Vixens poised for state-title run

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Texico junior Lori Richardson looks to tap the ball during practice Thursday at Texico. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Many observers at last year’s state tournament felt Fort Sumner was more than capable of winning the Class 2A or even 3A title. Only one problem for Fort Sumner: Those observers […]

Tucumcari economic director relocating

By TV Hagenah: Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — Ben Kendrick, director of the Tucumcari/Quay County Economic Development Corporation, submitted his resignation Thursday morning. Leo Thrasher of Citizens’ Bank of Tucumcari said Kendrick has accepted the position as the director of the Hobbs Economic Development Corporation. His new duties will begin in Hobbs on Sept. 1. Kendrick, […]

Melrose City Council searches for member to fill vacant position

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ Staff Writer Melrose City Council members will decide at 6 p.m. Thursday whether to fill a vacant position with a local business owner or a man who serves in Curry County administration. Mike Jacobs, 41, owner of a well and electrical business in Melrose, and Lance Pyle, 23, executive assistant […]

School board to fill District 2 vacancy

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By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer The Clovis school board decided Tuesday to fill the vacant District 2 board member seat by May 27. The seat opened when former board member George Banister resigned April 30 after serving nine years. Board President Lora Harlan said state law requires the board fill the position within 45 […]

Evans, Ruth

Ruth Evans Services: Have been held. Mrs. Ruth Evans, 61, of Dora, died Tuesday, May 11, 2004, at her home. She was born on May 30, 1942, in Alma, Okla., to Vera and Walter T. Lane. She graduated from the Velma-Alma High School in 1960 and went on to study at Oklahoma College for Women […]

Readers split on Richardson for veep

Project: Reader Reaction A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked if Gov. Bill Richardson might make a good vice president. Some responses: “I doubt that Gov. Bill would be an acceptable or effective VP as I doubt that he would be comfortable in the No. 2 position.” — Harold Burris, Clovis “(Would) Bill Richard-son … […]

School board member resigns

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education member George Banister resigned Friday, saying he no longer enjoys holding the position. Banister delivered a letter to Board President Lora Harlan indicating his resignation as District 2 board member effective immediately. “I have enjoyed the several years I have served and have […]

Former Lt. Gov. not interested in heading GOP

David Arkin Clovis native and former New Mexico lieutenant governor Walter Bradley says he would run for the state’s GOP Party leadership post as a “last resort.” The state’s GOP Republican Party has until April 17 to elect a replacement for Sen. Ramsay Gorham, who quit her post last week. She also has announced that […]

Business Digest 4/6

Qwest introduces DSL to Tucumcari High-speed Internet service, known as Qwest DSL, is now available in Tucumcari as a result of Qwest Communications International’s upgrading the local telecommunications network, according to a company news release. In 2004 the company plans to invest an additional $200 million to expand DSL across its region. With Qwest DSL, […]

Eastern’s Cobb getting battle for starting position

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Aaron Payne (right) tries to block Mark Smith during a running play at Friday’s Greyhound football practice. Photo by Kevin Wilson By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Even though he started all 11 games at left offensive tackle last fall for the Eastern New Mexico University football team, T.J. Cobb knew his job would be up […]