Ticket feature: CCC presenting ‘The 39 Steps’

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CNJ staff photo: Robin Coffey Leslie Nagy, left, and Chris Cummins play as Mr. and Mrs. McGarrigle, proprietors of the McGarrigle hotel, in CCC’s presentation of “The 39 Steps.” Freedom New Mexico The Company Class of Clovis Community College will be presenting the play “The 39 Steps” 7 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday at the […]

Obama forgets lessons from housing crisis

Nearly everyone recognized the obvious steps that had to be taken after 2008’s housing disaster — no more loans to unqualified buyers, no more creative financing, no more packaging for resale of securitized mortgages not worth their face value. Apparently, President Barack Obama already has forgotten. He proposes a housing fix with more problematic government […]

ENMU’s Clabaugh steps down

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CNJ file photo Phil Clabaugh has been at ENMU since baseball program was revived in 2002. CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University baseball will have quite a different look next season. Veteran coach Phil Clabaugh tendered his resignation on Tuesday. He has been ENMU’s only coach since the program was revived at the […]

Cutting doctor’s fees cause for concern

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Lawmakers took steps this past week to put military people at ease over how TRICARE benefits will be protected and, for older children, how coverage likely will be expanded as the Obama administration implements the new national health care reform law. But Congress continued to take only clumsy temporary steps […]

Blight battle: Committee taking beautification steps

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks The Keep Clovis Beautiful committee installed welcome signs at all four main entryways to Clovis. Freedom New Mexico Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield wants the city to make a good first impression on travelers. That is why the condition of the city’s entryways comes up frequently when the “Keep Clovis Beautiful” […]

Business feature: Businesses taking steps to avoid flu

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Jade Gallegos, a Clovis Community College student who runs the information desk under the work-study program, said a lot of visitors stop to use a hand sanitizer station near the door. The college is one of a number of local organizations taking steps to prevent the spread of H1N1 flu. […]

Prince Street paving mostly done

CNJ Staff Plenty of work remains to be done on Prince Street, but many of the traffic burdens are now out of the way. Public Works Director Clint Bunch said paving is complete on the main roadways for the project, and steps currently ongoing include drainage installation and paving on side streets. “It’s going to […]

Summer camp focuses on leadership skills

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Michelle Williamson, middle, helps teammate Juan Ceniceros, left, walk his way across an uneven two-by-four during a ropes course during a Leadership Odyssey activity in Clovis Community College’s gym. The activity helps students learn to work toget By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer About 20 students watched warily as Clovis Community College faculty member Brad […]

Movie buffs in need of new challenge

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Whenever a game night arrives, I look through the closet and wonder what I should bring. Monopoly? Simpsons trivia? Then I see the game that time forgot: The Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. It’s based on the six degrees of separation theory. If you know 100 people, and they know […]

Residents march in memory of Martin Luther King Jr.

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Rodney Hendricks Jr., 8, stood outside the Legacy Life Family Church in the cold wind Monday morning as he listened to the words of Rev. Phillip Landers during a rally in memory of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The words were written decades […]

Recount in Taiwan election will slow country’s progress

Freedom Newspapers W hen the United States advises other coun- tries around the world to emulate its demo- cratic ways, it probably doesn’t mean having elections so close that they resemble Florida in 2000 and lead to weeks of uncertainty. But that’s what happened in Taiwan last weekend, and the echoes could reverberate for years. […]

Reps clear Melrose bleachers

By David Arkin After more than 20 years of use, officials in the Melrose school district think it’s about time the bleachers in its gymnasium get replaced. And two local lawmakers agree. Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, and Rep. Jose Campos, D-Santa Rosa, are putting their support behind a capital outlay request that would provide the […]