Bill lessens pay gap for troops

By Tom Philpott: Military Update A House panel has voted to give the military a 1.9 percent pay raise next January. That would be a half percentage point higher than what the Obama administration wanted simply to match private sector wage growth. The House armed services subcommittee on military personnel panel also endorsed increases next […]

School board meets about superintendent position

CNJ staff The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education met in executive session for about an hour and a half Tuesday. The meeting was called to discuss personnel matters related to the position of superintendent, according to the legal notice. The board’s attorney Dave Richards and longtime Clovis educator G.C. Ross attended the closed meeting […]

School board to continue superintendent search

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education decided Tuesday to continue searching for the next superintendent. The decision came after an hour-and-a-half executive session at Cameo Elementary. The board said they will continue to “aggressively search for the position of superintendent of schools during the next three months.” Three […]

Candidates talk issues at forum

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Candidates in next week’s municipal election listen to moderator Grant McGee at the opening of Tuesday’s KTQM/KWKA political forum at the radio station. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer A little more than half of next Tuesday’s city election candidates got together for an evening with local radio personality Grant […]

Strong second half start pushes WT past Zias

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Freedom correspondent: Karl Terry Eastern New Mexico University junior Til-Lois Fifer goes up strong against a West Texas A&M defender in the first half of Wednesday’s game at Greyhound Arena. The Lady Buffs won 75-57. By Karl Terry: Freedom correspondent

Tarleton State pulls away from Zias in second half

Freedom New Mexico STEPHENVILLE, TEXAS — Tarleton State opened the second half with a 10-0 run and pulled away for a 55-43 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in a Lone Star Conference South women’s game Wednesday at Wisdom Gym. For the first 20 minutes of play, the Zias had things going their way, grabbing […]

Accepting Christ defining moment in life

By Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist Here we are in the year 2010 and it seems we should be just half way through 2009. I have to agree with the saying that time “really does fly by.” The Psalmist wrote about time when he was thinking about how his little short life fit into the whole […]

Wildcats hold off Onate

Freedom New Mexico Senior Kyler Brewer-Hill threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Richie Chavez for the only score of the second half and Clovis beat Onate 21-13 in a Class 5A state quarterfinal game Friday at Leon Williams Stadium. Brewer-Hill also had a 64-yard TD pass to Chavez in the first quarter. Jordan Hill added […]

Clovis breezes in district opener

Freedom New Mexico Clovis went to the air, and grounded the Carlsbad Cavemen in the process.Senior Kyler Brewer-Hill threw for 146 yards and three of Clovis’ four touchdown passes on the night, and ran a quarterback sneak for a touchdown on another Wildcat drive in a 42-7 win in Friday night’s District 4-5A game at […]

Zias stun first-place Wildcats

CNJ staff Freshman midfielder Jordan Sjue of Roswell scored her first goal of the season with just over 18 minutes left in the first half and Eastern New Mexico Univesity made it stand up for a 1-0 victory over Lone Star Conference women’s soccer leader Abilene Christian on Friday at the ENMU pitch. Sjue scored […]

Businesses feel pinch after loss of overpass

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Tommy Gonzales, a shop technician with Tijerina Trucking in Clovis, does some work on a semi Wednesday afternoon. Gonzales said it’s been a struggle getting to work and getting auto parts for the job since the Hull Street overpass was closed last year. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer With […]

Hounds break away in second half for 5-1 win

CNJ staff PORTALES — Freshman midfielder Diego Santos scored two second-half goals Sunday to help the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team pull away from winless Adams State 5-1 at the ENMU soccer pitch. The Greyounds (7-2-1) and Grizzlies (0-7-3) played to a 1-1 tie in the first half, but ENMU dominated the second […]

Sex offender returning to prison for providing false address

CNJ staff A convicted sex offender is headed back to prison for a year and a half after providing police a false address.Kenneth Leon Mills, 30, was convicted of failure to register as a sex offender, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office.Mills was released on probation in 2004 under instructions to […]

Milk prices concern dairy farmers

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File photo Dairymen are getting $10 or a little less per 100-pounds of milk. Producing it costs $15 to $18, according to New Mexico State University Extension Dairy Specialist Robert Hagevoort. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Six months after the drop in milk prices, Roosevelt and Curry county dairy owners are still trying to […]

Air Force exercise alarms residents

Freedom New Mexico A large prop plane that circled Tucumcari for about a half hour Tuesday night

Kids College offers variety of classes

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Five-year-old twins Milia, left, and Cadence Ratledge add a mane to their mirror image painting of a lion during class at Kids College. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer After painting an orange mane on half the lion’s head, Milia Ratledge’s hand hesitated before she brushed it on the other half of the animal’s head. […]

Flags fly at half-staff for former Cannon airman

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USAF courtesy photo Staff Sgt. Timothy Bowles was killed when his vehicle was destroyed by an improvised explosive device while on a four-vehicle patrol checking on a local school on March 15 in Afghanistan. He was deployed from Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska. Staff and wire reports Flags are at half-staff around the state in […]

Mustangs ride big second-half run to beat Zias

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Eastern New Mexico’s Celeste Belizario takes a shot over Midwestern State’s Rosy Ofoegbu during the first half of Saturday night’s game at Greyhound Arena. Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s women were in position to get their first Lone Star Conference South Division win Saturday night, but they couldn’t […]

Hounds fade in second half

Freedom New Mexico STEPHENVILLE, Texas — A promising first half gave way to a nightmare second half for the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds Wednesday night. The Tarleton State Texans handed the Hounds their 10th straight loss 64-55 in a Lone Star Conference South game. ENMU built a 28-21 lead late in the first half, […]

WT dominates Zias in second half

Freedom New Mexico CANYON, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University Zias hung tough with division-leading West Texas A&M for a half. But the final 20 minutes belong to the ninth-ranked Lady Buffs, who held the Zias to four second-half field goals en route 87-49 Lone Star Conference South win on Wednesday. Senior guard Emily […]