Influencing TRICARE option barred

Civilian employers of military retirees once again can offer a TRICARE supplemental plan with their cafeteria-style health insurance options so that workers who elect to use their TRICARE Standard benefit can buy coverage conveniently and with pre-taxed dollars. The change took effect June 18 under a final rule published by the Department of Defense that […]

Veterans cautious of health reform

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist As House and Senate Democrats negotiate a final compromise national health care reform bill, military people across the nation — and their advocates in Washington D.C. — remain vigilant for side effects. The Obama administration and Democratic congressional leaders have tried to reassure military members, retirees and veterans that national […]

Richardson to deliver final State of State address

By Steve Terrell and Kate Nash: The Santa Fe New Mexican Gov. Bill Richardson delivers his eighth and final State of the State address today, shortly after the second regular session of the 49th Legislature convenes in Santa Fe. Richardson, who by law can’t seek a third consecutive term, promises his speech will be short, […]

Zias drop final two matches at Omaha

CNJ staff OMAHA, Neb. — Facing top 10 competition in both matches, the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team managed to win one game Saturday in wrapping up play in a two-day event hosted by Nebraska-Omaha. The Zias (0-4), who dropped a pair of matches on Friday, lost to third-ranked Emporia State 25-11, 25-14, 25-13 […]

Singing class performs in free show for finals

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Sr. Airman Nick Ball will be performing “Those Were the Good Old Days” from Damn Yankees during Clovis Community College’s Broadway-style singing class’ final performance 7 p.m. Tuesday. By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Students of a Broadway-style singing class at Clovis Community College are gearing for their final exam. […]

New hospital facility will have added features

Parmer Medical Center (PMC) is making final plans for the move into the new facility in August.

School board chooses final labor board member

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The Clovis school board filled out the district’s labor management board, choosing former CMS teacher and administrator Lonnie Leslie. Two members had already been chosen for the board — former interim superintendent G.C. Ross and railroad union member Larry Coker. The board would moderate procedural difference between teachers unions […]

Clovis Air Force JROTC will hold final change of command ceremony

The Wildcat Corps of the Clovis High School Air Force JROTC will hold our FINAL Commander’s Call of this school year this Wednesday, 6 May starting promptly at 0730.

Lone Star Conference baseball, softball update

CNJ staff Baseball standings(Regular-season final)

Students earn board approval for global competition

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer A pair of student groups, and a few of their parents, are hoping their final destination isn’t just in their imagination. Student teams from the Gifted and Talented programs at Ranchvale and James R. Bickley elementary schools, which won the state Destination ImagiNation state tournament March 14, received approval […]

March 4, 2009 Lone Star Conference Basketball Standings

Freedom New Mexico Standings (Regular season final) All times Mountain Men South Division Div. All W-L W-L Midwestern State 10-2 21-6 Angelo State 8-4 20-7 Texas A&M-Kingsville 8-4 18-9 Tarleton State 6-6 18-9 West Texas A&M 6-6 16-11 Abilene Christian 4-8 10-16 Eastern New Mexico 0-12 4-23 North Division Div. All W-L W-L Central Oklahoma […]

Search for final escapee continues

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Courtesy photo Curry County Adult Detention Center escapee, Louis Chavez, was captured Monday evening in Clovis. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer It’s seven down, one to go. With the capture of Louis Chavez, 19, Monday night at a local grocery store, only convicted child killer Edward Salas remains at large of the eight inmates […]

Board finalizes vote count

Freedom New Mexico The Curry County Canvas Board finalized the votes of the Nov. 4 general election on Friday, according to Election Manager and County Clerk-elect Coni Jo Lyman. She said the final tally of votes totaled 14,506. The final tally included 20 absentee in lieu of and two provisional ballots the board approved. The […]

Final unoffical Parmer County election results

U.S. President and Vice PresidentRepublican• John McCain and Sarah Palin, 839Democrat• Barack Obama and Joe Biden, 145Libertarian• Bob Barr and Wayne A. Root, 5 U.S. SenateRepublican• John Cornyn, 821Democrat• Richard J. (Rick) Noriega, 128Libertarian• Yvonne Adams Schick, 12 U.S Representative, District 19Republican• Randy Neugebauer, 827Democrat• Dwight Fullingim, 123Libertarian• Richard “Chip” Peterson, 18State Representative, District 88Republican• […]

Final unoffical Bailey County election results

U.S. President and Vice PresidentRepublican• John McCain and Sarah Palin, 609Democrat• Barack Obama and Joe Biden, 372Libertarian• Bob Barr and Wayne A. Root, 23 U.S. SenateDemocrat• Richard J. (Rick) Noriega, 625Republican• John Cornyn, 1,586Libertarian• Yvonne Adams Schick, 41 U.S. Representative, District 19 Republican• Randy Neugebauer, 1,680Democrat• Dwight Fullingim, 527Libertarian• Richard “Chip” Peterson, 67 Railroad CommissionerRepublican• […]

Student publications code passed

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The board of education will have the final ruling on content of student publications in Clovis schools. The board passed the code during Tuesday’s regular meeting by a 3-2 margin. The code also gives a school principal authority to review student publications, such as the high school year book, […]

Police chief candidate resum

The finalists being considered for Clovis police chief are a former Dona Ana County sheriff, the current interim chief and a decorated police commander with a background in emergency medical services.City Manager Joe Thomas said last week he will conduct a final round of interviews with the remaining three candidates for Clovis’ police chief.Interim Police […]

Trade policies becoming streamlined

Freedom New Mexico The final failure of the so-called Doha Round of multilateral trade negotiations last month has been described as a crisis in trade policy and even in the headline to a Wall Street Journal editorial, as “the end of free trade.” There’s no question it was disappointing, but it may be that such […]

Rain suspends 9-10 final

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Zia catcher Eli Cordova tags out Quay’s County’s Daniel Lopez during the second inning of Wednesday’s District 3 Little League 9-10 tournament finals at Beachum Field. CNJ staff The Zia All-Stars were close to clinching the District 3 Little League 9-10 championship Wednesday night, but they’ll have to wait one […]

Public works director finishes final day

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Harry Wang said goodbye to a job, and a place he considers his hometown. Wang, the outgoing public works director, finished out his final day on the job after 15 years with the city, and was recognized for his service during an otherwise light Clovis City Commission meeting. Wang […]