Clovis Aquatic Center pool fails inspection

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Aquatic Center pool failed a New Mexico Environmental Department inspection Tuesday. The pool failed the inspection because it lacked repairs city officials were not aware needed to be made, according to Parks and Recreation Director Rob Carter. “I would have like to open today, but it didn’t […]

Local Roundup: Aquatic center opening planned

CNJ staff Officials hope to open the Clovis Aquatic Center on Monday pending an inspection by the New Mexico Environmental Department, according to Rob Carter, director of Clovis’ Parks and Recreation. Utilizing city and state funds, the facility has undergone approximately $450,000 in renovations, Carter said. The pool was sandblasted and repainted and the deck […]

Military Feature: Cadets freshen up jets’ paint jobs

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Courtesy photo: 2nd Lt. George Tobias, Cannon Air Force Base Senior Airman Timothy Woelk, 27th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, paints the tail of the F-111 located at Seventh Street and Highway 60/84. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer F-111 jets posed to greet travelers coming in to Clovis and Portales recently got facelifts courtesy of visiting […]

Summer reading continues

CNJ staff The summer reading program at the Clovis-Carver Public Library has reached the halfway point and is a rousing success, according to organizer Krissie Carter. “It’s been going wonderfully,” Carter said of the two-month program that concludes at the end of July. Thursday’s children’s programs have been drawing crowds of around 100 children and […]

Kites fill sky during festival

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Bruce DeFoor, 52, of Ruidoso gets Ollie the Octopus in the air Saturday at Cannon Air Force Base’s Kite Karnival at Doc Stewart Park. A professional kite flier and member of the American Kitefliers Association. By Jean Verlich: CNJ News Editor Kites colored the sky above Doc Stewart Park Saturday […]

ENMU approves odor resolution

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University Regents unanimously approved a resolution Friday addressing noxious odors from outside the campus. The vote, which drew a packed house, clears the way for the university’s administration to speak on behalf of the school at a New Mexico Environment Department public hearing on a sewer lagoon […]

Feb. 11, 1947

The Sunshine theater was showing “Cobra Woman,” a tale of exotic love. … Bob Bosworth had recently been promoted to the rank of Life Scout in a Boy Scout court of honor ceremony. … Dan Carter of 921 Jones reported to police that he’d lost his billfold, which contained $60. Carter did not know where […]

Carter not reliable historical source

By Mona Charen: Syndicated Columnist Having scolded the Western world for its “inordinate fear of communism,” Jimmy Carter is now, 30 years later, attempting to legitimize the shameful Zionism Equals Racism resolution passed and later repealed by the United Nations. The man has a seemingly unerring instinct for error. “Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid” is touted […]

U.S. needs to explore alternatives to war

Letter to the Editor Jimmy Carter said, “The existence of war is incompatible with our basic needs as human beings — stable homes, food, health care, a life free from fear and persecution.” Most of the world agrees. For modern technological society, war is obsolete. Because we are as hard-wired for conflict as we are […]

Lifeguard shortage could induce pool restrictions

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The state mandated stricter safety guidelines at Potter Pool last year following the drowning death of a 3-year-old boy. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The city of Clovis has asked the state to lift a staffing stipulation placed on a Clovis public pool after a boy drowned in it last […]

In Cristal matter, rappers may be all wet

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated Columnist “Don’t believe the hype” — Public Enemy I feel sorry for Shawn Carter. I know I shouldn’t, but I do. It seems that in recent weeks, Carter, a rap star and music executive known professionally as Jay-Z, has pronounced himself angry with the makers of Cristal champagne. Cristal, you should […]

July 7, 2006 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from June 29 through Wednesday: • Theodore Eugene Wyscarver, 52, to Julie Diane Coleman, 43, both of Portales. • William Michael Dillehay, 28, to Yajaira R. Ochoa, 24, both of Phoenix. • Kody Mack Vaughan, 21, to Tatum Ann Thron, 19, both of Portales. • Steven […]

Safety priority at public pools

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Lifeguard Britta Gordan, 19, of Texico, watches children Friday at Potter Park Pool. Gordon just finished her second year at New Mexico State and is home for the summer. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Michael Harrell: Freedom Newspapers Public swimming pools are a hot spot for children to spend their summer days. Safeguards, including lifeguards […]

Molder, Betty

Betty Molder, 80, of Portales, died Saturday, April 29, 2006, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born April 29, 1926, in Littlefield, Texas, to Roxie and F. L. Elliott. During her early years, the family moved back and forth several times between Texas and California. She graduated from high school in Post, […]

Carter, Eugene “Gene”

Eugene “Gene” Carter, 67, of Roswell, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2006, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. He was born March 8, 1938, in Portales, to Louis and Elizabeth McClain Carter. He married Linda Woody on Sept. 16, 1991, in Roswell. He was a paint contractor and owned and operated the Gene Carter Airless Repair. […]

2/4 Hometown heroes

Rodriguez Army National Guard Sgt. First Class Ernest S. Rodriguez is a member of the 115 Area Support Group based in Roseville, Calif. The group has deployed to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Rodriguez, an automated logistical specialist, has served in the military for 23 years. He is the son of […]

Carter, Tammy

Tammy Gail Carter, 47, of Texas, died Monday, Nov. 7, 2005, in Dallas. She was born Aug. 4, 1958, in New Orleans to Bessie Orville and Jack Carter. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Louis Gauna, Sr.; paternal grandparents, George and Nora Carter; a brother, Jack “Buster” Carter; and a sister, Edith Coleman. […]

New sheriff appointed for De Baca County

CNJ staff Mike Chavez, Fort Sumner’s chief of police, will be sworn in as sheriff of De Baca County on Dec. 30, De Baca County Commissioner Powhatan Carter III said Monday. De Baca County citizens voted to recall former Sheriff Gary Graves on Nov. 10 after a citizens group petitioned to remove him from office. […]

Car dealership owner wins back legal fees

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers A U.S. district court has ruled in favor of a car dealership owner in court action related to a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The ruling allows the car dealer to recoup some or possibly all of his $185,000 in legal expenses. Alva Carter, owner […]

Ernest Carter

Ernest Carter Services: 10 a.m. Saturday in Mount Zion Cemetery Mr. Ernest L. Carter, 57, of Portales, died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005, at his home. He was born Sept. 25, 1947, in Portales to Ruby and Harold Carter. He grew up in Portales and attended Portales schools. He was employed at the OK Tire Store […]