Officials: Change in landfill fees designed to encourage cleanup

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer City residents will be able to take small loads of solid waste to the landfill free of charge under guidelines clarified Wednesday by the Public Works Committee. The change is effective immediately and is designed, in part, to encourage cleanup in the community. The committee decided city residents may […]

Zias drop two games in tourney

CNJ staff AMARILLO — The Eastern New Mexico University softball team got solid pitching but its offense was held in check Friday as the Zias dropped two games in pool play of West Texas A&M’s Lady Buff Classic. Nebraska-Kearney, playing its season opener, got a fifth-inning home run from third baseman Cassie Keck and shutout […]

ENMU softball team hoping to reload

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Freshman Alex Mayo-Otis practices bunting during ENMU softball practice on Friday afternoon. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Kelsey Kubik didn’t know what to expect last spring when she came to Eastern New Mexico University to play softball, and she admits her teammates weren’t sure either. Suffice it […]

Wildcats settle for split

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Clovis’ Matt Ulibarri gets caught in a rundown between first and second base during the first game of a doubleheader against Amarillo High Saturday at Bell Park. Ulibarri was tagged out. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) CNJ staff The Clovis baseball team were to within six outs of sweeping a doubleheader against Amarillo, before the Sandies […]

Is your foundation made of rock or sand?

Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist In some of my early growing up years in Kansas City, Miss., mother often took Susie and me into the city to explore museums or to shop at Macy’s. Those excursions were recreational and educational. We would shop all morning and then at noon we would head to the nearest Katz […]

Melrose man agrees to illegal dumping charge

By David Irvin: CNJ news editor An investigation involving several state agencies including the attorney general’s office led to charges against a Melrose man accused of illegally dumping a contaminated byproduct from ethanol production into a roadside ditch in 2002. Wendell Bostwick, 58, agreed to plead guilty on Thursday to disposing of a solid waste […]

Strong faiths, foundations built on solid rock

Judy Brandon Here’s a good thought for the year 2004: build on the Solid Rock. Let me explain. When I was a child living on the outskirts of Kansas City, Mother often took Susie and me into the city to explore museums or shop at Macy’s. I remember one cold January day we headed downtown. […]