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 […]

Locations announced for Air Force weeks

American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz has announced the dates and locations for the two Air Force Weeks to be held in 2010. The first Air Force Week will be held in New York City from Aug. 25th through the 29th, culminating with the two-day Coney Island […]

ENMU cancels baseball games

CNJ staff Eastern New Mexico University has canceled a pair of games Monday and Tuesday against the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. Although the games could be rescheduled at a later date, nothing has been announced at this point.

Finalists picked for Clovis superintendent

The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education has announced four finalists for the position of superintendent. Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm announced in January that she would resign June 30. The finalists are Patricia Miller, Earl Pettit, R.L. Richards and Joel Shirley. We will update with more details as they become available.

Fort Sumner woman running for District 63 representative

CNJ staff Melinda Russ of Fort Sumner announced Tuesday she is running for District 63 state representative. Russ, an eastern New Mexico native and retired homemaker, is the current chair of the Republican party of De Baca County. Rep. Jose Campos, D-Santa Rosa holds the position but has announced his candidacy for the position of […]

Cannon senior selects announced

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Maynelinne De La Cruz Chief Master Sgt. William Turner, left, 27th Special Operations Wing command chief and Col. Stephen Clark, right, 27 SOW commander, flank Cannon Air Force Base senior master sergeant selects, second from left, Bobbi Jo Stumpf, Roddy Martin, Robert West, Charles Nimmo, Robert McDonald, Kelby Norton, William […]

Cannon airman selected for Tops In Blue

Air Force Services Agency officials here recently announced the names of 31 airmen selected for the world-renowned Tops In Blue team for 2010. For nine days, 74 Air Force singers, dancers, and musicians competed for the Tops In Blue slots during January’s Air Force Worldwide Talent Contest at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.

Loaning tax dollars to fund reactors risky

Freedom New Mexico President Barack Obama has announced that the government will offer an $8.3 billion loan guarantee to help Atlanta-based Southern Co., one of the largest producers of electricity in the United States, build two more nuclear reactors at its Vogtle plant near Augusta, Ga. The guarantee would cover about 70 percent of the […]

Chandler pledges to prosecute state corruption cases

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson District Attorney Matt Chandler and his mother Donna Chandler visit with supporters Thursday following a local announcement of Matt Chandler’s bid for the office of attorney general. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Surrounded by his family, District Attorney Matt Chandler said Thursday he intends to do the job Attorney […]

Area schools plan to start late

Some area schools have announced plans to start late Thursday due to inclement weather.

Clovis City Commission candidate withdraws

CNJ staff A candidate for the District 4 Clovis City Commission seat announced Wednesday he’s withdrawn from the race. Jarod Wilhite, president of Wilhite Inc. construction company, said in a press release “new business ventures” led to his withdrawal. “Unfortunately, the two priorities (his job and the City Commission seat) are competing against one another […]

Return of enlisted high year of tenure limits announced by officials

American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — Air Force manpower and personnel officials here announced Jan. 27 a return of enlisted high year of tenure limits to their pre-2003 levels. “We’ve considered returning HYT limits to their normal levels for several years. Now that our Air Force end strength is stabilizing, it is an appropriate time […]

School board taking first steps to replace Seidenwurm

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Municipal School board of education plans to meet next week to decide the first step in finding a replacement for Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm. Seidenwurm announced Wednesday she will resign at the end of the school year. Board members say it’s too early in the process to know […]

Enlisted board, promotion schedules announced

American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — Air Force officials here have released new enlisted promotion board and testing schedules. “The 2010 enlisted promotion rates look promising,” said Chief Master Sgt. Mark Long, the enlisted promotions, evaluations and physical fitness chief. “Nearly all 2009 rates slightly increased from 2008 and we anticipate this year’s rates to […]

CMS superintendent will resign in June

Clovis Municipal Schools Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm resigned Wednesday effective June 30. Board of Education President Lora Harlan said this traditionally is the time of year when the superintendent’s contract is up for renewal. Seidenwurm signed a two-year, $138,700-a-year contract in June 2008. Harlan said Seidenwurm had indicated to the board as early as last summer […]

Pyle won’t seek re-election

CNJ staff Melrose Mayor Lance Pyle announced Saturday he will not seek a second term. Pyle said in a press release he is getting married in February and wants to devote more time to his new wife. “I love public service and have truly enjoyed serving the residents of Melrose as their mayor. The Village […]

Medical group AFSOC winners announced

By: 27th Special Operations Medical Group The 2009 Air Force Special Operations Command, Medical Service winners were announced last week. The winners, listed below, having won at the Maj.or Command level, are now nominated to compete at the Air Force level.

No arrests announced in fire

Freedom New Mexico Clovis Fire Chief Ray Westerman said Friday no arrests have been announced in relation to the fire that gutted K-Bob’s Steakhouse on Wednesday. Officials at the fire department said the case is still under investigation. The Clovis Police said Wednesday the case is being investigated as an arson.

Veterans Affairs secretary announces new gravesite locator

American Forces Press Service The secretary of Veterans Affairs announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs has made the gravesites of more than 6.7 million veterans easier to locate using handheld devices with Internet capability, such as “smart phones.” “This innovative program continues VA’s commitment to use the latest technology to provide veterans and their […]

Roosevelt County infant dead as result of H1N1

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Freedom New Mexico A Roosevelt County infant girl has died of the H1N1 flu, according to a news release from the state Department of Health. Late Thursday night, the department reported the death of the baby and a 5-year-old girl from Sandoval County. According to the release, neither child had a chronic medical condition. No […]