Van of Enchantment stopping at Blackwater Draw

CNJ staff The New Mexico Van of Enchantment mobile museum will be at the Eastern New Mexico University Blackwater Draw archaeological site July 30-31, according to a news release. The van is free with admission to the site. The van will be at the site from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. The Van […]

Texas discovery sparks debate on Clovis culture

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Alisa Boswell: Freedom New Mexico Many artifacts of the Clovis culture have been excavated from the Blackwater Draw site and are now kept on site and in the Miles Anthropological Museum at Eastern New Mexico University. The Clovis culture has been identified as the oldest North American culture, but artifacts which outdate the culture may […]

Wind festival set for Saturday

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson The following trophies for the Downtown Wind Festival’s Pedal ARTitude Rally are on display at the Clovis MainStreet office. MainStreet Executive Director Robyne Baubien said the aim was to make the trophies tacky, “and I think we’ve excelled.” Kevin Wilson The joke goes, John Muir said, that wind helped establish […]

Middle school site chosen

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Courtesy illustration FBT Architechs provied the board a conceptual site analysis to illustrate how a middle school would be located on the donation site owned by Clovis developer Sid Strebeck. Liliana Castillo Clovis Schools board members chose a 40-acre site being donated by Clovis developer Sid Strebeck Tuesday as the site of a proposed new […]

Thursday morning briefing: Hearings, back to school and a new sports site

Good morning and welcome to Thursday’s Freedom New Mexico morning briefing.

School board to revisit middle school site selection

CNJ staff The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education will meet at 5:30 p.m. July 20 to revisit its decision last month on a site for a new middle school. On June 8, the board chose a 40-acre plot of land from three gifts of land. The site is on Pleasant Hill Highway and Humphrey […]

Tuesday morning briefing: First Friday and another year for “Dubya”

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing.First Friday Because of the July 4 weekend, Cannon Air Force Base will host its monthly First Friday event this coming Friday at The Landing Zone from 5-8 p.m. First Friday is an informal, family friendly event where individuals from on and off base can […]

Letters to the editor: School site should be questioned

School site should be questioned Regarding recent controversy on location of a new Clovis middle school: Hmm, let’s see here. The school district already owns land within city limits on which to build a new middle school. Utilities, roads and such are in place. A developer generously donates 40 acres of land outside the city […]

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Political group pushing middle school petition A local political group is pushing the latest school debate up a grade or two. The High Plains Patriots are circulating a petition asking the Clovis Municipal Schools board of education to rethink the site chosen for the new middle school. The site chosen is more than a mile […]

Middle school site raises concerns

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Citizens brought concerns about the site chosen for the new middle school to the Clovis Municipal School board of education Tuesday. On June 8, the board chose a 40-acre plot of land from three gifts of land. The site is on Pleasant Hill Highway and Humphrey Road and owned […]

School board chooses site for new middle school

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Sanjay Engineer with FBT Architects explains the benefits and disadvantages of the three sites for the new middle school at Tuesday’s board meeting. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education chose the location of the district’s new 900-student middle school. The chosen site is […]

Press Release: ENMU is demonstration site for supercomputer

PORTALES—Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will be one of the host sites for a demonstration of a Supercomputer from the New Mexico Computing Applications Center (NMCAC) in Albuquerque from 10-11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 26 in Room 108 of the University Computer Center. In the state-wide event called “Connect 20,” the 20 Gateways with […]

Prehistoric peek

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Eastern New Mexico University anthropology graduate students Harlan McCaffery, left, and Stacey Bennett work together to gather yucca leaves at the Blackwater Draw site. Bennett will be teaching open house attendees how to make sandals out of leaves. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico The world-renowned Blackwater Draw between Clovis […]

Alltech appoints Clovis office manager

CNJ staff Alltech has appointed Joelle Gensert as an office manager for its Clovis operations. She will be responsible for providing administrative support to regional managers and marketing coordinators. The animal health and nutrition company has a 240-acre site in Clovis, which includes a new sales office, warehouse, laboratory and production facility. The facility produces […]

Western Dairy bringing 65 new jobs to area

The Roosevelt County Community Development Corporation (RCCDC) announced today that Western Dairy Transport LLC (WDT) of Cabool, Missouri has purchased a 15 acre site in north Portales and will consolidate their Clovis and Portales operations in Portales, bringing at least 65 existing positions back to the community after a two month hiatus. In recent months, […]

Zias, Lubbock Christian swap site for Friday

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Officials hope new MVD site will cut down on wait times

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer State officials were in Clovis and Portales Wednesday announcing the launch of a new Motor Vehicle Division website designed to streamline services. Rick Homans, secretary of Taxation and Revenue, said the site, which debuted about two weeks ago, will help cut down on wait times at local MVD offices. […]

Officials holding groundbreaking

CNJ staff The City of Clovis is holding a groundbreaking ceremony Monday for the Hull Street Overpass. The ceremony is 10:30 a.m. on the north side of the overpass site, closed since June 2008. RSVP to the city manager’s office by Friday at 769-7828.

Tom Udall launches new Web site

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall today announced the launch of his new, official online office in the U.S. Senate at tomudall.senate.gov. Udall’s new website provides more ways than ever for New Mexicans to plug into his work in Washington through expanded content and services pages. “It’s crucially important to me that New Mexicans be […]

East Valley Tribune may have buyer

Freedom Communications Freedom Communications has received a letter of intent to purchase the East Valley Tribune in Mesa, Ariz., and keep the Pulitzer-Prize winning newspaper and Web site operating, Publisher Julie Moreno said Friday. Freedom, which is operating under Chapter 11 of the Federal Bankruptcy Code, will seek approval from the bankruptcy judge to complete […]