Greyhound rally falls short

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks ENMU’s Gerald Brown tries to shoot over Texas A&M University-Kingville Robert Williams but his shot is blocked Wednesday at Greyhound Arena. By Karl Terry: CNJ Correspondent The Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds (4-15, 0-4) hung around until the final two minutes but couldn’t drop the hammer on their first conference […]

Kingsville pulls away in second half

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks ENMU’s Til-Lois Fifer drives past Texas A&M University-Kingville’s Tammi Mitchell during Wednesday’s night game at Greyhound Arena. Fifer led the Zias with 18 points and eight rebounds. By Dave Wagner: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — Texas A&M-Kingsville women’s basketball coach Scott Hyland says the Javelinas are a second-half team. They […]

Domestic partnerships battle resumes

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican Unmarried couples would get the same rights and privileges as their married counterparts under a bill recommended Wednesday by a Senate Committee. The Senate Public Affairs Committee voted 5-4 to recommend passage of Senate Bill 12, also known as the Domestic Partners Rights & Responsibilities Act. While supporters say […]

Reformers try again on ethics bills

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican Used to be, New Mexico would get ridiculed for its perceived backwater status as a state that still allowed cockfighting. Lately, however, the ridicule is about something else: skimpy ethics laws and political scandals. Several national publications in recent weeks have knocked the state for its weak or, in […]

State sees increase in lobbyists

The New Mexican Days remaining in session: 51 A swarm of lobbyists More than 500 lobbyists have registered with the Secretary of State’s Office this session, with another 500 expected. There also are 600 organizations represented by lobbyists. That’s a ratio of 4.46 lobbyists to each of the 112 lawmakers. It’s also a decent amount […]

Concert to revisit holiday sounds

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Courtesy photo Kathie Fink brings her handbell sounds to First United Methodist Church in Portales Friday night. CNJ staff Kathie Fink will present “Christmas Treasures: Revisited”, a solo handbell concert at 7 p.m. on Friday at First United Methodist Church in Portales. Fink and her accompanist, Linda Maloney, toured in Germany and Finland in December […]

Superintendent contract renewal tabled

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer

1/29 City commission meetings watch

United Way still short of goal

CNJ staff With two days left until the deadline to accept donations, United Way is more than $130,000 from reaching its fundraising goal for Curry and Roosevelt counties. According to a press release, just over $488,000 has been pledged to date by individuals and businesses. The goal is $627,000. United Way funds are used to […]

Golden Corral searching for owners to reopen restaurant

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Gabriel Davies of Clovis Signs Service places a tarp over the Golden Corral sign Wednesday on Prince Street. Davies said the signs wasn’t removed because of a chance that someone may purchase the franchise in Clovis. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer It may take a little while, but the […]

CCC creates esthetician program

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Jodi Ortega, a licensed cosmetologist and esthetician, reviews anatomy with her students the day before a test. The esthetician program at Clovis Community College began in June of last year. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Clovis Community College has taken a truly hands-on approach to filling a community need. […]

Jan. 29 Letters to the Editor

Money wasted on big businesses Our government wants to spend $825 billion in taxpayers’ money to “jump start” our lagging economy. I could fill three pages of this paper with stuff I have learned recently about this “bailout, jump start, job creating” plan our Congress and President Obama are trying to force down our collective […]

New mandates will only harm auto industry

Freedom New Mexico Even as Washington doles out tens of billions of dollars to rescue unprofitable Detroit automakers, President Barack Obama cleared the way Monday to impose billions of dollars of additional costs on the industry. He directed the Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider granting 14 states waivers to set their own more strict regulations […]

Bingaman talks with N.M. radio reporters

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked to New Mexico radio reporters about a bill being debated on the Senate floor that reauthorizes the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link: [http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman012809m.mp3 00:00 – Bingaman talks about a bill […]

School board anticipates budget deficit

CNJ staff A combination of inflation and New Mexico’s state budget problems have the Clovis Municipal Schools projecting a nearly $700,000 deficit for the 2009-10 school year. Chief Financial Officer Jose Cano painted a broad, but sobering look to the school board Tuesday night regarding what to expect with cuts in state funding and spikes […]

While law debated, drillers seek deep water

By Staci Matlock: The New Mexican

Bill aims for smaller school sizes

By Anne Constable: The New Mexican

Bolo ties gain acceptance under proposal

The New Mexican Days remaining in session: 52 Bolo me over: New Mexico’s official state neckwear may finally find acceptance in the House of Representatives. Under current rules, House members can’t wear a bolo tie during legislative proceedings in the House chambers. They must wear regular ties. However, that would change under a proposal approved […]

House panel to consider webcast issue

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican

Portales native helps separate conjoined twins

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Courtesy photo Angel and Alex Mendoza were joined facing each other from the nipples through the pelvis. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico