ENMU students participate in Spain archaeological dig

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Courtesy photo: Ethan Ortega Eastern New Mexico University archeology student Ethan Ortega uncovered the first intact piece of pottery of the summer at the excavation site for the pre-Roman civilization, the Vaccea. Ortega discovered the one-month summer program when he started researching student field work on the Internet. Alisa Boswell Two Eastern New Mexico University […]

Shout outs— July 17

Veteran sends well wishes to relatives Born in Tucumcari in 1963, retired Senior Master Sgt. Dave Aragon spent most of his early years as a Clovis resident, attending Lincoln Jackson Elementary School, Marshall Junior High School, then Clovis High School, graduating with the Class of 1982. Dave enlisted and entered the active duty Air Force […]

Education feature: Foreign exchange of ideas

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Juan Navarro teaches science at Marshall Junior High. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dan Summers: CNJ Correspondent When Juan Navarro was a child, he wanted to be an artist like his father, the Spanish painter and sculptor Vicente Navarro. “I could not draw or sculpt, though,” the younger Navarro said. The art world’s loss is […]

Heartlink program explains the ways of the Air Force

Janet Taylor-Birkey Cannon’s Heartlink program, sponsored by the Family Support Center, is a quarterly, all-day presentation offering spouses of Airmen, married five years or less, an opportunity to learn more about military life. Attendees receive free childcare for the event and lunch is provided. Designed to help the Airman’s spouse understand the ways of the […]

Mother of Highland third-grader believes son’s arrest unnecessary

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer A 9-year-old boy was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct on Tuesday at Highland Elementary School. The boy’s mother said she thinks police took things too far. Rebecca Spain said her son has a history of acting up, but she doesn’t think he should have been arrested. According to […]

Local Spaniard reacts to bombing

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Rescue workers work on a bomb-damaged passenger train, following explosions in Madrid, Spain, on Thursday, killing more than 190 rush-hour commuters and wounding at least 1,400. AQP Photo: Paul White. By Darrell Todd Maurina A Portales resident spent part of Thursday morning making emergency calls to relatives in Spain to make sure none of them […]