9/11 memorial ceremony set

CNJ staff report The James Polk Stone Community Bank will host its annual 9/11 community memorial ceremony 7:30 a.m. today, according to a press release. The ceremony will take place near the bank’s flag pole at the corner of Abilene and West First Streets. Portales Police Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry and J.P. Stone Community Bank […]

Emissions cap would be disaster

By Anna Cook: Guest columnist It would be a grave mistake for New Mexico to impose the strict greenhouse gas emission cap that is being considered by the Environmental Improvement Board. The proposed cap, which would apply only in New Mexico, would set us apart not only from surrounding states but from every single state, […]

New McDonald’s opening day set

CNJ staff McDonald’s owner John Snowberger said opening day for his newest location is planned for Sept. 7. Snowberger said the North Prince Street restaurant is expected to open for business at 10:30 a.m. offering the lunch menu. Simultaneously, the Mitchell Street McDonald’s will close for construction as soon as breakfast is finished at 10:30 […]

Melrose clinic groundbreaking set for September

Kevin Wilson When you’re sick, a short drive beats a long one any day of the week. That’s the philosophy behind nearly five years of work, $500,000 in grant money and a five-month construction process that will result in a health clinic for Melrose. The facility, which would be run by a contracted health care […]

Ticket feature: 42 tournament set in Texico

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File photo Faye Keener of Portales grabs dominos to shuffle after she and her teammate Beverly Winn won a game of 42 during last year’s state tournament in Texico. Kevin Wilson It’s once again time to catch some tricks in Texico. That’s the site for the third annual 42 state championship, set for Saturday afternoon […]

Officials dish about Fourth of July menu

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo James Burns, owner of Burns Do It Center, explains the benefits of using pellets instead of charcoal while grilling. Burns said Friday the rain won’t stop him from grilling for the Fourth of July. The Independence Day weekend is here which means the patio table is set, the American Flag […]

Families remember loved ones

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks Carol Nash, of Clovis, browses though the engineer drawing of her uncle, Pvt. Roy Melvin Johnston who served in the Army during WWII and died while fighting in Okinawa Japan. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Memorial Day was set aside for the people who lost loved ones in war. […]

Nearly 200 set to graduate from CCC

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Clovis Community College students will be making the next step with graduation this week. The college is set for its 24th convocation, with a 6 p.m. Friday ceremony at the Clovis Civic Center. Lisa Spencer, director of marketing for the college, said there are tentatively 198 students set to […]

Area ranch set to host Ride for Life fundraiser

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Courtesy photo Jatonna Hankins, left, the top fundraiser for last year’s Ride for Life, won a hand-tooled saddle presented by ride organizer Amber Workheiser. The event, scheduled for Saturday, raises about $20,000 for Relay for Life. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Fighting cancer is a lot less stressful on horseback. That’s the theory that’s […]

Area communities receive grant money

CNJ staff Local municipalities are set to receive $1.5 million of allocations in Community Development Block Grant money. The allocations, made Wednesday in Albuquerque, were part of five, granted to entities within the Eastern Plains Council of Governments, which helped lobby for the monies. Gregg Williams, director of economic development for EPCOG, said he was […]

ENMU to present step dance performance

By Zuo Yang: Freedom New Mexico Slam poetry, modern dance, rap, South African gumboot and other music genres are colliding in a performance an organizer says will make the audience want to tap a foot. Eastern New Mexico University is set to present a step-dance performance named “Raw Footage” Thursday. The event is free and […]

Joe’s Boot Shop calf roping set

The 6th Annual Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping will be held Thursday, April 22nd through Sunday, April 25th, at the Curry County Events Center. Thursday, Friday and Saturday’s events are open to the public, Sunday afternoon’s events will require a $10 ticket. The Annual Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping is now considered to the largest […]

Hounds set for spring practice

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CNJ file photo ENMU sophomore Terrence Griffin, a running back during the 2009 season, will move to wide receiver this year for the Greyhounds. Spring football season starts Monday and runs through the April 24 Green-Silver scrimmage at Greyhound Stadium. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — Changing the offense got Eastern New Mexico […]

ENMU athletes set several school records

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University set four team records Thursday as the Greyhounds placed fourth in men’s competition and the Zias finished 11th on the women’s side in the 20-team McMurry Relays track meet. For the men, junior Brian Smith placed third in the 100 in an ENMU-record time of 10.59 […]

Tres Amigas Superstation granted power to set electricity rates

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo The superstation the Tres Amigas Project is planning to build would connect the country’s three power grids and allow for different types of power, including wind energy, to flow from one grid to another. By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico

Two candidate forums set for this week

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Election season is taking hold in Clovis, with a pair of candidate forums this week. The March 2 city election is featured in Tuesday’s KTQM/KWKA radio forum. Also, the state’s five Republican gubernatorial candidates will descend on Clovis Thursday for a forum sponsored by the High Plains Patriots. Bob […]

Closing arguments in slaying trial set for Monday

Freedom New Mexico Closing arguments in the slaying trial of William “Billy Joe” Watson are scheduled for Monday morning. Watson, a Roosevelt County farmer, is accused of hiring low-ranking Aryan Brotherhood member Donald Taylor to kill rancher Jimmie Bo Chunn in 2005. The trial began more than two weeks ago. Defense attorney Gary Mitchell said […]

Education column: Students deserve thank you for giving, caring

By Penny Bailey: Clovis Municipal Schools Since Valentines Day is Sunday, and that is the day we set aside to let those we love and appreciate know we care, I thought I’d share the following letter of appreciation our students at Mesa Elementary School received after they sent letters and care packages to our troops […]

Murder-for-hire trial set to begin

Freedom New Mexico The murder-for-hire trial of Roosevelt County farmer William “Billy Joe” Watson is scheduled to begin with opening arguments 9 a.m. Thursday in the Roosevelt County Courthouse. Watson is accused of hiring Rogers native Donald Taylor — a member of what authorities call the race-based criminal group Aryan Brotherhood — to kill Causey […]

ENMU football schedule set for 2010

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s 2010 football schedule has been announced as the Greyhounds prepare to move from the Lone Star Conference’s South Division into the North Division for the first time. The Hounds, who went 3-8 overall and 0-6 in the South in 2008, will have six home games, beginning with […]