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Woman fires on intruders in her home

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Sarah Nahmens points out the bullet hole left in her door after she shot at two intruders. Nahmens said her mother, whom she lives with, said even when they replace the broken door, they will cut out the piece with the bullet hole in it as a keepsake. By Sharna […]

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Court records: Jail administrator recommended revoking accused molester’s bond

CNJ staff An accused child molester returned to jail Wednesday was dropped from the ankle bracelet monitoring program after he made a female detention officer uncomfortable, according to court documents. In a sworn statement submitted to the court, the officer said Larry Hatcher, 48, told her Tuesday afternoon he needed to talk to a woman […]

Zias seek turnaround

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks ENMU sophomore catcher Samantha Davis takes batting practice Monday at the ENMU softball field. By Dave Wagner: CNJ staff writer Samantha Davis was part of a successful high school softball program at Piedra Vista, winning back-to-back Class 4A state championships her junior and senior years. She figured she’d had enough […]

Greyhounds drop eighth straight

CNJ Staff CANYON, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds scored 21 points in the first 10 minutes of the second half, which was six more points than they scored in the entire first half. The result was a 69-47 Lone Star Conference South loss Wednesday at rival West Texas A&M, the Hounds’ eighth […]

Music department set for production

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Courtesy photo The Department of Music at Eastern New Mexico University is presenting the operetta “Die Fledermaus,” which means “The Bat,” this weekend. CNJ Staff The Department of Music at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will present the operetta Die Fledermaus in the Campus Union Ballroom with a dinner this weekend. The performance is […]

Scandals, suspicions spark legislation

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican State Land Commissioner Pat Lyons said Wednesday morning that he’s backing legislation that would rein in the governor’s control over the state Investment Council, which manages New Mexico’s multi-billion-dollar permanent funds. Later in the day, a trio of Democratic lawmakers from the Las Cruces area announced that they’re introducing […]

Egolf proposes tax districts for solar loans

By Staci Matlock: The New Mexican New Mexico homeowners could get loans for solar electricity systems and pay back the money through their property taxes under a bill introduced Tuesday by Rep. Brian Egolf, D-Santa Fe. House Bill 572 would allow counties to establish special assessment districts for solar-energy improvements. Egolf thinks it is the […]

Feb. 5 Education Digest

La Casita Elementary School awarded for bilingual program La Casita Elementary School was awarded $3,000 from the Public Education Department in recognition of its outstanding bilingual program, according to a news release.La Casita was one of 31 schools in the state recognized at the Bilingual Education Awards on Jan. 30.Schools were selected based upon English […]

DWI Saturation Patrols Scheduled For Friday Night, February 6th, 2009 in Clovis

On Friday, February 6th, 2009 from 11:00 PM to 3:00 AM, Officers of the Clovis Police Department will be conducting DWI Saturation Patrols in the City of Clovis. Officers will be specifically targeting drunk drivers. The ODWI Grant makes this possible from Safer New Mexico Now. The Clovis Police Department would like to remind you […]

WT dominates Zias in second half

Freedom New Mexico CANYON, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University Zias hung tough with division-leading West Texas A&M for a half. But the final 20 minutes belong to the ninth-ranked Lady Buffs, who held the Zias to four second-half field goals en route 87-49 Lone Star Conference South win on Wednesday. Senior guard Emily […]

Sex offender suspect returned to jail

CNJ staff A Clovis man awaiting a second trial for more than 100 counts of child molestation is back in jail. Larry Hatcher, 48, was returned to jail Tuesday night and is being held without bond for violating the conditions of his release, jail officials confirmed late Wednesday. Details of the alleged violation were not […]

Melrose sophomore fights school’s hair policy

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Sophomore Meghan Kline is collecting signatures in hopes of persuading Melrose schools to change its school dress code regarding hair color. She recently dyed red streaks into her hair, which is against school rules. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer When her 15-year-old honor student and daughter wanted to dye […]

City starts recycling program

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks The city started a recycling program in January that includes containers in the Albertsons and Wal-Mart parking lots and the city landfill. City Public Works Director Clint Bunch said the program is designed to save space at the landfill. CNJ staff Clovis is giving recycling another go with containers in […]

ENMU music department to perform “The Bat”

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Courtesy photo The Department of Music at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales is presenting the operetta Die Fledermaus, which means “The Bat” this weekend. Freedom New Mexico The Department of Music at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will present the operetta Die Fledermaus in the Campus Union Ballroom with a dinner this weekend. […]

City commissioners to decide on lease agreement for biodiesel plant

CNJ staff The Clovis City Commission meets at 5:15 p.m. today at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Items on the agenda include: • A request to issue $100 million in industrial revenue bonds for the Southwest Chese plant. Clovis Industrial Development Corp. Executive Director Chase Gentry said the bonds would go towards […]

Woman foils burglary attempt

CNJ staff Clovis police say a woman fired two shots Friday at two men trying to break into her home on the 700 block of Comer Drive. It hasn’t been determined if either suspect was hit. Police responded to a call at the residence around 12:34 p.m., according to a department police report. A 23-year-old […]

Education Feature: committee involves students in celebrating county history

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Kacy Mares won first place and a $500 bond for her history of Curry County essay and drawing. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Curry County Centennial Committee is teaching the history of the county to its students through art and writing. The Centennial Committee hosted an art and […]

Texas police arrest Missouri man after hour-long chase

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico A high-speed chase ended Wednesday after a Texas sheriff’s deputy shot out the front tires on a pickup driven by a man who fled from Quay County Sheriff’s deputies. At 12:52 p.m., a Texas Department of Public Safety official said they had arrested Kyle Martin Bond, 24, of Jefferson […]