School board evaluates superintendent in executive session

The Clovis Board of Education evaluated the district superintendent Tuesday during a special meeting for an executive session. Board President Lola Bryant declined to comment on the annual evaluation. But she said no actions were taken as a result of the session. Executive sessions are not open to the public. Clovis Municipal Schools Superintendent Rhonda […]

Couple shares high hopes for Obama’s presidency

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Portales residents and Barack Obama supporters Oscar and Sandra Robinson look at a copy of the Washington Post’s article on Obama’s win in the presidential election. They were touched by Obama’s inauguration Tuesday. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico “He is the product of the struggle of all people in […]

Jennings wins Senate clash

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican Although most of his fellow Democrats wanted to replace Tim Jennings as the state Senate’s president pro-tem, the Southern New Mexico conservative held on to his post Monday with the help of Republicans and a handful of Democrats. The outcome of the leadership struggle, in which the more progressive […]

Richardson: Act despite budget crisis

By Kate Nash: The New Mexical If you mostly listened for the new projects and programs that Gov. Bill Richardson pitched to lawmakers in his State of the State speech Tuesday, you could have missed the part about the state’s money crisis. Richardson wants to build a “green grid” to harness solar and wind power. […]

Legislature: Senator stresses frugality — with kilt

The New Mexican Legislative roundup Days remaining in session: 59 Fear of computers: We hope you weren’t looking for a live webcast from the Senate floor Monday or Tuesday. After the Senate voted 27-13 last year to begin streaming live video of floor sessions over the Internet, many people expected them to do just that. […]

Police: Tucumcari man assaulted, robbed for $5

Freedom New Mexico An elderly Tucumcari man is hospitalized in fair condition after he was beaten and kicked in the head for $5, police said. Joe Sandoval, 76, was taken to Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital for treatment following the attack Sunday, according to Quay County Magistrate Court documents. According to court records: Bobby Vandiver, […]

Obama ready to tackle tasks that await him

Freedom New Mexico Perhaps befitting the times, it was a sober, almost subdued speech, capping a ceremony that was serious and sober. President Obama called for “a new era of responsibility — a recognition, on the part of every American, that we have duties to ourselves, our nation, and the world.” In recognition of the […]

Thoughts on Roker, ‘24,’ Baskett

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist Some rambling thoughts I had while wondering whether the Teen Wolf would have played college ball or entered the NBA draft: • One of the stranger aspects of the presidential inauguration was the news coverage. As I watched television coverage Tuesday morning, I couldn’t help but see news team members […]

Retiree mortality rate needs study

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist Department of Defense actuaries have discovered significantly higher mortality rates among active duty retirees compared to reserve retirees, and the disparity stretches back decades. In any given year, looking at populations of non-disabled military retirees age 60 and older, the death rate for active duty enlisted retirees is 20 to […]

Jan. 21, 2009

HOLLYWOOD – God bless America, and how’s everybody? • U.S. Airways pilot Sully Sullenberger was asked to attend the Inauguration after he became a national hero in New York Friday. He belonged at the inauguration of Barack Obama. This gives us one guy who walks on water and one guy who lands on it. • […]

Bella Vista joins inauguration celebration

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Students at the Arts Academy at Bella Vista dance during the an inauguration ball Tuesday at the school. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Not to be left out of the celebrations at the nation’s capital, Clovis residents held their own commemorations of Tuesday’s historic inauguration. Barack Obama was sworn […]

County Commission to hear report on ankle bracelet program

CNJ staff Detention Center Administrator Lois Bean will give Curry County Commissioners a report on the jail’s ankle bracelet program at Wednesday’s meeting, according to an agenda released Tuesday. The report comes after the escape last week of an 18-year-old waiting trial on robbery and battery charges. Jail officials said Fermin Rodriguez removed his ankle […]

Cut fiber in Lubbock halts Yucca Internet

Freedom New Mexico Yucca Telecom Internet service was restored to Roosevelt County residents just before 2 p.m. Tuesday after a cut cable in Lubbock in the morning caused more than 3,000 customers to lose their Internet service, according to technician Bob Turnbough.Turnbough said there could be flickers of service, “but if there is they should […]

To some, Obama inauguration triumph

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer President-elect Barack Obama enters the history books today as the country’s first black president. To members of the black community in Clovis, Obama’s historic inauguration is a product of the struggles for civil rights. William Hall, who organizes the city’s Juneteenth celebration, said he views Obama’s inauguration as a […]