Zias sign four players for softball

CNJ staff PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University softball program has signed four junior college transfers to national letters of intent for the 2011 season. The players, all of whom will be juniors, are right-handed pitcher Erin Rufosse of Gibsons, British Columbia; outfielder Devin Higgins of Reno, Nev.; third baseman Emily Livingston of Corinth, […]

Habitat Clovis project near completion

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Habitat for Humanity volunteer Charles Tosh paints in the second bedroom of the second Habitat home being built on Cameo Street in Clovis. Tosh, a retired railroad worker, said he helps with whatever he can. Argen Duncan With the completion of its newest house in Clovis nearing, volunteers with Habitat […]

Always a place for strays at home

I was the oldest of four kids, which made me sort of a trailblazer who did all the new or experimental stuff first — good or bad, often bad. When I finished the eighth grade at our country school, my parents faced a dilemma. The nearest town (that had a high school) was 50 miles […]

Yard sale-ing has rules

It was Saturday morning and I was deftly shooting through the streets, handling the four-door family car like a Formula 1 racer at Le Mans, hurrying to the next big yard sale. I had the situation under control. The Lady of the House saw it differently. “Playing ‘chicken’ with my car again?” She asked, giving […]

Gunman angry about domestic dispute

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — A gunman angry about a domestic violence dispute with his girlfriend forced his way into the manufacturing plant where she works and killed two employees Monday before turning the gun on himself. Four others were wounded in a rampage police said was motivated by the shooter’s disgust over a domestic […]

Two-state team stocked with local talent

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer A team with plenty of local talent is helping put New Mexico on the girls basketball map. Four area players are set to leave today for the first of three tournaments as part of the New Mexico/Texas Heat. The Heat is a collection of players from across the two […]

Agility trials showcase pooch prowess

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Linda Kipp of Las Lunas and her border collie Raisin race to the last hurdle Saturday on the jumps and weaves course at the second annual Stars and Stripes American Kennel Club Dog Agility Trials. Raisin was one of 150 dogs competing in the three-day event. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ […]

Board to announce superintendent finalists Tuesday

Freedom New Mexico The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education finished two days of interviews Friday with the final four candidates for superintendent. President Mark Lansford said the board is going to reflect on the four interviews over the weekend. He said the board may narrow the candidates down to two finalists and make an […]

Four candidates chosen for superintendent post

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Four candidates for superintendent of Clovis Schools will travel to Clovis Thursday and Friday for interviews. The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education received the list from Mike Moses, chief of the firm chosen to assist the district in their search for a superintendent, during Tuesday’s special meeting held […]

Letter to the editor: Seidenwurm dedicated to students

In my 25 years as an administrator at four community colleges, I have had the opportunity to work with about 40 superintendents of schools at 27 different school districts. While I found most of those superintendents easy to work with, I have never worked with a superintendent more supportive of the local community college than […]

Press release: Summer school at ENMU-Portales begins June 7

PORTALES–Summer school at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales begins on Monday, June 7. The eight-week term runs from June 7-July 30. The first four-week term runs from June 7-July 2. The second four-week term runs from July 6-30. For more information, call 575-562-2175 or 1-800-FOR-ENMU.

Education feature: Clovis Municipal Schools honors alumni

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Courtesy photo Texas Supreme Court Justice Nathan Hecht, who graduated from Clovis High School in 1967, is now the senior appellate judge in active service in Texas. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Clovis Municipal Schools is honoring notable graduates for the first time this year. The program, called the Hall of Honor, is an […]

County releases video footage of escape attempt

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CNJ photo A surveillance video released by the Curry County Sheriff shows four inmates rampaging through the jail on Feb. 21. Jail officials estimate the inmates did $15,000 worth of damage. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A surveillance video released by the Curry County Sheriff shows four inmates rampaging through the jail, taking turns […]

Roping event grows

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CNJ file photo Organizers say this weeks four-day Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping event has become the largest in the nation and draws top national competitors. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Four things draw ropers to Clovis’ Joe’s Boot Shop calf roping event: • Good prize money • Comfort • Fresh calves • A […]

Zias split with Cowgirls

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ENMU sophomore Samantha Davis fields a ground ball in the infield on Wednesday as the Zia split a doubleheader with New Mexico Highlands. The Zia won the first game 1-0, but dropped the nightcap 11-6. CNJ staff Kimberly Crouse pitched a four-hit shutout, and sophomore Melissa Williams’ bases-loaded walk was the difference in Eastern New […]

Melrose bank robbed, four in custody

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Deputies arrested four armed suspects at 10 a.m. in Quay County near Forrest following a pursuit that originated less than an hour before from American Heritage Bank in Melrose. They were assisted by the New Mexico State Police. CNJ staff Three men and a woman accused of robbing the American […]

Melrose council seeking applicants

CNJ staff The city of Melrose is seeking applicants for a vacant council seat. The council consists of four members.

DoD disability board understaffed

By Tom Philpott: Military Update A special board established by Congress to review and raise any low-ball disability ratings the services awarded to injured or ailing members since 9-11 needs four times as many physicians as it has now to ensure timely action on a rising number of applications, says the board’s top officer. Michael […]

Another four-letter word to avoid

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Whether it’s sports, or politics, or just finding socks that match, there’s one four-letter word I look to avoid. Fail. The verb has gained traction as a noun, as character-reducing techies have decided “failure” is less forceful. Former George W. Bush speechwriter David Frum called Sunday’s healthcare bill passage […]

Superintendent candidates narrowed to four

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Clovis school board has narrowed the field to four in its search to replace Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm. The board released its short list of the final four candidates Wednesday. They are: • Fort Sumner Schools Superintendent Patricia Miller • Douglas, Ariz., Unified School District Superintendent Earl Pettit • […]