Country youngsters fill time during ride to school

Youngsters who live in or near town often ride a bus to school. Country kids sometimes feel the school bus is their second home because they spend so much time on it. We made bus time fun. In our part of the world fall was pi

Aug. 1, 2008

HOLLYWOOD–God bless America, and how’s everybody? • Brett Favre infuriated Green Bay Packer fans with plans to arrive in training camp on Friday and rescind his retirement. For months, people in Wisconsin have showered the emotional quarterback with going-away gifts. He is not going away, but it was worth a try. • Oliver Stone released […]

Cats look to get win in The Pit

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Jaden Isler and his Clovis High basketball teammates remember all too well the last time they played in The Pit. The Wildcats rolled into the Class 5A state championship game in March at the University of New Mexico’s basketball facility in Albuquerque with 28-1 record, but had to settle […]

ENMU to get boost

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Freedom New Mexico: Thomas Garcia Eastern New Mexico University senior football player Carlos Downey works on curls in school’s football weight room on Wednesday. The ENMU Board of Regents recently approved the construction of a new weightroom that will serve the entire athletic pro By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Members of the […]

ENMU plans football clinic

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s football coaches will host a coaching clinic and a women’s “football tutorial” at 6 p.m. Monday in Room 2 of Greyhound Arena. The coaching clinic is open to football coaches at all levels. The women’s program is for women 18 years old or older. For information, contact […]

Area youngsters compete in Sun Country Junior PGA event

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Several area youth participated in the Sun Country PGA Junior Championship golf tournament on Monday and Tuesday at Desert Greens Golf Course. In boys competition, Ethan Peterson of Texico placed third in a field of 23 in the 13-14 division with a score of 83-78 — 161, while Texico’s Christian Fontanilla […]

Happy birthday, Tucumcari

Tucumcari celebrates a century as an incorporated city this year.

July 31, 2008

HOLLYWOOD–God bless America, and how’s everybody? • Barack Obama met with economists Monday following his return from Europe, where he met with NATO leaders and helped craft a unified Allied policy for disarming Iran. He’s the acting president of the United States. Nature can’t stand a void. • Brett Favre faxed a letter to the […]

Adjusting wage rates hinders U.S. workforce

Freedom New Mexico Earlier this month, many people with

Portales Municipal Court temporarily closed

Freedom New Mexico The Portales Municipal Court will be closed today through Aug. 8 to allow staff to attend training, according to a press release from the court. Persons with a court appearance scheduled during this time will not be penalized. Court will reopen on Aug. 11 and those who miss a date should check […]

Officials warn of possible mountain lions in area

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Large predators, such as mountain lions, are moving from the mountains into the grassland and plains areas, according to New Mexico Game and Fish Department officials. A horse mauling this month offers evidence that the cats may be prowling eastern New Mexico. While there has been no reported sightings […]

July 31, 2008 Education Digest

Schools resume soon Area school openings: Curry County Clovis Municipal Schools Grades 1-12 — Aug. 13 Kindergarten — Aug.18, Grady Municipal Schools — Aug. 18 Melrose Municipal Schools — Aug. 20 Texico Municipal Schools — Aug. 19 Clovis Christian School — Aug. 18

AYP results ready Friday

CNJ staff The state Public Education Department will release the 2008 Adequate Yearly Progress Reports on Friday, according to a department press release. The report is a No Child Left Behind yardstick used to measure student’s reading and math skills. Eight Clovis schools and two Portales schools did not meet academic proficiency last year.

‘Swing Vote’ movie airs Friday

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The movie “Swing Vote,” a movie about a loveable loser named Bud Johnson in a fictitious Texico, New Mexico, who ends up being the deciding voter in the presidential election, is scheduled for release Friday. In the PG-13 movie, politicians invade the town and its unwitting inhabitants, waging war […]

Education feature: Prepping for school

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CNJ illustration: Cheyanne Bardin Classes resume for Clovis Municipal Schools Aug. 13. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Summer break isn’t quite over yet, but Victoria Moya is getting ready to start the school night routine again. With about two weeks left of summer vacation, Moya said it’s a little early to begin getting back […]

Cannon hosting First Friday event

CNJ staff CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Cannon will host its monthly First Friday event from 5-8 p.m. Friday at The Landing. First Friday is an informal, family-friendly event where individuals from on and off base can meet, mingle and dine at The Landing. Military members and local residents will have the opportunity to pose […]

Hull overpass closed for safety reasons

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo A state engineer recommended closing the Hull St. overpass after an analysis of the 46-year-old structure revealed it was unsafe for travel, according to Legislative and Community Development Director Claire Burroughes. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer City officials said Wednesday the Hull Street overpass will be closed indefinitely until […]

Bingaman endorses New Mexican’s nomination to national cattleman’s board

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today wrote to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in support of the nomination of

Home invasion arrests

On the afternoon of Tuesday, 07/29/2008 arrest warrants were issued for 5 subjects linked to the Aggravated Burglary and Aggravated Battery of victim Justin Lawson that had occurred in the 1700 Block of Sheldon Street in Clovis in a Home Invasion incident that was explained in the previous press release.

More arrests possible in home invasion investigation

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Booking photo: Curry County Adult Detention Center Jeremy Enriquez, 19, was the ring leader in a Tuesday home invasion, according to police. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Five Clovis males have been arrested in connection with the most recent in a string of home invasions spanning the last two weeks. Police said they believe […]