Remembering the fallen

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson An MC-130W crew from Cannon Air Force Base performs a flyover during the Monday morning Memorial Day observance at Lawn Haven Garden of Honor. Kevin Wilson With plenty of wind to blow them, the colors of numerous veteran organization flags flew at half-staff Monday morning. Their groups, and members of […]

Education column: Faculty, staff share thoughts on graduation

Graduation means endings and beginnings. Wayne Marshall, principal at Clovis High School, offered, “Graduation is a big deal. It encompasses all the emotions, and it is the culminating event of every student’s educational career. We feel it too; it’s always a little hard to see them go.” Several of the administrators who work directly with […]

Steelman recaptured

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Steelman’s vehicle was rammed by a sheriff’s deputy vehicle to force him to a stop. Liliana Castillo Curry County Detention Center absconder Justin Steelman, 32, was recaptured after leading police on a high speed chase today from Clovis to Farwell, according to Undersheriff Wesley Waller. The Curry County sheriff’s office […]

Zias turn tables on Javs

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU junior shortstop Emily Livingston slides home with a run during the second inning of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division softball game against Texas A&M-Kingsville at Zia Softball Field. CNJ staff CNJ STAFF PORTALES — What a difference a day can sometimes make. Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team […]

Education column: Sandia Elementary staff always pushing to improve

Just before spring break, I went by Sandia Elementary to talk with Principal Matt Vetterly. It was an interesting process, because we were delightfully interrupted over and over again by passing students who had to greet the clearly beloved Vetterly. I asked all about Sandia, and Vetterly was so eloquent and described so well what […]

Architects hear feedback from school staff on middle school’s design

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis Schools Food Service director Paul Kline, left, and Middle School Project Manager Jeremy Trumble go over floor plans for the kitchen and cafeteria for a new middle school Saturday at a design meeting held with architects at the administration building. Liliana Castillo Architects of a third middle school completed […]

Lujan’s staff holding office hours

CNJ staff Rep. Ben Ray Lujan’s staff will hold mobile office hours in Clovis Thursday, according to a news release. His staff will be holding office hours across the third district from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Staff will be available to residents who need assistance with casework, Social Security benefits, immigration applications, veterans’ services […]

Press release: Rep. Lujan’s Staff to Hold Mobile Office Hours Across Northern New Mexico on Thursday

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Press release: Curry native joins Roch’s staff

SANTA FE, NM—When the State House of Representatives convened yesterday (Thursday), Curry County native Stephanie Bailey also reported for duty. Bailey, an honors graduate of Texico High School, serves as the legislative assistant for Representative Dennis Roch (R-Texico) “I’m delighted to have Stephanie on board,” said Roch. “She is not only a capable assistant, but […]

Former Cannon commder named AF vice chief of staff

Courtesy photo Lt. Gen. Breedlove was named the Air Force vice chief of staff. Lt. Gen. Philip Breedlove has replaced Gen. Howie Chandler as the Air Force vice chief of staff as of Jan. 14. Breedlove previously served as the deputy chief of staff for operations, plans and requirements at the Pentagon. Also a fighter […]

Clovis-born Marine killed in Afghanistan

CNJ staff Flags were flown at half-staff over the weekend in honor of a Clovis-born Marine sergeant. Sgt. Garrett A. Misener, 25, was killed in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, Dec. 27. He was born Aug. 19, 1985, in Clovis, and his family moved to Utah a few months later. He was laid to rest Friday in […]

Year in review: 2010 troubled year at jail

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File photo The Curry County jail had another troubled year in 2010, with an escape attempt and other issues. CNJ staff Escape attempts, mistaken releases and top brass walking off the job and forcing the sheriff to step in highlighted the year for an already troubled Curry County jail. Voters also overwhelmingly rejected two tax […]

Gardner selected as Martinez chief of staff

Freedom New Mexico A state legislator who represents Roosevelt County and a former representative for both Curry and Roosevelt counties are among appointed members to the executive leadership team for Gov.-Elect Susana Martinez. Rep. Keith Gardner, R-Roswell, the Dist. 66 representative, was named chief of staff for the seven-member team. Former Rep. Brian Moore, R-Clayton, […]

Fort Lewis jumps on Zias early

Freedom New Mexico CNJ STAFF/Freedom New Mexico DURANGO, Colo. — Defending NCAA Division II runnerup Fort Lewis College held Eastern New Mexico University scoreless for more than 11 minutes down the stretch in the first half on Saturday and the Skyhawks rolled to a season-opening 86-56 victory over the Zias. Junior forward Dana Schreibvogel led […]

Judicial complex: What they’re saying

Staff writer Sharna Johnson conducted brief exit interviews with Curry County voters on Tuesday. Here’s what they said about the proposed judicial complex:

Energy conservation: Operations enabler

By Caroline Ward: 27th SOCES In an address to attendees at the Air Force Energy Forum III in Washington, D.C., May 28, Air Force Chief of Staff, General Norton Schwartz said, “We cannot overstate the criticality of every airman embracing energy as a consideration in all we do. This is a long-term imperative that carries […]

Udall staff member holding office hours

CNJ staff A staff member for U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., will be holding office hours for the Roosevelt, Curry and Quay County area residents needing help with the federal government Wednesday through Friday. David Williams of Udall’s office will be available: • 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Portales City Hall • 1 p.m. Thursday at […]

Staff, parents raising money for marquee at Parkview

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Parkview Elementary parent Betty Hudson said there are hundreds of items with Box Tops for Education on them that can benefit school. Liliana Castillo Parkview Elementary School’s staff and Parent Activities Committee members are looking for a way to better communicate with parents and the school’s community. The PAC are […]

Spouse: CCC tailored to military

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis Community College student Kayla Blair reads during a break at her work study job in the college’s marketing department. Liliana Castillo The population of students with a connection to the military at Clovis Community College is a minority group which may be why such students say they feel special. […]

Officials: District will need more faculty, staff with student increase

Liliana Castillo Clovis Municipal Schools officials say the district will need more teachers and support staff for a near 1,000-student increase projected by 2013. If voters on Aug. 31 approve a proposed third middle school, most of the new staff will be located at that new school, officials said. Deputy Superintendent of Instruction Cindy Martin […]