Education feature: Melrose afterschool program meeting with success

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By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer A new afternoon program at Melrose School is proving itself through better grades for some students while helping working parents. “We want to give our children a little extra boost in their work,” said third grade teacher Eileen Massey. “Some children don’t have help at home with their homework. […]

NM House and Senate to face off in basketball game, House to consider bill on school sports equity

As members of the House and Senate get ready to face off in their annual basketball game, they will also be voting on a bill about athletics equity in New Mexico’s public

Udall: Federal grant will allow 3,800 New Mexico students to earn college credit

U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-N.M., today announced that New Mexico will be receiving $98,800 to pay for low-income students to take Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) exams.

Bingaman: New Mexico communities to benefit fron HUD grant

U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman reported today that five New Mexico housing agencies have been awarded a total of $250,435 in grant funding though the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

DWI Saturation patrols scheduled for Saturday night

ADVISORY, Tomorrow: Rep. Luj

Tomorrow, Rep. Ben Ray Luj

Extension office hosting crop conference

Freedom New Mexico The Texas AgriLife Extension Service is hosting a crops conference Friday at the Bailey County Coliseum, according to a press release from the service. The conference will address wheat production, fertility issues, irrigation and pest management, according to the release.

Council offering transportation services

Freedom New Mexico The Curry County Wellness Council is offering transportation services for mothers 18 years old or older, their children, the elderly and disabled. The service provides rides Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. to doctors offices, area grocery stores to use WIC checks, pharmacies, Children Youth and Families Department, Social […]

March 4, 2009 Lone Star Conference Basketball Standings

Freedom New Mexico Standings (Regular season final) All times Mountain Men South Division Div. All W-L W-L Midwestern State 10-2 21-6 Angelo State 8-4 20-7 Texas A&M-Kingsville 8-4 18-9 Tarleton State 6-6 18-9 West Texas A&M 6-6 16-11 Abilene Christian 4-8 10-16 Eastern New Mexico 0-12 4-23 North Division Div. All W-L W-L Central Oklahoma […]

Will salmonella outbreak affect Valencia peanut acreage in eastern New Mexico?

By Naveen Puppala: CNJ columnist In 2008, the U.S. had a bumper peanut crop resulting in 2,573,950 tons of peanuts. Timely rain and less disease pressure resulted in high yields in the Southeast and the Carolinas. Cool weather and high winds had resulted in just an average crop for the Southwest where peanuts are grown […]

Death penalty repeal heads to Judiciary panel

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican The bill that would abolish capital punishment in New Mexico cleared another hurdle Tuesday when it got a do-pass recommendation on a 5-2 party-line vote in the Senate Public Affairs Committee. Senate Bill 285, sponsored by Rep. Gail Chasey, D-Albquerque, now goes to Senate Judiciary, which is considered the […]

Film industry wins fight to keep incentives

By Robert Not: The New Mexican The sponsor of a legislative effort to kill the state’s popular film-production incentives said Tuesday his bill is dead. Rep. Dennis Kintigh, R-Roswell, acknowledged defeat after film industry supporters passionately argued that the movie business is their economic life blood. HB725 would repeal the 25 percent tax credit and […]

Police seeking gunman in Allsup’s robbery

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New Zealand IT firm opens first U.S. branch in Portales

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A New Zealand-based information technology company that provides technical support for factory automated systems is moving to Portales. Tamaki Control specializes in automated systems such as milk pasteurization and monitoring and powder handling and packing for food processing factories. The company was working on Southwest Cheese plant’s automated systems […]

Review board to disappoint veterans

By Tom Philpott: FNM columnist Complaints from veterans and from a high-profile commission that the services routinely were “low-balling” disability ratings for military members found medically unfit spurred Congress last year to take action. Among other things it ordered the Department of Defense to create a special board to review disability ratings of 20 percent […]

Fallon debut historical, not funny

By Kevin Wilson: FNM columnist Monday’s always a great TV day for me, with “24” in primetime and often a new “Daily Show” late. This week, however, I was most excited for what was in between. Monday marked the debut of “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,” an experience I both feared and anticipated. I’ve never […]

Emissions cap will cost more than offer help

The Environmental Protection Agency soon will determine whether greenhouse gases endanger humanity and, if so, begin regulating their emission. We suspect it’s a foregone conclusion. President Barack Obama, in last week’s address to Congress, reiterated his campaign promise to impose greenhouse gas regulations that effectively would shut down coal-powered energy plants, conceding that “electricity rates […]

CCC Board of Trustees keep seats

CNJ Staff With two incumbent candidates running unopposed, Tuesday’s Clovis Community College Board of Trustees election drew a light turnout. District 3 representative Russell Muffley received five votes while District 5 representative Terry Martin received 10 votes, according to results from the Curry County Clerk’s office. CCC board members serve six-year terms. The board consists […]

March 4, 2009 Legislative tidbits

Days remaining in session: 17 Media literacy: Students in sixth through twelfth grades could chose to take a media literacy class under a House-approved measure (HB342). The bill gives schools the options to offer students the class as an elective. Rep. Antonio “Moe” Maestas, D-Albuquerque, is sponsoring the bill, which now goes to the Senate […]

Medical e-records bill clears Senate

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican After trying for three legislative sessions, Sen. Peter Wirth was able Tuesday to get a majority of state senators to agree to a measure allowing patients and doctors to use electronic medical records. Under the proposal, patients could opt to have their records made available electronically to doctors they […]