Texico ag teacher recognized by NMSU

Texico agriculture teacher Tod Pinnell was recognized as the Outstanding Agriculture Teacher of the year by New Mexico State University’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. An NMSU alumnus, Pinnell has trained 24 state championship teams in areas including parliamentary law, livestock evaluation, entomology and dairy evaluation. His students have won the Production Sweepstakes […]

Portales man arrested for outstanding library fines

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Josh Chavez was arrested in Portales Sept. 21 for failing to pay outstanding library fines. Sharna Johnson Josh Chavez may not remember the titles of the library books he lost, but he won’t forget being arrested for not paying the fines. Chavez, 29, was arrested in Portales on Sept. 21, […]

Military Update: Group hopes to ease GI Bill process

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Veterans and service members eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill already have an outstanding education benefit. But it soon could become even more valuable and easier to use. The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee on Tuesday released details of the GI Bill reform package it approved two weeks ago. It includes […]

Cannon airman recognized as outstanding airman of year

Freedom New Mexico Tech. Sgt. Marisol Lozada of Cannon Air Force Base was named one of the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2009. Air Force officials selected the service’s top enlisted members July 2. An Air Force selection board at the Air Force Personnel Center Randolph Air Force Base in Universal City, Texas […]

March 25, 2009 Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 6 p.m. March 9 an officer was called to a school n the 100 block of Commerce Way for a subject with a warrant. An off duty officer attending a basketball game said he had seen a man at the game […]

Eastern education grads ready for spotlight

Friday is the deadline to nominate an outstanding education graduate for Eastern New Mexico University’s Hall of Honors.

Goodwill Industries calls for nominations

Albuquerque, New Mexico — Goodwill Industries of New Mexico is seeking nominations for its second annual EDGAR AWARDS IN HUMAN SERVICES to recognize outstanding New Mexicans in the field of human services, and those who support human services. The public is invited to submit nominations in the six categories listed below. Nomination forms and simple […]

Limited amnesty offered on outstanding warrants

CNJ staff Limited amnesty will be offered in December to people with outstanding bench warrants in Curry and Roosevelt County magistrate courts, according to court officials. With approximately 2,500 outstanding bench warrants in Curry County alone, some dating back to 1982, the courts are hoping to reduce the backlog by offering people a chance to […]

Cats bounce back for win at Borger

CNJ staff BORGER, Texas — Clovis High’s boys quickly got back on the winning track Tuesday night. Four Wildcats scored in double figures and combined for 10 3-pointers as the Wildcats pulled away in the second half for a 72-57 victory over host Borger. Clovis (16-2) bounced back from a loss on Friday night at […]

National Honor Roll

National Honor Roll The National Honor Roll is pleased to announce that Evan Payne of Colleyville, Texas, has been accepted as a member of NHR’s Outstanding American Teachers for 2005-2006. Evan Payne, who teaches fifth-grade Language Arts and American History at Bransford Elementary, will appear in the Outstanding American Teachers 2005-2006 Commemorative Edition. Payne is […]

Cinco de Mayo flavors ENMU cultural banquet

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Muleshoe resident Augustine Medina of Mariachi Nueva Generacion strums the bass guitar as his group performs at the Cinco de Mayo banquet Friday at Eastern New Mexico University. (Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry) By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University Hispanic Affairs Department members celebrated the accomplishments of Hispanic students and faculty while celebrating […]

Coplen, Mike

Mike Coplen, 73, of Phoenix, Ariz., died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2005, in Phoenix. He was born March 6, 1932, in Portales to Warren W. and Berniece Coplen. He attended Eastern New Mexico University and graduated from New Mexico State University with a degree in electrical engineering. After graduation, he traveled with Allis Chamlera before going […]

6/28 BRAC letters to the editor

Sen. Harden’s efforts deserve kudos How great it felt Friday morning to participate in Operation: Keep Cannon. We stood on the curb waving flags to communicate with Base Realignment and Closure commissioners how grateful the city is that they were holding a hearing here. The majority of Clovis’ citizens hope that our efforts will prove […]

Police Blotter 2/22

While on patrol about 11 p.m. on Feb. 13 near the corner of 12th and Edwards streets, police noticed a male walking down 12th Street carrying a television set. The man claimed to be carrying the television set home from his girlfriend’s house and was sweating profusely despite the cold weather and appeared to be […]

Eye-opening books can be right Christmas gifts

By Thomas Sewell When the joy of Christmas starts turning to the desperation of trying to find the right gift, that is the time to turn to that old standby — books. You don’t have to know someone’s measurements to buy a book, nor does it have to match their current wardrobe or fit in […]

Police Blotter 10/15

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Junior high officials called police about 1:30 p.m. Thursday after a 14-year-old male student who had left his classroom to use the bathroom admitted to smoking marijuana in the bathroom and placed a baggie believed to contain marijuana on the desk of […]

Drug raid nets three for state police

The New Mexico State Police Narcotics Bureau raided a suspected drug house on Wednesday on the 1100 block of West 10th Street, arresting two men on drug charges and a woman on outstanding municipal warrants. Vernon Dickson of Lubbock and George “Blue” Foster of Clovis are in custody on charges of possession of crack cocaine […]