Summer fun and games: A couple of new toys to help fend off the summertime doldrums

Base Camp Shelter kids toy

Provided by Summit Base Camp Shelter, $35, at www.summittoysshop.com. Disney FamilyFun magazine It’s bound to happen sometime during the summer break – no matter how overscheduled the kids seem – they will at some point begin to complain of boredom. That’s when you can break out these two items. You will be Hero Mom for […]

Upward Bound leaders concerned about budget cuts

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Upward Bound summer program participant Zachary Martinez studies at Eastern New Mexico University Monday. This is the last week of the program for high school freshmen through juniors, while seniors who have graduated are to continue for one more week. Argen Duncan Leaders of the Upward Bound program, which aims […]

Freedom Fest buzz abounds in Las Vegas

Freedom New Mexico Anyone curious about the direction of the conservative or libertarian movements, priorities for Tea Party enthusiasts or Republicans, or the hottest topics bound to affect the 2010 presidential elections, ought to pay close attention to issues raised at Freedom Fest, through Saturday in Las Vegas. Last year’s event turned out to be […]

Upward Bound focuses on hands-on learning

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Upward Bound students participated in team building and camaraderie activities in the Upward Bound Olympics Wednesday at Ned Houk Park as one of the final activities of the program’s Summer-on-Campus program. Liliana Castillo Space exploration, bridge building, crime scene analysis and lotion making were just some of the projects the […]

Police release identity of 73-year-old fire victim

CNJ staff A 73-year-old who died when his trailer home caught fire Monday was wheelchair-bound and deaf, according witness statements included in a police incident report. Porfirio Tenorio’s name was released Tuesday by police. Police have said they believe Tenorio succumbed to smoke inhalation as he tried to get out of his burning home. Firefighters […]

Wednesday morning briefing: A reunion, World Cup soccer and the first roller coaster

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Wednesday briefing. Upward Bound Reunion A July 10 reunion is scheduled for all current and former Eastern new Mexico University Upward Bound students and staff. A barbecue by Sodexho is on the menu, and games including a dunk tank and an inflatable jumping horse and obstacle course […]

Wheelchair-bound dog ‘Tuddy’ remembered for perseverance

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CNJ file photo Tuddy’s family found him dead on Oct. 4 at around 10 p.m. He had gone out for his normal evening walk about 30 minutes before, and Ramon Sena said his son drove up and found the Chihuahua dead on the driveway. By Kevin Wilson:CNJ staff writer When they adopted Stud the Chihuahua […]

Chaperoning brings back (lack of) memories

By Helena Rodriguez: FNM Columnist I’ve taken on an unexpected role in recent years, that of being a chaperone. In some cases, I even get paid for doing this often-dreaded job. Does that make me a professional? Probably not, especially since I have occasionally been known to not know all of the kids’ names and […]

Community College, High School awarded grant

Clovis, N.M. – Clovis Community College and Clovis High School have received a grant from the U. S. Department of Education. The $250,000 grant will provide money for the TRiO Upward Bound program, with a goal of ensuring equal education opportunities for all Americans, regardless of race, ethnic background, or economic circumstance. Originally established in […]

Students ‘bound’ to get degree

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Yuridia Leyva told the Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education Tuesday that she has done something her family has discouraged her from doing — taking the SAT and ACT. Leyva, a Clovis High School senior, is part of the Upward Bound program, which helps low-income, first generation college-bound students […]

Upward Bound helps students prepare for college life

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Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry Mark Douglas, left, of Portales helps Kayleen Madrid of Clovis with an art project Friday at Eastern New Mexico University’s Liberal Arts building. The two were part of an Upward Bound class taking part in a summer session in Portales. By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer Members of the baking club […]

Education Digest: Upward Bound continues at ENMU

By Jean Verlich: CNJ News Editor The Upward Bound Program at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales has been re-funded for five years, according to an ENMU news release. The Department of Education approved a grant of $348,146 for each year, totaling more than $1.7 million. Susan Cramp, director of the Upward Bound Program at […]

Military, business jockey for space

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CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisleIn the shadow of the Brooks Bridge, Terry Hall of Tulsa, Okla., fishes Monday in the Santa Rosa Sound in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Hall lived in Fort Walton Beach before moving to care for family and plans to return. By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. — […]

ENMU program shows college ropes

By Michael Harrell: Freedom Newspapers Forty-nine high-school students with college-bound minds are attending Eastern New Mexico University’s six-week Upward Bound program. The academic program gears students from low-income families for higher education. The students live in ENMU residence halls while taking a variety of courses, tour nearby college campuses and take educational trips around the […]

Upcoming entertainment events

All times Mountain Alto The Grass Roots — 8 p.m. Saturday, Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts, Airport Highway 220. Information: 505-683-0016. Independence Jazz Reunion (New Orleans, Dixieland, Ragtime) — 8 p.m. June 26. $25 and $28. Information: 505- 867-6500. Albuquerque Festival Flamenco Internacional de Albuquerque — Friday through June 19, The National Institute of […]