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Communication key to deaf student’s success

Only the loudest sounds penetrate Jerrdan Jones’ world — the rumble of a lawn mower, the rush of a subway train, the buzz of a chain saw and, occasionally, the roar of a car engine in the auto shop where he works. Otherwise, his world is silent....

 

Ute Water Project price skyrockets over last three months

Like a summer traveler cringing at $3 a gallon for unleaded gasoline, the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority is feeling pain at the pump. Fueled by higher energy and construction costs as a fallout from Hurricane Katrina and numerous other...

 

CCC hit could be extreme

Clovis Community College could lose nearly $1 million in state funding in fiscal year 2007-2008, mostly as a result of a decrease in enrollment, which slipped about 10 percent the last two years, according to CCC officials. The college could see...

 

Causey/Lingo reunion ready to reminisce

Most people living in eastern New Mexico these days may not remember the heyday of the communities of Causey and Lingo. Many may not even know where they’re located. But this weekend they’ll be the main topic for more than 200 people with ties to... Full story

 

KENW continues working on its new home

The director of production services at Eastern New Mexico’s KENW-TV said that the station is extremely busy preparing their new studios in the campus’ new Communication Center, which are expected to be completed in six months. Donald Criss said...

 

Car show benefits children with heart problems

This Saturday the Classic Motor Cars and the Caprock Corvette clubs will host the third annual Kars for Kids car show at the Lubbock Dragway in Idalou, Texas, to help benefit children with heart problems. Caprock Corvette Club President Randy...

 

ENMU adds volleyball assistant

PORTALES — Daniel Burkert has been hired as Eastern New Mexico University’s fulltime volleyball assistant. He replaces Wendy Whelan, a native of Canada who spent one year at ENMU and has returned to the Montreal area to go into private business.... Full story

 

Eastern's new SID rarin' to go

PORTALES — Adam Pitterman has wasted little time getting acclimated to the position as Eastern New Mexico University’s sports information director. The native of western New York was hired in early June to replace Robert McKinney, who left after...

 

Hawaii lawyer getaway sign of litigious times

A wire story out of Hawaii last week had all the makings of a good lawyer joke come to life. “The nation’s lawyers are coming to Hawaii,” reported The Associated Press, for an annual meeting of the American Bar Association, “and some of them... Full story

 

Columnist debunks teddy bear scandal

It’s just another example of the dirty, rotten big-circulation elite media imposing its will on the rest of the country, disdaining just plain folks like you and me. Or, maybe, it’s you and I. Whatever. These inside-the-beltway columnists whose... Full story

 

College courses sign of poor education

Colleges and universities will start their fall semester soon. You might be interested in what parents’ and taxpayers’ money is going for at far too many “institutions of higher learning.” At Occidental College in Los Angeles, a mandatory...

 

Six Clovis schools fail to meet state standards

Clovis Municipal Schools failed to meet federal academic standards as a result of low performance by special education students and English Language Learners, according to results released Tuesday by the New Mexico Public Education Department. Those...

 

Cold case sleuth has Clovis ties

Rocky Mountain News photo: Todd Heisler Lou Smit, left, Scott Fischer, center, and Charlie Hess are cold-case investigators with the El Paso County, Colo., Sheriff’s Department. A Clovis native who...

 

Clovis candy company helps soldiers in need

CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisle Kathy Martinez makes peanut The Friends of Cannon Families helps airmen bridge financial gaps when needs arise, yet this year the group found its coffers lacking. That is...

 

Aug. 2, 2006 Meetings Watch

The following is a summary of Tuesday’s Curry County Commission meeting. • Curry County Assessor Randy Williams reported his office has been receiving a high volume of calls with queries related to Curry County tax rates and overall property...

 

At-risk animal programs need federal overhaul

A fter a process that at times took on the tone of the Spanish Inquisition rather than a scientific inquiry, a panel of experts has declared the Preble’s meadow jumping mouse a bona fide subspecies once again — giving the U.S. Fish and Wildlife...

 

Creative thinking must be protected

Huey Long, the fabled Louisiana populist governor and senator, had no special reverence for intellectuals and generally did his best to sound like an unlettered hayseed. But during his time in power, he poured money into Louisiana State University....

 

Socialist thoughts pervade many minds

If you haven’t visited former Soviet bloc countries it is difficult to appreciate the devastating impact socialism has on human community life. Judging by the continued popularity of socialism among academic political philosophers, economists and t...

 

Award deadline extended

The deadline for participation in a state initiative to honor New Mexico women has been extended. Those who wish to nominate a deceased woman who influenced New Mexican history have until Sept. 5 to do so. The New Mexico Department of Cultural... Full story

 

Portales schools still struggling with AYP

There was progress, but all six schools in the Portales Municipal School District fell short of meeting Adequate Yearly Progress status, according to reports released Tuesday by the New Mexico Public Education Department. Portales Schools... Full story

 

Council OKs development study plan

Portales City councilors approved a resolution supporting a feasibility study to be done by the New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority which will provide information about the community’s housing needs, possibly leading to a residential housing...

 

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