Wheatfields managers say facility should open by end of year

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks A banner at the Wheatfields assisted living and memory care community Monday advertises that it will be opening soon. Wheatfields is scheduled to open sometime this summer. Sharna Johnson After almost three years tangled up in bankruptcy and foreclosure, managers of the once-deserted Wheatfields Senior Living Community expect the facility […]

Game warden got dose of humility

Glenda Price One summer we managed a guest ranch in the New Mexico mountains. Besides taking reservations, cleaning cabins and doing laundry, we had a string of dude horses. We took care of the horses and accompanied guests on trail rides in the nearby forest. We had one other duty —trash. The cabins were built […]

Investigation under way of EPCOG-managed funds

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer A federal investigation is under way into the embezzlement of funds being managed through the Eastern Plains Council of Governments. EPCOG Deputy Executive Director Nick Brady said concerns surfaced in March over possibly embezzled funds from a federal rental assistance program managed by EPCOG. As a result, an employee […]

Curry detention center administrator retiring

CNJ staff Warden Leslie Johnson, administrator of the Curry County Adult Detention Center will retire Aug. 16, according to County Manager Lance Pyle. Johnson has managed the facility since March 2006, when she relocated from Eddy County, where she managed its detention center for eight years. Deputy Warden Audrey Barriga, who has more than 11 […]

Protests cast light on China’s barbaric rule

Freedom New Mexico Through rerouting and improvisation, they managed to run the Olympic torch through some of San Francisco’s streets, if not the streets along the Embarcadero as originally planned. The reason, of course, was the multiplicity of protesters against various aspects of Chinese policy — its recent brutal crackdown in Tibet, its support of […]

Agency pushing for farmer-friendly rules

By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer The Farm Service Agency is pushing for more farmer-friendly grazing and haying rules on Conservation Reserve Program land. The FSA is proposing rule changes that would allow managed haying once every five years and managed grazing once every three years. About 100,000 acres in Curry County were re-enrolled in […]

Zias find going rough against New Mexico

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Eastern New Mexico University’s foray into Division I softball Tuesday night didn’t go too well. The Zias scored first, but by the second inning they were out of contention and were handed a 19-2 pasting by the University of New Mexico. ENMU (20-18), which had won seven of its previous eight […]

Antelopes blast ENMU in WT event

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — Tonya Booth and Dana Edington had nine kills each and Grand Canyon made short work of Eastern New Mexico University on Friday, rouoting the Zias 30-17, 30-15, 30-13 on the opening day of a tournament being hosted by West Texas A&M. While the Antelopes (10-10) compiled 39 kills with only […]

Wolverines fall to Canadian

CNJ staff AMARILLO — Texico found out crossing over into Texas makes a big difference. Matt Dickerson rushed for 162 yards and a touchdown and first-year starter Adam Cockrell added three touchdown passes Thursday to lead Class 2A Texas Panhandle power Canadian to a 39-0 win over Texico at Dick Bivins Stadium. Texico (1-1), which […]

CHS BOYS SOCCER: Cats play to tie with Los Lunas

CNJ staff LOS LUNAS — Angel Fernandez scored with the help of an assist from Luis Esparza in the 30th minute on Thursday and the Clovis High boys soccer team managed a 1-1 tie with Los Lunas. The match was halted with about 14 minutes left due to rain and lightning in the area. The […]