Hungry bears no laughing matter

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist One summer my husband and I ran what was called a “guest ranch” in the mountains. It was a group of cabins built so they enclosed a middle open space where children could play and grownups could visit. Wood for the fireplaces was stacked in there as well. Besides handling […]

New dog presents challenges

By Karl Terry: CNJ columnist The Terrys are once again a two-dog family. After last summer’s death of a dog we’d lived with for 13 years, we had been a single-dog family. But I knew it wouldn’t last. We’ve had more than one pet for most of the 27 years my wife and I’ve been […]

Family inspired to dish out dinners

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo J’Mi Heflin, left, talks to Christy Drake Thursday about paper goods Heflin and her family brought Drake. Heflin and her family used money they would have spent on each other for Christmas to buy dinners for 10 families in Clovis. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Helping her mother move […]

Moneymakers

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis High School students Landyn Snipes, left, and Kyler Brewer-Hill work on selling coupon cards to raise money for the CHS football booster club at the Curry County Fair. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico The summer’s almost officially gone for almost every school-age kid in the area and that […]

Fair season

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Ashley Olson, left, and Jo Schrepfer set up for the PM Productions show Pets Overboard at the Curry County Fairgrounds. The show is a pirate-themed animal show and its first performance is Monday at 7:30 p.m. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico With the temperatures into the mid-90s on Friday, […]

Despite change, God’s love constant

By Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist My sister lives in Rochester, Minnesota. If someone were to walk down her street and around to the back of her house, there is one distinguishing thing that would make her house stand out. In the back of her house, on the deck on the second story of her home, […]

School supplies still relevant in life

By Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist Well its official! School supplies are out at all the stores. Newspapers are full of ads on school supplies. With the passing of July 4th, it seems that summer vacation is on the downside and anyone can tell that by seeing the endless supplies of backpacks, school paper, pencils, pens, […]

Vultures summer residents in eastern New Mexico

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo More than 50 vultures have claimed a patch of trees on city property north of North Plains Mall as their roost. The birds leave their roost to search for food during the day, according to Wildlife Biologist Tony Gennaro, and return each evening. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer More […]

Missing my swamp…not really

By Karl Terry: CNJ columnist Some years in eastern New Mexico we can go all summer with just a handful of 100 degree-plus days. Apparently this isn’t going to be one of them. With a week nearly full of temperatures above the century mark what little rain we’ve received lately has been more than offset. […]

A view from under the pew: amos feels the summer heat

By Gary Mitchell: CNJ religion columnist Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hurling himself at the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. amos feels the summer heat boss after two days of sweltering heat red-hot sidewalks and blistered […]

CCC students sweat through fast-paced summer coursework

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo April Fischer, 34, decided to take beginning algebra during the eight-week summer semester at Clovis Community College but, despite warnings, wasn’t prepared for how fast-paced the class would be. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer After being out of school for 16 years, April Fischer was nervous to return in […]

Memories of summer still sweet

By Karl Terry: CNJ columnist The old summertime saying goes: “I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream.” I’m not too sure I’ve ever done too much screaming for ice cream but I sure have moaned and complained after eating too much of the frozen sweet stuff. I could eat ice cream every […]

Education feature: Clovis library looks to lure adult readers

CNJ Staff Writer: Liliana Castillo Nadine Maben reads constantly. She sticks mainly to mysteries, which is why the adult summer reading program at the Clovis-Carver Public Library seemed like a perfect summer activity for her. The adult summer reading program is the first of it’s kind at the library. It focuses on getting adults to […]

Press release: Clovis PD launching summer safety programs

The Clovis Police Department will be conducting a series of programs this summer as part of this years “Operation Safe Summer”.

PORTALES PROMOTES SUMMER VOLUNTARY WATERING SCHEDULE

Beginning this month, the City of Portales is encouraging all city and county residents to practice smart water consumption and conservation. The 2009 Summer Voluntary Water Schedule promotes such practices. The schedule is as follows: •

Summer school at ENMU begins June 8

PORTALES—Summer school at Eastern New Mexico University begins on Monday, June 8.

Education feature: Online auction, physical fitness summer classes offered at CCC

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The summer semester at Clovis Community College means peace of mind for Mari Blyler. A Desert Storm veteran, Blyler is 80 percent disabled from spinal spondylosis, a degenerative disease that has been attacking her spine since 2000. Blyler said the slow pace of the summer session makes things easier […]

The three Rs of summer: reading, relaxing and more reading

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis educators are urging students to read through the summer, which Yucca Middle School seventh-grader Hanna Langan said won’t be a problem for her. “I like sad stories,” she said. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Clovis educators are reminding students that summer vacation doesn’t mean it’s time to drop […]

Press release: Two Clovis men convicted of 2008 summer home invasions

Clovis, NM ~ Matthew Chandler, Ninth Judicial District Attorney, announced that Jeremy Enriquez, age 20, and Oscar Hernandez, age 17, was found guilty by a Clovis jury today. Enriquez and Hernandez are the first of seven total defendants charged with the Clovis and Portales Home Invasion spree that spanned over eight (8) days in July […]

Bingaman seeks students for summer internships in Washington

U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today encouraged students to apply for a summer internship in his Washington office. The application deadline is March 31.