Portales ex-deputy chief pleads no contest

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Berry Christina Calloway Former Portales Deputy Police Chief Lonnie Berry pleaded no contest Thursday in district court to three charges of tampering with public records. A plea agreement he signed Thursday placed him on 18 months of unsupervised probation. The agreement also required him to pay a $500 restitution fee — the amount of the […]

Press release: Lease to expand Melrose bombing range signed

(SANTA FE, New Mexico) – A lease signing ceremony took place today in Santa Fe, New Mexico resulting in the lease of a large parcel of state trust land – about 11,000 acres in Roosevelt County – to the U.S. Air Force. Officials present for the signing ceremony included: New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez, State […]

Press release: Ex-Hound signs with Europe League

Former Eastern New Mexico University football standout, Tillman Stevens has signed to play for the Vienna Vikings of the European Football League. Stevens played for the Greyhounds from 2007-2011 and made 283 tackles and 12 interceptions. “I’m thankful for the opportunity to continue my career as a football player and I am really looking forward […]

Judge signs off on Congressional map

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A state judge on Thursday adopted a redistricting plan that will establish slightly different boundaries for New Mexico’s three congressional districts and made the fewest changes among the proposed alternatives. The new map keeps Clovis in the state’s 3rd Congressional District, represented by Democrat Ben Ray Lujan. Dora, […]

Texico’s Cooper twins sign with Zias

Dave Wagner After they finish their four years at Texico High School in the spring, twins Jordyn and Jaylyn Cooper are planning to be together for the next four as well. The Coopers, who verbally committed to Eastern New Mexico University for basketball during the summer, signed their letters of intent with the school earlier […]

ENMU signs five for cross country

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University has signed five runners for its cross country teams for next season. Joining the men’s squad are Isaiah Samoei, a Kenyan who is transferring from Iowa Western Community College, and Tyler Saiz, who will be an incoming freshman from Del Norte H.S. In Albuquerque. Signees for the women […]

YMCA signs lease for new Clovis location

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The YMCA has leased a 10,000 square foot facility in the Hilltop Plaza. YMCA officials said they plan to open in the spring. Liliana Castillo The YMCA of Central New Mexico has signed a lease for a new location in Clovis with an opening scheduled at an undetermined date this […]

Officials: Clovis superstation step closer to reality

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Tres Amigas LLC CEO Phillip Harris, left, and Public Land Commissioner Patrick Lyons sign a lease agreement for land to be used for the power superstation. Kevin Wilson Paperwork, then power. Tres Amigas LLC and the State Land Office signed a lease agreement Thursday that clears another hurdle to create […]

Some residents unsure of health legislation

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Healthcare legislation signed into law Tuesday by President Barack Obama was no doubt historic. But some Clovis residents feel it’s more about Democrats and Republicans than the year-long process was about Americans. “I think they’re playing politics,” said Jimmy Dimas, a retired school employee who moved to Clovis five […]

Baskett visits Eagles

CNJ staff Fox television news in Philadelphia is reporting Clovis native and pro football receiver Hank Baskett will be in the city Friday to speak with the Eagles about open roster spots. Baskett has been a free agent since March 4 after the Indianapolis Colts failed to re-sign him to a contract. Baskett has played […]

Bill including money for water pipeline signed into law

CNJ staff A multi-billion dollar bill signed into law Wednesday includes $1 million for the Ute pipeline project. The $34 billion 2010 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill was signed into law by President Obama , according to the offices of Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall from New Mexico. Projects receiving money include the Ute […]

N.M. senators: Bill that funds labs, water projects signed into law

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall today reported that President Obama has signed into law a key spending bill that supports New Mexico’s two national laboratories, the Waste Isolation Pilot Project and a variety of key water-related projects. “When we started this process several months ago, LANL was facing deep cuts to […]

Private colleges balk at new G.I. Bill

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist Days before a June 15 deadline, 521 private colleges had signed modest-to-grand “Yellow Ribbon” agreements under the new Post-9/11 GI Bill benefit, making these higher-priced schools more affordable to at least some Iraq and Afghanistan war-era veterans who qualify for admission. But more than half of private colleges nationwide apparently […]

Private colleges balk at new GI Bill

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist Days before a June 15 deadline, 521 private colleges had signed modest-to-grand “Yellow Ribbon” agreements under the new Post-9/11 GI Bill benefit, making these higher-priced schools more affordable to at least some Iraq and Afghanistan war-era veterans who qualify for admission. But more than half of private colleges nationwide apparently […]

Eastern adds infielder to softball roster

CNJ Staff Eastern New Mexico University has signed junior college transfer Samantha Stampley to play next season for the softball squad, according to a university release. Stampley, a junior infielder from Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas, has a career .342 batting average with 17 doubles, two triples and two home runs.

Bingaman’s pubic lands bills ready to be signed into law

A package of bills introduced by U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today cleared a final hurdle and is now on its way to President Obama to be signed into law.

State legislature adjourns

The New Mexican What passed (Bills already signed by Gov. Bill Richardson have been noted.): * Death penalty:

Golden Gloves begins

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Alejandro Martinez, 14, right, misses a straight punch to opponent Cody Castaneda, 14, during Friday’s state Golden Gloves boxing tournament at Roy Walker Community Center. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent While much attention has been turned toward mixed martial arts, in the world of fighting competitions, amateur boxing in New […]

County, state candidates file

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Curry County will have contested races for all positions in the 2008 election. Fourteen candidates signed up Tuesday for the five county offices. Tuesday was also candidate sign-up day for state and federal offices. Deputy County Clerk Coni Jo Lyman expects a large voter turnout for the general election […]

Hounds land 30 prospects

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Three quarterbacks and a handful of running backs and wide receivers were among 30 high school players to sign national letters of intent with Eastern New Mexico University on Wednesday’s national signing day. The Hounds are switching to what head coach Mark Ribaudo said will be a […]