Jerrica’s first day out

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Seven-week-old Jerrica was made available for public viewing for the first time Tuesday at Hillcrest Park Zoo. Jerrica, who was born at the zoo, was placed in exhibit next to her mother, Jael. Assistant Zoo Director Mark Yannotti said, “I’ve never seen it this busy in all of my 26 […]

Tiger’s tale: A few quick facts about the zoo’s latest feline resident

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Tonjia Rolan Sooner, a Bengal tiger, was born in a wildlife preserve in Wynnewood, Okla., in May. When he arrived in Clovis at 11 weeks old, he barely had his eyes open. Today he is thriving under the care of Mark Yannotti, assistant zoo director at Hillcrest Park Zoo, who […]

JoePa had obligation to notify police

Freedom New Mexico It is unclear how much detail legendary Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno knew from the eyewitness account related to him in 2002 by a graduate assistant who said he saw assistant coach Jerry Sandusky with a young boy in the locker room showers. But Paterno knew enough to bring it […]

Roch appointed to task force

CNJ staff Rep. Dennis Roch, R-Texico, has been appointed to the New Mexico Effective Teaching Task Force, according to a release from Gov. Susana Martinez. Roch, the assistant superintendent at Texico Schools, serves on the House Education Committee. The 12-member task force was created through an executive order by Martinez to develop and propose policies […]

Anniversaries — May 1

Elliot Robert and Julie Elliot of Clovis celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary April 25. The couple was married April 25, 1986, in Riverside, Calif. They have two children. He is an assistant professor at Eastern New Mexico University. She is a homemaker. Invitations have been sent.

Zias hire Division I assistant Wilson

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University of Texas-Arlington Lindsey Wilson spent the last five seasons at an assistant coach at Division I University of Texas-Arlington. She played three seasons at Central Oklahoma. By Rick White: CNJ presentation managing editor Lindsey Wilson politely scoffs at the notion that it will take a while to rebuild the Eastern New Mexico University Zias’ […]

ENMU combining film festival and science fiction lectureship

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Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune Kaci Tibbs, an Eastern New Mexico University student, adjusts a book display in the Special Collections section of the Golden Library Wednesday afternoon. The display honors Jack Williamson and all of the authors who will attend the Jack WIlliamson Lectureship on March 31 through April 2. Tibbs said she is very […]

First person: Office worker

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Courtesy photo Stephanie Bailey of Texico is serving as a legislative assistant for Rep. Dennis Roch, R-Texico. Stephanie Bailey has gone from Grady to Texico to Portales to Bethany, Okla., and now to Santa Fe. Bailey, a legislative assistant for Rep. Dennis Roch, R-Texico, and her family have a long history in the area. Her […]

Wednesday morning briefing: New beginnings, robot cash and the man who dared “Imagine”

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Hats off There are 297 candidates for graduation at Eastern New Mexico University’s 119th Commencement Convocation 10 a.m. on Saturday in Greyhound Arena. The keynote speaker is Kenwyn Cradock, assistant professor of biology.

EPCOG approves interim director

CNJ staff The Eastern Plains Council of Governments board unanimously appointed Sandy Chancey as interim director during a Wednesday meeting, Chancey, currently serving as executive assistant, will assume the role Dec. 1. She will replace Interim Director Richard Arguello, who recommended her for the position. Arguello, a Union County commissioner, will complete his commission term […]