July 31, 2008 Education Digest

Schools resume soon Area school openings: Curry County Clovis Municipal Schools Grades 1-12 — Aug. 13 Kindergarten — Aug.18, Grady Municipal Schools — Aug. 18 Melrose Municipal Schools — Aug. 20 Texico Municipal Schools — Aug. 19 Clovis Christian School — Aug. 18

AYP results ready Friday

CNJ staff The state Public Education Department will release the 2008 Adequate Yearly Progress Reports on Friday, according to a department press release. The report is a No Child Left Behind yardstick used to measure student’s reading and math skills. Eight Clovis schools and two Portales schools did not meet academic proficiency last year.

‘Swing Vote’ movie airs Friday

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The movie “Swing Vote,” a movie about a loveable loser named Bud Johnson in a fictitious Texico, New Mexico, who ends up being the deciding voter in the presidential election, is scheduled for release Friday. In the PG-13 movie, politicians invade the town and its unwitting inhabitants, waging war […]

Education feature: Prepping for school

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CNJ illustration: Cheyanne Bardin Classes resume for Clovis Municipal Schools Aug. 13. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Summer break isn’t quite over yet, but Victoria Moya is getting ready to start the school night routine again. With about two weeks left of summer vacation, Moya said it’s a little early to begin getting back […]

Cannon hosting First Friday event

CNJ staff CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Cannon will host its monthly First Friday event from 5-8 p.m. Friday at The Landing. First Friday is an informal, family-friendly event where individuals from on and off base can meet, mingle and dine at The Landing. Military members and local residents will have the opportunity to pose […]

Hull overpass closed for safety reasons

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo A state engineer recommended closing the Hull St. overpass after an analysis of the 46-year-old structure revealed it was unsafe for travel, according to Legislative and Community Development Director Claire Burroughes. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer City officials said Wednesday the Hull Street overpass will be closed indefinitely until […]

Bingaman endorses New Mexican’s nomination to national cattleman’s board

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today wrote to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in support of the nomination of

Home invasion arrests

On the afternoon of Tuesday, 07/29/2008 arrest warrants were issued for 5 subjects linked to the Aggravated Burglary and Aggravated Battery of victim Justin Lawson that had occurred in the 1700 Block of Sheldon Street in Clovis in a Home Invasion incident that was explained in the previous press release.

More arrests possible in home invasion investigation

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Booking photo: Curry County Adult Detention Center Jeremy Enriquez, 19, was the ring leader in a Tuesday home invasion, according to police. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Five Clovis males have been arrested in connection with the most recent in a string of home invasions spanning the last two weeks. Police said they believe […]

South pulls out five-game all-star victory

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High coach Darrel Ray knew he was in for a busy week in Albuquerque. And, although there would be no real pain if his team lost, Ray got off to a great start when the South beat the North in the annual Class 3A-4A-5A all-star volleyball match […]

Baseball players earn praise

In case you missed it: Portales News-Tribune Managing Editor Karl Terry offers encouraging words for Roosevelt All-Stars:

Tucumcari shooting victim in intensive care

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico TUCUMCARI — A 19-year-old Tucumcari man shot Monday night is in intensive care in an Amarillo hospital. Nikko Nathan, 19, was shot about 8 p.m. Monday, Tucumcari Police Chief Roger Hatcher said. Thirteen shots, including the shot that hit Nathan, were fired from Hines Avenue across South First Street […]

Health officials: Salmonella investigation expanded

Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Department of Health says an investigation into salmonella cases in Roosevelt County has expanded. NMDOH officials said Tuesday they have confirmed 12 cases in Roosevelt County by DNA testing and say they are all from the same strain. The latest of those cases was confirmed on July 7, according […]

Youth granted trip through Make-A-Wish

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Jacob Thomson, 9, of Clovis packs away his stuffed dolphin, Monday for his trip to Florida, that was sponsored by the Make-A-Wish foundation and Faith Christian Family Church. This trip has been planned since his last stay in the hospital in April. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent If 9-year-old Jacob […]

Portales assault victim stable

Freedom New Mexico A 48-year-old Portales assault victim was listed in stable condition Tuesday afternoon at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, according to a hospital spokesperson. Officers found Michael Aguilar lying in the street in the 800 block of East Amazon about 11:30 p.m. Monday, Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said. He sustained injuries to […]

City holding projects meeting

CNJ staff The city of Clovis will hold a public meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday in the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library to discuss major projects or purchases that should be included on the city’s Infrastructure and Capital Improvement Plan. The plan is revised each year to show major projects the city hopes […]

Attorney general hosting open meetings

CNJ staff Attorney Gen. Gary King is holding an open meetings and open records seminar Friday in Albuquerque at the Radisson Hotel at Carlisle and I-40. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. The program has been developed for school administrators, city and county managers and government officials. Continuing education credits are available. Information: (505) 888-3311.

July 30, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 2 a.m. July 21 an officer responded to a business in the 700 block of 21st Street for a larceny report. A clerk said while he was waiting on a male and female customer, the female reached over the counter and […]

Postcards no substitute for e-mail

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist Just a few ramblings while I wonder if I should see “The Dark Knight” for a fourth time or “Hellboy 2” for the first: • I sent a postcard to a friend the other day, and I’ve come to realize there’s no better thing to write than, “I’ll e-mail you […]

Trade issues should concern U.S. consumers

Freedom New Mexico With national election campaigns shifting into high gear, one subject voters aren’t hearing much about is trade. With the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the domestic economy on the front burners, international trade is shunted aside, to be trotted out when a candidate needs to score points by pointing out how […]