Tuesday morning briefing: Battle won in Lubbock, and one fast car

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

Southeastern Oklahoma used to tight contests

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU running back Tony Valenzuela, shown being tackled by Abilene Christian cornerback James Williams, rushed for 105 yards on 20 carries last week against the Wildcats. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer If nothing else, the Southeastern Oklahoma football team is battle-tested. The Savage Storm, playing its sixth consecutive Lone […]

Clovis police to begin scrambling radio transmissions

Sharna Johnson After about six years in the works, Clovis police expect to begin scrambling radio transmissions in the near future. Police Chief Steve Sanders said the system has been tested and a few remaining things need to be worked out with dispatch. While he doesn’t have a specific timeline when the change will take […]

Residents being tested after TB exposure

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Around 80 people in Clovis are being screened to rule out the spread of tuberculosis after a health care worker was diagnosed with TB, a state Department of Health official said Thursday. Those exposed have been clearly identified and the community at large should not be concerned, said Dr. […]

Extent of bovine TB in area unknown

By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer The ramifications of last week’s discovery of bovine tuberculosis in dairy cattle in eastern New Mexico is still being determined, according to State Agriculture Secretary Miley Gonzalez. Gonzalez said if the infected cattle are within the current federally restricted zone covering parts of Roosevelt and Curry counties, there would […]

Clovis work force shows surprising skill

CNJ Staff A program geared toward certifying potential employees has shown the Clovis work force to be more skilled than initially thought, according to information presented at a joint committee meeting Tuesday for the Eastern Area Workforce Development Board. A program that tests prospective employees in the areas of mathematics, reading and locating information administered […]

2006 Home and Garden Show

CNJ staff What: Home and Garden Show Where: Clovis Civic Center When: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday Five things to do at the 2006 Home and Garden Show: • Have your blood tested for diabetes by local health professionals • Talk with builders about constructing your dream […]

Courage under fire: Do we have it?

By Curtis Shelburne In his book, “Citizen Soldiers,” author and historian Steven Ambrose tells the story of the pivotal days during and after D-Day in World War II as the Allies landed what would be the decisive blow against the Nazis. Ambrose tells much of the story from the perspective of the soldiers who fought […]

Clovis to begin random steroid testing

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Clovis High School will begin testing athletes for steroids by the end of the year, according to school officials. Clovis athletic director Dale Fullerton said Gov. Bill Richardson is pushing for steroid testing on a statewide scale and Clovis will be one of four high schools to participate in […]

Clovis man found guilty

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Francesea Duran cries Thursday at the Curry County Courthouse after hearing the verdict, which found her uncle, Steven Duran, guilty of first-degree murder, as well as five other charges. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Andy Jackson and Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writers The man Cindy Gallegos holds accountable for her brother’s death was found guilty […]

Steroids not seen as problem at area schools

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers With steroids becoming a bigger problem at the professional sports level, the NCAA is trying to take more preventative measures to head off potential problems. Ed Kabrick, athletic trainer at Eastern New Mexico University, said that as of the 2004-05 school year the NCAA randomly tests athletes for the use […]

CHS juniors score near state average on new assessment test

Ryan Lengerich Barely half of New Mexico’s high school juniors were proficient in reading and less than half were proficient in math, according to results of a standardized test released Friday by the state Public Education Department. The first-time assessment test, taken by more than 19,000 students in November, will be used to rate public […]