President enacts Bingaman-authored public lands and water package

President Barack Obama today signed into law a major water and public lands package written in large part by U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman.

Public Education Commission holds special meeting in Albuquerque on Thursday, April 2, 2009

The Public Education Commission (PEC) cancelled their meeting today, March 27, 2009 because of inclement weather conditions.

Bingaman’s public lands bill becomes law

Udall urges energy secretary to support broader mission for NNSA labs

U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-N.M., today sent a letter to Energy Secretary Steven Chu asking him to support a future vision of the

Early census operations starting now in local communities census workers will be visible on neighborhood streets using GPS handheld computers

The Census bureau will launch a massive operation beginning next week to verify and update more than 145 million addresses as it prepares to conduct the 2010 Census. Although the count is still a year away, workers will be going door to door, verifying addresses to ensure the accuracy of next year’s Census delivery lists.

Senator to attend White House bill signing ceremony

U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked to New Mexico radio reporters about attending the signing of the Omnibus Public Lands bill at the White House later today.

Clovis Community College career services to hold free workshops

CCC Career Services (in conjunction with TRiO, a grant-funded program) will be hosting two career workshops April 7 and 9. This is open to community members; participants do not need to be affiliated with TriO or enrolled as CCC degree-seeking students to participate.

Clovis Community College is sponsoring a blood drive

Find the HERO in you! Every two seconds, someone needs blood. You can help!

Clovis High School registration for dual credit classes at Clovis Community College for the summer session

Hey Clovis High School students! You can earn college credit while attending high school.

Experience pays off for Clovis fighter

By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent After the opening bell for the third round, but before a punch could be thrown, Elijio Sena of Clovis pointedly looked in the direction of his opponent’s corner and laughed. In Mark Martinez’ corner, his trainer had just told his fighter that he “had been here before.” Sena heard something […]

Robbers fracture man’s skull

CNJ staff story A 71-year-old Plainview, Texas, man is in stable condition at a Lubbock hospital after his skull was fractured during a robbery early Sunday morning in Clovis. Police were called to a residence in the 1000 block of Wallace Street just before 4 a.m., where the victim had been attacked while house-sitting for […]

Clovis Boxing Club members meet for title

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Javier Zepeda of Roswell, left, lands a punch on the right side of Albuquerque’s Enrique Medel’s head during Saturday’s Golden Gloves boxing tournament at Roy Walker Recreation Center. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Edgar Zubia may be from Hobbs, where he still lives, but he’s been training with the Clovis […]

Hounds split with ACU

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson ENMU first baseman Ryan Pruitt gets the tag down on Abilene Christian catcher Jordan Schmitt in a fourth-inning rundown in the first game of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader at Greyhound Field. CNJ staff PORTALES — Abilene Christian senior Matt Sullivan kept Eastern New Mexico University at bay for […]

Teen moms need love, support

The March 15 letter headlined, “Responsibility begins with parents,” left me in a state of disappointment. I do agree raising our children morally and ethically begins with the parents. However, I also feel it is our responsibility as a community to encourage our children. So I applaud the person who initiated the Teen Parent Program. […]

Editorial: Adding troops in Afghanistan not necessary

President Barack Obama told congressional leaders Thursday that the “era of the blank check is over” in Afghanistan. But the plan he laid out Friday looks very much like a blank check for an increased military and civilian presence in Afghanistan that is unlikely to be successful or to end any time soon. The Afghan […]

March 29, 2009 Bankruptcies

• Gregory Dwain Lunn and Niki Lyn Lunn, Chapter 7, file date: 3/24/2009, Quay County • Benjamin Wayne Tabor and Veronica M. Tabor, Chapter 7, file date: 3/25/2009, Roosevelt County • Matthew L. Wheeler and Michelle L. Wheeler, Chapter 7, file date: 3/25/2009, Curry County

March 29, 2009 Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports:

Lawmakers discuss legislative session

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Campaign reform, keeping capital outlay money in their districts and clamping the lid down on taxes are just some of the many accomplishments local lawmakers cite during the grueling 60-day marathon otherwise known as the 2009 New Mexico Legislature. The legislative session isn’t exactly history yet — Gov. Bill Richardson is promising a special session […]

Investigators determining cause of fire

An investigator was on scene Saturday looking for clues to what caused a warehouse fire that gutted a warehouse and the Dollar General Store, according to Portales Fire Department Lt. Shannon Lee. Firefighters were called shortly before 11 a.m. Friday, after an employee at Trader Horn’s True Value Hardware store spotted smoke coming from the […]

March 29, 2009 Engagements

Reid-Earle Gregg and Sandra Reid of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Tiffany Reid of Clovis to Joshua Earle, of Albuquerque, son of Jimmy and Donna Earle and Shane and Dave Elliott of Albuquerque. The couple will exchange vows June 13, 2009 at Days Inn and Suites Convention Center. A reception […]