Padgett adds to soccer recruiting class

Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer coach Todd Padgett has added all-state forward Alysia Carrasco of La Cueva to a large recruiting class. Carrasco was La Cueva’s leading scorer in her senior season. “Alysia is very gifted technically and, because of her individual attributes, will fit into the way we […]

Air Commando spotlight: Airman 1st Class Eric Hernandez

USAF photo • Name/rank: Airman 1st Class Eric Hernandez • Hometown: Libertyville, Ill. • Air Force career field: Aerospace maintenance • Squadron: 27th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron • Accomplishments: Hernandez is a dedicated maintainer who adapts easily to new situations. He was recognized for outstanding performance as the best in his First Term Airman […]

Civilization dependent on ecosystem

I occasionally, when preparing for class, find myself discovering things that I wish I had not found. I suppose that this is true for other educators, as well. Like the words from Don Henley’s song, “Dirty Laundry,” it’s a matter of “You don’t really want to know what’s goin’ on; you don’t really want to […]

Female fighters headline MMA event

CNJ staff Evolution Combat Sports is featuring an all-female pro card 7 p.m. Friday at the Clovis Civic Center. The main event features a bout in the 125 pound weight class between Heather “Hurricane” Clark of Albuquerque and Jennifer “Superstar” Scott of Houston, Texas. An amateur card featuring fighters from Clovis, Hobbs and Portales is […]

Petite Picassos: Cannon Library hosts art class for toddlers

Cannon Connections: Liliana Castillo Kaia Kerr, 4, gives her lion a lavender mane. Once a month, Cannon Library librarian Loretta Croke teaches toddlers art in a class called Petite Picasso. The subject changes for each class. She has taught art topics such as watercolor and mosaic. On March 24, she taught the toddlers how to […]

Air Commando spotlight: Airman First Class Joshua-Daniel Keoni Hayworth

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USAF photo Airman First Class Joshua-Daniel Keoni Hayworth Name/rank: Airman First Class Joshua-Daniel Keoni Hayworth Hometown: Waianae, Hawaii Air Force career field: Fire protection Squadron: 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron Accomplishments: Since May 2010, Airman First Class Hayworth has been turning the heads of many supervisors and leaders. As a dedicated Air Commando, he […]

Air Commando spotlight: Airman 1st Class Joshua Johnson

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Airman 1st Class Joshua Johnson • Name/rank: Airman 1st Class Joshua Johnson • Hometown: Mankato, Minn. • Air Force career field: Airfield management • Squadron: 27th Special Operations Support Squadron • Accomplishments: In 2010 Johnson was selected as Trainee of the Quarter (flight level), Airman of the Quarter (flight level), Airman of the Quarter (squadron […]

Ranchvale purchases document cameras

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Ranchvale third-grader Ryan Perkins, 8, labels Earth and Venus Thursday on a diagram of the solar system under the document camera in Trinity Watt’s classroom. Liliana Castillo Ranchvale Elementary School spent money raised by its fall fundraiser to purchase document cameras for each classroom. Document cameras are a new, higher […]

Air Commando spotlight: Airman 1st Class Mark Kieweg

USAF photo Airman 1st Class Mark Kieweg • Name: Airman 1st Class Mark Kieweg • Hometown: Park Falls, Wis. • Air Force career field: Vehicle operations • Squadron: 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron • Accomplishments: Kieweg works in vehicle operations and has been stationed at Cannon Air Force Base since 2009. In 2010 he […]

Education column: Students learn more than robotics in technology class

By Cindy Kleyn-Kennedy: Clovis Municipal Schools Isaac Asimov once said “the most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not “Eureka!” but “That’s funny…” I actually heard that exact phrase uttered by a student in that scientifically inquiring way just before the holiday break. Judy Williams, technology teacher at […]

Program lets local residents adopt airmen

Cannon Connections photo: Gabriel Monte Airman First Class Joshua Johnson, left, and Clovis resident Joe Hill talk during an Adopt an Airman program mixer at the Drop Zone at Cannon Air Force Base. Gabriel Monte Airman First Class Joshua Johnson, of Mankato, Minn., said one of the reasons he joined the Air Force was the […]

Area Texas prep playoffs — Nov. 26

CNJ staff Regional semifinals Class 2A Division I At Lubbock Wall 38, Muleshoe 28, F Class 1A Division II At Canyon Farwell 28, Bovina 21, F

Turkey trot

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Sarah Watson, left, ran a little ahead her father, Tech. Sgt. Rich Watson, right, and her brother Nick Watson. Airman 1st Class Jeff Swislocki won Friday’s Turkey Trot 5K Fun Run as he expected. Swislocki said he participates in as many fun runs or marathons he can, including the monthly […]

Prep football scoreboard — Nov. 19

Class 5A Quarterfinals La Cueva 21, Clovis 14 Las Cruces 28, Eldorado 27 Mayfield 21, Cleveland 13 Class 4A Quarterfinal Belen 54, Los Lunas 0 Class 2A Semifinals Tularosa 41, Texico 19 Class 2A Division I Muleshoe 14, Breckenridge 0 Class 1A Division II Farwell 27, Wheeler 7

Prep football scoreboard — Nov. 13

Class 5A First round Clovis 35, Highland 14 6-man Championship Clovis Christian 60, Lake Arthur 13 Go to enmvarsity.com for game stories and photos.

Prep football scoreboard — Nov. 12

Area Class 2A Quarterfinals Texico 14, Estancia 10 Class 1A Semifinals Fort Sumner 54, Escalante 16 8-man Melrose 44, Gateway Christian 12 New Mexico Class 5A First Round Carlsbad 35, West Mesa 19 Eldorado 28, Cibola 7 Mayfield 27, Rio Rancho 3 Class 4A First Round Farmington 42, Bernalillo 12 Los Lunas 42, Santa Teresa […]

ALS graduates newest Air Force leaders

The following airmen graduated from Airman Leadership School, Class 11-A on Nov. 4: • Senior Airman James Benner, 16th Special Operations Squadron • Senior Airman Daniel Hatch, 16th SOS, Academic Achievement Award • Senior Airman Margaret Jimenez, 27th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron • Senior Airman Jeffrey Tessendorf, 27 SOAMXS • Staff Sgt. Brandon Herbert, […]

Think of lefties with consideration

I remember one afternoon in kindergarten when my teacher tested each student to determine whether we were right- or left-handed. I wanted badly to test right-handed because I thought it sounded cooler, but the results told me what I probably should have already figured out in penmanship class: I was a terminal lefty. This may […]

Prep polls — Oct. 6

New Mexico High School Coaches Association Football Class 5A School (1st-place votes) Pts 1. La Cueva (17) 170 2. Eldorado 144 3. Manzano 124 4. Cleveland 109 5. Las Cruces 106 6. Mayfield 101 7. Cibola 62 8. Clovis 37 9. Hobbs 30 10. Highland 22 Others receiving votes: Carlsbad 14, West Mesa 10, Sandia […]

ENMU president to speak on bond issue

CNJ staff Eastern New Mexico University president Steven Gamble will visit Dr. James Lee’s Communication 102 public speaking class at 7 p.m. today in Room 111 of the Communication Building, according to a news release. Gamble will speak on Bond D. If the bond passes in the Nov. 2 general election, ENMU will receive $7 […]