Education column: Students get first-hand look at engineering

Following upon recent articles where we’ve provided updates on construction across the school district, I went this week to observe construction actually taking place inside a classroom at Highland Elementary — while students were present! Truth be told, it was the students doing the constructing — Kendra Peloquin’s classroom of Gifted and Talented students at […]

Titans hand Curry County Cats shutout loss

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Curry County Cats running back Brian Mead turns the corner on a kickoff return during the second quarter of Saturday’s New Mexico Premier League season opener against the New Mexico Titans at Leon Williams Stadium. Kevin Wilson Even in the confines of Leon Williams Stadium, the New Mexico Titans just […]

Our people: Need for speed

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Tonjia Rolan: Freedom New Mexico Linda Newell at work in her warehouse restoring an antique bicycle. Linda Newell was raised on a cattle ranch in the Texas panhandle, where she became an adept ranch hand and developed a love for cars. Newell, who loves to laugh, moved to Clovis with her husband Pat 14 years […]

Hounds hand Mustangs first loss

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Joshua Lucero: FNM correspondent ENMU guard Devone Davis collides with Midwestern State’s David Terrell as goes up to the basket during Saturday’s Lone Star Conference men’s game at Greyhound Arena. Dave Wagner If you’d told Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Andrew Helton that his team would have 28 turnovers and just 10 assists […]

New Mexico marks 100 years of statehood

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Courtesy photo: New Mexico History Museum President William Howard Taft signed the declaration of New Mexico’s statehood at 1:35 p.m. on Jan. 6, 1912. New Mexico was the 47th state. Freedom New Mexico The state of New Mexico turns 100 today and statewide celebrations will be going on all weekend in commemoration of this historical […]

McGee: Broken bones lesson in journey of life

A family member recently broke his hand. I felt for him, he was in a lot of pain. I remember how bad that felt because I’ve had a couple of broken bones in my time. How about you? For instance I broke one of my little fingers a few years ago. I had a Siberian […]

McGee: No shame in taking help

This is a message for the young man who came walking down the street the other day and offered to lend a hand as The Lady of the House and I were unloading a massive computer desk we bought at a yard sale. Hey amigo, thanks for offering a hand; it turns out we needed […]

Economy more pressing issue at hand

Freedom New Mexico Leave it to Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who is known to have an old-fashioned hankering to stamp out illicit drugs, to keep pushing for a solution to yet another problem that’s already well on the road to solving itself. The problem: illegal immigration. Gov. Scott told The Associated Press he hopes the […]

Miners hand Curry County Cats 32-6 loss

CNJ staff RIO RANCHO — In their final regular-season game Sunday, the Curry County Cats took one on the chin. The Farmington-based Four-Corners Miners scored a touchdown in each quarter and handed the Cats a 32-6 loss in a game played at Rio Rancho High School. Farmington (7-1) was the winner of the New Mexico […]

Beer pong tournaments on hold

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Courtesy photo Clovis beer pong tournaments at drinking establishments are on hold pending the outcome of an evaluation by the state’s alcohol and gaming division to determine if it’s a game of skill or chance. Sharna Johnson The question at hand is whether it’s skill or chance that gets the little white ball across the […]

Clerk’s office to conduct hand tally

CNJ staff The Curry County Clerk’s office will conduct a hand tally of two ballot boxes Friday. The tally is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Friday in the clerk’s office and is open to the public. District Judge Stephen Quinn issued an order Tuesday allowing ballot boxes from Precincts 11 and 7 in accordance with state […]

Seniors lend helping hand at schools

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Foster Grandparent Magdalena Gallegos works with students Wednesday in her assigned first grade class at La Casita Elementary School. Liliana Castillo Seniors Juanita Chavez and Magdalena Gallegos are called grandma by more than their biological grandchildren. They are two of the 14 seniors who participate in Curry County’s Foster Grandparent […]

Cardinals hand Zias 3-0 loss

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Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico ENMU senior Grace Brandt digs out a shot by an Incarnate Word player on Saturday at Greyhound Arena. The Cardinals posted a three-game sweep of the Zias in Lone Star Conference volleyball. Freedom New Mexico Portales — Incarnate Word took the lead for good early in the first set and […]

McGee: ‘Blowing up’ happens to everyone

Grant McGee Have you ever had enough on the job? Blown up at a customer? Lately folks have been talking about this since that airline attendant cussed out passengers, then slid down an emergency chute into his 15 minutes of fame, two brewskis in hand. I blew up at a customer once upon a time, […]

Moms are modern-day superheroes

Freedom New Mexico The words of poets and preschoolers alike are used today to sing the praises of the pillars of our families, the cornerstones of our households: Mom. Mothers far and wide will receive hand-made cards from their little ones, with “I love you” scrawled in various Crayola hues. And the words of Irish […]

Cuff bracelet craft featured on show

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on recipes for picky eaters, making cuff bracelets and hand applique techniques will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon. Mary Lee Chin is a registered dietitian and nutrition expert for the California Raisin Marketing Board in Sacramento, Calif., and she knows that […]

Man accidentally shoots self in hand

CNJ staff A man accidentally shot himself in the hand Tuesday while driving on U.S. 60/84, according to the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. Undersheriff Wesley Waller said Ryan Parrish told deputies he was westbound from Melrose. Parrish, 24, reported his passenger asked to look at his gun and he was attempting to remove a bullet […]

Bronchos hand Hounds 105-76 setback

CNJ staff EDMOND, Okla. — Junior guard Dauntae Williams scored 24 points and added eight assists and seven rebounds Thursday, helping Central Oklahoma pull away to a 105-76 Lone Star Conference men’s crossover victory over Eastern New Mexico. The Bronchos (10-4), winning their sixth game in a row, took the lead for good 23-21 on […]

First person: Bell ringer takes on musical challenge

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Jill Whitehead of Clovis performs with the First United Methodist Church’s hand bell group. The group performs every two months during services. Jill Whitehead has been playing in the First United Methodist Church hand bell group for 25 years. To start: When I started, we were new to town and […]

Police blotter — Aug. 30

CNJ staff Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: Around 6 a.m. Aug. 11 an officer responded to a convenience store in the 1300 block of Prince Street for a robbery report. An intoxicated man with lacerations on his arm and hand consistent with glass cuts, said he was jumped by a […]