Summer fun and games: A couple of new toys to help fend off the summertime doldrums

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Provided by Summit Base Camp Shelter, $35, at www.summittoysshop.com. Disney FamilyFun magazine It’s bound to happen sometime during the summer break – no matter how overscheduled the kids seem – they will at some point begin to complain of boredom. That’s when you can break out these two items. You will be Hero Mom for […]

Upward Bound leaders concerned about budget cuts

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Upward Bound summer program participant Zachary Martinez studies at Eastern New Mexico University Monday. This is the last week of the program for high school freshmen through juniors, while seniors who have graduated are to continue for one more week. Argen Duncan Leaders of the Upward Bound program, which aims […]

Freedom Fest buzz abounds in Las Vegas

Freedom New Mexico Anyone curious about the direction of the conservative or libertarian movements, priorities for Tea Party enthusiasts or Republicans, or the hottest topics bound to affect the 2010 presidential elections, ought to pay close attention to issues raised at Freedom Fest, through Saturday in Las Vegas. Last year’s event turned out to be […]

Upward Bound focuses on hands-on learning

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Upward Bound students participated in team building and camaraderie activities in the Upward Bound Olympics Wednesday at Ned Houk Park as one of the final activities of the program’s Summer-on-Campus program. Liliana Castillo Space exploration, bridge building, crime scene analysis and lotion making were just some of the projects the […]

Police release identity of 73-year-old fire victim

CNJ staff A 73-year-old who died when his trailer home caught fire Monday was wheelchair-bound and deaf, according witness statements included in a police incident report. Porfirio Tenorio’s name was released Tuesday by police. Police have said they believe Tenorio succumbed to smoke inhalation as he tried to get out of his burning home. Firefighters […]

Wednesday morning briefing: A reunion, World Cup soccer and the first roller coaster

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Wednesday briefing. Upward Bound Reunion A July 10 reunion is scheduled for all current and former Eastern new Mexico University Upward Bound students and staff. A barbecue by Sodexho is on the menu, and games including a dunk tank and an inflatable jumping horse and obstacle course […]

Wheelchair-bound dog ‘Tuddy’ remembered for perseverance

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CNJ file photo Tuddy’s family found him dead on Oct. 4 at around 10 p.m. He had gone out for his normal evening walk about 30 minutes before, and Ramon Sena said his son drove up and found the Chihuahua dead on the driveway. By Kevin Wilson:CNJ staff writer When they adopted Stud the Chihuahua […]

Chaperoning brings back (lack of) memories

By Helena Rodriguez: FNM Columnist I’ve taken on an unexpected role in recent years, that of being a chaperone. In some cases, I even get paid for doing this often-dreaded job. Does that make me a professional? Probably not, especially since I have occasionally been known to not know all of the kids’ names and […]

Community College, High School awarded grant

Clovis, N.M. – Clovis Community College and Clovis High School have received a grant from the U. S. Department of Education. The $250,000 grant will provide money for the TRiO Upward Bound program, with a goal of ensuring equal education opportunities for all Americans, regardless of race, ethnic background, or economic circumstance. Originally established in […]

Students ‘bound’ to get degree

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Yuridia Leyva told the Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education Tuesday that she has done something her family has discouraged her from doing — taking the SAT and ACT. Leyva, a Clovis High School senior, is part of the Upward Bound program, which helps low-income, first generation college-bound students […]