Inmates found wandering jail surrendered without incident

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File photo Four inmates who attempted to escape from the jail early Sunday morning were found inside two observation rooms used by detention officers to monitor activity in inmate Pods, according to a police report. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Four inmates attempting to escape from the Curry County Detention Center were found wandering […]

DoD pulls plug on records system

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist After spending $1 billion and 12 years of effort, Defense officials have pulled the plug on a hapless plan to bring the four military branches under a single, modern payroll and personnel records system. “This program has been a disaster,” Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, told the […]

Municipal election ballots

Clovis The city will hold municipal elections March 2 for four commissioner positions and one municipal judge position. All positions are four-year terms. Absentee voting is ongoing through Friday. Voters may either visit City Hall or call the city clerk’s office at 763-9632 for an absentee ballot. Early voting is available through Friday at City […]

Municipal election ballot and information

The city will hold municipal elections March 2 for four commissioner positions and one municipal judge position. All positions are four-year terms. Absentee voting is ongoing through Feb. 26. Voters may either visit City Hall or call the city clerk’s office at 763-9632 for an absentee ballot. Early voting is available at City Hall, and […]

ENMU women’s soccer team adds four players

CNJ staff Eastern New Mexico University has added four players, including Class 5A’s leading scorer, to its women’s soccer roster for next year. Carlsbad forward Melissa Marshall, who scored 95 goals in her career and led 5A with 31 last season, will join the Zias along with midfielder-defender Gerilyn Armijo of Las Cruces, forward Maurisa […]

Zias sign four soccer recruits

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University has added four players, including Class 5A’s leading scorer, to its women’s soccer roster for next year. Carlsbad forward Melissa Marshall, who scored 95 goals in her career and led 5A with 31 last season, will join the Zias along with midfielder-defender Gerilyn Armijo of Las Cruces, forward […]

ENMU women’s soccer signee profiles

CNJ staff Profiles supplied by the Eastern New Mexico University sports information department of the four recruits the Zias recently signed to national letters of intent: Gerilyn Armijo, 5-2 MF/DLas Cruces H.S., Mesilla Park, N.M.Lettered four years in soccer for coach Alex Reyes at Las Cruces… a member of the New Mexico 5A High School […]

Greyhounds reschedule weekend series

Freedom New Mexico Due to icy conditions on the baseball field, the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team is rescheduling its four-game series with New Mexico Highlands this weekend. The teams will meet in doubleheaders on both days, beginning at 11 a.m. in Las Vegas, N.M. This four-game set replaces the Greyhounds’ Friday and Sunday […]

Municipal elections

The city will hold municipal elections March 2 for four commissioner positions and one municipal judge position. All positions are four-year terms. Absentee voting is ongoing through Feb. 26. Voters may either visit City Hall or call the city clerk’s office at 763-9632 for an absentee ballot. Early voting is available starting Feb. 10 at […]

Teens accused of shooting out car windows face felony indictment in Texas

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Four teens accused of shooting out dozens of car windows in four communities during the holidays are facing felony indictment in Texas and more than 50 criminal counts in Clovis. Kathryn Gurley, Parmer County Texas district attorney, said she is combining damage estimates from incidents in Bovina and Farwell, […]

Workforce ready

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File photo Students of the building trades program at Mesalands Community College, build a house as part of their hands-on training. This house was being built earlier in the year. The construction is scheduled to last for two semesters. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Area community colleges are offering programs designed to help students […]

Elementaries hosting book fairs

CNJ staff Four Clovis elementary schools are hosting book fairs this week. Funds from the book fairs will go to the schools’ libraries. Lockwood —

Commission supports Constitution resolution

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution supporting the Constitution of the United States at their meeting Tuesday, with one commissioner unable to attend and vote. The resolution declares support of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, specifically supporting the First and Second Amendments, which grant freedom of […]

Blanket project keeps group positive

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Rosa Alomar, from left to right, Lucia Daniel, Donna Wilde and Jerri Miller, members of the Positive Expectations program, began making blankets about two months ago for women with children in Afghanistan. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer A group of Clovis mothers are putting their hands to work to […]

Zias fall to Texas Woman’s in four

CNJ staff DENTON, Texas — Alyson Harlan combined 11 kills, 11 digs and five aces Thursday night to lead Texas Woman’s to a 25-18, 25-14, 20-25, 25-19 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in Lone Star Conference volleyball. Harlan led a Pioneers serving assault that included 15 total aces against just five service errors. Meantime, […]

Griffons get past Zias in four games

CNJ staff PORTALES — Missouri Western rallied from a one-game deficit to beat Eastern New Mexico University 16-25, 25-23, 25-15, 25-23 Friday night in the ENMU Invitational at Greyhound Arena. The Griffons (2-4) got 16 kills and eight digs from Kelli Sicner and 13 kills, 10 digs and three aces from Meghan Voelz. Western bailed […]

Cannon medics welcomed home

By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico In the Air Force for 16 years, Tech Sgt. Carlos Ramos Sanchez had been overseas a few times. For his first deployment, something lasting longer than a few days or a couple of weeks, Sanchez was on the seas. Sanchez and four other medics stationed at Cannon Air Force […]

Federal agents assist egg farm fire investigation

By The Associated Press The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is assisting in the investigation of a fire last week at a Farwell egg farm causing an estimated $20 million in damage and killing nearly a million chickens. According to a press release from the ATF in Lubbock, a national response team along […]

Curbing global warming game of domination

Freedom New Mexico The G-8 summit of industrialized nations agreed last week to try to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius over the next four decades by reducing their greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent. That nonbinding agreement is likely to carry less weight than the resistance of developing countries like China and India to […]

Former Clovis lawmaker indicted

Freedom New Mexico A former Clovis state representative is among four men indicted Friday, accused of fraud in the case of an Albuquerque-based housing authority that defaulted on $5 million in bonds sold to the state. Vincent “Smiley” Gallegos, former director of the Region III Housing Authority, faces 12 felony counts including fraud, embezzlement and […]