Press release: Water line replacement announced

New Mexico American Water is beginning construction work to improve the Clovis water system by replacing approximately 2,300 feet of aging, undersized water mains with new 6-inch PVC pipes to improve fire protection and water service. The total cost of the project is expected to be $250,000. “Most of our recent, large investments in the […]

Rating system needs improvement

After a three-year effort by the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs to improve the process, ill and injured military members still endure a long, complex and often contentious evaluation system when seeking disability ratings and compensation for service-related health conditions. The process has been made more convenient and even shortened by an average six […]

Curry County Cats improve to 4-0

CNJ staff ALAMOGORDO — The Curry County Cats left little doubt early on in their fourth win of the season. The visiting Cats opened with 28 unanswered points in a 34-13 win on Saturday over the Alamogordo Desert Dawgs. Quin Culiver threw for a pair of touchdowns after the Cats opened the scoring with first-quarter […]

Zias look to improve South position

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks ENMU first baseman Taylor Howard scoops up a low throw from a teammate during Friday’s practice session at Zia Field. Howard is the only senior on the Zias’ roster. Dave Wagner PORTALES — In her first season as Eastern New Mexico University’s softball coach, things didn’t always go the way […]

Reduction of forces real concern

Military personnel who seek to extend their careers should stay in shape and stay out of trouble because the armed forces will strive to keep only the best through a post-war drawdown period, warns the new chairman of the House armed services personnel subcommittee. Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., said his priority will be to improve […]

Residents upset about cemetery’s weekend sweep

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Debbie Green pulls a teddy bear figurine from a trash bin at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens Saturday. Green and other families are upset because they said management threw away grave ornaments without telling them. Sharna Johnson Some area residents are upset with a local cemetery, whose operators say they were […]

Our people: Driven by music

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Courtesy photo J.T. Montoya began playing music at age 11 and played keyboard for a Tejano band at 16. J.T. Montoya lived in Clovis for 8 years until breaking out on his own in Phoenix to be a musician. His artist name is Keize which is a derivative of keys and seize. It originates from […]

Official: Bond money would go to classroom renovation at CCC

Liliana Castillo Clovis Community College is one of six institutions hoping to receive $1 million or less from Education Bond D, one of four bond issues on the Nov. 2 general election ballot. Education Bond D sets aside money to help improve infrastructure at colleges and universities statewide. Bond D totals $155.2 million and is […]

Hounds improve to 4-1, beat Permian Basin

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Freedom New Mexico: Zhongming Jiang ENMU senior point guard Jimmie Marshall goes against Texas-Permian Basin’s Charles Harper during Monday’s game at Greyhound Arena. The Hounds won 52-41. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — They may not get many style points, but the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team was happy to put […]

Senator holding up veterans benefits

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist More than a month after a new fiscal year began Oct. 1, the House and Senate are still pressing to pass a group of bills to improve veterans’ benefits and health programs, rolling them together in “omnibus” legislative packets. The omnibus bills can then be shaped by final compromises between […]