Searching for a new challenge

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Jim McDaniel, Clovis Municipal Schools assistant superintendent for personnel, is retiring. He started as a teacher in Clovis in 1969. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer Jim McDaniel said teaching hasn’t changed much since he started at what was then Gattis Junior High School in 1969. He said today’s teachers […]

Mexican holiday to be celebrated

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CNJ file photo Singer Reynaldo Maestas performs at last year’s Clovis Community College Cultural Art Series’ Cinco De Mayo celebration at the American Legion Post 26. This year’s event is at Post 25, featuring the group Los Tropicales. Freedom New Mexico New Mexico band Los Tropicales will bring their sound of Bolero, Tejano and Latin […]

Zias place two players on All-South first team

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Junior center fielder Laura Thompson and sophomore second baseman Rebecca Quinones were selected to represent Eastern New Mexico University on the All-Lone Star Conference South softball team, released on Wednesday by the conference office. ENMU (28-28, 6-12 South) also got senior first baseman Anna Hershkowitz and sophomore left fielder Alex […]

Drug war’s body count still rising

Freedom New Mexico The news that at least 15 people were killed in an early morning gunbattle in Tijuana, making it one of that border city’s bloodiest days for violent crime, was shocking enough. The shootings are still mildly mysterious in that Tijuana authorities still haven’t said much. But it appears that two factions of […]

ENMU to host inaugural film festival

By Sarah Meyer: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University will host its first film festival from 1-5 p.m. Sunday at the University Theatre Center. The High Plains Film Festival will feature a Martin Luther King Jr. documentary, filmed in 1969, and a discussion led by the editor of the film, Jack Sholder. After a […]

May 1, 2008 Education Digest

CCC hosting teacher workshopClovis Community College will host the New Mexico Teacher Assessments Basic Skills Test workshop on May 10, according to a press release. The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in room 223. Information: contact Mindy Watson at 769-4119.ENMU awarded equipment grantEastern New Mexico University received $20,000 from the […]

Hands-on approach to learning

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CNJ Staff Photo: Liliana Castillo Paula O’Brien has wanted to be a sign language interpreter since she was 9 years old. “Speaking in sign is sort of like acting it out. You are creating a picture,” O’Brien said. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ Staff Writer As a youngster growing up in Plympton, Mass., Paula O’Brien said […]

May 1, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around noon Thursday an officer responded to a business in the 2000 block of Mabry Drive for a motor vehicle theft report. The owner said while taking inventory it was discovered a vehicle and its keys were missing. He said it was […]

Hill expected to sign with Jacksonville College Thursday

Clovis guard Bryce Hill is expected to sign a letter-of-intent today Thursday to play basketball for Jacksonville College in Jacksonville, Texas, Clovis coach J.D. Isler said. Hill, a 6’0” senior, scored 19.6 points per game, third for the Class 5A runnerup Wildcats (29-2). He leaves Clovis as its No. 3 all-time scorer and all-time leader […]

May 1, 2008 Local Briefs

Man arrested after firing gun An 18-year-old Clovis man is in jail after police said he fired a handgun early Tuesday morning and nearly hit three officers. Michael Trevino was arrested after officers responded to a call of shots fired in the 3000 block of Sheldon Street around 2 a.m. Tuesday heard bullets “whizzing over […]

Runaway ferret moved to zoo

CNJ Staff A runaway ferret that attracted a lot of attention in the last week when at least six people stepped forward to claim her has been relocated to Hillcrest Park Zoo. Animal Control Officer Martin Martinez delivered the 1-pound, foot-long white animal Wednesday morning after officials were unable to verify the rightful owner. Zookeeper […]

Meetings Watch: Clovis Public Works Committee

The city of Clovis Public Works Committee met Wednesday. Here is a report on the meeting: • The committee will send the City Commission a request for $200,000 to supplement a $350,000 Community Development Block Grant to rehabilitate residential roads between Grand and Seventh streets and Mitchell and Thornton streets. The city qualified for the […]

Local teens worried about license changes

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Antonio Martinez said he looks forward to getting his driver’s license when he turns 16 years old. But Gov. Bill Richardson’s new education initiatives has the Marshall Middle School seventh-grader worried he might have to wait a little longer to get it. Starting next school year, New Mexico eighth-graders […]

Housing woes not affecting Clovis

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Home prices in Clovis rose 9.3 percent in 2008. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Local and state marketers are optimistic the housing crisis gripping the nation is not likely to affect New Mexico, and could possibly miss Clovis. According to numbers released Tuesday from the Realtors Association of New […]

Guy Leeder Softball Complex vandalized

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Graffiti was painted at Guy Leeder Softball Complex over the past weekend. CNJ staff Clovis Softball Association board member Roger Jackson is hoping that with the help of the more than 1,300 league players, that the persons responsible for a graffiti spree at Guy Leeder Softball Complex will be caught. […]

TB tests ongoing for Clovis residents

CNJ staff State health department officials said Tuesday roughly half of the 80 Clovis residents who were potentially exposed to tuberculosis through an infected health care worker have been screened with no positive tests. Officials announced April 16 that approximately 250 Clovis and Albuquerque residents were potentially exposed after a health worker was diagnosed with […]

Reward offered in vandalism spree case

CNJ staff Curry County Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in connection to a vandalism spree last week, according to a press release from the Clovis Police Department. Police received reports of 56 criminal damage incidents through northwest Clovis on April 18-21. Thousands of dollars damage was caused, […]

Public presentation to be given on Ute Water Pipeline Project

CNJ staff The Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority has scheduled a public information presentation on the Ute Water Pipeline Project during a study session Thursday after the Clovis City Commission meeting, according to an ENMRWA news release. The project would build a pipeline carrying water from Ute Lake to eight entities in eastern New […]

In the senator’s own words

Something new on our Web sites today: A podcast from U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman’s press conference Tuesday with New Mexico radio broadcasters.

Podcast: Sen. Jeff Bingaman talks to N.M. radio reporters

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked to New Mexico radio reporters about a variety of topics, including his decision to support Senator Obama for president. Click here for the podcast. 00:00 – Bingaman talks about his decision to announce his support Senator Obama for president. 04:25 – Bingaman talks about the Senate Democratic […]