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

Clovis Boxing Club members meet for title

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Javier Zepeda of Roswell, left, lands a punch on the right side of Albuquerque’s Enrique Medel’s head during Saturday’s Golden Gloves boxing tournament at Roy Walker Recreation Center. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Edgar Zubia may be from Hobbs, where he still lives, but he’s been training with the Clovis […]

City commission to meet

CNJ staff The Clovis City Commission meets 5:15 p.m. Thursday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. • The city will hold a hearing on granting a beer and wine license to Fat Boys Barbeque & More, located on 901 Llano Estacado Blvd. The licenses are non-transferrable, City Attorney David Richards said. Restaurants […]

County officials to request grant for Melrose clinic

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson County Manager Lance Pyle looks at a photo of community members discussing a proposed health clinic in Melrose as he flips through a copy of a grant application that will be submitted next month. CNJ Staff Melrose has things to make life comfortable and meet basic needs — including two […]

Bill aims for smaller school sizes

By Anne Constable: The New Mexican

Aquatic Center fails to meet safety regulations

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer After being closed for nearly a month, the city’s year-round indoor pool will be reopened for a limited time to only the Clovis High School Swim team, according to city officials. A waiver to allow the swim team to use the pool until March 1 will be approved, according […]

Eight-team playoff system flawed

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico columnist Oklahoma and Florida meet Thursday night. One will be college football’s champion, with an imperfect 13-1 record. The other

Air Force and Houston set to meet again

Air Force News Service FORT WORTH, Texas — Houston coach Kevin Sumlin had a simple answer when asked Sunday if his Cougars were able to concentrate fully the first time they met Air Force this season. “No,” the first-year coach said after a practice at TCU — the Cougars’ second-to-last before their rematch with the […]

CMSAF provides top enlisted perspective

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USAF photo: Senior Airman Liliana Moreno Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Rodney J. McKinley greets and speaks with the airmen of the 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron during a visit to Cannon Air Force Base on Dec. 10. By Staff Sgt. Craig Seals 27th SOW Public Affairs Chief Master Sergeant of the […]

County jail administrator set for meet-and-greet

CNJ Staff Curry County will be hosting a meet and greet to give residents a chance to meet the new jail administrator today. From 3 to 5 p.m. residents are invited to the commission room at the courthouse to meet Lois Patricia Jones-Bean. Bean previously served as the chief deputy warden of the Eddy County […]

‘Meet and Greet’ scheduled for new police chief

CNJ staff The city of Clovis is hosting a “Meet and Greet” Tuesday for community members to meet the new chief of police. Police Chief Steve Sanders, who will assume his duties Monday, will be on hand at 1 p.m. in the Ingram room at the Clovis-Carver Library, according to a press release. The event […]

Zias win twice in own meet

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU’s Veronica Valdez goes up for a tip shot as East Central’s Katy Fields tries to block her during the fourth game of Saturday’s match at Greyhound Arena. the Zias rallied to beat East Central in five games. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — There was more than […]

How crazy? Ocho Cinco percent

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist I never have and probably never will meet Chris Jones, but the man has inspired me in his “Complaints: Football Coaches” column. “I’m not sure when, exactly,” Jones wrote in this month’s Esquire, “Motorola headsets started coming with a license to act like” a word which I will replace with […]

Racing Commission sets Wednesday meeting

The New Mexico Racing Commission is scheduled to meet on Wednesday morning in Santa Fe.