Portales police now say HomeServe legit

Alisa Boswell Contrary to a press release issued by the Portales Police Department earlier this week, HomeServe USA is a legitimate business, according to company Senior Vice President Myles Meehan. “What HomeServe is, is a new way to get plumbing, electrical and HV/AC services, so what we provide is emergency service plans for homeowners,” Meehan […]

On the shelves —

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library The Outlaws: A Presidential Agent Novel by W.E.B. Griffin begins as a barrel of bio-hazard material turns up at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute, all of which was supposed to have been destroyed years earlier; and Charley Castillo must find out if more of the […]

Maguire hopes to lead Zias back to success

CNJ staff Earlier this summer, Eastern New Mexico University volleyball coach Mike Maguire might have been ready to predict a big season for the Zias. Then injuries and a couple of defections hit. Now, the projections are a bit lower. “A winning record,” Maguire said when asked what would constitute success. “That might be asking […]

Holidays less trashy than previous year

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Chances are the day after Christmas you took a heap of trash out to a bin that was either full, almost full or overflowing with garbage. But area trash crews report collecting less waste after Christmas compared to last year. And they are not expecting much of an increase […]

Immigration reform should begin soon

President Barack Obama said earlier this month that even though our immigration system is “broken” and he believes reform is necessary, we shouldn’t expect any change this year. We see no reason to wait. Proposals for such reform should be offered now, allowing Congress as much time as necessary to hear all sides of the […]

Area taxpayers filing earlier this year

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks 2008 Tax forms at the Clovis-Carver Public Library Tuesday, the day before tax day. By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom New Mexico correspondent To tax-filing procrastinators, Lloyd Harrison says “haste makes waste.” These are words of warning from Harrison, a Portales tax preparer with Anchor Accounting. He advises folks to begin early […]

Officials: Better retirement deserved

By Tom Philpott Reserve and National Guard members deserve a better retirement plan, one that pays an annuity earlier than age 60 at least for those willing to serve longer than 20 years. That’s what Reserve leaders have told Congress.Reservists might deserve extended health care coverage too, also in recognition of their full operational role […]

Police blotter — Jan. 20

CNJ staff Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 4 a.m. Jan. 10 an officer responded to a residence in the 1200 block of Calhoun Street for a burglary report. A man said he returned home from the store and discovered a box of wine and a pistol […]

Bronchos start hot, beat Greyhounds

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Freedom New Mexico: Mickey Winfield Greyhound junior guard Dannon Wafter puts up an off-balance shot during Saturday afternoon’s game at Greyhound Arena against Central Oklahoma. The Hounds lost to Central Oklahoma 78-59. Wafter tallied eight points and a game-high 10 rebounds. CNJ Staff After absorbing its first loss of the season two nights earlier at […]

School offers earlier start

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Stephanie Miller, 25, prepared her classroom Wednesday at Clovis Christian Elementary School for the first prekindergarten class by cutting up letters for bulletin boards and rearranging furniture. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ Staff Writer Stephanie Miller sat at her desk in her near-empty classroom cutting oversized yellow and black laminated letters. […]

Adjusting wage rates hinders U.S. workforce

Freedom New Mexico Earlier this month, many people with

Arrest made in connection with meth bust

CNJ staff One Clovis man is under arrest and a warrant has been issued for another in connection with a methamphetamine lab discovered at a city hotel by police earlier this week. Christopher “Jason” Kidd, 31, is being held at the Curry County Adult Detention Center on $33,500 bond, jail officials said. He is charged […]

President: Stimulus rebates will start Monday, earlier than planned

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ENMU continues emphasis on student recruitment

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom New Mexico With a renewed emphasis on student success, Eastern New Mexico University is recruiting students at an earlier age, and when students do get to campus, there is an extra set of hands in the classroom. This earlier recruitment, according to ENMU President Steven Gamble, begins today as Eastern hosts […]

March 12, 1924

Police were giving up on catching the thieves who took more than $1,500 worth of merchandise from J.C. Penney earlier in the month. The suspects, “two men and two girls,” were believed to have escaped to Mexico, The Clovis Journal reported. … A 2 1/2-year-old boy was recovering after Clovis doctors removed a bronze badge […]

Ex-CHS standout playing in California

By Rick White: CNJ managing editor Saddleback High coach Jeoff Meek said he felt like he won the lottery when former Clovis Wildcat Rishard Matthews enrolled at the Santa Ana, Calif., school earlier this month. Matthews, who left the Wildcats in the second week of the season to live with his father, made his California […]

Gunshot victim arrested for earlier exchange of gunfire

CNJ staff The victim of a gunshot wound was arrested Wednesday night upon his release from the hospital for his role in an exchange of gunfire on a city street a day earlier, according to District Attorney Matt Chandler. Police believe Benardo Rodriguez, 36, of Clovis was standing in a driveway in the vicinity of […]

Students need new challenges in education

Freedom Newspapers Backing up results of an earlier, less scientific “shotgun” survey of teens by the National Governors’ Association, a scientific new poll reports that nearly nine in 10 high school students surveyed say they would work harder if their school had higher expectations of them. Let’s hope educators are listening. The Associated Press reported […]

Hounds play WT to scoreless tie

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West Texas A&M University freshman Eric Smith leaps over Eastern New Mexico University freshman Andrew Perez during the first half of Tuesday’s game in Portales. ENMU and West Texas played to a scoreless tie after two overtimes. (Staff photo: Eric Kl By Dave Wagner@link.freedom.com PORTALES — If a tie is like kissing your sister, neither […]

Clovis advances to summer league final

By Eric Butler FARWELL — Though they only won by six points in an earlier matchup, the Clovis Wildcats strolled into the championship game of the West Texas-New Mexico Phenoms Summer League by walloping Grady 76-29 in a semifinal game at Farwell High School. Clovis will play Portales in the finals at 5 p.m. (MDT) […]