m rooting for […]

For most part, Nobel winners right on target

By Freedom New Mexico Although some of this year’s Nobel Prizes seemed more like politically correct stretches than rewards for genuine achievement, several brought to public attention the achievements of scientists who have contributed significantly to developments we almost take for granted. Perhaps most noteworthy in this respect was the prize in physics, awarded to […]

Zias eliminated from tourney race

CNJ staff DENTON, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team saw its bid for a second consecutive berth in the Lone Star Conference postseason tournament come to an end with its second shutout loss of the weekend on Sunday, a 1-0 setback to Texas Woman’s. The Zias (9-8, 3-6 LSC) fell into […]

Hounds take advantage of wind

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer coach Carlos Elizondo was sure he wanted his team going with the wind in the first half on Sunday against Missouri Southern. The move paid off with three goals, two by freshman forward Edgar Bear, and the Greyhounds cruised to a 4-0 Southwest Soccer Conference […]

Schools foster sexual abuse awareness

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis Municipal Schools has implemented a sexual abuse awareness program over the last five years following the unrelated arrests and convictions of two local teachers in sexual abuse cases. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Education and open lines of communication are key to keeping children safe from sexual predators […]

Letters to the Editor: Alcohol contributes to moral collapse

This letter is about the 725 names needed on a petition to call an election on Sunday liquor sales. I would like to see the names of those who cannot stand even one day to be free of alcohol sales. I sincerely hope I would not see any names from our police and fire personnel […]

China’s outrage should be taken with grain of salt

By Freedom New Mexico The Bush administration’s foreign policy is a mess, given its preference for war and bluster for dealing with adversaries in the Middle East. But the administration has pursued a reasonable policy toward China, still at least a nominally communist regime that has mixed authoritarian political rule with relatively free markets. The […]

Oct. 23 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: Around 3 p.m. Oct. 13 an officer responded to a home in the 1200 block of Jones Street for a larceny report. A man told the officer his laptop computer was stolen during a garage sale he was having. […]

Business Digest: Call center gets magazine award

CNJ staff Clovis’ newest call center, American Medical Alert Corp., has been named among “America’s 200 Best Small Companies” in the October 2007 issue of Forbes magazine. According to the issue, AMAC ranks 129th overall and 39th in the listing for five-year earnings per share (EPS) growth. To determine the “200 Best Small Companies,” Forbes […]

Store managers: Toy recalls met with quick response

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Actions in China set in motion a series of recalls that affected children, their parents and the merchants they deal with across the United States. A series of toy recalls, mostly due to lead content in paint, shook consumer confidence across the nation, but had varying effects for Clovis […]

Firefighters quell two weekend blazes

The Clovis Fire Department responded to fires at two homes over the weekend, according to Battalion Chief Ike Burns. Around 10 a.m. Saturday, firefighters made entry to a mobile home at 2405 1/2 Alabama. Burns said a bathroom in the home was fully engulfed but firefighters were able to get the fire under control quickly. […]

Lelei places 7th in LSC cross country meet

CNJ staff COMMERCE, Texas — Senior Nimrod Lelei ran a time of 25 minutes, 56.42 seconds over eight kilometers Saturday to place seventh in men’s competition in the Lone Star Conference cross country meet, hosted by Texas A&M-Commerce. ENMU finished fifth out of nine teams with 124 points. The ENMU women, led by a 28th-place […]