Students use art to grow as writers

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CNJ Staff Photo: Benna Sayyed Clovis Christian Elementary teacher volunteer Suzanne Brockmeier shows third and fourth grade art students techniques of picturing writing. Benna Sayyed Third and fourth grade Clovis Christian Elementary students are learning to write by making observations of their artwork. Clovis Christian art teacher Patsy Delk started “picturing writing” lessons at her […]

Comedian Carlos Mencia talks about his upcoming stop in Clovis

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Courtesy photo Comedian Carlos Mencia is planning a Jan. 27 show at the Clovis Civic Center. The Honduras-born comic said he’s in a much different place than the times he performed in the Clovis-Portales area in the late 80s and mid-90s. Comedian Carlos Mencia is making his third stop in eastern New Mexico this month. […]

Fred Van Soelen says he won’t seek third term

CNJ staff Fred Van Soelen announced Tuesday he will not seek a third term in March. “When I first ran for office in 2004,” Van Soelen said in a release, “I had a three-part platform: Improving pay for our police and firefighters, improving our parks, and improving our streets. I believe that the city has […]

Chamber hosting Christmas outreach

CNJ staff For the third year in a row, Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors will be hosting a “Random Acts of Kindness” Christmas Outreach Project today. The project involves ambassadors going to local supermarkets and giving money to customers to help pay for groceries. The recipients are selected at random. The ambassadors have contributed […]

Cold-shooting Zias drop third straight

Freedom New Mexico DENTON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University provided little scoring support for senior Precious Herrin and dropped a 51-44 decision Wednesday to Texas Woman’s. Herrin matched her season average with 19 points in the Lone Star Conference matchup, but only on other Zia (Kiara Tate, six points off the bench) had more […]

Education digest — Nov. 10

Band takes third place The Clovis High School Marching Band claimed third place Saturday at the Tournament of Bands Marching Contest held at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. Clovis scored 85.35 points, just .05 points behind runnerup Onate and .3 points behind champion El Paso Coronado. In addition, the Wildcat Marching Band won […]

Zias clinch third in LSC; Hounds win

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team clinched third place in the Lone Star Conference on Sunday, beating Angelo State 1-0 at the ENMU soccer pitch. The Zias (8-5-3, 6-3-3), with matches remaining at West Texas A&M on Friday and at Midwestern State on Sunday, will finish ahead of Angelo State […]

CHS band places third in Zia Marching Fiesta

CNJ staff The Clovis High School marching band finished third Saturday at the Zia Marching Fiesta, held at University Stadium in Albuquerque. The band has made the final for 32 consecutive years at the fiesta, which was won this year by Mayfield High School. In preliminary competition, CHS finished second and took awards for best […]

Fundraiser aims to help Clovis family

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Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune Andrew Brunk moves window frames at the Habitat for Humanity Restore Friday afternoon in Portales. The Restore is one of the many ways Habitat raises in money and materials for houses along with events such as Oktober-Feast, which is being held today at First United Methodist in Portales. Alisa Boswell Funds […]

Ticket feature: Habitat for Humanity holding Oktober-Feast

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Courtesy photo: Marge Rhode The third annual Habitat for Humanity Oktober-Feast fundraiser is set for 5 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Portales. Freedom New Mexico The third annual Habitat for Humanity’s Oktober-Feast fundraiser is Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Portales. This is a fundraiser to help raise money for the […]

ENMU women third in Vernon rodeo

CNJ staff VERNON, Texas —Carlsbad High grads Jessie Kirkes and Tegan Mills sparked Eastern New Mexico University’s women to a third-place team finish over the weekend in the Vernoon College Rodeo. Kirkes, a junior, ran away with goat tying competition, finishing first in the first go, short go and average. Mills, a sophomore, split first […]

Clovis gets taste of Pecos League action

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Roswell second baseman Clint Stottlemeyre makes the catch on a pop-up by Ruidoso’s Chris Davis to end the third inning. Dave Wagner Clovis nearly had a Class A minor league team this year. Thursday night, the city was exposed to what it might see in the fledgling Pecos League. The […]

Pyle elected to third term on insurance board

CNJ staff Curry County Manager Lance Pyle was elected Wednesday to serve a third term on the New Mexico Insurance Authority Workers’ Compensation Board of Directors. The board is comprised of eight members representing 31 of the state’s 33 counties. On the board since 2007, Pyle represents Curry, Eddy, Grant, San Miguel and Valencia Counties, […]

Portales man accused of beating, strangling girlfriend

Freedom New Mexico A Portales man is accused of beating and strangling his girlfriend and pointing a shotgun at her. Michael Cardenas, 35, is charged with aggravated assault on a household member, a fourth-degree felony; aggravated battery on a household member, a third-degree felony; intimidation of a witness, a third-degree felony; and interference with communication, […]

Reader-submitted content: Clovis GymKatz returns to competition

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Courtesy photo The Clovis GymKatz Gymnastics Club recently took several top awards in state competition. Joni Thomas The Clovis GymKatz Gymnastics Club returned for their second season as a competitive team. Last year, we only competed one team at Level 3 and we placed first in the state at our championships. This year we have […]

CCC hikes tuition

Liliana Castillo The Clovis Community College board of trustees approved a third tuition increase in last three years during Wednesday’s board meeting. Tuition will increase $6 for each credit hour beginning in the summer. President John Neibling said the state sets a minimum two year colleges can charge for tuition. While the state doesn’t require […]

Press release: Woman sentenced for drugs

Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today that Chantille Woods, age 42, was sentenced to serve six (6) years in prison for one (1) count of Distribution of Marijuana, a third degree felony. On April 21, 2009, a New Mexico State Police officer conducted a routine traffic stop on a vehicle. Upon approaching Chantille […]

KENW exploring Spanish broadcast channel

Freedom New Mexico Portales based KENW-TV is exploring the possibilities of broadcasting a third standard definition channel in Spanish in the next few years. “We have been in discussions with veme.tv to broadcast their satellite programing to our area,” said KENW Director of Broadcasting Duane Ryan. Ryan said adding the Spanish channel to the KENW […]

Ranchvale purchases document cameras

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Ranchvale third-grader Ryan Perkins, 8, labels Earth and Venus Thursday on a diagram of the solar system under the document camera in Trinity Watt’s classroom. Liliana Castillo Ranchvale Elementary School spent money raised by its fall fundraiser to purchase document cameras for each classroom. Document cameras are a new, higher […]

Lawmaker proposes using permanent fund to fix state budget

Trip Jennings As state lawmakers begin to debate where to cut spending or raise revenue, one legislator suggests a third way to plug New Mexico’s sizable budget shortfall. New Mexico sits on a huge pot of money called the permanent funds, made up of minerals royalties and other revenues. Why not take advantage of that […]