Hounds win regional meet, qualify for NCAA Division II nationals

CNJ staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team is headed for the NCAA Division II nationals for the first time. The Greyhounds punched their ticket to the Nov. 19 event in Spokane, Wash., edging out East Central 53-59 for team honors in Saturday’s South Central Region meet, hosted […]

Grant program accepting proposals for quality of life projects

CNJ staff The Southeast New Mexico Grant Program for 2011 is accepting grant proposals, according to a news release. The deadline is July 30. Proposals will be accepted from counties, municipalities, public schools and 501c(3) non-profit organizations in Chavez, Curry, Eddy, Lea, Lincoln, Otero and Roosevelt counties. Proposals should explain how each project can improve […]

Some troops qualify for extended tax deadline

By Elaine Sanchez: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — Service members serving outside of the United States — including those supporting operations in Libya and Japan — will receive an automatic two-month tax filing extension this year, officials said. This extension is in addition to the nation’s already extended deadline. Due to Emancipation Day, a […]

Press relase: Hounds provisionally qualify at Tarleton Invitational

STEPHENVILLE, TEXAS — Senior Daniel Draper (Moriarty, N.M./Moriarty HS) and Bill Squire (Jr., Hagerman, N.M./Hagerman HS) from the Eastern New Mexico University track & field team, turned in strong performances at the Tarleton State Invitational, held at the Oscar Frasier Track, on Thursday evening. The duo provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championships in the javelin […]

Seven district schools qualify for state funding

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo La Casita Elementary School is set to be the first of seven Clovis schools to be renovated. Construction at La Casita is estimated to begin late summer with completion by July 2011. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer

Seven local students qualify for state-level National Geographic Bee

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Courtesy photo Shaylee Sours, 5th grade, Texico Elementary School CNJ staff Seven local students have qualified for the 2009 state-level National Geographic Bee. The students will make their way to Albuquerque for the bee on April 3. The bee is for students from grades four through eight. Each student who is declared the school champion, […]

CHS GOLF: Cats qualify for 5A state

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CNJ staff photo: Rick White Clovis senior Tiffany Reid chips to the ninth green. Reid made a 15-foot putt to par the hole. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Tyler Fontenot played what he said was the round of his life, helping Clovis High’s boys qualify for next week’s Class 5A state competition. He topped […]

Benefit program deadline approaching

By Pete Domenici: Guest columnist The May 15 deadline for signing up for Medicare prescription drug benefits is quickly approaching and there are still thousands of New Mexicans, particularly low-income residents, who have not signed up. Because we built in extra compensations to help poor seniors, I strongly encourage them to act now to sign […]

Marshall coach setting sights on Boston Marathon

CNJ staff Although Marshall Junior High coach and teacher Jason Hennessy has completed only two marathon races, the 24-year-old Albuquerque native is on track in his desire to qualify for next year’s Boston Marathon. Hennessy ran in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon on Saturday in San Diego, finishing 583rd overall out of 20,410 runners with […]

Greig among the chosen few

By Eric Butler Clovis High senior Will Greig may seem like some kind of bionic long-distance runner sometimes, especially when his training regimen is considered. But two days before the district track meet — his last chance to qualify for the state meet in an individual event — Greig was hurting. A sore back was […]