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 […]