President Obama to visit New Mexico oil fields

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — With gas prices steadily on the rise, President Barack Obama makes a stop Wednesday in New Mexico’s oil fields to tout the fact that domestic oil and gas production is at an all-time high. But he’ll also step into solidly Republican territory dominated by an industry upset with his administration’s […]

Legislation seeks protection for farmers

By Staci Matlock: The New Mexican A group of New Mexico farmers and heritage seed advocates are lobbying hard to get a bill through the Legislature that would protect them from liability if their fields are cross-pollinated by patented, genetically engineered seeds. It is the third time farmers have tried to get a similar bill […]

Engineering job seminar slated for Cannon

27th SOW Public Affairs Office A job information seminar for individuals who want to learn how to obtain civil service and contracting jobs at Cannon will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Landing Zone. on Nov. 5. Career fields include engineering (professional & skilled), administrative, and contracting RSVP Shelly Schmidt at […]

Fields of hope: How Portales won the battle for Eastern New Mexico University

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Courtesy ENMU Library Historial Collection The original Eastern New Mexico University Adminstration Building in 1935. Note students in the foreground relaxing with a game of horseshoes. By David Stone: Special to the CNJ Editor’s note: Reprinted with permission of New Mexico Magazine.

Out of the office and into the fields

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File photo The New Mexico Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service is busy collecting data for its annual June agricultural survey. By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer There’s no shortage of businesses that have field offices. But, right now, the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Las Cruces is literally sending their officers into […]

Lujan fields questions on health care, water project during ENMU visit

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PNT Photo: Clarence Plank Congressman Ben Ray Lujan talksto students Wednesday at Eastern New Mexico University. He also met with the university’s board of regents. By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer PORTALES — Health care and a major water improvement project dominated questions Congressman Ben Ray Lujan fielded from Eastern New Mexico University students. Lujan […]

Paths easy to remember with God’s help

By Judy Brandon: CNJ Columnist My husband tells the story of his grandfather in the early days of farming in the hot and arid land near Phoenix. It was remarkable that the dry desert was turned into cotton producing fields by using ditch irrigation and row water. Many times Charlie’s grandfather and his family would […]

City advises field restrictions

CNJ staff Three area softball and baseball fields will be off limits until 4 p.m. Tuesday for insecticide spraying, according to a city press release. Guy Leader Softball Complex, Mike Harris Baseball Field and Bob Spencer Softball Complex and the walking trail at Hillcrest Park located behind Guy Leeder Complex were sprayed Monday afternoon for […]

Funding approved for weight training facility at ENMU

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents approved the use of $395,000 toward the design and construction of a weight training facility at the Portales campus. ENMU fields 14 men’s and women’s Division II teams. “It make sense to construct the new facility to increase the recruitment of […]

Woman in ICU after house explosion

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Portales firefighters enter a home at 2113 S. Ave. I Place that was damaged in an explosion about 6 p.m. Wednesday. The home’s owner, Clytie Calton, 91, was taken to a Lubbock with a compound fracture to one leg and possible broken ankles. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico A […]

Nov. 23, 2007 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from November 15 through Wednesday: • Joe Robert Gonzales, 29, to Elenor Saucedo, 29, both of Clovis • Marlon Devon Small, 39, to Geraldine Patricia Lopez, 43, both of Clovis • Darky Noel Checo, 24, of Apo Ap, N.Y., to Tracey Orozco, 33, of Clovis • […]

Oil distribution shows hope for Iraqi reform

By Freedom Newspapers An agreement by the Iraqi cabinet on a draft of a new law to govern the distribution of oil revenues could be the most hopeful long-term sign in Iraq in a long time. The pact might reduce a great deal of the tension and resentment that feeds violence in that country, even […]

Maintenance honors awarded

BY CNJ Staff The Clovis Municipal School District is a recipient of a state award that honors school maintenance departments. Also honored is an employee of their maintenance department. The Clovis district is among 15 of 89 in New Mexico selected to receive the 2006 Ben Lujan Maintenance Achievement Award, according to Les Martinez of […]

Small idea grows into big business

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent The genesis of a big idea can often be something relatively simple. For Stephen Powell, who just steered his multi-activity Patriot Outdoors facility through its first weekend of business, the germ of this venture was one basic thought. “I had the concept of people needing a safe place to shoot […]

Hickey-Fields Engagement

David Hickey of Union, Ky., and Sandra Garrison of Albuquerque announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Shelby Hickey, to Dustin Fields, both of Albuquerque. He is the son of Jimmy and Rhonda Fields of Memphis, Texas. The couple will exchange vows at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Lake Tahoe, Calif. The reception will […]

City approves wellness center recommendation

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Discussion about the future locale of the Wellness and Youth Development Center turned into an emotional debate over the lack of quality sports facilities in Clovis at Thursday’s meeting of the Clovis City Commission. Commissioners approved a recommendation from the center’s steering committee to locate a future aquatic and […]

Thunderbirds seeking new team members

Mach Meter staff report The United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, scheduled to perform at Cannon Air Force Base May 27, is looking for professionals to join an elite team known for precision flying and community involvement. Volunteers are needed in eight career fields: avionics, crew chief, egress, fuels, electro/environmental, structures, public affairs, graphic […]

Farfield Inn schedule to open in April

CNJ staff The Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott under construction on North Prince Street, which features a pool, spa and business center, is scheduled to open in April, according to a company official. Dick Fields, vice president of operations for Marriott, said the new hotel will have 69 rooms. “Approximately one-third of the rooms […]

Cotton crop damaged by hail

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Todd Lingnau stands over his ruined crop of cotton on County Road 3 east of Farwell. Recent hail storms totaled the field, which Lingnau said should have been budding by now. (Staff photo: John Eisel) By Leslie Radford: CNJ staff writer Hundreds of acres of cotton have been damaged or destroyed by hail damage in […]

Little bugs causing big commotion

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Thousands of false chinch bugs cling to weeds Thursday at the edge of a wheat field on Curry Road D. The flea-sized pests favor mustard weeds, which grow in wheat fields. (CNJ staff phto: Sharna Johnson) By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer Curry County is being invaded. Not by the Beatles but by a flea-sized […]