Zias look to improve South position

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks ENMU first baseman Taylor Howard scoops up a low throw from a teammate during Friday’s practice session at Zia Field. Howard is the only senior on the Zias’ roster. Dave Wagner PORTALES — In her first season as Eastern New Mexico University’s softball coach, things didn’t always go the way […]

City officials defend tax proposal

Kevin Wilson Outside the Clovis-Carver Public Library on Monday night, winds whipped snowfall to a chilling effect on empty city streets. Inside, there was a chill as well, with many residents cold to the idea of a potential gross receipts tax increase heading to the Clovis City Commission Thursday. Commission members appeared at the library’s […]

Delayed reporting Tuesday for Cannon personnel

By 27th SOW Public Affairs Due to deteriorating weather conditions, there is a two-hour delayed reporting time for all non-mission essential personnel who work at Cannon. The Child Development Center, Pecos Trail Dining Facility and base fitness center will open at their regularly scheduled hours. All mission-essential personnel will report to work at normal times. […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Storm advisory, dance winners and Texas secedes

Good morning. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Special note: There’s a winter storm advisory today through Wednesday. High winds, snow and single-digit temperatures in the forecast. If you have students, check the school website or elsewhere on this site for notices of closings or postponements. Dance team winners Congrats are in order for […]

AgSense: New technologies emerging for sorghum weed control

Mark Marsalis: AgSense Year in and year out, the most significant problem sorghum growers face in our area, other than drought, is grass weed control in their fields. Until now there has not been any way to chemically control grassy weeds after they have emerged in the sorghum crop. While pre-emergence herbicides are available, activity […]

Clovis man graduates from leadership program

CNJ staff Garrett Crow, superintendent of Davtek Corporation in Clovis, is among 29 statewide professionals recently graduating from the Leadership New Mexico Connect New Mexico “The Next Generation of Leadership” Program. Open to anyone age 25 to 40, Leadership New Mexico’s Connect New Mexico Program is designed to offer young professionals the opportunity to develop […]

United Way donations total $522,599

CNJ staff The United Way of Eastern New Mexico raised $522,599 during its 2010-11 campaign, according to a release Monday from the organization. The amount raised is up about 1 percent from last year’s total of $514,694. But the total is about 10 percent below the 2008 total of $580,000 raised between Curry and Roosevelt […]

James Bickley fourth-grader wins County bee

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Garcia Alisa Boswell The annual Curry County district school spelling bee took place Saturday at Texico Elementary School with 10 students from five Curry County schools competing. Schools competing included James Bickley, Zia Elementary, Yucca Junior High, Texico Elementary and Texico Junior High. Jody Burrage, a teacher on the James Bickley spelling bee committee, said […]

Water fair scheduled

CNJ staff A water fair is scheduled for Saturday in Clovis, offering free water testing for Curry and Roosevelt County residents using private wells. Hosted by the New Mexico Environment Department, the event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Roy Walker Recreation Center. Residents wishing to have their water tested free […]

Blood drive to be held

CNJ staff A blood drive will be held Thursday in the Ingram Room of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The drive, conducted by United Blood Service of Lubbock, is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Donors must be 16 or older (younger than 18 requires parental permission), weigh at least 110 pounds and be in […]

Officials: Income tax rebate hearing formality

Kevin Wilson A public hearing on establishing a low-income tax rebate scheduled for a Tuesday Curry County Commission meeting is nothing more than a formality, according to county officials. Treasurer Bernice Baker said the only thing the rebate would change is the county would be required to reimburse the state for rebates already available to […]

Storm expected to bring 2 to 5 inches of snow

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Equipment operator Marcos Esquibel with the Clovis Public Works Department street division fuels a spreader Monday in preparation for today’s winter storm. Kevin Wilson It won’t take much to make today the snowiest this season for eastern New Mexico. But indications are that Mother Nature will bring a lot more […]

Give states option to file for bankruptcy

Freedom New Mexico With persistent deficits, soaring pension obligations and mounting bond debts, states like California could well benefit from the ability to restructure their finances through a bankruptcy procedure. Bankruptcy allows the debtor to work through an orderly and equitable settlement of obligations. The idea has been gaining traction, with support from former House […]

Press release: Text of Ben Ray Lujan’s speech to state Legislature

Santa Fe, NM – Congressman Ben Ray Luj

Clovis’ Lee K. Howard found a way to stay in the game — as a TV sports reporter

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Courtesy photo Howard, who beat Hank Baskett out for homecoming king his senior year — played basketball and tennis in high school. According to his bio, sports have been Lee K. Howard’s “passion from a young age, but he soon

Press release: Jefferson selected as the LSC South defensive player of week

Jefferson (Sr., F, Fort Worth, Texas/ North Crowley HS/Tyler JC) from the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team has been selected as the Lone Star Conference South Division’s Men’s Defensive Player of the Week, for his outstanding performances against Angelo State and Abilene Christian, last week. Jefferson is the second Greyhound to receive weekly […]

Press release: New Mexico weekly gas price update

New Mexico, January 31- Average retail gasoline prices in New Mexico have risen 0.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.97/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 0.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.08/g, according to gasoline price website NewMexicoGasPrices.com. Including the change in gas prices […]

Road condition websites

The following are websites for checking road conditions across New Mexico and adjoining states: http://www.nmroads.com/ http://nmshtd.state.nm.us/main.asp?secid=15536

Road condition websites

The following are websites for checking road conditions across New Mexico and adjoining states: http://www.nmroads.com/ http://nmshtd.state.nm.us/main.asp?secid=15536

Business as usual after bank shutdown

First Community Bank customers in Clovis and Portales should hardly notice things are changing after the FDIC closed the bank and ownership was transferred to U.S. Bank N.A., of Minneapolis, according to the FDIC. “It really is just business as usual under our new name,” FDIC Spokeswoman Roberta Valdez said Monday. Services will be uninterrupted […]