ENMU president optimistic despite attendance drop

CNJ Staff Eastern New Mexico University officials are toiling to prop up student enrollment, which dipped by 10 percent last May, but sprung back, according to ENMU President Steven Gamble. “Because we have been recruiting hard and contacting students, we are doing much better, and are now down 2.5 percent,” Gamble said during a Friday […]

Locals heedful of stolen vet info

Staff and Wire Reports More than 6,000 local veterans have received word they may be among the millions of veterans nationwide whose personal information was stolen in May from the home of a Veterans Affairs employee. Shelly Winn of Clovis said she and her Vietnam veteran husband received the notification letter a couple of weeks […]

6/11 Court dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the Ninth Judicial District Court: • Robert Sena, 41, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and is ordered to serve three years imprisonment and pay all fines and fees. He will receive credit for one year, seven months and 12 days. • […]

5/7 Court dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the 9th Judicial District Court: • Aaron Tanner, 34, pleaded guilty to theft and fraudulent use of a credit card, evidence tampering, issuing a worthless check valued at more than $25 (two counts) and forgery. He will serve 18 months in prison, followed by five years supervised […]

CCC raising ’06-07 tuition

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A minimal hike in tuition was approved Wednesday by Clovis Community College Board of Trustees. New Mexico students will pay $1 more per credit hour at the college, effective this fall semester, according college officials. Out-of-state students will pay $2 more per credit hour. CCC students residing within the […]

Living debt-free harder than it looks

By Grant McGee: Local columnist I completed the Consumer Credit Counseling Services program a while back. A few years ago my bills got the better of me and started to drag me under. I reached out for a helping hand and CCCS grabbed it. When I was through I got a packet with a congratulatory […]

3/19 Court dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the 9th Judicial District Court: • Brenda Marie Green, 44, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, is adjudged to be a habitual offender, and is ordered to serve four years imprisonment and pay all fines and fees. She will receive credit for three years, one […]

Take steps to protect against identity theft

Terry Blaschke: Guest Columnist Identity theft is the nation’s fastest-growing crime. More than 40,000 Americans reported incidents of identity theft during 2000, with more than half of the complaints involving credit card fraud, according to the Federal Trade Commission. That’s roughly one case of identity theft reported every 19 minutes. Identity thieves can strike at […]

Removing tax credit will drive up prices

By Keith Gardner: Guest columnist In recognition of higher home heating and fuel costs nationwide, the New Mexico Legislature recently approved a small tax relief package intended to help — at least a little bit — with offsetting those higher energy costs. As your representative, I was proud to support the effort. But the fight […]

House passes price-gouging bill

The Associated Press SANTA FE — The House approved a bill — prompted by Hurricane Katrina — that would outlaw price gouging after natural disasters or other states of emergency. The House passed the measure Sunday on a 39-24 vote, sending it to the Senate. During a special session in October, Gov. Bill Richardson had […]

1/8 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the 9th Judicial District Court: • Russel Lasner, 28, pleaded guilty to possession with the intent to distribute a controlled substance and was ordered to serve three years imprisonment and pay all fines and fees. He will receive credit for one year and 16 days against his […]

12/25 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the 9th Judicial District Court: • Leeann Garcia, 26, pleaded guilty to abuse of a child (first offense), and is ordered to serve one year less one day imprisonment followed by one year less one day supervised probation, She will receive credit for one year less one […]

12/18 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the Ninth Judicial District Court: • Johnny E. Fulgham, 52, pled guilty to possession of a controlled substance, tampering with evidence, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under the influence of liquor or drugs (first offense) and is ordered to serve 18 months imprisonment followed by 18 months […]

12/4 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the 9th Judicial District Court: • Roseanne Cordova, 44, pled guilty to aggravated burglary (armed after entering) and is ordered to serve nine years imprisonment followed by four years and six months supervised probation and pay all fines and fees. She will receive credit for eight years […]

10/20 Education Digest

Credit union workers visit schools Credit union employees and volunteers will have visited more than 60 elementary schools across the nation by the end of this week, according to a Credit Union Association of America press release. High Plains Federal Credit Union of Clovis is among the unions participating, the release said. The current generation […]

Extra-credit burrito leads to school scare

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Clovis Police Officer Clay Cullison stands outside Marshall Junior High School on Thursday. Police were called to the school after a concerned citizen reported seeing a male juvenile enter with a suspiciously concealed item. (CNJ staff: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A concerned citizen spotted a male juvenile carrying a suspiciously concealed […]

Business watchdogs approve of legislation

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Now that the legislative session is over, lobbyists and business owners alike are tracking which bills the governor will sign into law and which ones he will veto. For businesses and industry associations, a mixture of tax holidays, incentives and cuts makes the news from the legislature seem pretty […]

Bed tax sore spot

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Certified Nurses Assistant Kendra Annino visits with resident Toots Garrett Saturday at the Retirement Ranch in Clovis. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor A battle between state and federal governments over a bed tax is putting nursing home residents in the middle. At stake is a nearly $9 a day […]

Prediction: Cockfighting bites the dust

By Ned Cantwell: CNJ columnist Sure, I’m irritated. Wouldn’t you be? This is the year cockfighting is going to get clawed to death in the New Mexico Legislature. You just know it has to happen. All this folderol about two birds celebrating a blood bath of cultural heritage is about to be exposed for the […]

Developing interests

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State Economic Development Secretary Rick Homans addresses the audience Thursday morning at Portales City Hall. Homans was visiting Clovis and Portales as part of a trip throughout southeastern New Mexico on Thursday. By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Movies and cheese were the main topics of conversation Thursday when area officials met with the state’s […]