School board meetings must be accessible

Freedom New Mexico Our newspaper is having a disagreement with Clovis Municipal Schools officials. The school board met in executive session Tuesday night to discuss replacing Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm, who is retiring in June. We agree that New Mexico law allows the board to meet in secret for this purpose. Where we disagree — at […]

Caretakers say greyhounds adjusting well to campus life

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Eastern New Mexico University students Dallas Ellsworth, left, and Gilbert Valdez show off the university’s new live mascots, Tory, left center, and Vic. Ellsworth and Valdez live with the dogs and expect them to make their official debut Jan. 23 at the men’s basketball game. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New […]

Meetings watch: Curry County Commission to meet

Tuesday, the Curry County Commission will: • Consider a resolution supporting development of the Tres Amigas power station in northern Curry County. Officials have said the power hub, expected to manifest after two years of studies and evaluations are conducted, will connect the nation’s three major electrical grids. • Consider a resolution supporting House Bill […]

Residents gather to speak to Lujan

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson U.S. Rep Ben Ray Lujan-D NM (left) and a staff member meet with Clovis resident Jimmy Love Monday afternoon during open office hours at the Clovis-Carver Library. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer About half a dozen people gathered at the Clovis-Carver Library Monday, waiting for a turn to speak […]

Commission will not meet on regularly scheduled day

CNJ staff Curry County commissioners won’t be meeting, primarily due to a conference in Orlando, Fla. The meeting scheduled for today was cancelled at the Sept. 15 commission meeting. Commissioners Wendell Bostwick and Caleb Chandler, along with County Manager Lance Pyle, are attending the Office of Economic Adjustment Conference this week. The commission meets again […]

Stocking the shelves: Fall food drive helps Baptist Children’s Home meet grocery needs

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Kathleen Vigil with the Baptist Children’s Home divides groceries for the family cottages. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Fall means an outpouring of help from churches all over the state for the Baptist Children’s Home in Portales. For the Fall Food Shower, the home sends lists of needed items […]

ENMU Regents to meet October 2

BOARD OF REGENTS MEETING Regents Room—Admin. Bldg.—Portales Campus October 2, 2009 – 9:30 a.m.

Hounds open at CSU-Pueblo

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson ENMU assistant Todd Wallis, right, rolls a loose ball to Joey Mendez during a drill at Thursday’s practice. The Greyhounds open their season Saturday at Colorado State-Pueblo. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Colorado State-Pueblo is a new program. Eastern New Mexico just feels like one. Both the Thunderwolves and […]

Business digest: Sorghum producers board meets Tuesday

CNJ staff The National Sorghum Producers board of directors will meet today in Clovis. The group will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Clovis Business Enterprise Center. National Sorghum Producers act as a voice for the industry regarding legislation, regulation and education. Toby Bostwick of Melrose serves as chairman. He is a sorghum and wheat […]

Nine Clovis schools fail to meet AYP standards

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File photo Nine of 15 Clovis schools failed to meet 2009 AYP standards. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico As was the case statewide, the majority of public schools in Clovis and Portales did not meet the state standards for the annual Adequate Yearly Progress report. Nine of the 15 Clovis schools tested — the […]

Leadership group to meet Clovis

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer A networking group focused on bridging economic concerns faced in eastern New Mexico and west Texas is making its first Clovis visit tonight. The Southeast New Mexico and West Texas Leadership Group, which encompasses representatives from area communities, expects to have about 100. They meet at 5 p.m. in […]

Clovis man arrested on charges of child solicitation

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Courtesy photo Henry Thompson is charged with soliciting a child by electronic device after police said he text messaged a 13-year-old girl from his church’s youth group. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Police arrested a 54-year-old Clovis man Sunday after intercepting sexually-explicit communication he is accused of having with a 13-year-old girl. Officials said […]

Rural Water Authority to meet

The Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority meets 3 p.m. Thursday at Melrose’s City Hall. • The meeting will be preceded by a 1 p.m. study session. The session will focus on alleviating concerns the City of Portales has about proposed legislation to move the group into a true authority status. Portales officials are concerned […]

ENMU squads sixth in LSC track meet

CNJ staff KINGSVILLE, Texas — Junior Jeremy Thompson finished third in the 400 in 49.29 seconds Saturday, leading Eastern New Mexico University’s men to a sixth-place finish in the Lone Star Conference track championships. The Greyhounds finished with 24 points in the seven-team competition. Abilene Christian ran away with team honors with 238 points, followed […]

Press release: NMAA board to meet in emergency session

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Today the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the New Mexico Department of Health and the New Mexico Public Education Department announced that school closures in New Mexico are no longer necessary for health reasons.

Swine flu concern postpones Texas athletic tournaments

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer West Texas athletes may not have swine flu, but mounting concern about the illness may keep them from competing in state finals. The University Interscholastic League, the governing body of Texas high school athletics, announced Wednesday that all athletic events are postponed until May 11. The order is an […]

Sexual offender encounter unsettling

By Anita Tedaldi: CNJ columnist I try not to judge someone when I first meet them, but I couldn’t help myself when I saw this man at my neighbor’s daughter’s birthday party. He looked scary. The neighbor introduced him as an ‘uncle.’ He had long white hair in a pony tail, blue eyes and a […]

Board of Education to meet

The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education will hold a visitation meeting at James Bickley Elementary (500 W. 14th Street). Agenda items include: • A workstudy session on strategic planning. • A requestion for permission for Gifted and Talented program students from James Bickley and Ranchvale elementary schools to travel to the Destination Imagination Global […]

Curry County Commission to meet Tuesday

CNJ Staff The Curry County Commission meets at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Items on Tuesday’s agenda include: • Budget hearings for the Texico Senior Citizens Center, Clovis MainStreet, Beacon of Light, Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico, The Hartley House, the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce, Clovis […]

ENMU Regents to Meet on April 8

BOARD OF REGENTS MEETINGSandia Room of Campus Union Building—Portales CampusApril 8, 2009 – 11:00 a.m. AGENDA CALL TO ORDER Declare a quorum