Scouting council hosting summer camp

Freedom New Mexico The Conquistador Council of the Boy Scouts of America will host another summer of week-long camps in June and July at Camp Wehinahpay, located in the Sacramento Mountains near Cloudcroft. The council oversees troops in Roosevelt and Curry Counties. Scout Executive Guy Eichsteadt said scouting is an educational opportunity for area boys. […]

Realignments add to busy summer moving season

By Elaine Sanchez: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — With a busier-than-usual military moving season about to kick into high gear, officials are asking service members to book their moving dates early and to keep flexibility in mind when doing so. The military moved more than 230,000 shipments last summer alone, and this year officials […]

Teen summer camps announced

By Erin Tindell: Air Force Personnel, Services and Manpower Public Affairs SAN ANTONIO — Force Services Agency officials here recently announced the call for three Air Force teen camps for 2011. The Teen Aviation Camp will be held June 4 through 9 at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., and is designed to […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Get hooked, local summer guide and Reagan shot

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Get hooked New Mexico’s license year begins April 1, and that means it’s time to renew your fishing license. They can be purchased at license vendors statewide, Department of Game and Fish offices in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Las Cruces, Roswell and Raton, or online […]

Another baseball league interested in Clovis

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Weeks after the Pecos League severed ties with Clovis, another league is trying to put professional baseball in the city this summer. Officials with the independent Southwestern States League are working on an agreement to lease Bell Park for 40 games, half of the 80-game schedule for the Clovis […]

Our people: Community provider

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Courtesy photo Mario Chavez died in an accident in 1989. He was 23 and a father of four. Clovis resident Johnny Chavez was born and raised in Clovis. He has spent time on several community committees including city commission for eight years. Even as a college student attending Eastern New Mexico University, Chavez enjoyed working […]

Grady resident protests school-sponsored coyote hunt

Sharna Johnson Ranchers say the coyote is a menace and a threat to the way of life around the ranching community of Grady. May be, a community newcomer contends; but killing them is not supposed to be sport and there are more appropriate ways to raise money for school athletics. Cliff Sagnotty, who moved to […]

Game warden got dose of humility

Glenda Price One summer we managed a guest ranch in the New Mexico mountains. Besides taking reservations, cleaning cabins and doing laundry, we had a string of dude horses. We took care of the horses and accompanied guests on trail rides in the nearby forest. We had one other duty —trash. The cabins were built […]

Tuesday morning briefing: The end of summer and Benedict Arnold

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing.

Maguire hopes to lead Zias back to success

CNJ staff Earlier this summer, Eastern New Mexico University volleyball coach Mike Maguire might have been ready to predict a big season for the Zias. Then injuries and a couple of defections hit. Now, the projections are a bit lower. “A winning record,” Maguire said when asked what would constitute success. “That might be asking […]

Education column: Students going green with conservation programs

Cindy Kleyn-Kennedy: Clovis Municipal Schools Ever had cookies baked in a solar oven? How about cooking your own solar personal pan pizza? Students in the Clovis Municipal Schools have. The CMS Energy Program and other energy conservation projects headed up by our own Mike Thomson, district energy manager for Clovis Schools, are teaching students about […]

Education column: New year should be approached with positive attitude

Cindy Kleyn-Kennedy: Clovis Municipal Schools Summer’s whizzed past once again, and it’s time to begin another school year. I’ll be sharing what’s happening in our schools — elementary through secondary — during this upcoming year. Before we get started, however, we want to wish the previous author of this column, Penny Bailey, the very best […]

Teachers advise students to ‘do their best’ on first day

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Parkview Elementary fifth-grade teacher Susan Rogers sorts through papers she will be giving to her students Thursday on the first day of school. Rogers said she plans to retire at the end of this school year after 20 years of teaching. Sharna Johnson Today marks the last day of summer […]

Summer rain means weeds growing problem

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson A house located at 600 Maple, which neighbors said has long been vacant, is overrun with weeds in the front yard. Kevin Wilson Melissa Newman, or anybody else in Clovis, might take a day off from weed pulling. The weeds, thanks to a summer full of rain, aren’t taking any […]

Military mama: School welcome relief

Summer is sputtering to a halt and I’m anxiously counting down the days until school is back in session. I am sure that I am not alone in this sentiment, but if I am I will boldly continue. I am exhausted. Entertaining my 4-year-old is a full-time job with no overtime pay. All summer my […]

Education digest: JROTC summer orientation wrapping up

JROTC summer orientation wrapping up The Clovis High School Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp summer orientation will finish 10 a.m. Friday with a graduation ceremony. The graduation will include 20 cadets who spent a week learning the basics of the program. The ceremony will include a small demonstration of marching skills and each […]

Small budget calls for homegrown fun

Our summer began with a wonderful trip into unknown places, at least unknown to me, though familar to many from this area, as we went to southern Colorado. However, that will probably be the extent of our travels this summer, as like many families, our budget is small. We have found, though, small celebrations can […]

Students say Kids College puts fun in summer

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Elyssa Dominguez, 13, uses a tool to add a detail to a bowl during a wheel-thrown pottery class at the Clovis Community College Kids College program. It is held at the college each summer. Liliana Castillo Christian Crider said summer is usually boring. This year, he took two classes during […]

Clovis summer water use down

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Drivers navigate Grand Avenue where rains Tuesday covered one of the street’s two lanes. A New Mexico American Water official said the abundance of recent rains have helped keep water demand down. On Tuesday, 1.42 inches of rain fell in Clovis, according to the National Weather Service. Liliana Castillo Water […]

June 25 -July 1 What's Happening

Friday Summer Solstice 5K run — 7 a.m., Unity Park. Shake That Marriage Brain Seminar — 9 a.m., Airman & Family Readiness Center. Year of the Air Force Bowl-a-Rama — 5 p.m., Cannon Lanes. Late Nighter — 9 p.m., The Landing Zone. Free Movie — 1 p.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Families are invited to watch […]