‘Par 3′ golf course renovations top parks priority list

Kevin Wilson In line with approving the start of a bid process for fixing the sprinkler system at Colonial Park Golf Course, the Clovis City Commission on Thursday directed Parks and Recreation Director Bill Bizzell to push the “par-3” golf course renovation at Hillcrest Park to the top of his park renovation priority list. The […]

Get some help with sleep training your baby

Goodnight Sleep Trainger

MCT The Goodnight Sleep Trainer helps keep exhausted parents keep track of their sleep training. It is on sale at www.thinkgeek.com. McClatchy-Tribune New moms and dads know their lives will never be peaceful again until they have a full night’s sleep without a huge struggle. Now you can get a leg up in the difficult […]

Tres Amigas official hopes to break ground in fall

Kevin Wilson Tres Amigas is pushing paperwork at the moment. The company is hoping to push materials by August, and push power across the nation two to three years later. Clovis Industrial Development Corporation Executive Director Chase Gentry figures it will be mid-2012 before any significant economic impact comes from the project, which will connect […]

Interest in wind power picking up

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks James Kratzer of Portales, lead meteorologist at Cannon Air Force Base, said the region faces 50 mph or higher winds an average of 15 times per year. Alisa Boswell Wind and its power is old stuff to eastern New Mexico residents. But there is a new push to harness that […]

Incarnate junior helps push Cards past Zias

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks ENMU Krista Ford is fouled on the way to the basket in the second half of Saturday’s game against Incarnate Word at Greyhound Arena. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Junior college transfer Taylor Murray hadn’t been having a good run in her first season at Incarnate Word […]

God’s works help push aside fear

I have a fear of heights, also called acrophobia. I do not have a severe form of it I don’t think but I have at times in my life not been able to do things involving heights for my fear. This fear keeps me from walking up staircases that are too high or walkways that […]

Zias push Lady Buffs in 3-0 loss

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball pushed rival West Texas A&M Tuesday night, but the Lady Buffs pulled away to a 25-19, 25-17, 25-21 Lone Star Conference victory over the Zias at Greyhound Arena. Lauren Thedford posted 17 kills to lead WT (19-8, 11-0 LSC), which took a one-half game lead over […]

Zias push nationally-ranked WT in three-game series

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks ENMU’s Kassandra Sanchez takes a pitch during Monday’s action against West Texas A&M University at Zia Field. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — It may not be much consolation, but Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team has shown at times that it can be competitive. Mired in last […]

Budget cuts may push back road projects

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Curry County Road Department employee Calvin Davis prepares to shut down a blade at the end of Wednesday’s shift. State budget cuts are cutting into road projects the county had planned for this year. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County may have to postpone some of its road […]

Letters to the Editor: Students push for Tres Amigas

Editor’s note: Debbie Robinson’s fifth-grade students at Zia Elementary School in Clovis wrote these letters to Gov. Bill Richardson concerning the proposed Tres Amigas wind energy project. The proposed energy superstation is intended to connect the nation’s three primary electricity grids. Student letters were not edited for style or grammar.

National health plan won’t hit TRICARE

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist President Obama says his push to reform the nation’s health care system will not diminish health benefits for service families or retirees who use TRICARE, or for veterans who rely on VA hospitals and clinics. In fact, he suggested, as health reform takes hold across the country, veterans who, for […]

May 8 -May 14 What's Happening

Today Push-up competition — all day at Fitness Center. Relay for Life — Ned Houk Park. Opening ceremony with parade of teams begins at 6 p.m. 17th annual Food Drive — Hosted by the National Association of Letter Carriers. Place nonperishable food items by your mailbox for letter carriers to pick up. Citizens may also […]

Advocates for developmentally disabled lobby for funding

By Dennis J. Carroll: The New Mexican Advocates and families of the developmentally disabled, in the midst of a Roundhouse lobbying push for funding vital to the well-being of those in their care, hope they aren’t just being “niced to death” by state lawmakers. “In the last three days we’ve heard nothing but a willingness […]

Commissioner opposed to animal euthanasia change

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer City Commissioner Juan Garza Sr. said he resents a push to change the euthanization method at the Clovis Animal Shelter, terming it the work of special interest groups from outside the community. After taking a week to research the issue, he said he will recommend at Tuesday’s Animal Control […]

March 13 – Push

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis’ Danni Williams, 11, gave the refs her opinion on a call during the Wildcats state semifinal game at The Pit. “Push,” she shouted with the rest of the purple draped Wildcat fans around her. Williams loves basketball, she said, and has been playing since she was three.

Military Feature: Center focuses on wellness

By Sharna Johnson and Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writers They teach Cannon Air Force Base airmen how to eat, how to shop for groceries, how to exercise and more — all in the interest of promoting overall health and wellness. Airmen can go to the Health and Wellness Center at Cannon for advice and guidance […]

Focus on fitness

Photo by Tonya Fennell By Tonya Fennell: Cannon Connections Muscles bulge and sweat pours at the Cannon Air Force Base Fitness Center as airmen work on their bodies. They’re not there for vanity, fitness is part of their jobs. According to Health and Wellness Center Flight Chief M.J. Anderson, every airman is required to pass […]

Pro-immigration rally planned

CNJ staff Immigrant advocates plan to hold a rally in Clovis Tuesday in support of immigration reform. The march, which begins at 9 a.m., is a repeat of last year’s event held at the height of the immigration-law reform debate. This year’s rally, dubbed the Great American Boycott II, coincides with Mexico’s Labor Day holiday. […]

Police officers push limits of videotaping

By Freedom Newspapers Give police agencies an inch, and they’ll take a mile. That’s the gist of a court decision reining in the New York City Police Department, which has increasingly stretched the legal limits placed on its ability to videotape peaceful demonstrators and passersby at political events. The U.S. District Court decision, although applying […]