Bingaman strongly backs New Mexican for FEMA post

U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today said New Mexico’s Tim Manning is an excellent candidate to be Deputy Administrator for National Preparedness at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and urged a Senate Panel to approve his confirmation.

Special Olympics cancels events in Texas

HOUSTON (AP) — Special Olympics Texas has canceled its spring games across the state amid concerns about swine flu. Games that were scheduled for Friday and Saturday in Houston, Wichita Falls, Dallas, Waco, Amarillo, San Antonio, Laredo and the Gulf Coast area have been canceled and will not be rescheduled. The move comes a day […]

Press release: Two NM swine cases probable

SANTA FE – Governor Bill Richardson held a news conference this evening to announce the New Mexico Department of Health’s Epidemiology and Response Division is investigating two probable cases of swine flu. The cases are a one-year old male from Santa Fe County and an 18-year-old male from Valencia County. The Health Department’s Scientific Laboratory […]

Hounds prepare for LSC tournament

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — Freddy Carmona’s neck hurts a little bit. But the Eastern New Mexico University catcher won’t complain about that. Or when his bicep got hit by a foul tip. Or when he had wrist problems. Tough to complain when first baseman/pitcher Seth Clabaugh lost teeth when he collided […]

ENMU’s Roberts qualifies for CNFR

CNJ staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University senior Kyle Roberts teamed with Jake Cobb of Weatherford (Texas) College to place second in the team roping average, after splitting first and second in the first go with a time of 5.9 seconds and winning the short go at 9.3 seconds in the Tarleton State […]

Reid paces Aggies

HENDERSON, Nev. — Clovis High grad Travis Reid took the Western Athletic Conference individual title and led New Mexico State to a one-stroke team victory over Fresno State in Wednesday’s final round. Reid shot a 54-hole total of 67-73-69 — 209, seven under par, and the Aggies finished at 6-over 870 for the three-day event, […]

Local postal workers organize food drive

The National Association of Letter Carriers is gearing up for its 17th annual food drive May 4-9. Andres Montoya, coordinator of the drive in Clovis, said last year’s drive netted 8,647 pounds as part of a nationwide drive that gathered more than 73 million pounds. Montoya said this year’s goal is 12,000 pounds. Nonperishable food […]

Cannon airman, Farwell woman killed in car crash

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Courtesy photo Airman 1st Class Andrew Arnett, 19, and his 18-year-old passenger Christy Thatcher were killed in an auto accident on April 23. A car crash near Weatherford, Okla., has claimed the lives of a Cannon AFB airman and his 18-year-old passenger from Farwell. The victims are Airman 1st Class Andrew Arnett, 19, and his […]

Education feature: Future Farmers of America program trains students in hard work, responsibility

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis High School junior Jeremy House walks the tritacale crop daily at the high school’s to check the plants and sprinkler. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Nobody told Landyn Graham that training his horses would be easy, but difficulty wasn’t enough of a deterrent. Graham, Clovis High School sophomore […]

April 30 Education digest

Two Clovis students selected for scholarship Texico High School student Jaryse Harris and Clovis High School student Morris Sharp were two of 44 high school seniors from across New Mexico

Swine flu concern postpones Texas athletic tournaments

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer West Texas athletes may not have swine flu, but mounting concern about the illness may keep them from competing in state finals. The University Interscholastic League, the governing body of Texas high school athletics, announced Wednesday that all athletic events are postponed until May 11. The order is an […]

Cultural Arts Series to end with ballet, folklore

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Courtesy photo Courtesy photo Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts Series is closing for the year with a Cinco de Mayo celebration with Ballet Folklorico Quetzalli de Veracruz 4 p.m. Sunday at Marshall Auditorium. Freedom New Mexico Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a visual fiesta of culture and folklore at Ballet Folklorico Quetzalli de Veracruz 4 […]

$10.7 Million slated for White Sands Missile Range, National Guard Training Complex through Recovery Act

Today, U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall joined U.S. Representatives Harry Teague and Ben Ray Luj

Budget resolution spotlights health care reform, education, energy and other key domestic initiatives

U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today voted to approve a budget blueprint for 2010 that invests in health care, education and green energy, while providing tax cuts for middle income Americans. The 2010 Budget Resolution provides Congress with a spending blueprint as the House and Senate gear up to write the bills that fund the ederal […]

Rep. Luj

Today, Rep. Ben Ray Luj

Ruling victory for gun-right advocates

A recent decision in the liberal 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals actually advances the constitutional concept of an individual right to gun ownership even as the judges upheld an Alameda County, Calif., decision to ban gun shows from county property. The decision is a mixed bag, but the case shows the degree to which […]

Drive-in movies make me hostage

By Karl Terry: FNM columnist The slightest cue can spark a moment of nostalgia for me these days, such as the sight of a step van reminding me of going to the drive-in movie in a bread truck. I guess the first thing to do is make sure those under 35 or so know what […]

Rep. Luj

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Ben Ray Luj

Committee approves Luj

Washington, DC — Today, the Committee on Science and Technology approved an amendment submitted by Rep. Ben Ray Luj

Albertson’s sustains small electrical fire

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Fire Marshal Allan Silvers, front to back, Battalion Chief Ike Burns and fireman Chris Elam inspect wiring under a deli case at Albertson’s Grocery Store Wednesday. Burns said there were no injuries and the store did not need to be evacuated. The Clovis Fire Department was called to a small […]