Press release: Bingaman visits Gulf of Mexico, applauds N.M. National Labs for their role in helping stop leak

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today visited the Gulf Coast to learn more about BP’s plans to plug its leaking well and to clean up the disastrous spill.

Police investigating criminal damage complaints

CNJ staff Clovis police are investigating nearly three dozen broken vehicle windows over the weekend. Police began receiving reports of broken windows Saturday morning from residents in the mid-north to northwest portions of Clovis, according to Capt. Patrick Whitney. Police are investigating under the assumption the incidents are related due to the time and location […]

Police blotter — May 25

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 7 p.m. May 4 an officer responded to a restaurant in the 200 block of Seventh Street for a report of theft. A clerk told the officers a group of five young children ordered $46 in food. She said when she […]

Hereford to hold tennis tournament

Freedom New Mexico Hereford Schools is hosting a summer tennis tournament June 4-5 at the high school’s tennis courts. Friday play will include junior singles competition, with 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U tournaments for both genders. Saturday’s play features youth doubles, also 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U, with the age of the oldest player recognized. […]

Greyhounds add junior college forward

Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team has signed junior college transfer Aaron Edwards of Gardenia, Calif. to a letter-of-intent for the 2010-11 season. Edwards, a 6-foot-7, 200-pound forward, helped San Bernadino Valley College win its third consecutive Foothill Conference championship and claim its first undefeated season in conference play at […]

Press release: Summer school at ENMU-Portales begins June 7

PORTALES–Summer school at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales begins on Monday, June 7. The eight-week term runs from June 7-July 30. The first four-week term runs from June 7-July 2. The second four-week term runs from July 6-30. For more information, call 575-562-2175 or 1-800-FOR-ENMU.

Press release: Clovis Municipal Schools announces education foundation grant awards

The Clovis Municipal Schools Education Foundation awarded a total of $10,900.88 in grants on May 21st for teachers and students at three Clovis schools. The first presentation was to the Principal of Barry Elementary School, Carrie Bunce. This grant will enhance student learning at all levels and in all areas of instruction, as they will […]

Press release: Helton signs forward from high-scoring California junior college

PORTALES, N.M. — Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Andrew Helton has announced the signing of Aaron Edwards (Jr., F, 6-7, 200, Gardena, Calif./San Bernardino Valley College/Gardena HS) to a National Letter of Intent to play for the Greyhounds in the upcoming 2010-11 season. He played for head coach Quincy Brewer and led the […]

Monday morning briefing: Dora, video games and school promotions

Good morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Monday briefing. Did you know? In the 2000 census, Dora had 130 people. Among adults 25 years old and older, 75.3 percent had at least a high school diploma. For people age 15 and older, 79.8 percent were married. The median household income in 1999 was $38,333. Question of […]

Fitness, nutrition to be featured on show

By Sheryl Borden: FNM columnist Information on fitness, making pleats and cooking with potatoes will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Catherine Carrigan is going to talk about the four steps important to total fitness, and these include exercise, attitude, rest and nutrition. Her company is Total […]

Teacher’s story one of success

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Valencia Elementary School teacher Becky Duran said her fantasy dinner party wouldn’t include celebrities. “I’m very down to earth,” she said. Valencia Elementary School fifth-grade teacher Becky Duran was chosen as the Newspapers In Education teacher of the year in Portales. She uses newspapers in her bilingual classroom to teach […]

Letter to the editor: Poly-carts will cost more in terms of fuel

Poly-carts will cost more in terms of fuel I don’t see where a poly-cart program is going to save taxpayers money. (“Residents protest poly-cart program” in Thursday’s CNJ) Turning 520 dumpsters into 10,000 plastic trash cans doesn’t make any sense. There are four dumpster bins in my alley and 18 homes. Looks like it would […]

CCCC defined by unfounded allegations

Freedom New Mexico When Concerned Citizens of Curry County first appeared last month, we welcomed their voice, wanted to know more about their concerns of racial inequality in Clovis Municipal Schools’ leadership, wanted to hear their solutions to problems we know exist. Then their stunning allegations were quickly proven false, their demands were clearly unreasonable, […]

EPCOG chair says no vote needed in firing of former director

By Robin Fornoff: Content editor The chairman of the Eastern Plains Council of Governments board says he exercised “executive privilege” when he fired EPCOG’s former director last fall. Richard Arguello also acknowledges there was never a vote to name Arguello as EPCOG’s interim director but said board members did not object. Details of how Arguello […]

Cannon showcasing mission, aircraft for media

CNJ staff The 27th Special Operations Wing will be showcasing its mission and aircraft for the media Wednesday, according to a news release. The all-day event will include a special operations mission briefing by Col. Stephen Clark, aircraft displays, a CV-22 flight simulator, a driving tour of the base and a Predator Ground Control Station […]

PRMC beefing up services in preparation for Cannon growth

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File photo Plains Regional Medical Center has identified labor and delivery as one of several services that need to be bolstered with an influx of new personnel at Cannon Air Force Base. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer As Cannon Air Force Base’s force size rises to a projected near 5,000 personnel level, local medical […]

About 2,500 motorcycle enthusiasts expected for inaugural Eagle View Rally

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Glenn Eagle, left, looks on while his son Greg Eagle measures for a power connection in preparation for the inaugural Eagle View Rally. The four-day event is expected to draw 2,500 motorcyclists to the Eagles’ property northeast of Clovis. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Glenn Eagle couldn’t start to […]

Clovis High students walk across stage at events center

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis High School graduate Josh Freeman cheers on stage after receiving his diploma during CHS commencement held Saturday at the Curry County Events Center. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Even though there were nearly 5,000 people at Clovis High School’s graduation on Saturday, graduate Laura Barela could point out […]

Preparation key in tornado season

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Tony Bullocks: Freedom New Mexico Emergency Management Director Kenneth De Los Santos explains to new dispatcher Carrie Pendleton what makes up the emergency alert system Friday at Clovis Police Department. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Experts say certain weather conditions can spawn violent storms and tornadoes anytime and anywhere across eastern New Mexico. The […]

On the shelves — May 23

Portales Public Library Supreme Justice by Phillip Margolin Just when a prominent justice resigns, leaving a vacancy in the Supreme Court, Sarah Woodruff, on death row for murdering her lover, John Finley, has appealed her case. When for no apparent reason, another justice is mysteriously attacked, Dana Cutler is quietly called in to investigate. While […]