New administrator hired at juvenile detention center

CNJ staff Tori Sandoval has been hired as administrator of the Curry County Juvenile Detention Center. Sandoval has been serving as interim administrator since the Jan. 12 resignation of Lucy Deluna, according to a press release. Previously a lieutenant at the adult detention center and in her third year with the county, she was transferred […]

Businesses, customers object to Texas Avenue median

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson A motorist correctly moves to the left of a new median on North Prince Street Tuesday evening only to be blocked head-on by a northbound vehicle that has incorrectly entered the lane. The motorist eventually wove through oncoming traffic to enter the parking lot of Chili’s Grill and Bar. By […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Tracking the census and Cesar Chavez

It’s the Wednesday morning briefing from Freedom New Mexico. Chavez birthday 2 p.m. today in the Sandia Room at the CUB — ENMU Hispanic Affairs will look at the Cesar Chavez story in honor of the civil rights and labor rights leader’s birthday. Open to anyone interested. Web site of the day Track your census […]

Students to get peek into county manager’s duties

CNJ staff Curry County will be hosting a program called County Manager for the Day as part of National County Government Month. Chosen students will follow County Manager Lance Pyle during a normal business day, according to a press release. The students will also accompany a sheriff’s deputy on a call and drive county roads […]

Climate change, national security presentation to be held

CNJ staff Clovis is the fourth stop for New Mexico’s Operation Free, as it plans a Saturday film and discussion focused on climate change and national security. The presentation is set for 11 a.m. Saturday at Clovis’ Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3015. State Director Chuck Tyler said Operation Free’s message is that climate […]

Parent-youth summit set

CNJ staff The Curry County Wellness Council is hosting a Stay Teen Parent-Youth Summit April 10. The event is aimed at parents and teens in seventh through ninth grades. Andrea Bell with the council said this is the 11th annual summit. This year, parents and students will attend separate presentations on the same subjects. Presentations […]

Health reform protects military benefits

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Republican lawmakers raised the specter of military families and survivors of veterans seeing health care costs rise as a result of the national health reform law that President Obama signed March 23. But the threat was never more than a notion and it is fading away. That’s the consensus among […]

Don’t judge a party by its labeling

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Politics has the quality of being boring and divisive, all at once. But as Monday showed us twice, adding sex and alcohol, and suddenly it’s hilarious and depressing, all at once. n Last year, President Obama signed the Matthew Shepard Act, an expansion of hate crime law to allow […]

Censorship shouldn’t be business bargaining chip

Freedom Newspapers The Internet behemoth Google announced last week it would stop filtering content for its Chinese-language search Web site in China, a bold decision that could lead to Google being blocked in China. The move hoists a glaring spotlight on Beijing’s ongoing desire to stifle free speech and manipulate Chinese markets. And, while it […]

Air Force leaders expand force management options

By Tech. Sgt. Amaani Lyle: Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Air Force note: Due to the high volume of traffic on the Air Force Personnel Center personnel services Web site following this announcement, airmen experiencing difficulty accessing the site may direct their questions concerning force management to their base military personnel sections or […]

Letter to the editor: Lujan acted in my best interests

I want to thank my representative, Ben Ray Lujan, and all those who voted for health-care reform. With all the money being thrown at our senators and representatives by those who oppose reform, I think it is something of a miracle this bill made it through. Those who oppose reform for various misguided reasons might […]

Health reform could boost drug trade rings

Freedom New Mexico If the new health care law leads to long waits and deteriorating medical care, as many people expect, more Americans might be tempted to head across the border to Mexico for relief from minor or chronic illnesses. So Thursday’s announcement that the Mexican government plans to clamp down on non-prescription antibiotic sales […]

Schools urged to keep long-term planning, saving in mind

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Robert Gorrell, executive director of the New Mexico Public School Facilities Authority, talks during Monday’s New Mexico School Board Association Region V meeting at the Clovis High School Freshman Academy. Gorrell emphasized ways schools could save long-term money on new facilities. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Think leaner, think […]

Melrose council seeking applicants

CNJ staff The city of Melrose is seeking applicants for a vacant council seat. The council consists of four members.

Zias’ Mayo Otis sets school hits record with ‘slam’

CNJ staff DURANT, Okla. — Alex Mayo Otis broke an Eastern New Mexico University career record on Saturday, and she did it in style. In what was otherwise a tough weekend for the Zias, the senior outfielder from Phoenix became the program’s all-time hits leader with a third-inning grand slam in a 15-12 loss to […]

ENMU’s Terry second in calf roping

CNJ staff ODESSA, Texas — Eastern New Mexico Univeristy senior Payton Terry of Dora placed second in calf roping in the first go, short go and average over the weekend in the Odessa College Rodeo. Terry had times of a8.5 seconds in the first go and 8.8 in the short go for an overall tiime […]

ENMU to induct seven into Hall of Honors

CNJ staff PORTALES — Seven former ENMU athletics have been selected to go into the school’s Hall of Honors during the Greyhounds’ opening 2010 football game against Southwest Nazarene on Aug. 28. They include Julie Baxter (volleyball), Gabe DeHoyos (baseball), Jamaal Hunnicutt (men’s basketball), Rachel Mohler (softball), Treena Royston (women’s basketball), Jim Harmon (support, posthumous) […]

Former Tucumcari officer accused of trying to smuggle illegal immigrant

Freedom New Mexico A former Tucumcari police chief was arrested Friday and accused of trying to smuggle an illegal immigrant into the U.S. Ronald Lewis Haley was stopped by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Ysidro port near San Diego, according to a border patrol press release. Haley, 41, was hired as […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Wildcadettes, free T-shirts and get ready for 80s

Good morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Tuesday briefing. Video of the day Check out the award-winning Clovis High School Wildcadettes from their recent “night of spectacular dance.” Last chance Want to guarantee a 2010 Relay For Life event T-shirt? Get your team registered before midnight today. Registration can be completed from 5:15p.m. to 7p.m. at […]

Business workshop being held

CNJ staff A training workshop is being held Wednesday to help businesses evaluate and improve their progress. Free and open to the public, the workshop helps business people evaluate where they are in their business and how to continue improving the overall performance of their business. Trainer Retha Shiplet provides professional development to businesses and […]