Board faces difficult, necessary decision

By Rhonda Seidenwurm: Guest Columnist Editor’s note: Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Marshall Junior High to consider school consolidation. The meeting will be open to the public. As the superintendent of Clovis Municipal Schools, I have presented our Board of Education with one of the toughest […]

Saturday prep scoreboard

Staff and wire reports Volleyball Class 2A Championship Ramah def. Texico 25-23, 25-9, 27-25 Class 3A Championship Portales def. 14-25, 25-19, 25-20, 21-25, 16-14 Football Class 5A First round Onate 41, Highland 7 Class 2A Semifinals Tucumcari 19, Lordsburg 6 Class 3A Hot Springs 72, Cuba 0 Lovington 80, Pojoaque 8 Robertson 52, Shiprock 6 […]

Portales’ Hill ready to sign with Navy

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — With the expectations on her and the Portales High girls basketball team, there is a good chance one month from now basketball practice will be the hardest work Morgan Hill does all day as a Portales High senior. A year from now, basketball practice might be the easiest […]

Parents oppose proposed school merger

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Clovis resident Bruce Pollard spoke to parents, school officials and other community members Monday night at Lincoln-Jackson Arts Academy. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Lincoln-Jackson Arts Academy reminds Nick Chavez of the comforts of home. “In my Hispanic family, we gather around the kitchen. It’s the warmest spot in the […]

New rules may help academy regain focus

Freedom Newspapers Sensitivity rates high on the list of contemporary American virtues, right up there with “diversity,” “economic justice” and “bilateralism” in international affairs. And by that measure, the U.S. Air Force Academy is about to become a more sensitive, and thus more virtuous place than in recent years, when the shadow of religious intolerance […]

Former exotic dancer graduates from law enforcement academy

By William Thompson: Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — Vivian Martinez, the former exotic dancer who won an $80,000 lawsuit settlement against the Tucumcari Police Department in August, has graduated from the Southeastern New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy in Hobbs. Martinez, now a sheriff’s deputy with the Lea County Sheriff’s Department, was denied employment by the Tucumcari […]

Cops and courts: Officer graduates from academy with distinction

A Clovis police officer graduated Wednesday with the Distinguished Honor Graduate Award from the Southeastern New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy in Hobbs. Christopher Ray Lopez was hired onto the force a little less than a year ago, and went to the academy in January. Lopez received a physical fitness excellence award for exceeding the 80th […]

Public schools not place for coach’s evangelism

Freedom Newspapers Football coaches are football coaches: We don’t expect them to be political science professors. But we still have to take issue with some of the comments made by Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden at Sunday’s meeting of the Southern Colorado Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Bowden, in defending Air Force Academy football coach […]

More studies will only bog down academy’s progress

Freedom Newspapers Just what this country needs — another task force study of what’s already been studied, analyzed and debated to death. Off we go, once again, on a prolonged orgy of navel gazing that won’t do a thing to hasten the speed with which we address the problem at hand. The problem being studied […]

2-25 Prep basketball scores

CNJ staff Friday The Associated Press GIRLS Clovis 63, Sandia 52 Santa Rosa 51, Texico 48 Fort Sumner 61, Melrose 43 Muleshoe 59, Pilot Point 51 Alamogordo 31, Gadsden 25 Artesia 46, Albuquerque Academy 44 Belen 52, Onate 51, OT Deming 70, Silver 67 Hobbs 66, Carlsbad 58 Lovington 49, Ruidoso 46 Mayfield 78, Los […]

Prep scores 2-18

CNJ staff Prep The Associated Press Friday GIRLS Texas Class 3A playoffs At Post Muleshoe 43, Merkel 34 New Mexico Portales 55, Lovington 36 Santa Rosa 48, Texico 42 Elida 59, Melrose 53 Cibola 50, Carlsbad 38 Del Norte 66, Albuquerque High 46 Deming 60, Belen 28 Des Moines 86, Wagon Mound 24 Eldorado 48, […]

prep scores 2-4

Friday The Associated Press GIRLS Local Texas Muleshoe 58, Levelland 51 New Mexico Carlsbad 51, Cibola 40 Farmington 51, Aztec 42 Grants 66, Cobre 25 Kirtland Central 50, Piedra Vista 42 La Cueva 59, Albuquerque High 45 Lordsburg 44, Tularosa 43 Mayfield 66, Alamogordo 33 Moriarty 44, Albuquerque Academy 38 Pecos 44, Mora 31 Rio […]

Prep Scores 1/28

Friday The Associated Press GIRLS Clovis 64, Cibola 46 Albuquerque Academy 64, Goddard 51 Bernalillo 42, Cobre 30 Cimarron 69, Springer 27 Des Moines 65, Roy 43 Dexter 67, Eunice 40 Espanola Valley 51, Capital 44 Hope Christian 43, Thoreau 38 Laguna-Acoma 51, Sandia Prep 42 Los Alamos 62, Taos 32 Los Lunas 40, Las […]

Prep scores 1-21

CNJ staff Friday The Associated Press GIRLS Clovis 58, Sandia 51 Santa Rosa 40, Texico 39 Fort Sumner 53, Melrose 19 Cibola 50, Hobbs 48 Clayton 69, Tucumcari 39 Dulce 57, Navajo Prep 52 Eldorado 70, Albuquerque Academy 47 Gallup 53, Farmington 35 Jal 57, Lake Arthur 12 Kirtland Central 52, Los Alamos 35 Manzano […]

Air Force suicides alarming

By Pam Zubeck: The Colordao Springs Gazzette COLORADO SPRINGS — A recent spike in Air Force suicides — 10 in September — has leaders scrambling to find the cause after launching prevention programs this year because of a gradual rise. “This rash has scared the hell out of us,” Air Force Secretary James Roche said […]

(Cops and Courts) Police lieutenant will attend FBI academy

A 33-year-old Clovis police lieutenant has been accepted into the FBI National Academy, an exclusive three-month course that trains law enforcement in administration, terrorism and violent crime investigation. Lt. Patrick Whitney will leave in January for the academy in Quantico, Va. The course runs from Jan. 9 to March 16, and only two law-enforcement personnel […]

Family that performs together, stays together, spreads God’s word

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.” – Matthew 6:33 PORTALES — The dramatic faith presentations of Matthew 6:33 Academy, Inc., are big on visuals, with vibrant colors and oversized props, but low on spoken dialogue. However, the […]

Wildcat golfers fourth

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Guillermo Chavez fired his second-straight sub-par round in tournament play, helping Clovis finish third at the La Cueva Invitational golf tournament Monday at Arroyo del Oso Golf Course. Chavez, a junior, shot a 2-under-par 70 and finished a stroke back of medalist Casey Caldwell of Albuquerque Academy. He shot a season-best […]

Honors 4/25

United States Achievement Academy The United States Achieve-ment Academy announced that Jarrod Lindsey of Grady has been named a United States National award Winner in mathematics. He attends Grady High School and was nominated for this award by his teacher, Melissa Bone. He is the son Lynn and Brenda Lindsey of Grady. His grandparents are […]

Academy’s artistic teaching recognized

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Lincoln Jackson Arts Academy second graders practice their 1551 medieval dance Wednesday on the playground at the school. The second graders, who will perform the dance Friday morning, are studying Shakespeare. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer The school walls are busier than those of a college dorm room. Glitter, […]