Day trip: Bandelier National Monument

Courtesy photo Bandelier National Monument is located outside of Los Alamos. Bandelier National Monument • Location: Directions from Santa Fe: Take Saint Francis Drive (Hwy. 84/285) north toward Los Alamos. After passing Pojoaque, merge right onto New Mexico 502 to Los Alamos. Continue up 502 toward Los Alamos. Bear right and exit onto New Mexico […]

Giant map takes students to South America

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Texas Tech education faculty Reese Todd asks Zia Elementary sixth graders to show the flow patterns of rivers in South America Wednesday on the National Geographic Giant Traveling Map at Central Baptist Church. Liliana Castillo Clovis students walked across South America this week. It was a basketball court-sized National Geographic […]

Governor speaking at crime victims’ breakfast

Kevin Wilson Gov. Susana Martinez, area law enforcement and civic leaders are expected to gather today to honor crime victims at the seventh annual breakfast held in honor of National Crime Victims Week. Hosted by the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, District Attorney Matt Chandler said the event is part of an effort to increase […]

Day trip: Capulin Volcano National Monument

Courtesy photo Capulin Volcano National Monument is located 33 miles east of Interstate 25 at Raton via U.S. Highway 64/87. Capulin Volcano National Monument • Location: The monument is located 33 miles east of Interstate 25 at Raton via U.S. Highway 64/87. The park entrance is on New Mexico Highway 325, 3 miles north of […]

Clovis resident in running for national civilian award

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USAF: Senior Airman James Bell Ivan Sarracino, 27th Special Operations Equipment Maintenance Squadron, receives the Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez award from Commander, Air Force Special Operations Command, Lt. Gen. Donald Wurster, on Jan. 13. The Leo Marquez award highlights outstanding achievements in the aircraft maintenance and munitions squadrons across the Air Force. Sarracino won the […]

Press release: New Mexico National Guard to Host Annual Bataan Ceremony

Santa Fe, N.M. – The New Mexico National Guard will host the annual Bataan Ceremony April 9, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at the Bataan Memorial Building located at 407 Galisteo Street, Santa Fe, N.M. This ceremony is held every April 9th and was established to honor the survivors of the Bataan Death March and to […]

Press release: New Mexico National Guard to Host Annual Bataan Ceremony

Santa Fe, N.M. – The New Mexico National Guard will host the annual Bataan Ceremony April 9, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at the Bataan Memorial Building located at 407 Galisteo Street, Santa Fe, N.M.

Education digest — March 17

Clovis students qualify for national competition The Clovis Municipal Schools Family, Career and Community Leaders of America students participated in the state competition in Albuquerque, according to a news release. The release said 11 students qualified for the FCCLA National Competition to be held in July in Anaheim, California. Yucca Middle School competitors: • Samantha […]

Press release: County announces National Counties Month

In honor of this year’s National County Government Month, Curry County has many fun and exciting activities planned for students in our area during the entire month of April. Established by the National Association of Counties, National County Government Month is celebrated in counties throughout the United States to promote county government. This year’s theme […]

National charities accepting donations for Japan relief

Kevin Wilson Local organizations contacted haven’t taken up large donation efforts for last week’s earthquake in Japan, but say many of their national affiliates are. The official death toll from the 9.0 magnitude earthquake was at 2,800 Monday, but officials fear deaths may top 10,000. Diana Cordova, director of multicultural affairs at Eastern New Mexico […]

Press release: The National Weather Service issues wind advisory

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a wind advisory which is in effect from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (MST) today. This includes Curry and Roosevelt Counties. West Winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. Wind speeds will increase by mid morning. The strongest winds are expected during the […]

Proposed fee increases ‘modest’

Lawmakers seeking guidance from military associations on whether to support the new Defense Department plan to raise TRICARE Prime enrollment fees modestly for working-age retirees next year, and then to adjust them annually for inflation, will get mixed signals this time around. Joyce Wessel Raezer, national director of the National Military Family Association, is not […]

Honors — Feb. 27

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Submitted by Elks Pictured left to right: (front) Miss New Mexico Madison Tabet, (back) Jasmine Gannon, Rayelle Rivale and Haley Garcia. Lam New Mexico’s president Lee Ann Lam of Clovis, a member of Ledbetter-McReynolds Auxiliary No. 3015, was honored during the National Mid-Year Conference of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars of […]

Big Brothers Big Sisters program aims to raise money with bowling event

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Kevin Wilson Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeastern New Mexico is a relatively small operation, with a staff that consists of executive director Meg Sadau, and a minimal office in the Matt 25 Hope Center where she has spent a year. The operation is hoping it can bowl over a few sponsors, however, so it […]

Storm spotter course offered in March

The National Weather Service of Albuquerque will be holding two free sessions of a storm spotter’s course in the area in March, according to a news release. The March 22 sessions are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Clovis city hall assembly room and 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Portales […]

Editorial: Nation needs budget cuts, not investments

In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama suggested freezing spending on a small fraction of the federal budget and making a few cuts. But, as the National Taxpayers’ Union calculated, the plan actually would add a net $21 billion in spending. And that’s before the unknown costs of seven other major State […]

Day trip: White Sands National Monument

Courtesy photo White Sands National Monument is located on U.S. Highway 70, 15 miles southwest of Alamogordo and 52 miles east of Las Cruces. White Sands National Monument • Location: The visitor center is located on U.S. Highway 70, 15 miles southwest of Alamogordo and 52 miles east of Las Cruces. Travelers from Carlsbad Caverns […]

Day trip: Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument

Courtesy photo Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument • Location: Located 40 miles southwest of Santa Fe and 55 miles northeast of Albuquerque. From Albuquerque: Take the exit for Santo Domingo/Cochiti Lake Recreation Area (Exit 259) off I-25 onto NM 22. Follow the signs on NM 22 to Cochiti Pueblo and Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument. […]

Outdoor guide: Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Cannon Connections photo: Clarence Plank Canadian geese and sandhill cranes relax and move around Bitter Lake last October on their way south for winter. • Location: Bitter Lake is located 10 miles northeast of Roswell in Chaves County. It is 1 hour and 33 minutes or 89 miles from Portales. It is 102 miles or […]

Middle East stability requires new strategy

Freedom New Mexico In a region where national, religious and ethnic clashes have been the rule rather than the exception for millennia, it may be overly optimistic to believe an Israeli warrior would promote an alternative solution to the Middle East’s ongoing conflicts. Israel’s Moshe Ya’alon, a former special forces paratrooper, now vice prime minister […]