Portales residents replace stolen tree

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell The stump of Mary Standefer’s old tree rests next to her new one, which was given to her from a combined effort between friends and strangers. Standefer said the act of kindness made her realize how many wonderful people are in the world. Alisa Boswell Portales residents banded together to […]

Officials: May take months to replace judge Orlik

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File photo Efforts have begun to replace District Judge Robert Orlik but officials say it could take months. Orlik died Saturday at The Lubbock Heart Center. Sharna Johnson The courts have begun the process of filling a vacancy created by the unexpected death of District Judge Robert Orlik, however officials say it will likely be […]

Clovis Community College picks Rowley as president

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis Community College Executive Vice President Becky Rowley, left, receives congratulations Wednesday from President John Neibling, center, and Board Chair Charles Guthals on being chosen as the next president of the college. Neibling is retiring in August. Liliana Castillo The Clovis Community College board of trustees Wednesday selected Becky Rowley […]

Zias look to replace career goals leader

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Eastern New Mexico University senior Kandace Padilla controls the ball during practice last week at the ENMU practice field. The Zias open their season on Sunday against St. Edward’s at Austin, Texas. By Clarence Plank PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer coach Ray Nause said it will take […]

School board to meet

Freedom New Mexico The Clovis Municipal School Board of Education will hold a special meeting 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the administration building, 1009 Main St. The board is expected to enter into an executive session to consider candidates to replace Clovis School Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm. Seidenwurm’s last day is June 25. A roll call vote […]

Economic recovery begins by spending locally

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist Having gone online this morning, I find that I can replace my old Flexible Flyer sled — the one with the wooden bed and the metal runners — by mail order for about $130. That’s not bad, though I have no idea how it would compare to what my parents […]

School board taking first steps to replace Seidenwurm

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Municipal School board of education plans to meet next week to decide the first step in finding a replacement for Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm. Seidenwurm announced Wednesday she will resign at the end of the school year. Board members say it’s too early in the process to know […]

Cold cereal can’t replace hot breakfast

By Karl Terry: PNT columnist When did cereal get a complete aisle to itself at the grocery store? The selection boggles the mind and can completely derail a trip to the supermarket if you’re a parent with young kids. Not having kids of my own, I get to stand in the aisle and stifle a […]

VA not ready to back disabled pay

By Tom Philpott: Military update Monthly compensation the Department of Veterans Affairs pays to veterans with service-connected disabilities is intended to replace average earnings loss due to injuries or ailments. But should VA also pay disabled veterans something extra for diminished quality of life? Two prominent commissions in 2007 said it should. Last week, however, […]

Jennings wins Senate clash

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican Although most of his fellow Democrats wanted to replace Tim Jennings as the state Senate’s president pro-tem, the Southern New Mexico conservative held on to his post Monday with the help of Republicans and a handful of Democrats. The outcome of the leadership struggle, in which the more progressive […]

Residents replace missing charity funds, and then some

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Chris Morgan’s voice was light and chipper, a stark contrast to her strained tone of last week when she was lamenting the loss of funds she raised for regional Special Olympic programs. The community stepped up and donated almost $5,500 after Morgan told her story to the CNJ. The […]

Udall talks energy in Portales

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Freedom New Mexico Photo: Karl Terry U.S. Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., addresses a town hall audience at Eastern New Mexico University. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico U.S. Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., made a stop on the Eastern New Mexico University campus in Portales Wednesday as a part of his campaign for the U.S. Senate. […]

Meetings watch: Curry County Commission

Curry County Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. today at the Curry County Courthouse. The following agenda items will be discussed: A new Curry County Commission chairman will be elected to replace Tim Ashley. A new Curry County Commission co-chairman will be elected to replace Commissioner Albin Smith. Leslie Johnson, Curry County Detention Center administrator, […]

State motto, song could use update

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist Former KOAT-TV reporter Nancy Laflin has been the New Mexico State music czar for three months now and it is a bit disappointing. I still can’t play the violin. Too bad. The brand new director of the brand new created by executive order New Mexico Music Commission will conduct the […]