Campos elected to lead region

CNJ staff Rep. Jose Campos, D-Santa Rosa, has been elected to lead the Western region of the Council of State Governments, according to a release.The region is made up of Republican and Democratic legislators in 13 states. CSG-WEST is headquartered in Sacramento, Calif., with sister organizations in New York, Chicago and Atlanta.

Rains delay farmers

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Dennis Chavez Park, located next to 14th Street, is flooded Monday as a result of the weekend’s rains. By Gabriel Monte and Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Farmers in the process of harvesting their crops in the eastern New Mexico and West Texas region are playing the waiting game with […]

Ag Sense: Strip tillage may be alternative to no-till

By Sangu Angadi Sustainability of agriculture in the southern High Plains depends on improved agronomic practices that protect our limited soil and water resources, and reduce the cost of production. Unreliable precipitation patterns, high intensity rains causing erosion and declining irrigation resources make water the most important factor for limiting agriculture sustainability in the region. […]

Tribute to a golfer

Cecil Davis, a 1950 Clovis High School graduate and one of the region’s all-time great athletes, died Aug. 8 in Albuquerque. Davis, a multi-sport star who played minor league baseball and was inducted into the Wayland Baptist University Athletic Hall of Honor, was an avid golfer — and still a good one — well into […]

Aggies’ Reid selected all-region

CNJ staff NORMAN, Okla. — Junior Travis Reid was one of two New Mexico State University golfers chosen to the Golf Coaches Association of America’s Division I Ping All-Southwest Region team, announced Thursday. The Clovis High graduate was the Aggies’ top player his year, averaging 72.74 strokes over 38 rounds, highlighted by a 66 in […]

An honor for the coach

C.J. Aragon, the rodeo coach at Mesalands Community College in Tucumcari, has been named coach of the year for the Grand Canyon Region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association.

No, best burger is at …

Responses to a request for the best burger in the region continue to roll in.

Ute Water Project loan collateral sought

Gabriel Monte Ute Water Project Manager Scott Verhines said the region’s water authority will discuss establishing a revenue stream in its next meeting to relieve the city of Clovis of the burden to provide collateral for any loan it receives on behalf of the Ute Water Project. As the financial agent of the Eastern New […]

Cliff eliminates Clovis Christian, Elida beats Grady

P.J. Bryant scored 17 points as top-seeded Cliff bounced Clovis Christian from the Class 1A state playoffs, beating the Eagles 60-39 in a quarterfinal contest today in Rio Rancho. Jocelyn Swann scored 15 points for the eighth-seeded Eagles, who reached the state quarterfinals for the first time in school history. In another Class 1A quarterfinal […]

Region IV Housing Authority

The Region IV Housing Authority has an opening for a resident to serve on its Resident Advisory Board. The opening is for a resident directly assisted by a public housing agency. The resident’s name must appear on a lease, and he or she must be at least 18 years old. Resident Advisory Board members serve […]

Hounds still ranked in region

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s men stayed in the NCAA Division II Midwest Region soccer rankings after splitting a pair of Southwest Soccer Conference matches over the weekend. ENMU (3-2, 1-1 SSC) dropped one spot from eighth to ninth in the poll after blanking Missouri Southern 2-0 on Friday and losing to […]

Regional water plan accepted by ISC

CNJ Staff The New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission has accepted the completed Northeastern New Mexico Regional Water Plan, the commission announced in a news release. The Northeastern New Mexico water planning region (Region 1) includes Union, Harding, Quay, Curry and Roosevelt counties. The plan addresses long-term water supply availability, water quality, water rights, municipal conservation, […]

Police: Marijuana plants seized

CNJ Staff Marijuana plants with an approximate street value of $51,200 were confiscated from a Clovis house Friday afternoon by police and drug task force agents, according to officials. No arrests were made at the scene and no suspects were at home at the time of the search, the Clovis Police Department said in a […]

Support of Kurds would provide mutual benefits

By Freedom Newspapers In all the reporting on the Iraq war it is too seldom noted that one region of the country can tentatively be called a success story. The northern portion of the country dominated by Kurds, Muslims who are neither Persian nor Arabic but a separate ethnicity with a long history, is generally […]

ENMU men set sights on Division II nationals

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Joel McMullen feels pretty good about his Eastern New Mexico University cross country program. The Greyhounds and Zias hope to make some noise in the Lone Star Conference and in South Central Region competition this fall. They open their season by hosting the Mike Boit Invitational on […]

Feds outline assistance available for base growth

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Federal officials outlined the type of assistance they can provide to eastern New Mexico during a meeting of the Local Growth Management Committee held Wednesday at the Clovis City Hall. Representatives from the Office of Economic Adjustment said they can provide technical expertise and financial assistance to the region […]

Report urges protecting water rights, conservation

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Nine strategies for conserving water in arid Northeast New Mexico are evaluated in a preliminary water plan recently released by a water resources and environmental consulting firm. Municipal conservation, agricultural conservation, groundwater management, rangeland conservation and watershed management, water rights protection, Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System, planning for […]

Region’s casualty list grows to three

Robert Kassin is the first Clovis man killed in war since Sept. 11, 2001, but not the first casualty from the region: • U.S. Marine Chad Bales, a former Muleshoe resident, was killed April 3, 2003, in a non-combat accident in Iraq. Officials said he died when his convoy crashed into another during a sandstorm. […]

Minimum wage hike bad idea

Freedom Newspapers We applaud the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors for opposing state-lawmaker efforts to hike the minimum wage. By a vote of 8-5, with four abstentions, the board last week sent a strong message that government should not be in the business of telling private business owners what to pay their […]

Military, business jockey for space

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CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisleIn the shadow of the Brooks Bridge, Terry Hall of Tulsa, Okla., fishes Monday in the Santa Rosa Sound in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Hall lived in Fort Walton Beach before moving to care for family and plans to return. By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. — […]