Land commissioner says he hopes to help make better use of state trust land

Tonjia Rolan State Land Commissioner Ray Powell hopes to partner with local officials to make better use of state trust land in Curry and Roosevelt counties. Curry County has 45,640 acres of state trust land, and Roosevelt county has 181,691 acres, according to Land office District Manager Erik Nelson. Cannon Air Force Base leased 11,000 […]

Local bird watchers unite for bird count

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CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Amateur bird watcher Don Hicks peers through his binoculars at Goodwin Lake Trail on Wednesday in search of birds. Hicks hopes to connect with other area birdwatchers during the Great Backyard Bird Count taking place Friday through Monday. Benna Sayyed Don Hicks hopes to connect with other area birdwatchers when […]

D.A. hopes to transfer Torres to state prison

CNJ staff Captured fugitive Noe Torres will be sent to Curry County’s troubled jail once he is on U.S. soil but District Attorney Matt Chandler doesn’t anticipate he will be there long. Chandler said Thursday that accused child-killer Torres will be booked into the jail but he plans to immediately file a motion in court […]

Spelling bee winner hopes to make it to national competition

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Freedom New Mexico: Christina Calloway Champion of the Roosevelt County Regional Spelling Bee Abigail Cameron, 10, holds up her new title proud for the audience. She’s taking a break now but we’ll be back to studying hard soon in her pursuit of the state champion title in March. Christina Calloway “Behoove” was the word that […]

Resident hopes flags inspire, unify

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CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Tony Heiman, left, admires the flag collection at 213 E. 11th St. that he and his longtime friend Paul Ulibarri began building six months ago. They hope the flags will help unify Clovis. Benna Sayyed Tony Heiman hopes the collection of flags flying in his front yard can inspire a […]

Tres Amigas official hopes to break ground in fall

Kevin Wilson Tres Amigas is pushing paperwork at the moment. The company is hoping to push materials by August, and push power across the nation two to three years later. Clovis Industrial Development Corporation Executive Director Chase Gentry figures it will be mid-2012 before any significant economic impact comes from the project, which will connect […]

ENMU’s Draper has high hopes for nationals

Dave Wagner PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s Daniel Draper reached NCAA Division II national track and field competition last spring in javelin, and finished 11th with a throw of exactly 187 feet. It was the school’s best place ever at the D-II national meet, although he fell five places short of scoring. This year, […]

Clovis Christian School going virtual

Liliana Castillo Clovis Christian School plans to launch a virtual high school that will allow students to receive a high school diploma by taking nothing but online courses. Superintendent Ladona Clayton said she hopes to have the Truth Seekers Virtual Academy up for a summer session this year and ready for a full launch in […]

Love takes time, effort to last

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always […]

Officials hope housing forum will help establish communication

CNJ staff The Regional Growth Planning Office is putting together the first of what it hopes are many housing forums on Thursday. The 7:30 a.m. forum set for the Clovis Civic Center is expected to take four hours and includes what RGPO Manager Rick Draker said is a good cross-section of locals in the know […]