Clovis Housing Authority to receive grant

CNJ staff The Clovis Housing Authority will receive $10,836 of nearly $200,000 in Housing and Urban Development dollars for rental assistance provided to families. Seven state agencies are part of nearly 600 nationwide to receive $150 million in funding through HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher Program because they had additional leasing or experienced other unforeseen circumstances […]

Press release: Seven public housing authorities awarded grants

ALBUQUERQUE – U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced that seven public housing authorities in New Mexico will receive a total of $191,090 to protect the rental assistance provided to families currently participating in HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher Program. These agencies are among nearly 600 nationwide that will receive additional funding because […]

Bovina man sentenced to seven years for 2008 robberies

Freedom New Mexico Jesus Larrea, 21, of Bovina, was sentenced to seven years in prison Wednesday after pleading guilty in the robbery of two Clovis Dairy Queens in 2008. He is the final defendant to be sentenced in the case. Larrea and two other Bovina men were arrested Nov. 16, 2008, in Parmer County when […]

EPCOG sharing grant money

CNJ staff The Eastern Plains Council of Government is one of seven New Mexico groups that will share in more than $2 million in economic development grant money, according to a release from U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M. EPCOG is a consortium of seven counties in eastern New Mexico and helps local governments with infrastructure […]

ENMU to induct seven into Hall of Honors

CNJ staff PORTALES — Seven former ENMU athletics have been selected to go into the school’s Hall of Honors during the Greyhounds’ opening 2010 football game against Southwest Nazarene on Aug. 28. They include Julie Baxter (volleyball), Gabe DeHoyos (baseball), Jamaal Hunnicutt (men’s basketball), Rachel Mohler (softball), Treena Royston (women’s basketball), Jim Harmon (support, posthumous) […]

Jail administrator search narrowed to seven applicants

CNJ staff The search for a new Curry County jail administrator is down to seven applicants. County Manager Lance Pyle said he is verifying references and will begin scheduling panel interviews with the top five candidates soon. Pyle said he is hoping to have the position filled by April. The position was posted Oct. 5 […]

State hires 21 despite hiring freeze

By Kate Nash: The Santa Fe New Mexican State government in the past seven months has hired 21 new employees despite an ongoing hiring freeze, state personnel records show. The records obtained by the Santa Fe New Mexican under the state’s Inspection of Public Records Act show that three people were added to the payroll […]

Armed robber sentenced to seven years in prison

Clovis, NM — Matthew Chandler, Ninth Judicial District Attorney, announced today that Christopher Garcia, age 20, was convicted of two (2) counts of Armed Robbery and ordered to serve seven (7) years in the Department of Corrections. The charges stem from November 16, 2008 when officers were called to respond to the Dairy Queen located […]

Meetings Watch: City approves two items, celebrates commissioner’s 80th birthday

The Clovis City Commission met in special session Wednesday at City Hall. Both items on the agenda were approved unanimously. Seven commissioners were present. Commissioner Juan Garza did not attend the 10 a.m. meeting.Items approved: • A change order for construction at the Wellness Center. City Purchasing Agent David Boswell said a water line had […]

Church provides MNF option

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kevin_wilson@link.freedom.com Seven days a week, the room with a few tables and chairs is called Fellowship Hall at Trinity United Methodist Church. For a few hours each Monday, it could also be called football central. Like they’ve done since 2008, a few people at the church are using the small room to give a different […]

Lula Washington dance theatre celebrates its 30th in New Mexico tours to seven NM cities

Los Angeles, CA – September 17, 2009 – In honor of its 30th anniversary, the Lula Washington Dance Theatre is kicking off a 17-theatre national tour in New Mexico. Returning to the state for the first time in 10 years, the contemporary modern dance company will travel around New Mexico from October 15 to 30, […]

Convicted killer Edward Salas remains at large

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File photo Edward Salas, 25, was convicted in 2008 of killing 10-year-old Carlos Perez and has avoided capture for a year since escaping from the jail. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A year has passed since Edward Salas slipped through the roof of the jail with seven others and was secreted away in the […]

USDA declares seven counties disaster areas due to drought

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Acting Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director, Brenda Archuleta, announced that the US. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack has designated seven (7) New Mexico counties as disaster areas due to the ongoing drought and high winds in portions of the state, from October 1, 2008 and continuing. Secretary Vilsack […]

News release: Senators press for drought declaration for seven N.M. counties

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall today urged U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to quickly approve New Mexico’s request for a natural disaster declaration for seven counties due to severe drought and high winds.

Seven district schools qualify for state funding

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo La Casita Elementary School is set to be the first of seven Clovis schools to be renovated. Construction at La Casita is estimated to begin late summer with completion by July 2011. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer

Seven local students qualify for state-level National Geographic Bee

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Courtesy photo Shaylee Sours, 5th grade, Texico Elementary School CNJ staff Seven local students have qualified for the 2009 state-level National Geographic Bee. The students will make their way to Albuquerque for the bee on April 3. The bee is for students from grades four through eight. Each student who is declared the school champion, […]

Zia women’s soccer program adds seven players

CNJ Staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University has signed seven women’s soccer players to national letters of intent for the 2009 season. according to a release from the school. The signees include freshmen forwards Brittany Bustos of Albuquerque (St. Pius) and Brook Serrano of Los Lunas, midfielders Desiree Dominguez of Alamogordo and Abigail Tarin […]

Hounds sweep Cameron with walk-off wins

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Eastern’s Seth Clabaugh covers first as Cameron’s Bucky Buxton leaps to safety during the fifth inning of Saturday’s game at Greyhound Field. CNJ staff Coming in on a seven-game losing streak, things suddenly turned around Saturday for the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team. The Greyhounds got strong pitching and […]

Zias’ win streak snapped at seven

Freedom New Mexico DENTON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s high-flying softball team got off to a fast start on Saturday. Then the Zias came crashing to earth. Texas Woman’s overcame an early 5-0 deficit to win the first game of their Lone Star Conference South Division doubleheader 7-5, then broke open the second game […]

Dec. 17 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 1 a.m. Dec. 5 an officer responded to a business in the 1400 block of Norris Street for a report of shoplifting. A clerk said she was stocking shelves in the store when she saw a man load a seven-foot-tall Christmas […]