Woman thankful for generosity of others

Letters to the Editor I would like to thank the unknown person who was so generous to give my daughter a coat. My daughter said a teacher asked if she had a coat. My daughter said no and that she could not find her sweater. A teacher then presented my daughter with a box wrapped […]

One heavy classload

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Alvirda Pah’or of Clovis enrolls in an advanced art and sculptor class and women’s weightlifting Monday afternoon at Clovis Community College. CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A widow and a weight lifter. A great-grandmother to seven, a missionary and a late-blooming artist. That’s Alvirda Pah’or (pronounced power). About four […]

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 […]

Beware of copycat pay sites on the Web

27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs staff report The official MyPay Web site https://mypay.dfas.mil is used by the majority of Airmen who receive information such as leave and earnings statements from the Internet. Defense Finance and Accounting Services (DFAS) personnel have noticed that there are copycat Web sites that mimic military online services with MyPay as […]

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 […]