April 30 Education digest

Two Clovis students selected for scholarship Texico High School student Jaryse Harris and Clovis High School student Morris Sharp were two of 44 high school seniors from across New Mexico

Swine flu concern postpones Texas athletic tournaments

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer West Texas athletes may not have swine flu, but mounting concern about the illness may keep them from competing in state finals. The University Interscholastic League, the governing body of Texas high school athletics, announced Wednesday that all athletic events are postponed until May 11. The order is an […]

Cultural Arts Series to end with ballet, folklore

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Courtesy photo Courtesy photo Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts Series is closing for the year with a Cinco de Mayo celebration with Ballet Folklorico Quetzalli de Veracruz 4 p.m. Sunday at Marshall Auditorium. Freedom New Mexico Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a visual fiesta of culture and folklore at Ballet Folklorico Quetzalli de Veracruz 4 […]

$10.7 Million slated for White Sands Missile Range, National Guard Training Complex through Recovery Act

Today, U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall joined U.S. Representatives Harry Teague and Ben Ray Luj

Budget resolution spotlights health care reform, education, energy and other key domestic initiatives

U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today voted to approve a budget blueprint for 2010 that invests in health care, education and green energy, while providing tax cuts for middle income Americans. The 2010 Budget Resolution provides Congress with a spending blueprint as the House and Senate gear up to write the bills that fund the ederal […]

Rep. Luj

Today, Rep. Ben Ray Luj

Ruling victory for gun-right advocates

A recent decision in the liberal 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals actually advances the constitutional concept of an individual right to gun ownership even as the judges upheld an Alameda County, Calif., decision to ban gun shows from county property. The decision is a mixed bag, but the case shows the degree to which […]

Drive-in movies make me hostage

By Karl Terry: FNM columnist The slightest cue can spark a moment of nostalgia for me these days, such as the sight of a step van reminding me of going to the drive-in movie in a bread truck. I guess the first thing to do is make sure those under 35 or so know what […]

Rep. Luj

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Ben Ray Luj

Committee approves Luj

Washington, DC — Today, the Committee on Science and Technology approved an amendment submitted by Rep. Ben Ray Luj

Albertson’s sustains small electrical fire

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Fire Marshal Allan Silvers, front to back, Battalion Chief Ike Burns and fireman Chris Elam inspect wiring under a deli case at Albertson’s Grocery Store Wednesday. Burns said there were no injuries and the store did not need to be evacuated. The Clovis Fire Department was called to a small […]

Flu fears suspend Texas UIL events

CLEBURNE, Texas (AP) — A rural North Texas school system shut down all 12 campuses Wednesday after reports of four probable cases of swine flu, and state officials said there are now more than 50,000 students out of school because of concerns about the virus. All University Interscholastic League high school sports and academic competitions […]

Euthanasia rules announced, hearing scheduled

Albuquerque – Animal euthanasia rules are now available to the public and a date for a public hearing has been set. The Animal Sheltering Services Board has made the proposed rules on animal shelter euthanasia services available for the public at http://www.rld.state.nm.us/AnimalSheltering/ruleslaw.html and invites the public to attend a hearing to discuss the rules on […]

Reid alone in lead at WAC championship

CNJ Staff HENDERSON, NEV. — New Mexico State’s Travis Reid, who began the day tied for first, is alone in first after posting a one-over par 73 in the second day of the Western Athletic Conference men’s golf championship. Reid has a two-day total of 140 and holds a two-stroke lead over Fresno State’s Grant […]

April 29 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About midnight April 11 an officer responded to a residence in the 1000 Colonial Parkway for a public affray. A male walking in the area told the officer there was a party at a nearby house. Officers went to the door of […]

Advice would still ring true today

By David Stevens: Editor for Freedom New Mexico Greg Southard doesn’t have to guess what his father the editor might say if he’d been here Tuesday to award the annual Bill Southard Scholarship to a communications student at Eastern New Mexico University. “Since I worked at the paper for him as a kid, I know […]

E-records open up care to veterans

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist President Obama’s ambitious plan to establish a lifetime electronic record for service members and veterans will improve delivery of benefits, speed processing of claims and, over time, open VA health care to any veteran, regardless of their medical condition or income level. VA Secretary Eric Shinseki first raised the idea […]

Naming state songs waste of officials’ time

Freedom New Mexico As if we need another means to measure how far government has strayed from the narrow intent of our nation’s founders, we give you the current flap in Oklahoma. A collection of conservative lawmakers became outraged that the song “Do You Realize??” by native sons Flaming Lips was poised to become the […]

ENMR-Plateau Scholarship winners announced

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Police: No charges against Clovis Christian superintendent

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The superintendent of Clovis Christian School is not suspected of criminal wrongdoing in connection with the discovery and arrest of a fugitive living in his home. Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller said an investigation was concluded Tuesday. “A number of search warrants were executed for electronic media regarding (Steven) […]