Street work, extra pay period part of budget increase

Kevin Wilson The Clovis City Commission, during its May 26 meeting, approved a preliminary budget for the 2011-12 fiscal year, totaling $42.22 million A quick look at the budget, which was due to the state’s department of finance and administration before June: What’s the difference between the last two budgets? The preliminary 2010-11 budget was […]

Street fund shows biggest increase in preliminary city budget

Kevin Wilson The Clovis City Commission, during its May 26 meeting, approved a preliminary budget for the 2011-12 fiscal year, totaling $42.22 million A quick look at the budget, which was due to the state’s department of finance and administration before June: What’s the difference between the last two budgets? The preliminary 2010-11 budget was […]

Birthdays — June 5

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Thomas Ray Thomas of Clovis celebrated his 40th birthday. Lordy lordy look who’s forty. Happy Birthday Ray Thomas. Love always Denise, Ray Paul, David and Polly. — Submitted by Denise Thomas

Portales grads look to future

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Argen Duncan: Portales News-Tribune Portales High School Principal Melvin Nusser gives graduate Katlyn Gore a hug after she received her diploma Friday night at Greyhound Arena. Nusser said the Class of 2011 was one of the biggest PHS had seen in some time. Argen Duncan The 161 graduates of the Portales High School Class of […]

CHS graduates look to future

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis High School graduates picked up their diplomas after the ceremony with family members waiting for them. On Saturday, about 260 seniors graduated from Clovis High School during commencement at the Curry County Events Center. Organizers estimated about 3,500 attended the ceremony.

ENMU backups look to give defensive help

Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — With several holes to fill on defense from last season, Eastern New Mexico University’s football team is hoping help may come from within. Defensive tackle Stephen Smith and strong safety Jason Serda, both from Albuquerque, may be able to plug a couple of those holes. Both players saw some duty […]

Clovis police investigating home invasion

Freedom New Mexico Clovis police are investigating a home invasion Thursday in which a 72-year-old woman was robbed. Police were called to a residence in the 300 block of Axtell Street just after 10 p.m. A woman told them males she believed to be teenagers approached her from behind in her home and instructed her […]

Bombing range deal under scrutiny

Sharna Johnson Recently elected state officials are taking a new look at the expansion of Melrose Bombing Range and it’s making some involved in the project a little nervous. For four years, state, local and Air Force officials have been working on a deal to use $5 million capital outlay to purchase approximately 30,000 acres […]

Loving can be costly, but it’s worth the price

Loving can be hard. Just look in John 11. We’re told, “Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus.” (11:5). A lot of loving is going on in this chapter! Love is a wonderful thing, but if we think loving is easy, well, that’s rarely true, and it’s certainly not the case here. If […]

Reliving my own Groundhog Day

There are a few ways to look at how history occurs. One is that it happens too fast to comprehend. Another is that it repeats itself far too much to ignore. Consider the 1994 video of the “Today” show, where Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel were flummoxed by this “Internet” thing. And who could blame […]

Clovis air service comment period extended

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Great Lakes Airlines has served Clovis since April of 2006, and currently offers 12 Albuquerque round-trips — two every weekday, and one each on Saturday and Sunday. Kevin Wilson On another look, the future of Clovis’ airport service may still be up in the air. Dennis J. DeVany, chief of […]

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 […]

Food at the speed of life: Chocolate blessing too

I like Christmas. I try to remember the holiday really is about a loving God stooping to our level, becoming human, to save us from our own shortcomings. At the same time, I enjoy family, presents, the decorated tree and other things about the season. When I stop and look, I see the love and […]

Herrin providing boost as Zias look to hit stride

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Junior guard Kiara Tate tries to box out sophomore guard Nikki Ingram during ENMU women’s basketball practice on Friday at Greyhound Arena. The Zias host New Mexico Highlands at 4 p.m. today. Dave Wagner PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Linden Weese was looking for a forward-type […]

ENMU scientist classifies prehistoric beetle

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Eastern New Mexico University Associate Professor of Biology Darren Pollock talks about a beetle specimen in his office. He recently helped identify a just-discovered extinct species of prehistoric beetle, modern-day relatives of which live in Portales. Argen Duncan An Eastern New Mexico University scientist has classified an amber-encased prehistoric French […]

Shoutouts —

Missing dog returned We thank God for answering our prayers and we thank the newspaper, dog catcher, police department, university police, students and many residents who helped look for our Chihuahua and our dad, Alga D. Hahn. Thanks to all the many people who called in response to our ad about our black and white […]

Car show features fast and curious

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Organizers said about 40 cars were on display for the show. Liliana Castillo Even though entries were a little short at the fourth annual Cannon Thunder Auto Show, there was no shortage of car enthusiasts to look over every detail. Lori Kaser, retired Air Force, came out to show off […]

Zias look to replace career goals leader

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Eastern New Mexico University senior Kandace Padilla controls the ball during practice last week at the ENMU practice field. The Zias open their season on Sunday against St. Edward’s at Austin, Texas. By Clarence Plank PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer coach Ray Nause said it will take […]

Commentary: In need of a will? Look no further

By Lt. Col. Ira Perkins: 21st Space Wing Staff Judge Advocate

Military mama: Learning language part of military life

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Looking back on my first few months (and probably years) as a military wife I will admit I was often confused. If you saw me with that happy but oh-so-puzzled look on my face, it was likely because you were speaking “military.” The abbreviations and acronyms are truly a language of their own and tossed […]