McGee: Roomate was right about computers

Have you ever heard about something new and thought, “Pshaw, that won’t be around long.” I got to thinking about this while I was at a rummage sale over in Earth, Texas. There amongst the books for a dime or a quarter was a thick, yellowed volume labeled “FORTRAN.” It was a textbook about the […]

Education column: Technology prepares students for future success

Why is technology important to education? When you think about it, our students of today have never lived in a world without the Internet. Computers have always been around during their lifetimes. We’ve heard the various statistics about how the top 10 in-demand jobs in 2010 did not even exist in 2004, and that we’re […]

Former ENMU student sentenced for child porn

CNJ staff A former Eastern New Mexico University student was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in prison for possession of child pornography, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office. Christopher Kelley, 41, was convicted of eight counts of child pornography, and will be required to serve four years of probation and register […]

First person: Dispatcher works ’round the clock

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Carolyn Aragon of Clovis said she likes working as a dispatcher because every day is different. Carolyn Aragon of Clovis has a degree in computer science but the thought of working with computers bores her. She’s chosen to work as a dispatcher for the past 15 years. After working as […]

Difficult to imagine what’s next

By Karl Terry: CNJ columnist A comment by a coworker last week about how much technology has changed just in our middle-aged lives spawned a long list of new things we never would have dreamed. At the top of that list is cell phones. All involved in the discussion remembered through first-hand experience party-line phone […]

AARP seeking volunteers to help with income taxes

CNJ staff AARP is seeking volunteers statewide to help others with their income taxes. All volunteers are trained in basic tax law and tax forms as well as how to use computers and software. Volunteers use their knowledge, along with computers and software provided to prepare tax returns for others. Volunteers are asked to serve […]

Legislature: Senator stresses frugality — with kilt

The New Mexican Legislative roundup Days remaining in session: 59 Fear of computers: We hope you weren’t looking for a live webcast from the Senate floor Monday or Tuesday. After the Senate voted 27-13 last year to begin streaming live video of floor sessions over the Internet, many people expected them to do just that. […]

3-16-08 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 8 a.m. Monday an officer was dispatched to a church in the 1700 block of West 21st Street for a larceny report. The pastor told the officer a television and two computers were stolen from the church. The officer documented pry […]

Tech initiative keeps students connected

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Texico students Shelby Miller, left, Colton Hollis, middle, and Margarita Garcia work on an assignment in Libby Peabody’s seventh-grade English class on laptops provided by the state’s laptop initiative program. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Libby Peabody’s class is also her tech-support department. When the seventh-grade Texico teacher has […]

Game on

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The AGP LAN party at the Clovis Civic Center Saturday was scheduled from noon Saturday to noon Sunday. The gamers who attended brought their systems including televisions, laptops, earpieces, microphones, and desktop computers. By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Clovis gamers connected their computers Saturday to a Local Area Network […]