One dies in plunge to Pecos

By Jack King The body of a 77-year-old Fort Sumner-area man was recovered from 30 feet of water Wednesday morning after his pickup plunged into the Pecos River below Lake Sumner Dam on Tuesday night. Uley Dowell, who lived in a cabin on Lake Sumner, was pronounced dead at the scene by Deputy Medical Investigator […]

Math teacher uses art in instruction

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Deborah Watters, a math teacher at Yucca Junior High School, shows examples of how she integrates math and art to teach her students mathematics. By Gary Mitchell A Yucca Junior High School teacher has found a way to liven up mathematics with art — and her students say they enjoy it. Deborah Watters, who received […]

Kids show concern over war

With the war dominating the thoughts of Americans, many find themselves glued to the television and scouring the newspapers, seeking news about events in Iraq. In these reports, adults speak openly about the war. But what do kids think? Members of Joe Strickland’s fourth-grade class at Lincoln Jackson Arts Academy gave their opinion on several […]

Wilson, Jerrita

Ms. Jerrita Wilson, 48, of Portales, died Monday, April 21, 2003, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on Aug. 26, 1954, in Portales, to Joyce and J.W. Wilson. She grew up in Portales and graduated from Portales High School in 1972. She went on to attend beauty school in Clovis, and worked […]

Texico hopes to repeat track success

By Dave Wagner TEXICO — The Texico Lady Wolverines have brought home the third-place trophy from the Class 2A girls state track meet each of the past two years. With four-year standout Elizabeth Richards having moved on, Texico has its work cut out trying to repeat that success. But first-year coach Randy Zarate doesn’t think […]

School Board honors volunteer

CNJ Staff After 17 years of making drill team uniforms, attending dance competitions in far-off places and accomplishing sundry other non-paid tasks, Sharon Dorman was recognized for her volunteer efforts. But Dorman, awarded the Volunteer of the Year at a Tuesday Clovis School Board, said this acknowledgement merely put a cap on what she naturally […]

Area placed under tornado watch

By Jack King The National Weather Service called the first tornado watch of the season for Curry and Roosevelt counties at 3:55 p.m. Tuesday, based on observations of wind speed, temperatures and instability in low levels of the atmosphere, said Jess Michalski, a meteorologist at the weather service’s Albuquerque office. But, Michalski said, no tornadoes […]

Lake dropped from Superfund list

By Jack King The Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Railway Co. will hold an open house Thursday at Santa Fe Lake to celebrate the removal of the lake from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund National Priorities List. The open house will be from 2 to 4 p.m. at the lake site on South Main Street across […]

Military presence in Iraq shifts

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An unidentified U.S. Army soldier tells people to stay back as soldiers went looking for an individual who fired near a secure perimeter near the Palestine Hotel in Baghdad on Tuesday. WASHINGTON — Combat in Iraq is all but over, yet US Army troops continue to stream into the country in an illustration of one […]

Shooting injures two

Janet Bresenham A sunny Easter Sunday turned violent when two men were shot in a car on Grand Avenue near Potter Park just after 5:30 p.m. The car continued across town before crashing into a column outside the entrance to Retirement Ranch near the hospital. Clovis Police Detective Sgt. Roger Grah said Lashawn Bethea and […]