Environmentalists need to be reasonable

Environmentalists have done a great deal to raise awareness of old-time practices that harm the earth and threaten wildlife. At times, however, some extremists have fought some of the efforts their advocacy has created. This has only slowed down progress that could bring the results they wanted, and prolonged the very actions and policies they […]

School spotlight aimed at race

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Almost 80 percent of the administrators and supervisors in Clovis Municipal Schools are white. More than 60 percent of the student body is not. The discrepancy is among the issues brought to the spotlight recently by a group calling itself Concerned Citizens of Curry County, which has voiced concerns […]

Board votes to make hiring practices priority for interim superintendent

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education decided in a 4-1vote Tuesday to make investigating school hiring practices a priority for Interim Superintendent G.C. Ross. Charges of discriminatory hiring practices were leveled at Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm during the board’s April 28 meeting by the Concerned Citizens of Curry County. […]

PORTALES PROMOTES SUMMER VOLUNTARY WATERING SCHEDULE

Beginning this month, the City of Portales is encouraging all city and county residents to practice smart water consumption and conservation. The 2009 Summer Voluntary Water Schedule promotes such practices. The schedule is as follows: •

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Offensive line biggest concern for Hounds

CNJ staff PORTALES — Second-year Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo expects around 86 players to take part in spring drills, which begin today at the ENMU practice facility. NCAA regulations allow for 15 spring workouts, including three in helmets and shoulder pads. The team will work most Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays […]

New Mexico prep teams begin practice Monday

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Two-a-day practices begin Monday for New Mexico football teams, although many coaches have decided to combine them into essentially one long workout. Clovis High, the defending Class 5A state runnerup, kicks off practice at 8 a.m. Wildcats defensive coordinator Darren Kelley said the sessions during the first week will […]

Cats ready to go

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Clovis senior Simon Salguero, center, senior Damian Robinson, left, and junior Vince Chavez, do an agility drill Thursday at the high school. CNJ staff photo by Eric Kluth. By Rick White: CNJ sports editor It’s high school football’s version of boot camp. Sprints. Agility drills. Position drills. Team workouts. Chalkboard sessions. All crammed into a […]