Border fence clear example of bad spending

Freedom New Mexico What is it about bureaucrats that makes them compulsive spenders? Government types seem compelled to throw money away, even when they oppose the very projects on which they’re spending. A famous recent case is Alaska’s “road to nowhere.” After public outrage caused Congress to defund the “bridge to nowhere” between Ketchikan and […]

Zias salvage split

CNJ staff SILVER CITY — Western New Mexico hit the Eastern New Mexico University softball team with a stunning finish to Wednesday’s first game and an equally stunning start to the second. Shortstop Kristen Barr capped a five-run seventh inning with a two-out, walkoff grand slam to give the Mustangs a 12-11 win in the […]

Wayland outslugs Hounds

Freedom New Mexico PLAINVIEW, Texas — First baseman Josh Lucas and right fielder Franky Busani combined to drive in 11 runs Wednesday, and Wayland Baptist belted five home runs in notching a 16-6 non-league win over the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team. Lucas went 3-for-3 with a home run, a walk, a sacrifice fly […]

Area teachers learn about deployment

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan From left, Mesa Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Zane Klein talks with Airman 1st Class Erin McKee and Senior Airman Chrissie McKee at the medical section of a mock deployment line during the Teachers Understanding Deployment Operations event at Ca By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico “Just be careful. Some insurgents […]

4-2-09 Education digest

Schools compete in dance classic Clovis High School, the Freshman campus and Yucca and Marshall Middle Schools competed in the Santa Fe dance Classic in Santa Fe

ENMU hosting wind symphony clinic

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File photo The Clovis High School concert band is one of six bands attending a wind symphony clinic Monday and Tuesday at ENMU. Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University is hosting a wind symphony clinic Monday and Tuesday. Six area high school and junior high bands will be attending the clinic, and Portales High […]

Meetings watch — City commission

CNJ staff The Clovis City Commission meets in regular session 5:15 p.m. Thursday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library’s North Annex. Agenda items include: • An ordinance to authorize the sale of industrial revenue bonds for Southwest Cheese. • Approval for two members to serve on the civil aviation board. • Task orders for the Wastewater […]

Ready, set, cook

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis High School senior Amanda Sandoval unwraps a chocolate bar to melt for her chocolate covered no-bake cheesecake with berry coulis. Five students in her culinary arts class attended the ProStart New Mexico Invitational competition Wednesday. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer While mincing parsley, Kaylie Kemp never took her […]

Spring opera tour coming to Clovis

Three talented young singers will soon set out on The Santa Fe Opera’s annual Spring Opera Tour with performances in 12 communities in New Mexico and Texas.

HUD speeds $9.3 million to New Mexico Public Housing Authorities

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Fort Sumner man sentenced in poaching case

CNJ staff FORT SUMNER — A 25-year-old Fort Sumner man was sentenced to 57 days in jail and ordered to pay $2,225 in fines and court costs last week after he pleaded guilty to five wildlife-related charges, according to a Department of Game and Fish press release. According to the release: • Loy Minton was […]

700,000 New Mexico working families to benefit from making work pay tax credit

The United States faces the most severe economic and financial crisis in generations. Tragically, much of the damage has fallen principally on Main Street.

Cowboys’ six-run fourth sinks ENMU

CNJ staff LAS VEGAS, N.M. — New Mexico Highlands put together a six-run fourth to take the lead and designated hitter Jason Carr later added a three-run homer as the Cowboys beat Eastern New Mexico University 13-6 Tuesday in a non-conference baseball game. The win was the first this season for Highlands (23-13) in four […]