Bill protects ‘controversial science’ teaching

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican A measure pending in the Senate Education Committee would protect teachers who want to talk about theories of a “controversial scientific nature,” including but not limited to creationism, its sponsor said. “There’s fear that if they say the wrong thing at the wrong time with the wrong student present […]

Grass fire burns 300 acres of pastureland in Melrose

CNJ Staff A grass fire about five miles northwest of Melrose consumed about 300 acres of pastureland Tuesday evening, according to fire officials. The fire started about 7 p.m. between Curry roads 14 and 15 about a mile and a half west of New Mexico 268, according to Melrose Fire Chief Kenny Jacobs. Firefighters had […]

No one builds better than the carpenter of Galilee

By Curtis K. Shelburne There really is a great deal of satisfaction to be derived from a job well done. My brother and I spent yesterday replacing the windows and door in one wall of my grandparents’ old home in Robert Lee, Texas. It’s amazing what you discover when you peel back the layers of […]

Bingaman discusses omnibus package

Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., spoke to radio reporters Tuesday about the economic stimulus package, and the 2009 omnibus spending bill that is before the Senate this week.

Fruit sale not part of FFA

CNJ Staff Residents should beware of fruit sales by persons claiming to be Future Farmers of America students from area schools. Mark Runyan, who oversees FFA at Clovis High School, said his office has received reports of fruit sales to residents in the last month. The person is claiming to be with FFA and told […]

March 4, 2009 blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 11 p.m. Feb. 15 officers responded to a residence in the 1300 block of Rencher for a report fugitive sighting. A caller said jail escapee Edward Salas was possibly in the residence. The resident gave officers permission to search the residence. […]

Richardson appoints Ray Mondragon to State Economic Development Commission

CNJ Staff Gov. Bill Richardson appointed Raymond Mondragon to the Economic Development State Commission. Mondragon was appointed last month, according to a spokeswoman at the governor’s office. Mondragon, the director of economic development/government relations at ENMR Plateau, replaces George Munoz who resigned from the position after winning a seat in the state senate in November. […]

Bailey County extension office offering pesticide training

The Texas AgriLife Extension Service is scheduling a trainning session Friday

Bingaman and Udall: New Mexico poised to recieve over $18 million to fight crime

U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall today announced that New Mexico is set to receive $18.3 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to fight crime.

ENMU Hosting Regional Science Fair on March 7

Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will host the annual Southeastern New Mexico Regional Science and Engineering Fair on Saturday, March 7, in the Campus Union Building.

New Zealand food processing automation firm opens U.S. office in Portales

The Roosevelt County Community Development Corporation (RCCDC) announced today that Tamaki Control LLC of Auckland, New Zealand has opened a US headquarters in Portales, New Mexico.

“The New Deal” art treasures viewing and discussion

Reminder!

Commission approves storage building, flooring for events center

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File photo Renovations at the jail include motion sensors in mechanical rooms, new ceilings in the laundry, kitchen, visitation areas and annex, upgrades to controls and a new control station. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer County commissioners approved more than $280,000 in bids for the Special Events Center and $500,000 for improvements at the […]

Bill would allow ATM machines at racetracks

Both supporters and opponents of a bill that would allow racetrack casinos to put automatic teller machines on the gambling floor expect the bill to pass the Senate today. Senate Bill 330, sponsored by Sen. Richard Martinez, D-Espanola,

Legislation aims to open up political process

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican For Rep. Joe Cervantes, getting his bill that would open conference committees through the state House on Monday was a breeze. The measure to unshutter some of the last legally closed meetings flew through in about a minute, without a question or any debate on the floor. It was […]

Habitat for humanity work continues in Portales

This Saturday, work on the home at 309 E Kaywood in Portales continues with painting the interior walls. Work begins at 8:00 am until mid-afternoon. Lunch will be provided for construction volunteers at approximately 11:30 am. Also, the ReStore will be open from 2-6 on Friday and from 8 am to 1 pm on Saturday […]

Private pesticide applicator training and testing

There will be

Crops conference being held Friday

The Crops Conference is set for March 6 in the Bailey County Coliseum at 2006 West American Blvd., Muleshoe, TX.

Allsup’s robbed at gunpoint

A Clovis Allsup’s convenience store located at 301 North Prince Street was robbed at gunpoint early this morning at approximately 12:35 am on March 3, 2009 when a suspect described as a Hispanic male, about 5 feet 2 inches to 5 feet 4 inches tall, with a skinny build weighing about 120-150 pounds, wearing a […]

Legislation Aims to Open Up Political Process

By Kate NashThe New MexicanFor Rep. Joe Cervantes, getting his bill that would open conference committees through the state House on Monday was a breeze.The measure to unshutter some of the last legally closed meetings flew through in about a minute, without a question or any debate on the floor. It was the first time […]