County manager says money found to expand to jail staff

Sharna Johnson Curry County Manager Lance Pyle said Tuesday he has found the money to add seven personnel to the jail’s staff. Pyle told commissioners he would include the positions in the budget, which will be voted on at a special July 28 meeting. Pyle said the jail jobs are possible because: • County departments […]

County rejects revised budget, approves original preliminary plan

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A 3-2 majority had the Curry County Commission doing an about face Tuesday, rejecting a proposal to add 10 new detention officers at the jail and voting to approve County Manager Lance Pyle’s original preliminary $11 million budget with additional cuts. The vote came during a special meeting set […]

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 […]

Zias add Lockney’s Johnson

PORTALES, N.M. — Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Linden Weese has announced the signing of Malory Johnson (F, 5-11, Plainview, Texas/Lockney HS) to a National Letter of Intent to play for the Zias in the 2010-11 season. Johnson was a highly decorated player for the Longhorns last season, garnering all-region, All-South Plains, Texas […]

Zias add Manzano senior to 2010 roster

CNJ staff The Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team has signed Andrea Lister of Manzano High School for the 2010 season. She is the fifth player to be added this offseason. The 5-foot-9 Lister played defender, midfielder and forward for the Monarchs. She was an honorable mention on the Class 5A all-state team and […]

Education column: French lesson provided splash of culture

By Penny Bailey: Clovis Municipal Schools Being raised by a wonderful southern cook, I learned early in life to enjoy eating. Add to that, being raised in a Baptist Church where their motto seemed to be “Food, Fun, and Fellowship!”, my favorite meal is the potluck. However, I attended a potluck the other day that […]

Friday school schedules

The following is a partial list of school schedules today. We will add others as we receive information: All Clovis schools resume classes on schedule, according to spokesperson Penney Bailey. Dora and Elida schools also resume classes on schedule. Farwell, Melrose and Portales schools will resume classes on a two-hour delay. Clovis Community College and […]

Rains bring relief, worry of disease-bearing insects

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks Veterinarian David J. Orton of Clovis Equine Center, gives Duce a vaccine Thursday to fight against West Nile, encephalitis, and tetanus. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Just add water. It’s a good thing for some recipes and maybe a Chia Pet. And in eastern New Mexico, few dispute the […]

Education feature: CCC adds wind energy program

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Darold Schultz of Portales discusses current events in wind energy in Clovis Community College’s introduction to wind energy course. The college began a wind energy program this fall. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Clovis Community College has added a wind energy program to their catalog this fall. Program manager […]

Hounds add assistant coach

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Andrew Helton has added Stott Carter to his staff for the upcoming season. Carter comes to Portales after serving at Pfeiffer University in Carolina. In 2007, he was part of the staff at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, helping the Islanders reach the NCAA tournament. Previously, […]