Graduates prepared for future

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Kelsey Massey and Ryan Schaap are among 17 students graduating today from Clovis Christian School. By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ staff writer Six girls and 11 boys will sail from the Eagles’ nest of Clovis Christian School today as they graduate from the private, Bible-based school. For seniors Kelsey Massey and […]

Governor pushes methane gas initiative

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Local dairy farmers support the idea of turning manure into electricity, and now that Gov. Bill Richardson wants state incentives to encourage the idea, they say it’s more feasible than ever. “Local dairies here have been wanting to do some projects, but we need help,” said Art Schaap, a […]

Student profile: Schaap

By CNJ STAFF Ryan Schaap is a Clovis Christian School senior. He is the son of Art and Renee Schaap. GPA: Approximately 3.4. Extra-curricular activities: Football, golf, praise and worship. Hobbies: Listening to music, playing video games and riding dirt bikes. Future plans: College, either at West Texas A&M University, Eastern New Mexico University, Lubbock […]

Portales couple die in wreck

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A group of friends gathered Monday evening to mourn the loss of a prominent Portales couple who died Monday in a car accident in West Texas, according to Texas officials. Douglas and Deborah Idsinga, both 49, were traveling eastbound on U.S. 84, west of Sudan, Texas, when they lost […]

Schaap, Fred

Fred Schaap, 74, of Farwell died Thursday, April 27, at Farwell Convalescent Center. Mr. Schaap was born March 8, 1932, in Terkaple, Fr., Netherlands. He immigrated to the United States on March 31, 1947. He was preceded in death by his parents, Shirley and Ids S. Schaap. Survivors include two sisters, Jennie (and husband Louie) […]

MAXED OUT?: Experts disagree on whether or not there’s room for more dairies in eastern New Mexico

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The number of dairy cows in Curry County has doubled in the past five years, and nearly doubled in Roosevelt County, according to a National Agriculture Statistics Service survey. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The presence of more than 120,000 dairy cows in Roosevelt and Curry counties does not […]