United Way seeing greater needs

Kevin Wilson United Way of Eastern New Mexico figures there’s plenty of need in Curry and Roosevelt counties, and they’re thinking six figures might be what it takes to provide for it. The charitable organization is in the first stages of its annual fundraising campaign. This year’s goal: $1 million. That’s almost twice the charity’s […]

Cantaloupe voluntary recall issued

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks David Figueroa, store manager of Lowe’s Supermarket in Clovis, stocks California cantaloupes Tuesday in his produce department. California cantaloupe are not being associated with a deadly Listeria outbreak that state and federal health officials say they have traced to fruit from the Rocky Ford region of southeastern Colorado. Robin Fornoff […]

Richardson believes Cannon in ‘good shape’ for next BRAC

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Freedom New Mexico: Jared Tucker Gov. Bill Richardson visited Eastern New Mexico University on Thursday afternoon to award $125,000 to the college’s digital cinema arts program. Kevin Wilson Gov. Bill Richardson believes New Mexico always needs to be ready to defend itself for a Base Realignment and Closure round, but Cannon Air Force Base is […]

Jail administration source of debate

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Talk of whether or not to add 10 new detention officer positions for the jail Tuesday turned to discussion of how the county should manage the facility. Commissioner Dan Stoddard said he believes the county should cease looking for an administrator and Sheriff Matt Murray should stay in command […]

Teacher believes science fair can change students’ lives

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Zia Elementary School student Logann Ewers works on her display board Tuesday, getting set for the regional science fair Saturday at Eastern New Mexico University. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Zia Elementary School science teacher Suzanne Tipton knows how science can change a student’s life. She saw it in […]

Clovis believes graduation numbers correct

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File photo Clovis HIgh’s graduation rate of 78.8 percent compares favorably with the national average of 70 percent. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico The Clovis municipal school system isn’t joining a recent wave of criticism toward the New Mexico Public Education Department over the release of tentative 2008-09 graduate rates. With rates exceeding the […]

New detention center security chief believes communication is key

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Maj. Carlos Ortiz, left, created a Special Operations Response Team to deal with situations at the jail. He said they function much like a SWAT team. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The Curry County Adult Detention Center’s new chief security officer believes communication is the key to safety. Maj. […]

GOP candidate calls for Constitutional values

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Courtesy photo Adam Kokesh plans to run for New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District next year. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Adam Kokesh believes a revolution is needed to return America to its constitutional principles — and there’s an easy way or a hard way to do it. “The good way,” Kokesh said, “is to […]

Ex-Hounds assistant longs to return

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Greg Young is head coach at Jacksonville, Texas, Junior College. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent PORTALES — Greg Young is certainly one coach who believes that the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team can successfully compete in the Lone Star Conference. If not, the current head coach at Jacksonville (Texas) Junior College wouldn’t have […]

No injuries reported in house fire

CNJ staff The Clovis Fire Department responded to a house fire on Cameo Street around 5 p.m. Friday. Battalion Chief Tim Peterson believes the fire began in the attic. He believes sparks from the fireplace caused the fire. The fire department ventilated the attic through the roof to contain the fire in the attic, he […]