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

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.

Aug. 5, 2008 Business Digest

State committee to discuss economic development today The state Economic and Rural Development Committee will meet today in Gallup, according to a press release from the State House of Representatives. Topics of discussion during the three-day session include tourism, transportation and consumer protection in the context of payday lending and home mortgages. Today’s meeting is […]

Clovis schools struggle to meet AYP

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By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico schools are facing an uphill battle trying to meet the state’s adequate yearly progress. Nine Clovis schools and all five Portales schools fell short of AYP this year. The Public Education Department announced Friday results of the AYP report, which is based on the state’s standards […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Youth granted wish to meet Earnhardt Jr.

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Timothy Williams, center, and his family will travel in October to Atlanta, Ga., to meet Dale Earnhardt Jr., who is Timothy’s favorite NASCAR driver. The Kid’s Wish Network and donations from local organizations made Timothy’s trip possi Timothy Williams can’t wait to meet his hero, Dale Earnhardt Jr. But the […]

AgSense: Need will grow for more forage crops to meet demand for ethanol

By Leonard Lauriault: Guest columnist Federal expectations are to provide for 38 percent of ethanol needs from cellulosic sources, such as crop residue, wood, specialty crops, like kenaf, and traditional forage crops without interfering with projected food and fiber needs. Crop residue is not viable because removing greater than 25 percent is detrimental to soil […]

VA struggles to meet patient needs

VA struggles to meet patient needs Veterans’ medical facilities in our region are completely overloaded and administrators are lax in hiring enough qualified personnel and keeping on top of ongoing problems. When it takes two to three months for an appointment and you are ill, that is too long — especially when you have to […]

VA struggles to meet patient needs

VA struggles to meet patient needs Veterans’ medical facilities in our region are completely overloaded and administrators are lax in hiring enough qualified personnel and keeping on top of ongoing problems. When it takes two to three months for an appointment and you are ill, that is too long — especially when you have to […]

Zias exchange 1-0 decisions in meet

CNJ staff OKLAHOMA CITY — St. Gregory’s gave pitcher Sharon Bell one run to work with in the first inning, and she made it stand up. Bell tossed the first no-hitter against Eastern New Mexico University since the University of New Mexico did it on Feb. 5,1999, pitching the Lady Cavaliers to a 1-0 win […]

Seniors coping with rising costs on fixed income

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Mary Dodd of Melrose was shopping Wednesday at S&S Supermarket. She said the economy has changed the way she shops, but she’s paying the difference because “you have to have food.” By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer Clovis senior citizens said they are coping with the high price of gas […]

True love begins with triple

With Valentine’s Day on Thursday, editors have been asking readers, “How did you meet your spouse?” Janet Mason met her husband Rodney at a softball game. She smashed a triple and the rest is history. See Mason’s story on Editor David Stevens’ Web log: Falling, With Style