Dedication and ribbon cutting marks opening

Clovis Community College will officially open Phase I of the Allied Health Center at 10 a.m. on October 29 with a dedication, ribbon cutting, open house, and reception. The building will be dedicated in honor of longtime Clovis residents and friends of the College, Don and Gustenia Bonner.

Government bought control of businesses

He who pays the piper calls the tune. This should be a lesson to companies tempted to get in bed with the government or to plead for taxpayer bailouts because they are “too big to fail” after they have experienced a run of bad luck or bad management. President Barack Obama’s “pay czar,” Kenneth R. […]

Schools waiting for governor’s signature on education cut package

By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Area schools are waiting for Gov. Bill Richardson to sign a package of measures that gives a less than 1 percent budget cut to public education. Clovis Municipal Schools leaders are collecting ideas and looking into ways of cutting corners without hurting education programs. Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm said nothing […]

Clovis students’ robot takes third in competition

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis High junior Rosstin Ahmadian, with the GEAR UP program, watches Tuesday as the class robot picks up a beach ball, one of many tasks the robot can perform. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Though making their first trip to the annual Boosting Engineering Science and Technology competition in […]

Governor orders freeze on capital projects

By Deborah Baker: The Associated Press SANTA FE — New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson on Monday ordered a freeze on capital improvement projects around the state, criticizing lawmakers for not cutting such spending during last week’s special session. “These pork projects should be the first to be cut before we take any action that affects […]

Business feature: K-otic night club to become hookah lounge

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Though the sign for K-otic still is on top of the old Prince Street Lounge, at Seventh and Prince streets in Clovis, the new renters are advertising a hookah lounge they plan on opening in early February. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico For years, the expansive building at Prince […]

Angelo State turns back Zias 1-0

CNJ staff PORTALES — Brandie DeBacker scored with less than 6 1/2 minutes left in regulation on Sunday, and Angelo State edged Eastern New Mexico University 1-0 in a Lone Star Conference women’s soccer match at the ENMU pitch. With the loss, in their home finale, the Zias (8-9, 3-6 LSC) were all but officially […]

Lighthouse seeking donations for holiday events

CNJ staff The Lighthouse Mission is seeking help with its Citywide Thanksgiving Day Banquet and Children’s Christmas Celebration, Executive Director Richard Gomez said in a letter. For the banquet, volunteers can donate food or serve the meal on Thanksgiving Day. They should donate or notify the Lighthouse of their intent to serve before Nov. 20. […]

Events center manager selected for leadership program

CNJ staff Curry County Events Center Events Manager Ashlee Stallings has been selected for the 2009-2010 Connect New Mexico program “The Next Generation of Leadership.” The class of 26 professionals from across the state recently held its first meeting in Los Alamos, according to a news release from Leadership New Mexico. The program is open […]

Clovis, Tucumcari granted stimulus money for energy efficiency

CNJ staff The cities of Clovis and Tucumcari and Quay County have been allotted federal stimulus money to improve energy efficiency. Clovis is to receive $500,000 for a 55-kilowatt solar power system, according to a release from the governor’s office. City Manager Joe Thomas said the system would provide energy for the Clovis Civic Center. […]

Oct. 30 -Nov. 1 Movie Schedule

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Press release: Bingaman talks health care reform with N.M. reporters

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked with New Mexico radio reporters about health care reform legislation being debated in Congress.

Tuesday morning briefing: Prayer, beer pong, Ditty Bops

Good morning. Welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Tuesday morning briefing.

Trick-or-treat safety tips offered

USAF illustration: Greg Allen The 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron’s Pumpkin Patrol will be on the lookout in base housing to help keep young goblins safe this Halloween. Adults are reminded to have a designated driver if they plan to drink at their party. By Rich Jones: 27th SOSFS Public Affairs representative It’s that […]

Engineering job seminar slated for Cannon

27th SOW Public Affairs Office A job information seminar for individuals who want to learn how to obtain civil service and contracting jobs at Cannon will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Landing Zone. on Nov. 5. Career fields include engineering (professional & skilled), administrative, and contracting RSVP Shelly Schmidt at […]

Monday morning briefing: Richardson wants input

Freedom New Mexico Good morning. Welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Monday morning briefing. Governor wants your opinion Gov. Bill Richardson wants public input before deciding whether to sign, veto or partially veto bills aimed at addressing a $650 million budget shortfall. The Associated Press reported lawmakers wrapped up a special session Friday and sent the […]

No. 19 Utah beats Air Force 23-16 in OT

The Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah knew what was coming. It was just matter of stopping Air Force’s option with the game on the line. Stevenson Sylvester stuffed Connor Dietz on a fourth-down quarterback keeper to preserve No. 19 Utah’s 23-16 overtime victory over the Falcons on Saturday. On fourth-and-2 at the […]

Song serves as warning to present horrors

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist It will soon be Halloween, the unofficial kickoff of the holiday marathon season. This is the time when I encourage my freshman English classes to have fun, writing either a story or memoir of a seasonal nature. Those who have no affiliation with All Hallows’ Eve/All Saints’ Day still have […]

New commander for 73rd SOS

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class James Bell Col James Cardoso, 27th Special Operations Group commander, hands the 73rd Special Operations Squadron guidon to Lt. Col. Kevin Cabanas, 73 SOS commander, on Oct. 23. Col. William Wolfe relinquished command of the squadron after heading it since Feb. 15, 2008.

Poet’s interest in Cowboys has roots in childhood

By Don McAlavy: Local historian Don McAlavy has written poetry since he was a farm boy at his family’s home 16 miles north of Clovis. He fell off the first horse he rode, herding “woolies” with his father. As a gangling long-legged youth he worked on the Joe Bailey ranch in the Frio Draw and […]