ENMU receiving part of $5 million grant

CNJ staff Eastern New Mexico University is one of eight New Mexico colleges receiving part of $5 million in grant money to increase enrollment and graduation rates in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. According to a release from U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., ENMU will receive $615,226 from the U.S. Department of […]

ENMU’s Poku invited to Cactus Bowl

Eastern New Mexico University senior wide receiver Jesse Poku has been invited to play in the 2011 Cactus Bowl. The game, which compiles the top seniors from Division II schools, is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday at Javelina Stadium in Kingsville, Texas. The 6-foot-1, 207-pound Poku is a three-time All-Lone Star Conference division selection. He […]

Snakes still receiving bad rap

What were your mother’s parting words every time you left the house? Right. “Watch for snakes.” In August, we were told to be extra careful because the rattlers would be shedding their skins, their eyes would be covered for a few days, and since they couldn’t see they would strike at the sounds we made […]

Portales man convicted in theft

CNJ staff A 63-year-old Portales man was convicted by a jury Friday of receiving property stolen from the city of Clovis. Thomas Campbell faces three years in prison and a maximum fine of $5,000 on a charge of receiving or disposing of stolen property valued over $2,500, according to a press release from the district […]

Prep polls — Oct. 6

New Mexico High School Coaches Association Football Class 5A School (1st-place votes) Pts 1. La Cueva (17) 170 2. Eldorado 144 3. Manzano 124 4. Cleveland 109 5. Las Cruces 106 6. Mayfield 101 7. Cibola 62 8. Clovis 37 9. Hobbs 30 10. Highland 22 Others receiving votes: Carlsbad 14, West Mesa 10, Sandia […]

Education digest: JROTC summer orientation wrapping up

JROTC summer orientation wrapping up The Clovis High School Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp summer orientation will finish 10 a.m. Friday with a graduation ceremony. The graduation will include 20 cadets who spent a week learning the basics of the program. The ceremony will include a small demonstration of marching skills and each […]

May 28 Commander's Action Line

Q: Can something be done about the shrub on the intersection of Arcadia and Olympic? It blocks the view of some drivers. A: We appreciate your bringing this safety concern to our attention. After receiving a report in early April, Base Grounds Keeping trimmed the shrub down to about half its previous size, which alleviated […]

Inventions target aging cowgirls

By Glenda Price: State columnist Have you been receiving “special offers” for hearing testing and hearing aids in the mail lately? I sure have, and that’s not all. I’m getting offers for long-term care and life insurance for myself and my animals along with special equipment for arthritic hands and fingers. I wonder if those […]

2010 BAH rates released

Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan and Jenna Zamie The U.S. Department of Defense released the 2010 military Basic Allowance for Housing rates online Wednesday. Rates are different for each pay grade and base. At Cannon Air Force Base, most personnel are receiving an increase of less than 5 percent, according to rates on the department […]

2010 BAH rates released

Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan and Jenna Zamie The U.S. Department of Defense released the 2010 military Basic Allowance for Housing rates online Wednesday. Rates are different for each pay grade and base. At Cannon Air Force Base, most personnel are receiving an increase of less than 5 percent, according to rates on the department […]

Clovis man accused of receiving stolen property

A Clovis man was arrested Wednesday at Oasis State Park, accused of receiving stolen property. Dustin Nelson, 31, of Clovis was taken into custody by Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office deputies after he admitted to stealing items from the Portales Wal-Mart. Deputies were investigating a report Nelson tried soliciting marijuana from an off-duty Portales Police Officer […]

Ute Water Project bill to receive second House vote

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer An omnibus bill including authorization for the $432 million Ute Water Project is receiving another run through the House of Representatives. Senate Bill 22, also known as the Bingaman lands bill, contains 160 projects — including the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System. It passed the Senate on a […]

United Way of Eastern New Mexico newsletter

Among the 18 agencies receiving UW grants this year,

Baskett gives back to community

jzi6as-418hankbaskettsigning.jpg

Hank Baskett III spends a lot of time visiting Clovis schools in the off-season to talk about the importance of academics and staying in school. CNJ file photo By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Long before Hank Baskett III was a receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles, he was receiving from Clovis. Now, he’s spending his […]

ENMU honoring Sen. Domenici

Freedom New Mexico staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University is presenting Sen. Pete Domenici an honorary lifetime alumni award during its homecoming breakfast on Oct. 6. Also receiving alumni awards are Deborah M. Sawyer, founder, president and CEO of Environmental Design International; Clifton L. Smith, professor at the University of Georgia; and Margie and […]

Feb. 24, 1926

The Sew and So Club was holding meetings at the Green residence, 1020 Connelly. … State Republican leaders were planning to visit Clovis and “meet as many Republicans of Curry County … as possible.” The Methodist church was hosting a dinner for the minority party. Cost was 75 cents per plate. … Classified ads in […]

Clovis man sentenced to nine years in prison

CNJ staff A 30-year-old Clovis man was sentenced Friday to nine years in prison on felony burglary and drug charges, according to a press release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Harvey Whitley was convicted of two counts of aggravated burglary, two counts of larceny, receiving stolen property and two counts of possession of […]

Dog shooting investigation to wrap up

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer An investigation by New Mexico State Police into whether Melrose’s police chief was justified in shooting a dog will be forwarded to the district attorney for a determination on whether or not charges will be filed, according to the state police. New Mexico State Police Capt. Daniel Lopez said […]

Prep football roundup

CNJ staff Cass Dimitroff sparks Foxes CARRIZOZO — Cass Dimitroff ran for 195 yards four touchdowns and threw for another score as the visiting Fort Sumner Foxes defeated the host Grizzlies 38-26. Dimitroff ran for got TDs of 28, 25, 14, and 2 yards for the top-ranked Foxes (2-0), kicked four PATs and threw a […]

Area students find home at ENMU

By Tonya Parra: Freedom Newspapers Landri Rush of Melrose High School graduate will be among the 38 area students receiving a degree during Eastern New Mexico University’s fall graduation ceremony Saturday in the Greyhound Arena. Rush, who attended New Mexico State University for a year before transferring to Eastern, will receive a bachelor’s degree in […]