Udall: Indian country youth suicide rates demand attention, help

Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-N.M., participated in a hearing to examine the overwhelming frequency of youth suicide in Indian Country. The rate of suicide among American Indian and Alaskan Native population is 70 percent higher than the general United States population, with the incidence of youth suicides reaching epidemic proportions. New Mexico, which has […]

Baskett offered one-year deal by Eagles

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Ron Cortes: Philadelphia Inquirer Philadelphia Eagles receiver Hank Baskett, right, celebrates a September touchdown with teammate Jason Avant. Baskett received a one-year contract offer from the Eagles Thursday. CNJ staff Hank Baskett’s offseason got at least $1.545 million richer on Thursday. That’s the amount for the one-year contract the Philadelphia Eagles offered to the Clovis […]

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Bye-Bye Birdie brings Broadway to Clovis

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Courtesy photo As part of the 2008-2009 Clovis Community College Cultural Arts Series, Bye Bye Birdie is bringing Broadway to Clovis at 7 p.m. Monday at Marshall Auditorium. Freedom New Mexico The musical Bye Bye Birdie is bringing Broadway to Clovis at 7 p.m. Monday at Marshall Auditorium. As part of the 2008-2009 Clovis Community […]

Hounds, Zias lose in season finales

CNJ staff Ean Wagner scored 26 points, and hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with :50 left in overtime, as Abilene Christian outlasted Eastern New Mexico University 71-65 in a Lone Star Conference matchup Wednesday at Greyhound Arena. Dante Adams scored 14 and Cameron Holson 13 for the Wildcats, who staved off a late Greyhound rally. Wagner […]

Save Our American Raptors

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Dale Kernahan-Stokes with the Save Our American Raptors educational program talks about the skills and habits of the red-tailed hawk Wednesday at the Curry County Special Events Center. The program travels the country educating the public about the birds By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Dale Kernahan-Stokes with the Save […]

Police make arrest in weekend mugging

Police arrested Michael Ruiz, 19, of Portales Wednesday for the robbery and beating of two men walking on the Eastern New Mexico University campus last weekend. Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said a warrant was issued for the arrest of another man in the mugging, but the suspect remains at large. Berry said the two […]

Editorial: Given freedom, Americans will be able to thrive

President Barack Obama offered not only candor about the problems this country faces, but a sense of hope and confidence about America’s ability to come back stronger and more prosperous than ever. Whether the program outlined in Tuesday’s speech before Congress will do it or whether the country will recover more in spite of what […]

Stimulus bill under veil of secrecy

Lee H. Hamilton: Guest columnist In the official record, you’ll find the economic stimulus package recently passed by Congress was drawn up by a conference committee — a bipartisan group of House members and senators who sat down together to wrangle over its fine print. In truth, nothing like this took place. To be sure, […]

Proposed algae plant to create 100 jobs

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Portales will become home to an algae farm that produces biofuel and an estimated 100 new jobs for the region if the U.S. Senate passes a proposed budget bill. Nearly $1 million in funding for the project is included in the Fiscal Year 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Bill expected to […]

Education feature: Music director retiring

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis Municipal Schools Director of Music Wayne Anderson has saved records of the Clovis High School choirs performances from his years as the choir director. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer “You swine,” the student mumbled under his breath to the teacher. A few seconds of silence. Then, a choir […]

Police: Officer injured while responding to call

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Portales Police Officer T.J. Gibson walks in the alley next to a camper where an officer was injured making an arrest Wednesday. Freedom New Mexico Police believe a 31-year-old Portales man wanted to stay out of jail so much, he reported a fake bank robbery. Now Rudolfo “Rudy” Sotelo Jr., […]

Ranchers’, cowboys’ wives life not as idyllic as most believe

By Glenda Price Life as a rancher or cowboy’s wife is idyllic, “they” say. I, personally, would like to know who “they” are, and whether they ever have stumbled along in those wifely boots. The romantic stories show and tell about the husband and wife working as a compatible team: helping a heifer birth her […]

Barbers and the God who knows our hair count

By Curtis K. Shelburne When you need a good brain surgeon, you really need one. But for most of us, most of the time, a good barber is of a great deal more practical use. I like barbers. Come to think of it, I find it hard to imagine a more honorable line of work. […]

Report shows New Mexico making progress on high school reforms

New Mexico is making progress in its effort to better align high school policies with college and the workforce, a report released Thursday by the education nonprofit Achieve shows. The report, Closing the Expectations Gap, shows that New Mexico has already aligned high school graduation requirements with college and career expectations, and is making progress […]

New Mexico state parks requests public comments on Blackwater Draw partnership feasibility study

New Mexico State Parks invites public comment on a draft feasibility study evaluating possible long-term partnerships between Eastern New Mexico University and New Mexico State Parks at the Blackwater Draw site. Senate Memorial 42, passed by the Legislature in 2007, requested State Parks to complete a feasibility study to consider long-term partnerships, including the possible […]

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Bingaman & Udall: New Mexico communities and pueblos already benefiting from economic stimulus package

U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall today announced that funding from the recovery package enacted last week is already beginning to flow to New Mexico.