Business digest: Bank president attends summit

Bank president attends summit Citizens Bank of Clovis President Kent Carruthers participated in two days of congressional visits as part of the Independent Bankers of America Washington Policy Summit, held April 26-28 in Washington, D.C. Each year, the summit brings community bankers from across the country to meet with their federal legislators and discuss legislative […]

Hounds stand tied for third in LSC meet

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANGELO, Texas — Sophomore Bill Squire won shot put competition and finished second in the hammer throw on Saturday to help the Eastern New Mexico University men’s track team pull into a tie for third place with Tarleton State after the second day of the three-day Lone Star Conference meet, hosted […]

School board to meet Tuesday

CNJ staff The Clovis Muncipal Schools Board of Edcuation will meet 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the school administration building, 1009 Main. • The board will hold an executive session pertaining to the hiring of an interim superintendent, and take action following the executive session. • The board will discuss establishment of a a finance subcommittee […]

Median project, water decision on Curry County agenda

CNJ staff During a meeting held at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Library, Curry County Commissioners are expected to: • Consider a resolution opposing an emergency authorization by the state engineer’s office allowing New Mexico American Water to combine water rights, allowing NMAW to utilize higher capacity wells under water […]

Realtors, developers struggle to meet housing demand

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Louise and Richard Weber of Clovis inspect a home Friday on Benjamin Davis Drive. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Even with their daughters in college, Richard and Louise Weber search for a lot of the same amenities in a home that younger families do — storage space, a good […]

Education digest: School board to meet Saturday

School board to meet Saturday The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education is meeting in executive session 1 p.m. Saturday to Coach Jerry Isler’s case against the district and the New Mexico Activities Association. Isler, fired by the schools and suspended by the New Mexico Activities Association, is asking U.S. Judge Martha Vasquez to grant […]

Air Force chief of staff visits Cannon

USAF photo: Staff Sgt. Heather R. Redman Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz meets Airman First Class Michael Gurski, center, and shakes hands with Staff Sgt. Betsy Ulyak, both from the 27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron, during lunch at the dining facility Jan. 26. Gen. Schwartz had lunch with numerous airmen from […]

School board meetings must be accessible

Freedom New Mexico Our newspaper is having a disagreement with Clovis Municipal Schools officials. The school board met in executive session Tuesday night to discuss replacing Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm, who is retiring in June. We agree that New Mexico law allows the board to meet in secret for this purpose. Where we disagree — at […]

Caretakers say greyhounds adjusting well to campus life

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Eastern New Mexico University students Dallas Ellsworth, left, and Gilbert Valdez show off the university’s new live mascots, Tory, left center, and Vic. Ellsworth and Valdez live with the dogs and expect them to make their official debut Jan. 23 at the men’s basketball game. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New […]

Meetings watch: Curry County Commission to meet

Tuesday, the Curry County Commission will: • Consider a resolution supporting development of the Tres Amigas power station in northern Curry County. Officials have said the power hub, expected to manifest after two years of studies and evaluations are conducted, will connect the nation’s three major electrical grids. • Consider a resolution supporting House Bill […]

Residents gather to speak to Lujan

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson U.S. Rep Ben Ray Lujan-D NM (left) and a staff member meet with Clovis resident Jimmy Love Monday afternoon during open office hours at the Clovis-Carver Library. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer About half a dozen people gathered at the Clovis-Carver Library Monday, waiting for a turn to speak […]

Commission will not meet on regularly scheduled day

CNJ staff Curry County commissioners won’t be meeting, primarily due to a conference in Orlando, Fla. The meeting scheduled for today was cancelled at the Sept. 15 commission meeting. Commissioners Wendell Bostwick and Caleb Chandler, along with County Manager Lance Pyle, are attending the Office of Economic Adjustment Conference this week. The commission meets again […]

Stocking the shelves: Fall food drive helps Baptist Children’s Home meet grocery needs

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Kathleen Vigil with the Baptist Children’s Home divides groceries for the family cottages. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Fall means an outpouring of help from churches all over the state for the Baptist Children’s Home in Portales. For the Fall Food Shower, the home sends lists of needed items […]

ENMU Regents to meet October 2

BOARD OF REGENTS MEETING Regents Room—Admin. Bldg.—Portales Campus October 2, 2009 – 9:30 a.m.

Hounds open at CSU-Pueblo

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson ENMU assistant Todd Wallis, right, rolls a loose ball to Joey Mendez during a drill at Thursday’s practice. The Greyhounds open their season Saturday at Colorado State-Pueblo. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Colorado State-Pueblo is a new program. Eastern New Mexico just feels like one. Both the Thunderwolves and […]

Business digest: Sorghum producers board meets Tuesday

CNJ staff The National Sorghum Producers board of directors will meet today in Clovis. The group will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Clovis Business Enterprise Center. National Sorghum Producers act as a voice for the industry regarding legislation, regulation and education. Toby Bostwick of Melrose serves as chairman. He is a sorghum and wheat […]

Nine Clovis schools fail to meet AYP standards

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File photo Nine of 15 Clovis schools failed to meet 2009 AYP standards. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico As was the case statewide, the majority of public schools in Clovis and Portales did not meet the state standards for the annual Adequate Yearly Progress report. Nine of the 15 Clovis schools tested — the […]

Leadership group to meet Clovis

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer A networking group focused on bridging economic concerns faced in eastern New Mexico and west Texas is making its first Clovis visit tonight. The Southeast New Mexico and West Texas Leadership Group, which encompasses representatives from area communities, expects to have about 100. They meet at 5 p.m. in […]

Clovis man arrested on charges of child solicitation

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Courtesy photo Henry Thompson is charged with soliciting a child by electronic device after police said he text messaged a 13-year-old girl from his church’s youth group. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Police arrested a 54-year-old Clovis man Sunday after intercepting sexually-explicit communication he is accused of having with a 13-year-old girl. Officials said […]

Rural Water Authority to meet

The Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority meets 3 p.m. Thursday at Melrose’s City Hall. • The meeting will be preceded by a 1 p.m. study session. The session will focus on alleviating concerns the City of Portales has about proposed legislation to move the group into a true authority status. Portales officials are concerned […]