Education Feature: Former student returns to class

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Maria Teresa Juarez was awarded a two-year scholarship at CCC. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Books brought Maria Teresa Juarez back to nursing school. The 31-year-old dropped out of college when she got pregnant with her first child. In the 10 years that followed she had two more children […]

Chile’s heat can be hard to handle

By Grant McGee: Local columnist The smell of green chiles roasting — ahh, it’s in the air now. I was walking by a Clovis supermarket the other day and had a whiff of those chiles turning round and round over an open flame. It’s one of my favorite New Mexico aromas along with pinon smoke […]

High school seniors hot commodities

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers No one has come right out and said it, but I know my daughter is a commodity right now. An economic good. A product. Something of value. Maybe even a commission to someone. My daughter Laura is a high school senior this year and Uncle Sam is just one of […]

Television stations shouldn’t live in fear of FCC

By Freedom New Mexico Who knew? Turns out World War II was the profanity-free war. It resulted in tens of millions of deaths worldwide but not a single bad word was uttered. Of course, that’s not really the case. But one might get that impression from watching “The War,” an otherwise riveting, 15-hour documentary from […]

Iranian leader’s visit testament to U.S.’ freedom

By Freedom New Mexico It’s easy to understand the large protests that greeted Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s long-anticipated speech Monday at Columbia University, less easy to understand those who tried to stop the event or who even want to punish Columbia for holding it. The New York Sun reported on efforts by the Democratic state […]

Thomas may not face DUI charge

CNJ Staff Clovis City Manager Joe Thomas may face only a misdemeanor open-container charge following his Aug. 3 arrest in Quay County. “It’s my understanding that will be the case,” Clovis Mayor David Lansford said Wednesday night. State Police Lt. Rick Anglada said prosecutors told one of his colleagues more serious allegations of driving under […]

Victim’s brother recalls shooting

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Defendants Demetrio Salas, left, and David Griego, center, listen to testimony along with Griego’s defense attorney Roger Bargas Wednesday at Roosevelt County Courthouse. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Ruben Perez described to a Roosevelt County jury how he held his little brother and tried to stop the […]

Greyhounds to be web-cast Saturday

CNJ Staff Eastern New Mexico University’s Lone Star Conference South Division football opener at Abilene Christian on Saturday is scheduled to be webcast on the CSTV/Division II website. The Greyhounds are off to a 4-0 start while the Wildcats, preseason South Division favorites, are ranked No. 17 in NCAA Division II and stand 3-1. This […]

Tractor-trailer rollover

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo A tractor-trailer hauling diesel fuel rolled over Tuesday on Curry Road O. The driver was not injured, according to emergency officials on site. Officials said they would not know if any fuel leaked until they set the trailer upright. The driver said the back tires of the trailer went off […]

High schoolers attend CCC

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer More Clovis High School students are getting a feel of college life this school year. Deputy Superintendent Ladona Clayton told the Clovis Board of Education Tuesday 370 Clovis High students are getting college credits from Clovis Community College through a new dual credit program. Clovis Schools Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm […]

Clovis High commencement date changed

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Graduating Clovis High School athletes won’t have to decide between playing for a state championship or attending their commencement ceremony. Clovis Schools Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm announced during Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting that graduation is now scheduled for 2 p.m. May 18. Seidenwurm said the New Mexico Activities Association […]

Ethanol appeal hearing planned

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer For most of Thursday — and possibly some of Friday — a decision to grant an air quality permit for Clovis Ethanol will be revisited. The New Mexico Environmental Improvement Board is holding an appeal hearing at Clovis Civic Center regarding an air quality permit issued to ConAgra Foods […]

Jury selected for first-degree murder trial

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — A jury was seated at the close of the day Tuesday in the first-degree murder case of two Clovis men accused in the shooting death of a 10-year-old boy in 2005. “It’s been a long two days, ladies and gentlemen, but we finally got there,” 9th Judicial […]

Think it’s racism? Do some research

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer A few weeks ago, we at Freedom New Mexico were afforded the opportunity to speak with Clovis native Jerry Large, who now works as a columnist for the Seattle Times. Large spoke with us about journalism and his history in it, and it sounded like we could be the […]

Bailing borrowers out of trouble not government’s job

By Freedom New Mexico You just knew this was coming, given the Pavlovian way politicians react to headlines. The push is officially on for a legislative response to the subprime mortgage mess, led by a couple of congressman from Colorado. In the first of what undoubtedly will be a wave of bills aimed at pandering […]

Zias upend Lady Buffs

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson ENMU freshman forward Hannah Dozier, left, gets the kick past West Texas A&M goalkeeper Sarah Pipkin for the go-ahead score in the second half of Sunday’s 2-1 win. CNJ staff PORTALES — Freshman forward Hannah Dozier had a goal and an assist on Sunday as the Eastern New Mexico University […]

Sept. 30, 1924

Mrs. J.T. Stalker and Mrs. W.A. Havener went to the State Federation of Women’s Clubs meeting held in Las Cruces. … A.J. O’Rourke was appointed treasurer of Curry County, taking the place of Jas A. Curry, who had resigned. … Taylor’s Grocery, located at 204 W. Grand, offered delivery service.

Sept. 29, 1914

The Clovis Journal reported Cash Ramey was elected as mayor, winning by 64 votes. … The Clovis baseball team won 16-8 in a game against Grady. … J.M. Hook cleaned watches for $1, claimed a Clovis Journal advertisement.

Sept. 28, 1936

A wintry blast that swept the city of Clovis set a record low of 33 degrees and caused damage to row crops. … Elmer Gibson, 22, of Oklahoma City, was in the city jail for fighting Steve Degama, 25, in an argument over 11 cents. … Ladies fur-trimmed coats could be purchased at J.C. Penney […]

Sept. 27, 1916

S.A. Jones, cashier of the Citizens Bank, presented the high school a complete set of Britannica Encyclopedias. … The Elite Confectionery’s new popcorn machine was enveloped in flames. The fire was caused by a leaking gas pipe. … E.T. Ternigan and Co. advertised the sale of silverware in the Clovis Journal.